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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey: Season 4, Part 1"

Season 44, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" opens six months after Matthew's death with Mary and Isobel in deep depressions. In other events, O'Brien causes a crisis; Violet tries to help Molesley gain employment; and Thomas takes a dislike to the nanny.
Original Air Date: Jan 5, 2014
Guest Cast Maggie Smith: Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Joanne Froggatt: Anna Bates Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Alex Carter: Waiter Elizabeth McGovern: Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Kevin Doyle: Joseph Molesley Jim Carter: Mr. Carson MyAnna Buring: Edna Braithwaite Lily James: Lady Rose MacClare Nicky Henson: Charles Grigg Jeremy Swift: Spratt Harriet Walter: Lady Shackleton Sophie McShera: Daisy Mason Hugh Bonneville: Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham Bernard Gallagher: Bill Molesley Brendan Coyle: John Bates Helen Sheals: Postmistress Allen Leech: Tom Branson Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Nicky Bell: Tough Man at Dance Ed Speleers: Jimmy Kent Di Botcher: Nanny West Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Charles Edwards: Michael Gregson

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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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