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Four Illnesses and a Funeral

Cybele Lange - Monday, February 13, 2012 - 9:47am

In a scene worthy of soap operas around the world, Matthew miraculously stands when Lavinia trips in front of him. I guess those tingles he was feeling in his legs really meant something! While it was heartwarming to...

Win A Trip To Highclere Castle

Cybele Lange - Friday, February 10, 2012 - 7:35am

Have you been dreaming of going to the U.K. to visit Highclere Castle (also known as Downton Abbey)? I know I have! PBS is giving away that trip, with an added bonus of having tea with Lord and Lady Carnarvon, the...

Upcoming Chats With The Cast

Cybele Lange - Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:22am

There will be a live chat today with Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith Crawley. Chat with Laura Carmichael

Battles Continue While the War Ends

Cybele Lange - Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:37am

The opening shot of Mary and Matthew told us everything we needed to know at this point in the story. Mary is caring for the wheelchair-bound Matthew in the shadow of Downton Abbey, showing that she loves him more than...

This Week's Contest Winner

Cybele Lange - Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 7:47am

Congratulations to this week’s GPB Downton Abbey Contest winner Julia Gasaway!   Check out the contest page at http://www.gpb.org/blogs/desperate-for-downton/contest to see how you can win a English Crown Tea Set or...

The US Cult of Downton Abbey

Cybele Lange - Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 7:42am

An article from BBC News on why Americans love Downton Abbey. The US Cult of Downton Abbey

Live Chat With Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham)

Cybele Lange - Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 6:12pm

Ask the Earl! Hugh Bonneville will take questions about his character and Season 2 of the international hit series Downton Abbey. Chat with Hugh Bonneville Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1pm ET

Wounded

Cybele Lange - Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 6:06pm

The wounded figured prominently this week. Physical, emotional, fatal, scarring wounded all around Downton. Let’s start with the war wounded. The shot of William and Matthew on the field together after being wounded...

Mr. Pamuk

The True Story That Inspired the Sex Scandal

Cybele Lange - Friday, January 27, 2012 - 4:24am

I stumbled across this tidbit of information and thought I'd share it with you: The True Story That Inspired Mary's Sex Scandal With Mr. Pamuk Reminder, you can still register to win one of our weekly drawings for an...

The Show Must Go On

Cybele Lange - Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:23am

I hope Mrs. Crawley wasn’t too surprised by being bested in her power struggle with Cora. After Mrs. Crawley’s behavior last week, I think we all expected it! If she’d been smarter, she would have worked with Cora to...

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