Downton Abbey - Series 1 [DVD]
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Sumptuous costume drama Downton Abbey, written and created by Academy Award™ winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, The Young Victoria) boasts an all-star cast featuring Hugh Bonneville (Lost in Austen), Maggie Smith (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Harry Potter), Elizabeth McGovern (Clash of the Titans), Michelle Dockery (Cranford), Dan Stevens (Sense & Sensibility), Penelope Wilton (Dr Who, Pride & Prejudice), Jim Carter (Cranford), Phyllis Logan , Siobhan Finneran (Benidorm), Joanne Froggatt (Robin Hood), Rob James-Collier (Coronation Street) and Brendan Coyle (Lark Rise to Candleford). This prestigious ensemble brings the world of Downton to life with splendour and passion.
Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, Downton Abbey tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for betterment or love or just adventure. The difference is that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family know so few of theirs. But for all the passions that rage beneath the surface, this is a secure world, serene and ordered, and, at first glance, it seems it will last forever. Little do they know, family or staff, that the clouds of the conflict that will change everything are already gathering over their heads.
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 1 Commentary
- Episode 2 Commentary
- Episode 4
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of Downton Abbey
- A House in History - Downton Abbey
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Top Customer Reviews
Downton Abbey is the star, virtually a character in its own right. It contains two communities, each reliant on the other. Already the new century is beginning to threaten what both hold most dear.
Upstairs and down, everything rings true - a bygone age lovingly recreated. This is Julian Fellowes' brainchild, he deserving most credit, but praise goes to all who converged to create something extra special.
Dame Maggie Smith dominates but does not eclipse. Hugh Bonneville impresses as the enlightened Earl. Below stairs, Jim Carter is awesomely aloof butler Carson (with a secret that stuns), Brendan Coyle moving as the new valet with a limp and a troubled past. Lady's maid O'Brien and footman Thomas are enjoyably horrible, the one regret in the series that nice footman William did not give Thomas a far heftier thump.
Throughout there are lines to savour, especially from the Dowager Duchess. About the recently drowned heir: "He was too much like his mother and a nastier woman never drew breath." Recoiling from newly installed electric lights: "I feel I am on stage at the Gaiety." Disconcerted by a swivel chair but declining a replacement: "No, no - I am a good sailor."
Here is a production so full of fine things, one can only applaud - delight increased by news there will be a second season.
(Bonuses include two commentaries and behind the scenes features. Thank you to whoever removed those irritating pre-credits trailers. If only this could be done for all similarly afflicted television series when transferred to DVD!)
Wholeheartedly recommended, but by now you will have gathered that.
The series presents the upstairs and downstairs lives of the residents of the Abbey. The main concerns of the his lordships family are that of securing continuity and the future of the Abbey. The servants are concerned with serving the family with some competing for position.
There series is not over sensationalised and does contain some humour that is at a level fit for the setting and the period which was a time when people knew what was expected of them and respected that.
But trouble is on the horizon, women are campaigning for the vote and World War 1 is declared. On top if this technology is advancing with the introduction of the telephone, so the subsequent series will develop the theme of the ever increasing pace of change.
It is hugely enjoyable watch and apparently the weather was always sunny back then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not interested in the DVD’s content, only in whether it contains English subtitles for the deaf. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Deaf Ears
ITV have excelled themselves with such a lavish drama and stellar cast. Dame Maggie Smith delivers her lines with such character and timing, she simply has you in fits of laughter. Read morePublished 22 days ago by ruby price
Exactly as described and in perfect condition, with excellent delivery! I loved the series on the TV, and great to own to watch again and again. Highly recommended!Published 1 month ago by Noddy