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Uniform Title Downton Abbey (Television program)
Title Downton Abbey. Season 2 [videorecording] / written and created by Julian Fellowes ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Rebecca Eaton, Julian Fellowes ; producer, Liz Trubridge ; a Carnival Films production ; a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production.
Published London : Carnival Film & Television Limited ; Alexandria, VA : PBS Distribution, c2012.
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Edition Original UK ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, Gavin Struthers, David Marsh, Nigel Willoughby ; editors, John Wilson, Steve Singleton, Mike Jones ; production designer, Donal Woods ; music, John Lunn ; costume designer, Susannah Buxton, Rosalind Ebbutt ; make up and hair designer, Anne 'Nosh' Oldham ; historical advisor, Alastair Bruce ; military advisor, Taff Gillingham ; medical advisor, Peter Starling.
Note "Masterpiece Classic"--Container.
Originally produced as a British television series in 2011.
Contents Disc one, Part one: Prologue -- Keeping up standards -- Returning to Downton -- Starting fresh -- Mr. and Mrs. Bates -- Revelations -- The things that matter / director, Ashley Pearce (67 min.); Part two: Some perks -- Never a dull moment -- Modern values -- A strong proposal -- Mustering grace / director, Ashley Pearce (53 min.); Part three: Establishing a chain of command -- The invasion -- At the Red Lion Pub -- The hero of the Somme -- Saying goodbye / director, Andy Goddard (53 min.).
Disc Two: Part four: Choosing sides -- Looking for Bates -- Homecoming -- Patience -- At the amateur concert / director, Brian Kelly (53 min.); Part five: Daisy's grave -- Mary's risk -- A hard sacrifice -- A somber wedding -- The opposite of nothing / director, Brian Kelly (53 min.); Part six: Plans for Hacksby Park -- The heir -- An odd situation -- Ruin -- director, Andy Goddard (53 min.); Part seven: Anna's choice -- Thomas' venture -- A surprise -- The choices made -- Paying the price / director, James Strong (53 min.).
Disc Three: Part eight: Sybil's announcement -- An uncomfortable dinner -- Over a cliff -- The Spanish flu -- A house in mourning -- Cursed / director, James Strong (68 min.); Christmas at Downton Abbey -- Playing the game -- The first drive -- In hell -- The end of a story -- A message from beyond -- Sir Richard's promise -- At the servant's ball / director, Brian Percival (93 min. ; director, ) -- ; Special features: Fashion & uniforms (11 min.); Romance in a time of war (13 min.); Great House to hospital (8 min.); About VisitBritain (1 min.); [text feature].
System Reqs DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation.
Cast Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton.
Summary The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part: heir Matthew Crawley and footman Thomas Barrow are off fighting, while Lady Grantham and Isobel Crawley are squabbling over whether Downton should be used as a hospital. Lady Mary is seeing a wealthy newspaper magnate while Lady Edith becomes much warmer and Lady Sybil seeks to ingratiate herself with the staff. Below stairs, as his former wife bedevils John and Anna, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes struggle to keep the house running smoothly.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Awards Winner, Most Popular Drama Series (Julian Fellowes), 2012 National Television Awards, UK ; Winner, Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, 2012 Golden Globes, USA.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).
Subject Country life -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Families -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Household employees -- Great Britain -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Social classes -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Genre Television series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Television melodramas.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Neame, Gareth. Producer.
Eaton, Rebecca. Producer.
Fellowes, Julian. Creator. Screenwriter. Producer.
Trubridge, Liz. Producer.
Pearce, Ashley. Director.
Goddard, Andy. Director.
Kelly, Brian. Director.
Strong, James. Director.
Percival, Brian, 1962- Director.
Bonneville, Hugh. Actor.
Findlay, Jessica Brown, 1989- Actor.
Carmichael, Laura. Actor.
Carter, Jim, 1948- Actor.
Coyle, Brendan. Actor.
Dockery, Michelle, 1981- Actor.
Finneran, Siobhan, 1967- Actor.
Froggatt, Joanne, 1980- Actor.
Howes, Thomas, 1986- Actor.
James-Collier, Rob. Actor.
Logan, Phyllis. Actor.
McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961- Actor.
McShera, Sophie. Actor.
Nicol, Lesley, 1953- Actor.
Nuttall, Amy, 1982- Actor.
Smith, Maggie, 1934- Actor.
Stevens, Dan, 1982- Actor.
Wilton, Penelope, 1946- Actor.
Lunn, John, 1956- Composer.
Carnival Films (Great Britain)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Related Titles Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
ISBN 9781608836055
Standard # 841887016087
Publisher # MST64200 PBS Home Video
OCLC number 761737713