HOW DO YOU DON'T: The first meeting of cousin Isobel Crawley and Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham is slightly prickly to say the least. Their relationship gets even even icier in the coming weeks of season 1.
HEIR APPARENT: The question of which male relative is next in line to inherit Downton Abbey gets its dashing, forthright answer in cousin Matthew Crawley. How will he fit in with the upper crust…and does he really want to?
TEA AND SYMPATHY: No matter what family or financial crises may be at hand, there's always time for tea at Downton. The Dowager Countess may be enjoying a cup on the pastoral grounds but, inside, the wheels are turning on a plan to save her beloved home.
Filming exterior scenes at Highclere Castle requires some impressive technology including big camera cranes. Check out our Photo Galleries for lots of looks into the behind the scenes world of creating Downton Abbey.
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In Season 1 of Downton Abbey, it's quickly understood that every private moment just might end up being a spectator sport. That's how Mrs. Patmore and many of the downstairs staff find out the latest about the upstairs world Wednesdays at 10pm ET.
Enter Isobel Crawley in Season 1, Episode 2. Just as headstrong but, maybe a little less imperious, Isobel proves to be the Dowager's match and foil and even presents a challenge to the head of the village cottage hospital, Dr. Clarkson. Re-discover your favourite Downtoner in our Cast section.
Lesley Nicol Dishes on Life as Downton’s Head Cook
Downton Abbey's feisty kitchen commander chats with ZoomerRadio's Libby Znaimer about her delicious role in this blockbuster series. Continue Continue Reading
S1E4 - Wed., Dec. 11 at 10pm ET/7 PT
The fair has come to Downton and with it, an old flame with a proposition for Mrs. Hughes. Is her future at Downton about to change?