You love the country houses, the costumes, the makeup.
But you now the dialogue is recycled from a secondhand lexicon of platitudes.
So here’s the remedy – turn off the TV sound and play music written to accompany Downton Abbey.
The rest of the album, proficiently performed by the BBC Symphony, is filled with a pair of authentic concertos by minor composers – X sounds like a cheerful chappie who would have been in his element scoring comedy series for the BBC and Y reminds me of a country bus shelter in the rain, a timeless passage of time, not at all unpleasant. Switch off the sound on your television and play this to accompany Downton Abbey.