The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of George V. The first series spans the two years prior to the Great War, commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919.
The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: Season 1 clip - starring Jane Horrocks, Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Jemma McKenzie-Brown, Janet McTeer, Carey Mulligan.
From PBS and Masterpiece: The sweeping Downton Abbey saga continues with a fourth season of drama, romance, and family intrigue.
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Original UK Edition: Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects.
Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. This is the original un-edited UK version of the program.
From PBS and Masterpiece: It's summer and as part of Rose’s ‘coming out’ she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The family are in London, preparing Grantham House for the busy social program. Not one to miss such a grand occasion, Martha Levinson arrives from New York with Cora’s recently disgraced brother Harold. Both outspoken and larger-than-life, they make quite an impression amongst certain members of London's high society. When the Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy, Robert will go to great lengths to protect the royal family, and his own.
From PBS and Masterpiece - It's summer and as part of Rose's 'coming out' she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The family are in London, preparing Grantham House for the busy social program.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Rosamund hatches a plan to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favor. Rose has her nose put out of joint when plans don’t go her way, and Alfred realizes too late that he may have made a mistake. And just when Bates and Anna seem to be coming through the worst of their troubles, unexpected news gives Anna fresh cause for concern.
From PBS and Masterpiece - Rosamund hatches a plan to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favor.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Cora’s playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to help him out, whilst a new farming venture at Downton forces Blake and Mary to put aside their differences. When Violet is taken ill, she finds help comes from an unlikely corner. And with romantic tensions causing disharmony downstairs, things don’t quite go according to plan when Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Patmore, and Carson conspire to keep the peace.
From PBS and Masterpiece - Cora's playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to help him out, whilst a new farming venture at Downton forces Blake and Mary to put aside their differences.
From PBS and Masterpiece: A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose’s surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, but it doesn't come without a fight, and Branson considers a whole new future for himself and baby Sybbie.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Amid the fallout of the eventful house party, Mary faces a pressing question about her future, Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life, and on a trip to the bright lights of London, Rose puts the reputation of the Crawleys in jeopardy.
From PBS and Masterpiece: An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends. Some guests, however, prove more welcome than others and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache. This episode contains scenes which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
From PBS and Masterpiece - An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Following Matthew's untimely death, new mother Mary is struggling to come to terms with her loss. Robert and Violet disagree on how to bring her through it. Downstairs, hearts are set to be broken as Jimmy finally takes an interest in Ivy. Carson is faced with an unwelcome reminder of his past while Mrs. Hughes sees an opportunity to help grief-stricken Isobel. Thomas is up to his old tricks and has the children's nanny in his sights.
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