Downton Abbey Rediscovered
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For the millions of devoted “Downton Abbey” fans eagerly looking forward to the Season 6 premiere in January,  PBS is offering a respite — DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED, a fond look back at the best-loved moments from the past five seasons. Hosted by PBS president and chief executive officer Paula Kerger, DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED celebrates the series that The Hollywood Reporter praised as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” with a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with producers and cast members, and clips of favorite scenes. DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED premieres August 2015 (check local listings) on PBS; the final season of “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/ MASTERPIECE co-production, premieres January 2016.

“As a huge fan of ‘Downton Abbey,’ being part of this special look back at this beloved series is a true joy,” said Paula Kerger. “It’s a pleasure to spend time with members of the Crawley family, reliving favorite moments from the past and anticipating the return of the series next year.”

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, “Downton Abbey” has continued to captivate viewers for five seasons with its intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate. Audiences have been gripped by the wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises faced by the Crawley family and the household staff. Last season saw surprising scandals, joyful moments and dramatic twists and turns that left viewers intrigued.   

Structured around three themes, DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED explores “Downton Abbey: Up to Now,” “The Men of Downton and the Women They Love” and “Love, Lies and Scandal at Downton Abbey.”

Cast members interviewed include Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Laura Carmichael, Robert James-Collier and Kevin Doyle.

Interviews with creator and writer Julian Fellowes and executive producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge provide insights into the series, renowned for its drama, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, ambition and romance.