Downton Abbey

The Crawleys have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs…

Downton Abbey – Christmas Special 2013

December 25, 2013

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Summer 1923 The Crawleys are in London for Rose’s debutante ball. Cora’s mother, Martha Levinson and her brother Harold visit from the United States, much to Violet’s displeasure.

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 8

November 10, 2013

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Rosamund hatches a plan to held Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a fav…

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 7

November 3, 2013

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Cora’s playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to help bail him out, whilst a new farming venture at Downton sees Blake and Mary forced to put aside their differences. Whe…

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 6

October 27, 2013

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A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose’s surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercuss…

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 5

October 20, 2013

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Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, but it doesn’t come without a fight, and Branson consider…

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 4

October 13, 2013

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Encouraged to get out of Downton, Mary visits London and attends the Lotus jazz club with her aunt Aunt Rosamund, Rose, and Tom. There they meet musician and singer Jack Ross, a native of Chicago.

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 3

October 6, 2013

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An extravagant party offers the Crawley family the chance to reunite with some old friends. Some of the guests though prove more welcome than others. Dame Nellie Melba performs.

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 2

September 29, 2013

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Emerging from her grief, Mary starts to take an interest in the running of the estate, but is met with resistance from Robert. As Molesley’s fortunes worsen, Bates hatches a plan to help him. Out for …

Downton Abbey – Season 4, Episode 1

September 22, 2013

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February 1922. Mary nurses baby George and mourns Matthew. Violet finds a new cause to champion, while Robert and Branson dispute the management of the estate and struggle to pay death duties. The ser…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 9 – A Journey to the Highlands

December 25, 2012

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The family receive a warm welcome at Duneagle Castle, visiting Rose and her parents in the Highlands. But there is no disguising the tensions between their hosts. Carson is determined to keep the serv…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 8

November 4, 2012

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There’s excitement in the house and village as the annual cricket match approaches, and the event brings out Robert’s competitive side. Violet’s great-niece Rose shows up but a trip to London reveals …

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 7

October 28, 2012

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It’s a good day as Anna’s patience is rewarded and Edith gets some admiration from an unexpected quarter. Matthew refuses to back down over the estate management. Branson’s plan for the christening ca…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 6

October 21, 2012

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Tempers are left on edge after a kind gesture by Isobel backfires. Mary attempts to fight Branson’s corner after his decisions are put under scrutiny. Robert and Cora’s relationship feels the strain a…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 5

October 14, 2012

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An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion in the house. Isobel ends up throwing Ethel a lifeline. Ivy is attracting plenty of attention below stairs. Anna’s perseverance finally pays off for her.

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 4

October 7, 2012

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Branson’s political views manage to get him into trouble while Sybil’s loyalty is tested to the limit. Ethel finds herself being torn between head and heart as she makes a decision about her son’s fut…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 3

September 30, 2012

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Edith’s wedding day arrives but will her enthusiasm be able to convince the family that Strallan’s age doesn’t really matter. Mrs Hughes awaits her results. Anna manages to make a breakthrough as she …

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 2

September 23, 2012

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The estate’s future is hanging in the balance and Mary is hoping to receive a bailout from grandmother Martha. Violet also attempts to help her make sure that Downton puts on a bigger show than ever b…

Downton Abbey – Season 3, Episode 1

September 16, 2012

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Cora’s mother shows up at Downton for Matthew and Mary’s wedding. New footman Alfred attempts to meet Carson’s high standards, under the watch of his aunt O’Brien. Robert’s surprising news brings fina…

Downton Abbey – Christmas Special 2011

December 25, 2011

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Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities. Will he be a c…

Downton Abbey – Season 2, Episode 8 – Episode 8

November 6, 2011

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Anna and Bates are finally free to marry, but will they ever escape from the shadow of Vera’s death? Lady Sybil and Branson finally announce their love to the family. And Spanish Flu reaches Downton b…

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