If you liked Downton Abbey you may like HOME FIRES it is on tonight Sunday on ITV at 9pm, it is the second in the series, if yo like it you can probably catch the first episode on ITV player, I must admit I enjoyed it last week, let me know what you think if you watch it.
I thought that too, Spratt in Downton, and then had second thoughts and looked up the cast lists. Spratt was Jeremy Swift and the shopkeeper is Daniel Ryan, but they do look really alike. Keeping a lookout for any other Monarch actors, but they do seem to be mainly in Scottish dramas. More of those would be very welcome!