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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 Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Iain Glen: Sir Richard Carlisle Sophie McShera: Daisy Robinson Kevin Doyle: Molesley Maria Doyle Kennedy: Vera Bates Hugh Bonneville: Robert, Earl of Grantham Allen Leech: Tom Branson Jessica Brown Findlay: Lady Sybil Crawley Siobhan Finneran: O'Brien Cal Macaninch: Andrew Lang Joanne Froggatt: Anna David Robb: Dr. Clarkson Zoe Boyle: Lavinia Swire Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Elizabeth McGovern: Cora, Countess of Grantham Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Painswick Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Maggie Smith: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Brendan Coyle: John Bates Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Dan Stevens: Matthew Crawley Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley

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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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