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Downton Abbey

Follow the lives and loves of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era. 

One of the most popular costume drama in Masterpiece history, Downton Abbey follows the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants on a Yorkshire country estate during the reign of King George V. Family struggles, class issues and romantic dramas abound during a time of intense social change in England.

Downton Abbey Season 4 premieres on January 5, 2014. The fourth season will see the family reeling in the aftermath of terrible tragedy, but with new life, in the form of babies George and Sybbie, comes new hope, as the much-loved characters take tentative steps into the Roaring Twenties.

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 4 Slideshow

Downton Abbey Series 3 Recaps

Discuss the dramatic twists and emotional moments of Downton Abbey Series 3 with other fans - and get in on the speculation for Series 4. Our British blog has recaps for every episode from Series 3. 

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Which Downton Abbey Character Are You?

As the seasoned Downton Abbey viewer knows, each character has his or her own memorable and defining personality quirks. Take our quiz to find our match. You might be surprised at your results! 

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Latest News on Downton Abbey

Want the latest on Downton Abbey? Get news, casting updates, fun videos, fan humor and a whole lot more. 

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Explore the Real Life History Behind Downton Abbey

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary

Dr. Dina Copelman, a British history professor from George Mason University, weighs in on Downton Abbey and shares her thoughts on how well the series captures the historical time and place where it is set.

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When to Watch Downton Abbey

Visit our Masterpiece page for full schedule information about Downton Abbey and all your other favorite period dramas, including episode descriptions and repeat information. 


Downton Abbey Series 2 Recaps

Need a refresher on everything that happened in Downton Abbey Series 2? Take a trip down memory lane with episode recaps for every installment of the second season over at our Telly Visions blog. 

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