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Downton Abbey Season 4 Premieres Tomorrow Night (2 Hour Opener)
PBS ^ | 1/4/14 | PBS Staff

Posted on 01/04/2014 3:51:14 PM PST by randita

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Six months after Matthew's death, Mary is mired in grief, and the family and servants try to help her face a future without Matthew. Meanwhile, both Tom Branson and Carson face figures from their pasts, and Edith experiments with modernism.

The much-loved cast of Downton Abbey Season 4 includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Penelope Wilton, and a host of others, with guest stars Shirley MacLaine and Paul Giamatti. Written and created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, Season 4 marks the return of one of television's most beloved and anticipated drama series to MASTERPIECE on PBS.


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DA fans, are you excited?

Any predictions for events in Season 4?

1 posted on 01/04/2014 3:51:14 PM PST by randita
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To: randita

Netflix (by mail) offers season 4, available Jan. 28th, 2014.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 3:54:04 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: randita

No spoilers, please.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 3:54:57 PM PST by randita
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To: randita

I wouldn’t dream of it!


4 posted on 01/04/2014 3:56:38 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: randita

Recently saw “Bates” on the London stage. He was excellent, and very nice and patient to fans who waited outside. I’m not a DA fan but was waiting for one of the Harry potter stars also in the show.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 3:59:29 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: randita

OH going be good some of the Brits on UK daily mail didn’t like this season for some reason


6 posted on 01/04/2014 4:04:46 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: randita

Looking forward to it! Haven’t missed an episode yet! I heard another regular character left the show. Won’t say who it is, in case it isn’t common knowledge.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 4:07:54 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: randita

I’ve heard Season 4 is the best season yet. I’m so psyched!


8 posted on 01/04/2014 4:13:49 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: randita

I’ve heard Season 4 is the best season yet. I’m so psyched!


9 posted on 01/04/2014 4:13:50 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr

Me too!

Me too!


10 posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:22 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: randita
My wife and I visited Highclere Castle last year. It was quite interesting, especially the basements where all the ancient Egyptian artifacts are. Believe me, it looks much better on TV than in person!
11 posted on 01/04/2014 4:21:08 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: randita

Are you sure this is tonight? I don’t see it on our local PBS station for tonight, and the others have all played before.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 4:29:28 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

Please note the title says “Tomorrow Night,” i.e. Sunday night.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 4:42:27 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: randita
Be sure to check out this unaired episode. ;-)

Upside Downton Abbey

14 posted on 01/04/2014 4:45:40 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: randita

I’ve been watching this and like it but also like watching Sherlock.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 4:51:36 PM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: T-Bird45
Whoops, thank you, I misunderstood the date. No wonder it doesn't show up in the channel line up.

*feeling sheepish*

16 posted on 01/04/2014 4:51:54 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: randita

Soap Opera featuring the Aristo class. It ‘ll probably run as long as “Guiding Light.”


17 posted on 01/04/2014 4:52:42 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: randita

Tomorrow is going to be an AWESOME day!

Driving to Cincy to watch the Bengals playoff game... then, will be home in time to see the end of the Green Bay game, and watch the season premiere of Downton Abbey!

It just doesn’t get any better than that!


18 posted on 01/04/2014 4:55:17 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: randita; All
Downton Abby is wonderful! I can hardly wait!

I just started trying to watch it a few weeks ago when I came across an episode on Masterpiece Theater.

I got hooked, and much to my delight I discovered that I could watch all the episodes on my Kendle free since I am a 'prime' member.

Watched them all in about three days! :)

19 posted on 01/04/2014 5:11:02 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: randita

Yay!

Pass the popcorn.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 5:23:35 PM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: randita

Thanks for the reminder! I forgot all about it.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 5:28:30 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: dragonblustar

Have you seen the prequel for this season? It’s a must-see.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 5:42:04 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: randita

I’ve seen all of series 4 and the Christmas special. You can stream it from the U.K if you set up via a European. I wouldn’t pirate bay it, but there are more reputable but lesser known services available if you look.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 5:46:19 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Moonmad27

Bates played a bartender in The Raven, playing a scene with John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, 2011. He had a major role in the British miniseries North and South, 2004, available for free streaming for Amazon Prime members.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 6:02:54 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: randita

Does it start at 8 or 9 o’clock.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 6:05:42 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: SevenofNine

Not a lot of drama in
Season 4...except for Lady Mary saving the pigs and getting covered in mud...


