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Season 1

A stately country house, a noble family, and an inheritance crisis are the backdrop for this epic, Emmy-winning drama about the lives of aristocrats and servants before World War I. From Oscar-winner writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), Downton Abbey stars Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and many other rising and familiar stars.

Downton Abbey - Season 1

Episode 1

When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs and his daughter Mary loses her fiance, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil.

Downton Abbey - Season 1

Episode 2

Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event.

Downton Abbey - Season 1

Episode 3

Growing into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith.