MASTERPIECE: CLASSIC “Downton Abbey” – See How It All Began! Season 1 Encores

Saturday nights at 8:00 pm on Ch. 5.1, beginning 10/27

 The International Hit & Winner of SIX Emmy Awards,
including “Outstanding Miniseries or Movie”

 Created by Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912. Featuring an all-star cast, including Hugh Bonneville (MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Miss Austen Regrets”), Emmy-winner Dame Maggie Smith (Harry Potter) and Elizabeth McGovern. Laura Linney hosts.

Episode 1
Saturday, 10/27 at 8:00 pm
When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs, and his daughter Mary loses her fiancé, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil. The new heir turns out to be Matthew, a lowly lawyer with novel ideas about country life.

Episode 2
Saturday, 11/3 at 8:00 pm
Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event. Downstairs, the shocking former life of Carson, the butler, is unmasked and Bates risks his health to remain valet.

Episode 3
Saturday, 11/10 at 8:00 pm
Growing into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith. Servants Thomas and O’Brien scheme against Bates, while head housemaid Anna is increasingly attracted to him. Lady Violet’s winning streak in the flower show is threatened.

Episode 4
Saturday, 11/17 at 8:00 pm
The heir crisis at Downton Abbey takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, rumors fly about Mary’s virtue. Her sister Sybil takes a risk in her secret political life. Anna unearths Bates’ mysterious past and O’Brien and Thomas plot their exit strategy.

Sneak Peek!

Sunday 11/25 at 8;00 pm & again at 9:30 pm on CH. 5.1
A special recap of Seasons 1 & 2, with premieres of Season 3 which premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1

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