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Masterpiece Episode: "Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 8"

Season 44, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: The Season 4 finale of "Downton Abbey" finds the Crawleys in London, where Rose's coming out ball is to be staged at the stately Grantham House. In other events, Cora's mother visits; the family finds itself in the midst of a potential scandal when a letter from the Prince of Wales is purloined; Mary is wooed by Gillingham and Blake; and Carson arranges a day to the beach for the staff.
Original Air Date: Feb 23, 2014
Guest Cast Pete Lee-Wilson: Porter Poppy Drayton: Madeleine Allsopp Paul Giamatti: Harold Levinson Ed Speleers: Jimmy Kent Penelope Wilton: Isobel Crawley Raquel Cassidy: Baxter Andrew Scarborough: Tim Drewe Shirley MacLaine: Martha Levinson Brendan Coyle: John Bates James Fox: Lord Aysgarth Phyllis Logan: Mrs. Hughes Maggie Smith: Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Crawley Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Crawley Jim Carter: Mr. Carson Lily James: Lady Rose MacClare Janet Montgomery: Freda Dudley Ward Elizabeth McGovern: Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham Lesley Nicol: Mrs. Patmore Patrick Kennedy: Terence Sampson Douglas Reith: Lord Merton Guy Williams: King George V Allen Leech: Tom Branson Tom Cullen: Anthony Gillingham Rob James-Collier: Thomas Barrow Julian Ovenden: Charles Blake Sophie McShera: Daisy Mason Joanne Froggatt: Anna Bates Samantha Bond: Lady Rosamund Painswick Hugh Bonneville: Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham Kevin Doyle: Molesley Oliver Dimsdale: Prince of Wales

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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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