Downton Abbey or The Judiciary?

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By Thomas Connelly on

Downton Abbey addicts in need of a period drama fix after the end of series four last night should consider the newly-televised Royal Courts of Justice — where the lack of diversity and dominance of the upper classes makes for a passable recreation of 1920s England. Indeed, sometimes it can be hard to tell which is which…

Below are the names of five of Downton Abbey’s aristocratic characters and five current senior judges. Can you guess who is Downton and who is Judiciary?

Click on the left image for Downton and the right for Judiciary — and find out if you’re right.

1. Sir Launcelot Henderson

2. Martha Levinson

3. Sir Anthony Strallan

4. Lucy Morgan Theis

5. Sir Andrew Kirkwood

6) Lavinia Swire

7) Sir Nicholas Hamblen

8) Vivien Judith Rose

9) Sir Richard Carlisle

10) Rosamund Painswick

Further reading: ‘Truly shocking’ that the private-school educated and affluent middle class still run Britain, says Sir John Major [The Telegraph]