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Series 3 - Episode 9
Christmas Special 2012
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After the hardships of Call the Midwife on the other side, you deserve a sherry delivered on a silver platter by a liveried factotum as you prepare for a two-hour
It’s summer and the Crawleys decamp to the Highlands. It’s not a permanent move; the family are house guests of naughty Rose’s parents. But we’re not completely deprived of Downton itself – the servants left behind are much exercised by preparations for the country fair.
Robert and his family make their annual summer visit to his Scottish cousins at Duneagle Castle, leaving most of their servants at home. Edith discovers newspaper editor Michael Gregson is also on holiday in the area and may not be there just for the sketching and fishing, while personal servant O'Brien finds a kindred spirit below stairs in the form of her opposite number. Meanwhile, at Downton, Carson faces the task of keeping the staff focused on their work polishing the silverware and cleaning, but with the Granthams hundreds of miles away, minds begin to wander to other things, including the forthcoming Thirsk Country Fair.
Cast & Crew
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robert, Earl of Grantham
Lady Edith Crawley
Lady Mary Crawley
Cora, Countess of Grantham
Lady Rose MacClare
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