Downton Abbey

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Preview: Season 1 | 31s

A stately country house, a noble family, and a succession crisis caused by the sinking of the Titanic are the backdrop for this epic drama by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and other great actors in a production that brings a glittering bygone era to life.

Aired: 01/09/11

Rating: NR

Support for this program has been provided in part by Franklin Templeton Companies, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Viking River Cruises, The Masterpiece Trust and PBS Stations. A complete list of funders is available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/funders/.