Downton Abbey Archive

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Downton Abbey is a British television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by CARNIVAL FILMS and MASTERPIECE. Set at a stately home in Yorkshire, England, this period drama revolves around the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. It first premiered on ITV in the UK in 2010 and on PBS on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC in the US in 2011. Four seasons have aired and a fifth is planned for 2014 in the UK, and 2015 in the US.

The following list includes links to recaps & reviews of each episode of seasons 1-3, character introductions and information of historical aspects important to the plot.

All images included are used by express permission and copyrighted by ©MASTERPIECE and CARNIVAL FILMS from their media kit and approved by Downton Abbey’s world-wide distributor Universal Pictures. You must ask them for permission before you copy and use them.

Season 1

Downton Abbey Season 1: Episode 1 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 1: Episode 2 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 1: Episode 3 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 1: Episode 4 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Season 2

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 1 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 2 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 3 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 4 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 5 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 6 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap &Review

Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 7 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – Recap & Review

Season 3

Preview of Downton Abbey Season 3 on Masterpiece Classic PBS

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 1 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 2 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 3 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 4 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 5 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3; Episode 6 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Downton Abbey Season 3: Episode 7 on Masterpiece Classic PBS – A Recap & Review

Book Reviews

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle, by The Countess of Carnarvon – A Review

The World of Downton Abbey, by Jessica Fellowes – A Review

To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace – A Review

Additional Information

Preview of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic PBS

Upstairs at Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic PBS: A Cast Preview

Downstairs at Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic PBS: A Cast Preview

Downton Abbey Entailed? Understanding the Complicated Legal Issues in the new Masterpiece Classic Series

A Downton Abbey Etiquette Primer: How to Greet the Earl of Grantham and other British Forms of Address

Downton Abbey’s Stunning Film Locations

Experiencing Downton Abbey Withdrawals? What to Watch Next…

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