There comes a time in any once great TV series when you ask yourself: Am I watching Downton Abbey or am I watching Alien.
At some point there must have been a bunch of writers sat around having a conversation like so:
“I know, let’s have Robert’s ulcer explode at the dinner table with Neville Chamberlain”
“That’s a good idea, and let’s have him vomit a bit of blood for effect”
“HEY GUYS, LET’S MAKE HIM SPRAY BLOOD OVER ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS WITH EXTRA SPLATTER EFFECTS ON HIS WIFE”
Although, I find this less offensive than Anna’s attack last year (which also should never have been in the programme).