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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Part Three (Season One)

Airs Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Pictured (L-R): Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley) from the television series "Downton Abbey"

Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), “Downton Abbey,” a four-part series, depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912.

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From the socialites to the servants, meet the residents and staff of "Downton Abbey" and the actors who portray them.

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Dame Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham from "Downton Abbey")
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Above: Dame Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham from "Downton Abbey")

Featuring an all-star cast, including Hugh Bonneville (MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Miss Austen Regrets”), Dame Maggie Smith ("Harry Potter") and Elizabeth McGovern. Laura Linney hosts.

In the third episode, growing into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith. Servants Thomas and O'Brien scheme against Bates, while head housemaid Anna is increasingly attracted to him. Lady Violet's winning streak in the flower show is threatened.

This episode originally aired in 2011.

Up Next: Part four, the final episode from season one, will rebroadcast on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10 p.m.

All episodes from season two of "Downton Abbey" will rebroadcast beginning December 2nd through December 30, 2012.

*Season three will premiere in January 2013! Watch a preview below.

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Downton Abbey: Season Three Preview

Above: Are you eagerly anticipating the return of DOWNTON ABBEY? Get an early glimpse at the new arrivals and big changes ahead.

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Downton Abbey: The Best Is Yet to Come

Above: Look back and celebrate the success of "Downton Abbey" Season Two and prepare for Season Three, premiering January 6, 2013 on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

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Downton Abbey: The Best Maggie Moments

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Video Excerpt: Downton Abbey - Part Three

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Above: In this episode of "Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Part Three," Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith. Servants Thomas and O’Brien scheme against Bates. Lady Violet’s winning streak in the flower show is threatened.

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Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville Interview

Above: Watch an interview with Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert, Earl of Grantham in "Downton Abbey." Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), "Downton Abbey" depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912.

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Series Trailer: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

Above: MASTERPIECE's 40th anniversary season premieres with a quintessentially MASTERPIECE production, "Downton Abbey," an Edwardian-era spellbinder created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"). Starring Hugh Bonneville ("Notting Hill"), Maggie Smith ("Harry Potter"), Elizabeth McGovern ("A Room with a View"), Dan Stevens ("Sense & Sensibility") and a country-house full of other great actors, the miniseries set audience records during its recent UK broadcast and was hailed as "a sumptuous, instantly riveting glimpse of a world—and family—on the verge of profound change" by the London Daily Telegraph.

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Preview: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey: Season Two

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Watch Downton Abbey Season 2 Preview on PBS. See more from MASTERPIECE.

Above: It is 1916, and World War I has shaken Downton Abbey to its very foundations. As a way of life is forever blasted apart, both heroes and villains struggle to survive and forge ahead. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern return with a stellar ensemble cast in the voraciously-anticipated season two of "Downton Abbey" from Primetime Emmy Award® winning writer Julian Fellowes. For exclusive "Downton Abbey" video, images and news, visit our "Downton Abbey" destination page — the official US home for the series.

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