Downton Abbey Season 3 premieres on MASTERPIECE on PBS on Jan. 6, 2013. In anticipation of that event, PBS and MASTERPIECE are bringing you a live panel and discussion with Downton Abbey cast and producer. (Available in the U.S. only)
The live streamed panel will be moderated by MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton and feature the following:
Hugh Bonneville … Lord Crawley
Jim Carter … Mr. Carson
Rob James-Collier … Thomas Barrow
Joanne Froggatt … Anna Bates
Gareth Neame, executive producer, “Downton Abbey”
Elizabeth McGovern … Lady Cora
Sophie McShera … Daisy Mason
Watch here beginning around 7pm CST on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
In the year before WWII, 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors and welcomes viewers back into the lives of its inhabitants, upstairs and down. Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam’s family is now complete with the addition of two small children, but Sir Hallam is drawn into dangerous waters by his preoccupation with the threat of Nazi Germany and the return of troubled Lady Persie. Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American multi-millionaire Casper Landry, and Sir Hallam’s aunt, Dr. Blanche Mottershead, has made herself comfortable in the house after Lady Maud’s death. Meanwhile, life downstairs adjusts to the absence of Rose and the addition of the spirited new nursery maid, Beryl. With upstairs and downstairs harboring life-changing secrets, and the menace of war creeping ever closer, the smooth running of Eaton Place threatens to come to a halt.
Part One: As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. Sir Hallam’s forthright aunt, Blanche, disrupts life upstairs, while feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes’ concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr. Pritchard. Sir Hallam’s preoccupation with Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting unlocks a hidden desire.
Watch Part One – “A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing” – Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8pm on Masterpiece Classic.
The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a three-part sequel to the much-loved MASTERPIECE series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins, Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Claire Foy and Ellie Kendrick. Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
Catch up on all the goings on at 165 Eaton Place before the premiere of Series 2 on October 7, 2012 at 8pm.
Watch an encore broadcast of Series 1 Sunday, September 30, 2012 beginning at 8pm.
A raft adrift in Swedish waters holds a grisly cargo: two dead Latvians who have been horribly tortured. Arriving to investigate from Riga, Latvia’s capital, is an enigmatic police major. He reports back to headquarters and then disappears. After learning of the major’s death, Wallander goes to Riga and meets his widow, Kristina (Rebekah Staton, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”). Together, they become embroiled in a desperate search for files that may document high-level corruption that threatens to make Wallander and Kristina the next torture victims — and corpses.
Watch Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 8pm.