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Downton Abbey

  • 2012
  • Season 2
  • 9 episodes
  • Drama
  • Romance

Summary

Carson is forced to accept female staff serving in the dining room and Downton Abbey is turned into a convalescent home to accommodate an influx of wounded soldiers.

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Episode 7: Downton Abbey

Summary

As the residents try to return to normal life following the armistice, a new development stuns them. Meanwhile, Carlisle puts Anna in a difficult position, Bates reels from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new money-making scheme. Costume drama, starring Iain Glen, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Rob James-Collier

Review

Thank heavens the war is over because things were getting a little torpid in Downton Abbey. But now peace has been declared, Robert can get down to looking really miserable as he wanders the corridors of his stately home, feeling unmanned and useless (“Do you ever wonder what it was all for?”). Until he spies that new young widowed serving wench. Phwoar!

Meanwhile, Matthew feels a tingling, Lady Sybil has come over all liberated now that she’s been thrown back into the forgotten boredoms of her pre-war life, and evil Sir Richard Carlisle tries to recruit Anna to spy on her mistress, offering to “increase her stipend”. Ah, Anna, that’s what they all say.

One of the many wonderful things about Downton Abbey is the way writer Julian Fellowes signposts every plot development like an airport runway in thick fog. Thus Cora expresses some concern about Spanish Flu, so you can be absolutely certain that NOTHING BAD will happen AT ALL…

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Details

Released on
2011-10-30
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Violet, Dowager Countess of GranthamMaggie Smith
Robert, Earl of GranthamHugh Bonneville
Lady Sybil CrawleyJessica Brown Findlay
Lady Edith CrawleyLaura Carmichael
Mr CarsonJim Carter
John BatesBrendan Coyle
Lady Mary CrawleyMichelle Dockery
O'BrienSiobhan Finneran
AnnaJoanne Froggatt
ThomasRob James-Collier
Mrs HughesPhyllis Logan
Cora, Countess of GranthamElizabeth McGovern
DaisySophie McShera
Mrs PatmoreLesley Nicol
EthelAmy Nuttall
Matthew CrawleyDan Stevens
Isobel CrawleyPenelope Wilton
Tom BransonAllen Leech
Dr ClarksonDavid Robb
Lavinia SwireZoe Boyle
Sir Richard CarlisleIain Glen
Jane MoorsumClare Calbraith
Mr BryantKevin R McNally
Mrs BryantChristine Mackie

Crew

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Executive producerGareth Neame
Executive producerJulian Fellowes
WriterJulian Fellowes
Executive producerRebecca Eaton
ProducerLiz Trubridge
DirectorJames Strong

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  • Summary

    As the residents try to return to normal life following the armistice, a new development stuns them. Meanwhile, Carlisle puts Anna in a difficult position, Bates reels from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new money-making scheme. Costume drama, starring Iain Glen, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Rob James-Collier

    Review

    Thank heavens the war is over because things were getting a little torpid in Downton Abbey. But now peace has been declared, Robert can get down to looking really miserable as he wanders the corridors of his stately home, feeling unmanned and useless (“Do you ever wonder what it was all for?”). Until he spies that new young widowed serving wench. Phwoar!

    Meanwhile, Matthew feels a tingling, Lady Sybil has come over all liberated now that she’s been thrown back into the forgotten boredoms of her pre-war life, and evil Sir Richard Carlisle tries to recruit Anna to spy on her mistress, offering to “increase her stipend”. Ah, Anna, that’s what they all say.

    One of the many wonderful things about Downton Abbey is the way writer Julian Fellowes signposts every plot development like an airport runway in thick fog. Thus Cora expresses some concern about Spanish Flu, so you can be absolutely certain that NOTHING BAD will happen AT ALL…

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2011-10-30
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Violet, Dowager Countess of GranthamMaggie Smith
    Robert, Earl of GranthamHugh Bonneville
    Lady Sybil CrawleyJessica Brown Findlay
    Lady Edith CrawleyLaura Carmichael
    Mr CarsonJim Carter
    John BatesBrendan Coyle
    Lady Mary CrawleyMichelle Dockery
    O'BrienSiobhan Finneran
    AnnaJoanne Froggatt
    ThomasRob James-Collier
    Mrs HughesPhyllis Logan
    Cora, Countess of GranthamElizabeth McGovern
    DaisySophie McShera
    Mrs PatmoreLesley Nicol
    EthelAmy Nuttall
    Matthew CrawleyDan Stevens
    Isobel CrawleyPenelope Wilton
    Tom BransonAllen Leech
    Dr ClarksonDavid Robb
    Lavinia SwireZoe Boyle
    Sir Richard CarlisleIain Glen
    Jane MoorsumClare Calbraith
    Mr BryantKevin R McNally
    Mrs BryantChristine Mackie

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerGareth Neame
    Executive producerJulian Fellowes
    WriterJulian Fellowes
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
    ProducerLiz Trubridge
    DirectorJames Strong
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