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.

Original UK ed.; widescreen presentation.
London : Carnival Film & Television Limited ; Alexandria, VA : PBS Distribution, c2012.
3 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Man-woman relationships -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Drama.
Television series.
Historical television programs.
Television melodramas.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo.
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.
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 both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions of love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.
Disc one, Part one: Prologue
Keeping up standards
Returning to Downton
Starting fresh
Mr. and Mrs. Bates
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
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
November 11 / 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].
Disc One: Part one (67 min. ; director, Ashley Pearce)
Part two (53 min. ; director, Ashley Pearce)
Part three (53 min. ; director, Andy Goddard) ; Disc Two: Part four (53 min. ; director, Brian Kelly)
Part five (53 min. ; director, Brian Kelly)
Part six (53 min. ; director, Andy Goddard)
Part seven (53 min. ; director James Strong) ; Disc Three: Part eight (68 min. ; James Strong)
Christmas at Downton Abbey (93 min. ; director, Brian Percival)
Special features: Fashion & uniforms (11 min.)
Romance in a time of war (13 min.)
House to hospital (8 min.).
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.
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.
Originally produced as a British television series in 2011.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 2011.
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.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Miller Fund bookplate.
Pearce, Ashley. , Director
Goddard, Andy. , Director
Kelly, Brian. , Director
Strong, James. , Director
Percival, Brian. , Director
Neame, Gareth. , Producer
Eaton, Rebecca. , Producer
Trubridge, Liz. , Producer
Fellowes, Julian. , Creator, Screenwriter, Producer
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
Frogatt, Joanne, 1979- , Actor
Howes, Thomas, 1986-
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). , Producer
PBS Distribution (Firm) , Distributor
Fellowes, Julian.
Trubridge, Liz.
Pearce, Ashley.
Goddard, Andy.
Kelly, Brian.
Strong, James.
Percival, Brian.
Lunn, John, 1956-
Coyle, Brendan.
McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961-
Bonneville, Hugh.
Frogatt, Joanne, 1979-
Smith, Maggie, 1934-
Logan, Phyllis.
PBS Home Video.
Carnival Films (Great Britain)
Publisher Number:
MST64200 PBS Home Video
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