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New loves, new secrets, new Downton Abbey!

Free Season 5 preview

Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.

Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio

“Downton Abbey” returns to PBS for a fifth season beginning January 4; however, local fans of the MASTERPIECE Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama can watch the first hour of the new season during a preview screening event at WSRE on Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.

One of the recurring themes of “Downton Abbey” is change, from the wrenching consequences of the Titanic disaster in Season 1 to a notorious automobile accident at the end of Season 3—plus World War I, women’s rights, and the new morals, inventions, and fashions of the 1920s.

Season 5 kicks off in 1924. The United Kingdom has its first Labor Party prime minister, the radio is the latest miracle of the age, and Downton’s traditional ways are besieged on all fronts, as evidenced by this exchange between the head housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes, and the butler, Mr. Carson: 

We’re catching up, Mr. Carson. Whether you like it or not, Downton is catching up with the times we live in,” -Mrs. Hughes

That’s exactly what I’m afraid of!” -Mr. Carson


Support WSRE & Receive Downton Abbey Season 5 on DVD

This is the ultimate Downton Abbey fan’s dream! Add it to your collection today. With your pledge of support to WSRE, you can select from the following thank you gifts:

Downton Abbey Season 5, only: Minimum $120 donation
Downton Abbey Seasons 1-5: Minimum $240 donation