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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

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 Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Lady Edith Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Charles Carson (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 John Bates (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Lady Mary Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Anna Bates / ... (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Thomas Barrow (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mrs. Hughes (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Daisy Mason / ... (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mrs. Patmore (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Isobel Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Joseph Molesley (46 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Tom Branson (45 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Dr. Clarkson (34 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Sarah O'Brien (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Matthew Crawley (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Baxter (23 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Lady Rose MacClare (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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Lord Grantham sees his family heritage, especially the grand country home Downton Abbey, as his mission in life. The death of his heir aboard the Titanic means distant cousin Matthew Crawley, a Manchester lawyer, suddenly is next in line and accepts moving onto the vast estate with his even more modernist, socially engaged mother, who clashes with his lordship's domineering, conservative mother, the dowager countess. Marrying off the daughters is another concern. Meanwhile, the butler presides over a staff which serves the family, but also lead most of their entire lives in the servants' quarters, intriguing amongst themselves. Written by KGF Vissers

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In 2012, it became the most nominated British TV series in the history of the Emmys, with 16 Emmy nominations at The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012). See more »

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Robert and Cora Crawley both have blue eyes, but their daughters Mary and Edith have brown eyes. While it's not very common, two blue-eyed parents can produce brown-eyed children. Eye color is a complex trait that depends on the state of several interacting genes. The OCA2 gene on chromosome 15, which usually determines eye color, comes in different strengths. A person with a weak form of the gene will have blue eyes, and a person with a strong form will have brown eyes. Individuals also have other eye-color genes. For example, if one of these lesser genes is strong, it can make the weak form (blue) of OCA2 work much more effectively. Depending on the interactions of other genes, the resulting eye color can be any shade of brown, hazel, green or blue. See more »

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lovely!
6 January 2011 | by (Cardiff,Wales) – See all my reviews

OK so I'll admit, Downton isn't a academic study of social change, nor is it entirely original ( let's be honest) - but it doesn't pretend to be!

Does that make it any less of a excellent drama? No! Does That decrease the clever, witty and delicious writing? No! Does it cloud the ( at many moments) wonderful acting? No!

Admittedly it isn't hard core drama - but it was lovely, it made me feel warm, it let me get all cross and annoyed (in a nice way), it got me exited - and soothed.

Honestly what more can you ask for??

Maggie Smith is excellent as the snooty Dowageress, Brendan Cole does Mr Bates very well - and Joanne Froggat (who I only manage to catch on tele occasionally sadly) who was equally lovely.

It was all just lovely!


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