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Top 6 quotes from Downton's Dowager Countess

Yes, the day is finally here for the return of Downton Abbey on BBC Entertainment!

Make sure you’re front and centre before the box with your snacks, when the Granthams and staff of Downton return to DStv channel 120 at 21:00 on Sunday 12 April.

To get you all psyched up for the Season 4 premiere, here are some of our best quotes from Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Academy Award winning actress Dame Maggie Smith, over the last three seasons.


“I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”


“I don’t dislike him, I just don’t like him. Which is quite different.”


“I’m so sorry, I thought you were a waiter.”


“What’s the matter, I have plenty of friends I don’t like.”


“No guests should be admitted without the date of their departure settled.”


“I do hope I’m interrupting something.”


We can’t wait to start gathering her best quips from Season 4. Be sure to tune in to BBC Entertainment, every Sunday at 21:00 for all new episodes of Downton Abbey.