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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey III: (Episode 3)

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Branson is wanted by the police for his involvement in the burning of an aristocrat's home in Ireland. The Crawleys are outraged when he shows up at Downton without Sybil. After she eventually arrives safely, Lord Grantham convinces the Home Secretary to allow Branson to remain in England. Meanwhile, a mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart as they are no longer allowed to receive letters from each other and Anna is not permitted to visit Bates. Elsewhere, Ethel decides to let her son live with his grandparents in order to have a better life; and Carson recruits a new footman, Jimmy Kent, who attracts the attention of the female staff...and Thomas. There is a movement afoot for more widespread women's suffrage, and Edith writes a letter to the newspaper in support.

Premiered in UK as Season 3: Episode 4


Episode Info


Episode number: 43x3
Production Number: 4303
Airdate: Sunday January 20th, 2013

Director: Andy Goddard
Writer: Julian Fellowes

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Oct 07, 2012 (Premiere!)

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)

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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
Ed Speleers
As James Kent (Footman)
Recurring
Matt Milne
As Alfred Nugent (Footman)
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 3 guide may contain spoilers
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