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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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Series cast summary:
...  Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Lady Edith Crawley 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Charles Carson 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  John Bates 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Lady Mary Crawley 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Anna Bates / ... 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Thomas Barrow 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Mrs. Hughes 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Daisy Mason / ... 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Mrs. Patmore 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Isobel Crawley 52 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Joseph Molesley 46 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Tom Branson 45 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Dr. Clarkson 34 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Sarah O'Brien 25 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Matthew Crawley 25 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Baxter 23 episodes, 2013-2015
...  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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War changes everything

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Drama | Romance

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As of 2013, Downton Abbey is the highest rated PBS "Masterpiece" drama series of all time, seen by an estimated 120 million viewers in 200 countries and regions. See more »

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For the most part, none of the aristocratic characters in the series speak with the proper received pronunciation that would be accurate of the aristocracy of the time. See more »


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O Mio Babbino Caro
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Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa
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Beautiful tale just before the world went to hell
26 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

At 19 minutes in I was hooked.

I remember when Lady Marjorie Bellamy of Upstairs, Downstairs died on the Titanic and the impact it had on my family. We felt this because of the investment we had made in the series.

This is a series where one can become just as addicted.

The lives and loves of the Grantham and the Crawly family are well-written and performed beautifully. The castle and the grounds a pleasure to look at, as are the costumes of the time.

As Elizabeth McGovern and I are equal in age, and I have grown up watching her on the silver screen, hers was a warming and dignified touchstone for me personally.

The cast couldn't be better suited for their roles, not one can be called a weak link.

Maggie Smith has a presences all her own, making each of her projects shine.

I am on episode four and can't wait for the remainder.

Once again our cousins across the pond show us "how good drama" can be.


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