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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey, Season 3: Episode One"

Season 43, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: The third season of "Downton Abbey" commences with the family and staff preparing for Mary and Matthew's wedding; and Cora's mother (Shirley MacLaine) arriving from the U.S. Robert, meanwhile, receives bad news about an investment; O'Brien arranges for her nephew to become the new footman; and Anna vows to prove John's innocence.
Original Air Date: Jan 6, 2013
Guest Cast Brendan Coyle: John Bates Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Allen Leech: Tom Branson Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley David Robb: Dr. Clarkson Joanne Froggatt: Anna Bates Elizabeth McGovern: Countess of Grantham, Cora Shirley MacLaine: Martha Levinson Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Siobhan Finneran: Sarah O'Brien Sophie McShera: Daisy Mason Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Ed Speleers: Jimmy Kent Kevin Doyle: Molesley Robert Bathurst: Sir Anthony Strallan Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Dan Stevens: Matthew Crawley Jessica Brown Findlay: Sybil Branson Hugh Bonneville: Earl of Grantham, Robert Maggie Smith: Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet

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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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