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Downton Abbey the Third Series of the Popular UK TV Period Drama - A Great Gift for the Lady in Your Life
If you watch UK TV or PBS in the USA then you will be well aware that the third series of the period drama Downton Abbey has started. The First World War has finished and a good proportion of the older generation both upstairs and downstairs would like to see things revert to the way they were before the war. Unfortunately for them, that will never be, life in the big house has changed for ever and everyone now has to get used to new modern ways of behaving. The engagement between Matthew and Mary is on, but all is not peaceful at Downton Abbey. The usual stock of dramatic social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises are set to grip the Yorkshire country estate for what looks like a third and even more thrilling season than the previous two.
Social orders are changing in England following the war and many of the great houses are set to face an uphill battle to survive both socially and financially. Robert, Earl of Grantham, tries to stick to his duty to maintain Downton following the traditions he has learnt and maintained over many years, but Matthew, destined to marry Lady Mary, has different ideas and brings a middle classes attitude to estate management. Noses are set to be firmly pushed out of place as the beloved Downton enters into a battle of the classes, changing social standards and evolution into a modern entity that can exist and prosper in the changing times of the post war period.
Downton Abbey has won numerous awards since it's production - these include a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. It was also recognized by Guinness World Records for being amongst the most critically acclaimed English television series for 2011. With 27 Primetime Emmy nominations it can claim the highest number of nominations in the history of the Awards for an international television program. It also has the highest viewing figures for a television series on both the British ITV channel and the American PBS channel, this makes it the most popular British costume drama series since the previous and highly rated series of Brideshead Revisited; which was another UK TV classic.
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Downton Abbey Series 3 DVD - A period drama classic
Sunday evenings in the UK became the one night of the week that you couldn't go out and no not because of the XFactor results, it was because on right after XFactor was the next episode of Downton Abbey. The absolutely unmissable costume period drama set in a fictitious country estate in Yorkshire in the north of England just after the Edwardian period.
Definitely a program for the ladies, but you can be sure that a lot of men love the series as well. By buying the DVD you can watch the series whenever you want. No more waiting for prime time viewing in the UK or USA for this classic drama series.
Downton Abbey Series 4 - Things Get a Bit Serious at Downton Abbey
Some of the scenes in the most recent series of Downton Abbey were so shocking that there were official complaints made to the TV station. I won't give the game away but have to admit I didn't see it coming either. So if you want to find out what the fuss was all about, get the DVD now.
Downton Abbey goes from strength to strength. Season 4 has some serious shocks. So much so people actually phoned in to complain about the story-line!
Find out what the shocks were in high definition, but be prepared, you may not like some of what goes on!
Series 3 Official Trailer - Downton Abbey Episode 3
Take a peak at what is coming in the Downton Abbey Season 3 Episodes.
Will Bates Be Released
Bates is locked up in prison where he has become the target of a malicious prison warden and an even more malicious cell mate. Both determined to ensure he doesn't get released from prison.
Does Thomas Have a Mean Streak? - Or is he just misunderstood?
Thomas has been standing in for Bates as the Earl's valet, but he has been portrayed in the past as a nasty piece of work with a very mean streak and has colluded with Mrs O'Brien to try and bring a few people down. But things are changing at Downton Abbey, so:
Will Thomas be arrested or promoted?
Spill the Beans on Downton Abbey
Is Downton Abbey the best period costume drama ever?
The Main Characters in Downton Abbey - The Downton Abbey Cast Upstairs
You can view the Wikipedia page here for a full list of all the characters, including those from downstairs and frequent guests to the series with a guide to the relationships between everyone.
- Hugh Bonneville - The Rt. Hon. Robert, Earl of Grantham
- Elizabeth McGovern - The Rt. Hon. Cora, Countess of Grantham
- Michelle Dockery - Lady Mary Josephine Crawley
- Laura Carmichael - Lady Edith Crawley
- Jessica Brown Findlay - Lady Sybil Branson
- Maggie Smith - The Rt. Hon. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
- Dan Stevens - Mr Matthew Crawley
- Penelope Wilton - Mrs Isobel Crawley
- Allen Leech - Mr Tom Branson
Downton Abbey has gripped the nation in the UK, every episode you watch leaves a cliffhanger that you have to wait seven days to find out what happens next. So at least with the DVD you can go straight to the next episode without waiting if you want to. But beware you may end up sitting up late at night until you have watched the whole series of episodes.
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