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Title Downton Abbey. Season one / written and created by Julian Fellowes ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Rebecca Eaton, Julian Fellowes ; producer, Nigel Marchant ; series producer, Liz Trubridge ; directors, Brian Percival, Ben Bolt, Brian Kelly ; a Carnival Films production ; a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production.
Imprint [London] : Carnival Film & Television Limited ; [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2011]
Edition Original UK edition.

Subject Country life -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Families -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Household employees -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Social classes -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Alt Name Neame, Gareth,
Eaton, Rebecca (Producer),
Fellowes, Julian,
Marchant, Nigel,
Trubridge, Liz,
Stephenson, Shelagh,
Pepler, Tina,
Percival, Brian, 1962-
Bolt, Ben, 1952-
Kelly, Brian (Television director),
Bonneville, Hugh,
Findlay, Jessica Brown, 1989-
Carmichael, Laura, 1986-
Carter, Jim, 1948-
Coyle, Brendan,
Dockery, Michelle, 1981-
Finneran, Siobhan, 1967-
Froggatt, Joanne, 1980-
Howes, Thomas, 1986-
James-Collier, Rob,
Leslie, Rose, 1987-
Logan, Phyllis,
McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961-
McShera, Sophie,
Nicol, Lesley, 1953-
Smith, Maggie, 1934-
Stevens, Dan, 1982-
Wilton, Penelope, 1946-
Lunn, John, 1956-
Katznelson, David.
Marsh, David.
Carnival Films (Great Britain)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Alternate Title Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Uniform Title Downton Abbey (Television program)
Description 3 videodiscs (368 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Edition Original UK edition.
System Details DVD ; Region 1, NTSC ; stereo ; widescreen presentation.
Note In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
Cast Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Rose Leslie, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton.
Credits Director of photography, David Katznelson, David Marsh ; editors, John Wilson, Nick McPhee, Alex Mackie ; production designer, Donal Woods ; music, John Lunn ; costume designer, Susannah Buxton ; make up and hair designer, Anne 'Nosh' Oldham ; historical advisor, Alastair Bruce.
Note Originally produced as a British television series in 2010.
"Masterpiece Classic"--container.
Special features: Downton Abbey : the making of ; Downton Abbey : a house in history.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Downton Abbey--a sprawling Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire countryside--needs an heir. A tragedy at sea has claimed the life of the presumed heir, and Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might one day belong to a distant cousin he's never met. Before he can worry about that, he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary, who many believe to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff have opinions: while many are devoted to the family, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than disrupt the well-oiled workings of the estate. As hundreds of years of British aristocratic privilege are battered by the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, as World War I looms, what does fate have in store for Downton? How will the troubles of its family--above and below stairs--be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
Contents Disc one, Part one: News at breakfast -- The new valet -- A question of inheritance -- A chance -- Exploring -- Changing lives / directed by Brian Percival (66 min.); Part two: A lawyer in the family -- The compliment of a visit -- An unhidden past -- Playing parts / directed by Ben Bolt (48 min.); Special features: The making of "Downton Abbey" (13 min.); A house in history (10 min.); Great British heritage pass (1 min.); [text feature].
Disc two, Part three: English hospitality -- The grip of madness -- Keeping secrets -- A lack of control / directed by Ben Bolt (48 min.); Part four: Seeking unlikely legal counsel -- A night at the fair -- A difficult situation -- Lost souls / written by Julian Fellows and Shelagh Stephenson ; directed by Brian Kelly (46 min.); Part five: In Lady Mary's bedroom -- Things unsaid -- Daisy sets down her burden -- Fighting fire with fire / directed by Brian Kelly (48 min.).
Disc three, Part six: Unrest in Ripon -- News from London -- Sybil's disobedience -- Having faith / written by Julian Fellowes and Tina Pepler ; directed by Brian Percival (47 min.); Part seven: A surprise pregnancy -- About Mr. Bates -- Preparing for war -- Change -- An accident in the bath -- At the garden party / directed by Brian Percival (63 min.).
Awards Winner, 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Awards for Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment)--Adam Armitage, Nigel Heath, Mark Holding, Alex Sawyer; Best Director-Fiction/Entertainment--Brian Percival; 2011 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special--Caroline McCall, Susannah Buxton; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie--David Katznelson; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special--Brian Percival; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie--Maggie Smith; Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special--Julian Fellowes; Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie--Gareth Neame, Rebecca Eaton, Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes; 2012 Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
ISBN 9781608833894
ISBN/ISSN 841887013925
Publisher # MST64100 PBS Distribution
OCLC # 683258266