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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

 

Looking for 'Downton Abbey'?
Here’s when to watch!

 

Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC Downton Abbey Season 2:

Episode 1 (2-hours)
Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.
- Sunday, Dec. 2 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 3 12:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 4 2:00 a.m.

 

Episode 2 (1hour)
Downton is turned into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge. Meanwhile, Lavinia and Sir Richard’s secret comes out, Anna tracks down Bates and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland.
- Sunday, Dec. 9 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 10 12:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11 3:00 a.m.

 

Episode 3 (1hour)
Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. And Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.
- Sunday, Dec. 9 9:00p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 10 1:00a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11 4:00a.m.

 

Episode 4 (1 hour)
In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life.
- Sunday, Dec. 16 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 17 12:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 18 3:00 a.m.

 

Episode 5 (1 hour)
As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.
- Sunday, Dec. 16 9:00 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 17 1:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 18 4:00 a.m.

 

Episode 6 (2 hours)
The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness.
- Sunday, Dec. 23 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 24 12:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 25 3:00 a.m.

 

Episode 7 (2 hours)
In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.
- Sunday, Dec. 30 8:00 p.m.

 

Downton Abbey Revisted
In this riveting special, savor great moments from the series’ first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady’s maid O’Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham’s American mother (Shirley MacLaine)?

Many opportunities to watch:
Saturday, Dec. 1 3:30-5 p.m. (expanded 90-minute version!)
Tuesday, Dec. 25 8-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 8:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 26 1-1:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 26 1:30-2 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 28 9:30-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 2:30-3 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 3-3:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 3:30-4 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31 3:30-4 a.m.

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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