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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey III: (Episode 1)

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Cora’s mother, Martha Levinson, is among the many wedding guests that descend on Downton for Matthew and Mary’s wedding. Lord Grantham discovers that his massive investment of Cora's fortune in the Grand Trunk Railway has failed, leaving the estate near bankruptcy. Matthew learns that he may stand to inherit a large amount of money from Lavinia's father, but he declares that it would be impossible to keep the money because he feels that he betrayed Lavinia and her father. Sybil and Branson, who remains highly vocal about his political beliefs, also manage to make the return to Downton for the wedding. Matthew ultimately chooses Branson to be his best man, and finally the long-awaited marriage becomes a reality.

Premiered in UK as Season 3: Episodes 1 and 2


Episode Info


Episode number: 43x1
Production Number: 4301
Airdate: Sunday January 06th, 2013
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes


Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Sep 16, 2012 (Premiere!)

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Starring Roles
Allen Leech
As Tom Branson
Recurring
Amy Nuttall
As Ethel Parks (Mrs Crawley's Housekeeper)
Recurring
Brendan Coyle
As John Bates (Lord Grantham's valet)
Recurring
Dan Stevens
As Matthew Crawley
Recurring
Elizabeth McGovern
As Cora Crawley (Countess of Grantham)
Recurring
Hugh Bonneville
As Robert Crawley (Earl of Grantham)
Recurring
Jessica Brown Findlay
As Lady Sybil Branson
Recurring
Jim Carter
As Charles Carson (Butler)
Recurring
Joanne Frogatt
As Anna Bates (Head housemaid; lady's maid;)
Recurring
Kevin Doyle
As Joseph Molesley (Mr Crawley's butler and valet)
Recurring
Laura Carmichael
As Lady Edith Crawley
Recurring
Lesley Nicol
As Beryl Patmore (Cook)
Recurring
Maggie Smith
As Violet Crawley (Dowager Countess of Grantham)
Recurring
Michelle Dockery
As Lady Mary Crawley
Recurring
Penelope Wilton
As Isobel Crawley
Recurring
Phyllis Logan
As Elsie Hughes (Housekeeper)
Recurring
Rob James Collier
As Thomas Barrow (valet; underbutler)
Recurring
Siobhan Finneran
As Sarah O'Brien (Lady Grantham's lady's maid)
Recurring
Sophie McShera
As Daisy Mason (Kitchen maid)
Recurring

Guest Stars
David Robb
As Dr. Clarkson
Recurring
Ed Speleers
As James Kent (Footman)
Recurring
Matt Milne
As Alfred Nugent (Footman)
Recurring
Michael Cochrane
As Reverend Travis
Recurring
Robert Bathurst
As Sir Anthony Strallan
Recurring
Shirley MacLaine
As Martha Levinson (Lady Grantham's mother)
Recurring
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGareth Neame  |  Julian Fellowes
ProducerElizabeth Trubridge
CinematographerNigel Willoughby
Original MusicJohn Lunn
Executive Producer - MasterpieceRebecca Eaton
 
Warning: Masterpiece season 43 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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