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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey, Episode 2"

Season 41, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Part 2 of 4 of "Downton Abbey" finds Mary entertaining three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat. In other events, much to his dismay, the former life of Mr. Carson is revealed; Mr. Bates risks his health in order to keep his post of valet; and the maid Gwen's aspirations for a profession beyond service become known.
Original Air Date: Jan 16, 2011
Guest Cast Kevin Doyle: Molesley Fergus O'Donnell: John Drake Joanne Froggatt: Anna Maggie Smith: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Jessica Brown-Findlay: Lady Sybil Crawley Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Painswick Elizabeth McGovern: Cora, Countess of Grantham Brendan Coyle: John Bates Siobhan Finneran: O'Brien Theo James: Kemal Pamuk Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Sophie McShera: Daisy Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Jonathan Coy: George Murray Dan Stevens: Matthew Crawley Rob James-Collier: Thomas David Robb: Dr. Clarkson Hugh Bonneville: Robert, Earl of Grantham Charlie Cox: Duke of Crowborough Allen Leech: Tom Branson Helen Sheals: Postmaster's Wife Rose Leslie: Gwen Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Bernard Gallagher: Bill Molesley Robert Bathurst: Sir Anthony Strallan

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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