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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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Is this Downton Abbey Character Named in Reference to this Harry Potter Character?

In season six of Downton Abbey the dynamics between Mrs. Isabel Crawly and The Dowager Countess intensify, when Lord Morten comes back into the picture, very interested in marrying Mrs. Crawley. ...
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How much of Downton Abbey (TV) should you watch to prepare for the movie?

The Downton Abbey movie is out. I haven't watched the TV series yet and I am cueing up to binge-watch it before I see the movie. It departs my local theater in 6 days. Does it help at all to have ...
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Downton Abbey relation to London

In Downton Abbey, they are constantly mentioning going "up to London." However, this is supposed to be set in Yorkshire, which is WAY north of London already. So, why don't they say they are going "...
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How did Thomas know about “Her Ladyship's soap?”

In season one of Downton Abbey, O'Brien strategically places a bar of soap near the tub where she knows Lady Cora will step on it. O'Brien comes to her sensed a minute too late and Cora falls, causing ...
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What is the Dowager Countess of Grantham's source of money?

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the series Downton Abbey lives comfortably in a house nearby the main house. She is a widow. Violet has some money beyond the upkeep of her house, ...
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Meaning of 'Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?'

The Dowager Countess imparts another winner against her frenemy, Isobel, in the battle of the barbs , as quoted by pbs.org. I haven't watched season 6 but I'm only interested in knowing in what ...
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Why did O'Brien leave Downton Abbey?

What was the reason for O'Brien to leave the series Downton Abbey with no explanation?
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What exactly is Lady Mary's “device” in Season 5 of Downton Abbey?

In Season 5 of Downton Abbey, what exactly is Lady Mary's "device"? By "device" of course, I mean
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Why is the shopkeeper so rude?

In downton abbey when bates goes to the limp corrector, why is the shop keeper so rude to him saying "as I make it and advertise it will I say no?" Is it because there was no customer service back in ...
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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. ...
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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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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 differently-...
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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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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 ...