series 2

Introducing series two

Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and historical expert Alastair Bruce recall how the first series ended and introduce the second series of the highly acclaimed period drama.

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The Phenomenon

Julian Fellowes, production and cast talk about the phenomenal success of Downton Abbey, which kept up to 12 million people around Britain hooked every week and has since been enjoyed by millions more across the globe.

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All change at Downton

The cast behind Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol), Daisy (Sophie McShera) and William (Thomas Howes) explain the changes in roles and responsibilities throughout the household.

Discover the impact of war at Downton

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The impact of war

The cast discuss how the war impacts those who must keep the Downton house running when food and other items are in short supply.

Discover life in the trenches

See how Downton changes during the war

In the trenches

Dan Stevens talks about life in the trenches from his World War I dugout. How did the soldiers cope in such terrible conditions?

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Transforming Downton

The cast discuss the decision to change Downton Abbey from a place of wealth and opulence to a hospital for the wounded.

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The Sisters Crawley

Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Laura Carmichael, who play Ladies Mary, Sybil and Edith, talk about how their lives and relationships have changed.

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The nasties

Has being on the front line transformed nasty Thomas for the better? Partners in crime Ron James-Collier and Siobhan Finneran, who play Thomas and O'Brien, explore how the war trivialises petty issues of old.

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