A television drama on PBS dealing with the turn-of-the-century (20th) English Upper Class Crawley family of the Downton Abbey estate, their experiences with technology advances, personnel issues in times of social class 'warfare', political advances, and their own familial interpersonal issues.

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Why is “Downton Abbey” so vague about its timeline?

I just finished watching the first series of "Downton Abbey" and now, looking at the episode summaries on Wikipedia, I see that each episode was set in specific months in time. While watching the ...
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Do the maids' apron designs indicate position?

I was watching Downton Abbey recently and noticed that Anna and Gwen have different maids' apron designs. Does their apron design indicate rank in some way? I know they are maids for ...
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How did the prosecution know what Bates said?

In the 2012 Downton Abbey Christmas Special, the prosecution seems to have a very good idea of all sorts of things Mr. Bates said in various "private" moments - during a side conversation with Anna ...
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What kind of tree is the giant tree in Downton Abbey?

In the opening sequences of Downton Abbey series 1 and 2 there is a massive tree near the house. When it appears in the show characters are often shown sitting on a bench underneath it. What kind of ...
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What does the carnie say?

In the Season 3 Christmas Special of Downton Abbey, after Daisy wins the gold sovereign in the ring toss, the carnie running the ring toss says something to his assistant that I couldn't understand. ...
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What was Mary's operation?

In S3E8 Mary and Matthew run into each other at a doctor's office about fertility. Mary tells Matthew that the problem was her and she had an operation to correct it. What was Mary's issue and what ...
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Was Thomas' hand injury in the trenches impulsive or premeditated?

In Season two, Episode one of Downton Abbey, after having spent two years on the battlefront, Thomas deliberately gets shot in the hand by holding up a lighter and inviting the enemy's bullet. ...