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"Downton Abbey" Episode #1.1 (2010)

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Original Air Date:
26 September 2010 (Season 1, Episode 1)
April 1912:- The heir to the title of Earl of Grantham, long time inhabitant of Downton Abbey, perishes on the 'Titanic'... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Brian Percival 
Writing credits
Julian Fellowes (written and created by)

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Julian Fellowes .... executive producer
Nigel Marchant .... producer
Gareth Neame .... executive producer
Liz Trubridge .... series producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
David Katznelson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Wilson 
Casting by
Jill Trevellick 
Production Design by
Donal Woods 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams (supervising art director)
Mark Kebby 
Set Decoration by
Gina Cromwell 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
Makeup Department
Elaine Browne .... makeup artist
Christine Greenwood .... make-up and hair supervisor
Gerda Lauciute .... makeup artist
Anne Oldham .... make-up and hair designer (as Anne 'Nosh' Oldham)
Nadia Stacey .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Moira Brophy .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Dibsdall .... production manager
Kimberley Hikaka .... production executive
John Prendergast .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Bennett .... third assistant director
Phil Booth .... first assistant director
Charlie Reed .... second assistant director
Tom Fenwick Smith .... second unit assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Philippa Broadhurst .... stand-by art director (as Pippa Broadhurst)
Damian Butlin .... stand-by props
Andrew Forrest .... stand-by props (as Andy Forrest)
Charlie Johnson .... dressing props
Tom Pleydell-Pearce .... dressing props (as Tom Pleydell Pearce)
Mike Power .... prop master
Lucy Spofforth .... assistant art director
Chris Sibley-Hale .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Adam Armitage .... sound effects editor
Peter Eusebe .... sound maintenance
Nigel Heath .... re-recording mixer
John Rodda .... sound mixer
Alex Sawyer .... dialogue editor
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley editor (uncredited)
Jeremy Brown .... second unit boom operator (uncredited)
Alex Fielding .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer (uncredited)
Nick Roberts .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Lee Sharp .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Edward Draycott .... special effects (as Ed Draycott)
Jason Troughton .... special effects
David Holt .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Anna Benbow .... focus puller
Paddy Blake .... additional camera operator
Simon Fogg .... grip
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator/steadicam
Gabriel Hyman .... clapper loader
Otto Stenov .... gaffer
Aaron Walters .... best boy
Nick Briggs .... stills photographer (uncredited)
Dean Foard .... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Hanks .... sparks rigger (uncredited)
Richard Law .... sparks rigger (uncredited)
Ed Lousley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Danny Madden .... sparks rigger (uncredited)
Les Mills .... supervising sparks rigger (uncredited)
Rupert Morency .... assistant grip (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... sparks rigger (uncredited)
Ian Rolfe .... sparks rigger (uncredited)
Casting Department
Darren Baba .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Gill .... costume assistant
Caroline McCall .... assistant costume designer
Vicky Salway .... costume assistant
Dulcie Scott .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sascha Dhillon .... assistant editor
Ilana Epstein .... post-production assistant
Aidan Farrell .... colorist
Clyde Kellett .... on-line editor
Al Morrow .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Alastair King .... conductor and orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Symon Butcher .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Alastair Bruce .... historical advisor
Claire Daxter .... script editor
Mark Ellis .... assistant location manager (as Mark 'Sparky' Ellis)
Sarah Garner .... script supervisor
Jonathan Houston .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant
Bettina Lyster .... production coordinator
Richard May .... location manager
Davina Pem .... assistant accountant
Sam Symons .... script editor
James Custance .... production runner (uncredited)
Steven Greenwood .... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Hayes .... floor runner (uncredited)
Richard J.R. Jones .... floor runner (uncredited)
Lisa Lokshin .... production assistant: Masterpiece (uncredited)
John Powell .... medical consultant (uncredited)
Kate Selby .... floor runner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

66 min | 65 min (excluding commercials)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: Early in Season 1, there was at least 1 reference to Lord Grantham's dog being male. However, by Season 2, the dog's appearance has changed a bit (smaller, and more yellow), and is now female.See more »
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Opening Theme (From Downton Abbey)See more »


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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Terrific start..., 28 September 2010
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(I'll edit this review as I see more episodes. There are seven.) It's 'Upstairs Downstairs' all over again! The new series, Downton Abbey, is bound to draw parallels from its' almost 40 year old inspiration but has so far proved itself worthy of the challenge.

Writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) has created interesting and likable characters without the need to submerge them into over emotional dialog and performances. Much of what is 'said' is done with body language alone.

Much of the first episode gets some of the family history, legal status and staff hierarchy details out of the way.

As you can expect the cast and acting is first rate and the photography, scenery and attention to detail is perfect. The script (so far) is not insulting or annoying... which is a pleasant surprise.

After being continually disappointed by the quality of British TV drama over the last few years with it's insipid devotion to a teenage audience it's very satisfying to be able to report that this one finally seems to be headed for an intelligent, discerning and adult audience.

Get your best china out, cut the crusts off those cucumber sandwiches, relax into the Chesterfield and enjoy! Sunday nights in front of the box are back!

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