Downton Abbey, Season Three
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Beloved American actress Shirley MacLaine joins the cast for Season Three.
KQED has gathered fun Downton Abbey-related content on this page, scroll down to find games; food and cocktail recipes; and exclusive interviews with the cast!
Season Three of Downton Abbey airs Sundays at 9pm on KQED 9, January 6 through February 17, 2013.
Donate now and receive Season Three on DVD (allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).
Visit the Official Program Site (pbs.org)
4 Steps to Coping with your Downton Abbey Grief Still reeling from Season 3's dramatic finale? Relive the exciting events of the complete season with our Downton Abbey episode recaps, a "Crawley Girls Mix Tape," and more from KQED Pop.
Enter the 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes daily through April 30, 2013, for a chance to win a trip for two adults from the US to Britain. The trip includes VIP tours of Highclere Castle (the setting of Downton Abbey), Kensington Palace, Selfridges & Co and more! Travel to Britain must be from Sept. 21-26, 2013.
Enter at http://www.pbs.org/sweepstakes.
- New from KQED Pop! Crawley Girls: A Downton Abbey Mixtape
- Downton Abbey Word Game - Choose the Upstairs Team or the Downstairs Team, and see who comes out on top! Download the printable score sheet (PDF)
- Take an online Downton Abbey Personality Quiz
- Characters — Vote Now! Learn all about the Downton Abbey characters, then vote for who you love and loathe on pbs.org.
BBC's "Uptown Downstairs Abbey Part One" Spoof
Downton Abbey, Season Three: Are You Ready to (Tea) Party?
Season Three is underway and here are some tips and resources from Bay Area Bites to plan an Upstairs/Downstairs Tea Party.
- Bread Pudding from Jacques Pépin as seen on Essential Pépin
- Check Please Bay Area: Lovejoy's Tea Room recipe
- Fish & Chips
- English Muffins
- Mince Pies
- Coronation Chicken Salad
- Watercress Soup
- Bread and Butter Pudding
For those who don't want to cook: stop at one of the few Bay Area British specialty shops or stop in that aisle in your grocery store.
Stiff Upper Lip (printable
Fill a glass with champagne
Add .75 oz of Cointreau, or another Orange based liqueur
Add a dash of Blood Orange Bitters Stir and enjoy!
(Original recipe courtesy of KQED's Jacqueline Murray)
- Bay Area Bites Cocktail Recipes
- More Downton Abbey Cocktail Recipes from TheKitchn.com
Fresh Air: Julian Fellowes Terry Gross interviews Downton Abbey creator and writer Julian Fellowes on January 7, 2013.
Listen to Charlie Rose interview Downton Abbey actors Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter and Joanne Froggatt from December 11, 2012.
Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) on Downton Abbey
Video: A Q&A with the Cast
At a special Q&A in New York City, cast members from Downton Abbey answer some of fans' most popular questions and discuss everything from Kemal Pamuk and Maggie Smith to season 2. Watch now
Audio: The Lowdown from Downton Abbey
******Season Two Spoiler Alert******
In August 2011, as filming of Downton Abbey's second season was wrapping up, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, and Michelle Dockery spent several days visiting the West Coast. During their whirlwind trip to San Francisco, they spoke with KQED member magazine On Q's editor about their experiences filming the series.
Find out what they did to prepare for their roles, which is their favorite room in the Downton house, and which question they're most tired of being asked.
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