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From Masterpiece on PBS. Unedited UK edition. A stately country house, a noble family, and a succession crisis are the backdrop for Downton Abbey, an Edwardian spellbinder by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). The series that took the UK by storm, Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and a house full of revered actors in a production that brings a glittering bygone era to life.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1 (Original UK Edition)||The lives of the Crawley family and Downton Abbey's servants are changed for ever when the sinking of the Titanic leaves the estate without its heir and his son. The arrival of a new valet shocks the staff, who scheme to make his stay as short-lived as possible.||1:06:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2 (Original UK Edition)||Everyone is anxious at the arrival of Matthew Crawley, the heir presumptive, but he soon encounters problems settling into his new life in Downton, and his mother Isobel immediately crosses swords with Violet. Meanwhile, butler Carson is mortified to be confronted with his past, and housemaid Gwen seems to have a secret correspondent.||48:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3 (Original UK Edition)||Cora's attempts at matchmaking are dashed when Mary is smitten not by intended target Evelyn Napier, but by his handsome friend, Turkish attache Kemal Pamuk. The couple's mutual attraction sparks a train of events whose consequences ripple through the entire household. Gwen is deeply humiliated as her secret ambition is exposed, and Bates takes extreme action to cure his limp.||48:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4 (Original UK Edition)||The fair arrives in the village and Mrs Hughes finds herself the centre of speculation when she meets a former suitor who makes her question her position at Downton. Meanwhile, Violet and Isobel lock horns over a medical ailment affecting Molesley, and Carson fears there is a thief at work in the grounds.||46:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5 (Original UK Edition)||As the village prepares for the annual flower show, Isobel finds herself in conflict with Violet, and Mary is introduced to a potential suitor, but it would seem she only has eyes for Matthew. Anna realizes who is to blame when a valuable snuff box goes missing, and Mrs. Patmore tearfully reveals her fears to Carson that her career may be coming to an end. Meanwhile, O'Brien engineers a way for Edith to take revenge on Mary.||48:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6 (Original UK Edition)||Sybil's determination to pursue her political leanings lands her in great danger when a fight breaks out at an election results meeting. Matthew's tenderness in caring for the would-be suffragette is noticed by her sisters, but it is Mary who is stunned to receive a marriage proposal. Bates is cleared of suspicion over the stolen wine, but offers his resignation rather than name the culprit.||47:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 7 (Original UK Edition)||Cora makes a discovery that throws the inheritance issue into chaos, and under pressure from her aunt Lady Rosamund Painswick, Mary is prompted to keep Matthew waiting for an answer to his proposal. Robert arranges for Mrs Patmore to see an eye specialist, and O'Brien digs up more compromising information about Bates, but the Earl's response to it comes as a surprise. Thomas leaves the Abbey and Mary exacts vengeance on Edith for her treachery, while the household is rocked by a shocking announcement.||1:03:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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One of the best dramas on television right now
I was about to say this is the best period drama I've ever seen, but why limit it to period dramas? This is a brilliant drama about its characters, first and foremost. Even the most despicable of them (and there are a few fun ones!) are humanized and believable to such a degree that only a few scenes after you curse them, you're pitying or routing for them! So many people caught in a moment of change, between old ways and new, an old class system that had its flaws and a new one that nobody yet understands. It is rich in tiny historical touches that make you feel as though you now really understand what it was like to live then, to be a servant or a master, the obligations and horrors and sometimes happinesses that came to all stations of life.
But then, if you're already a fan of costume drama, or masterpiece theater, you probably don't need convincing. To those who are less used to this genre, you need not be a fan of history to appreciate the excellent writing, pitch-perfect acting, and sprawling storytelling here. If you like good TV, chances are you'll like Downton Abbey
Great show - why does US iTunes only have 4 episodes - UK has 7
Great show, but I have a complaint about availability - I dont understand why there are only 4 episodes on the US iTunes store but there are 7 on the UK store. I just spent 15 pounds on a UK iTunes gift certificate and UK iTunes account to be able to download shows 5,6,7.
I wish they would just make all episodes available in US as well...
It is amazing
Never wrote a review but I just had to for Downton Abbey. Regret that the first series is over, enjoyed every minute of it. Can't wait for the second series.
Maggie Smith you rock!!
- HD Version
- Genre: Drama
- Released: Jan 09, 2015
- © 2010 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English