26 posted on 01/04/2014 6:07:36 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: randita

I read all the recaps from season 4 from the UK. :) Not sure if I will watch. I really enjoy reading them. Extremely detailed.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 6:28:16 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Ciexyz

On my local PBS station, it starts at 9 PM, but there is a related 8:00 feature called Secrets of Highclere Castle.

You should check your local listing.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 6:48:58 PM PST by randita
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To: Usagi_yo

I’ve seen season 4, too. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to next season. I especially enjoyed the special.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 6:49:31 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: randita

This show rocks....Like Upstairs/downstairs...both are classics.
Amazing thing is the class DA is made. Unlike USA shows which wallow in filth.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 6:51:19 PM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: randita

Excellent! Can’t wait...and have the DVR set, too. Thanks for the notice ;-)


31 posted on 01/04/2014 6:56:18 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: randita

Oooh, that sounds good...secrets of the Castle. I can hear the DA theme music, now.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 6:58:03 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MinuteGal; flaglady47

You gals ready for Season 4?


33 posted on 01/04/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by randita
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To: randita; flaglady47
"...ready for Season 4?"

You betcha.

Will watch for the thread (if there will be one....!!! ???)

Leni

34 posted on 01/04/2014 7:13:46 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: randita

Bates did it....


35 posted on 01/04/2014 9:49:08 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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“You gals ready for Season 4?”

You betcha. Breathless with anticipation. Got my popcorn ready to be popped. It’s been a long drought without it.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 3:46:49 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Ciexyz

Bates also had a main role in Lark Rise to Candleford, an excellent series which is also available for streaming from Amazon.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 5:21:05 AM PST by randita
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To: MinuteGal; flaglady

We can just meet back here for discussion. Just bookmark it.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 5:22:06 AM PST by randita
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To: randita; flaglady47
Am bookmarking now.

Thanks for getting us going....!

Leni

39 posted on 01/05/2014 6:17:26 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: patriot08
I could watch all the episodes on my Kendle

Interesting that you keep misspelling the name of the device
when the correct spelling is top center of the dang thing.


40 posted on 01/05/2014 7:48:44 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: LadyDoc

OHH I want see thattt LOL!

I hear the Black Jazz singer based on true guy I hear I think UK Daily mail did story on real life guy that the charcter based on

He was friend with Queen Mother and Lady Mountbattern


41 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:41 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

OHH that funny and cute ROFL

I saw Deadliest catch one

They did Law and Order few years ago


42 posted on 01/05/2014 8:39:40 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: randita

Speaking of Candeleford going finally going be sell to Inspiration network that Christian channel here in the US

I seen it few times on PBS So Cal it is good

One show that I notice was a lot of Pre Downtown Abbey stars in was in She done him wrong

It short tv show


43 posted on 01/05/2014 8:41:14 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: clintonh8r

You are lucky duck

Question is much bigger house that you see on TV


44 posted on 01/05/2014 8:42:10 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

I would say the house, the grounds and the rooms are about the size I expected them to be, although the way the exterior is shot on film does make it seem larger than it actually is.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 9:00:36 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: All

Anybody seen this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kodRL8leXtY


46 posted on 01/05/2014 9:28:43 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Excellence

I watched them over the summer, and it was fun until Mathew died. So ticked off about that.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 10:09:25 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: SevenofNine

Anna has a main role in this series - which is good, but kind of has an abrupt ending. I believe it was planned to continue, but for some reason, didn’t.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Island_at_War/70210423?trkid=2361637


48 posted on 01/05/2014 10:24:17 AM PST by randita
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To: dragonblustar

Both Matthew and Sybil wanted out of the series to pursue other things, so they decided to kill them off rather than have replacements.


49 posted on 01/05/2014 10:25:21 AM PST by randita
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To: randita

I saw another Brit mini series where three of Servants in it no it was Last Candle to Cranlford


50 posted on 01/05/2014 10:46:38 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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