Lady Mary is fictional, but the future King's missives to Freda Dudley Ward aren't
It was only a matter of time
U.S. devotees of the period soap must wait until January 2015 for next season
10.2 million people watched the PBS period drama
Season 4 premieres stateside Jan. 5
A servant to pour the wine is not included
Actress Sophie McShera says that everyone on set stinks
The actress says her fans consider her "a part of their lives"
PBS throws desperate American fans a bone with 30-second clip
A jarring blend of high culture and low culture.