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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey, Series II (Episode 2)"

Season 42, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: The second season of "Downton Abbey" continues with the estate being turned into a convalescent home for wounded veterans. In other events, Lavinia and Sir Richard's secret comes out; Anna locates Bates; and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland.
Original Air Date: Jan 15, 2012
Guest Cast Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Painswick Sophie McShera: Daisy Robinson Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Maggie Smith: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Iain Glen: Sir Richard Carlisle Hugh Bonneville: Robert, Earl of Grantham Maria Doyle Kennedy: Vera Bates Jessica Brown Findlay: Lady Sybil Crawley Cal Macaninch: Andrew Lang Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Brendan Coyle: John Bates Allen Leech: Tom Branson Dan Stevens: Matthew Crawley Siobhan Finneran: O'Brien Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Elizabeth McGovern: Cora, Countess of Grantham David Robb: Dr. Clarkson Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Kevin Doyle: Molesley Joanne Froggatt: Anna Zoe Boyle: Lavinia Swire

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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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