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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey, Series II (Episode 1)"

Season 42, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: The second season of "Downton Abbey" opens during WWI with Matthew and Thomas in the trenches in France; and Robert and William longing to join the action. Sybil, meanwhile, finds unlikely support from her grandmother in her quest to help the war effort; Edith learns to drive; Mary struggles with her feelings for Matthew when he returns on leave from the war and attends a benefit concert at the estate with a new companion; and Carson is overwhelmed while running the house with a smaller staff.
Original Air Date: Jan 8, 2012
Guest Cast Elizabeth McGovern: Cora, Countess of Grantham Iain Glen: Sir Richard Carlisle Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Zoe Boyle: Lavinia Swire Hugh Bonneville: Robert, Earl of Grantham Maggie Smith: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Jessica Brown Findlay: Lady Sybil Crawley David Robb: Dr. Clarkson Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Joanne Froggatt: Anna Smith Cal Macaninch: Henry Lang Brendan Coyle: John Bates Sophie McShera: Daisey Robinson Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Painswick Allen Leech: Tom Branson Dan Stevens: Matthew Crawley Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Kevin Doyle: Molesley Maria Doyle Kennedy: Vera Bates Siobhan Finneran: Sarah O'Brien

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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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