I know I have said it many times, but my girls and I love PBS Kids! I really enjoy that the shows are educational and fun to watch. Pretty much all of my daughters’ favorite shows are on PBS Kids. And they both love to hop on the computer and play the games at PBSKids.org as well. One show that I remember from when I was younger is Arthur. It was always a favorite of mine and I love it is still around. A really popular show now is Downton Abbey and I think it is great that Arthur has a new special episode inspired by this show!
Ever wonder what secrets and stories your family history holds? This is the question posed to everyone’s favorite aardvark and his friends in “Fountain Abbey,” an all-new, Downton Abbey-inspired episode of ARTHUR, premiering January 26 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). “Fountain Abbey” will also be available on DVD January 27 through PBS Distribution.
In the drama-filled “Fountain Abbey,” Muffy finds herself absolutely devastated when she learns her great-great grandmother, Mary Alice, wasn’t royalty at all. She was a common maid – oh, the indignity! However, through reading Mary Alice’s diary, Muffy is transported back in time to the famous English estate where her ancestor worked. There she discovers the surprising story behind her humble roots. “An abbey in jeopardy, a lady’s maid causing trouble, and the Dowager Countess unimpressed by all. Sound familiar? We hope ‘Fountain Abbey’ will be a show the whole family can enjoy together!” says Carol Greenwald, senior executive producer of ARTHUR.
The “Fountain Abbey” story is paired with “Arthur Calls It”, “Whip. Mix. Blend.”, and “Staycation” on this fun, 4 episode DVD. My family has already watched it through twice – and it just arrived on our doorstep yesterday! Purchase Yours Here.