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Emma - Part One (#4003H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This new four-hour adaptation of one of Jane Austen's most popular novels stars Romola Garai as the "handsome, clever and rich" heroine. The cast also includes Sir Michael Gambon as the matchmaking Emma's doting father and Jonny Lee Miller as her suitor, Mr. Knightley.
Part One: Rich, independent and kind spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no interest in marriage herself, but is inspired by matchmaking for those around her. Once she has married off her close companions, she settles on the pretty Harriet Smith to fashion into her new playmate and ally. She persuades Harriet that she is too good for her suitor, the farmer Robert Martin, and encourages her to set her sights higher. But close family friend Mr. Knightley warns Emma that her meddling will cause great pain. Undaunted, Emma continues her efforts on Harriet's behalf. Meanwhile, Emma is intrigued by the mysterious and elusive Frank Churchill, whom she hopes to meet at a party.
The 39 Steps (#4006H) Duration: 1:25:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
An adaptation of the popular John Buchan adventure novel originally popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, set on the eve of World War I. Filled with romance and humor, this drama stars Rupert Penry-Jones as mining engineer Richard Hannay, caught up in a conspiracy following the death of a British spy found in his apartment.
Emma - Part Two (#4004H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Is confirmed bachelor Mr. Knightley secretly courting demure Jane Fairfax (Laura Pyper), recipient of a piano from a mysterious benefactor? Meanwhile, Emma, too, feels the unfamiliar tug of romance - in the direction of dashing Frank Churchill (Rupert Evans).
Emma - Part Three (#4005H) Duration: 56:47 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
How will Jane Austen, the master of happy endings, tie up the tangled affairs of her heroines Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith and Jane Fairfax? And what will she do about those mystifying men, Mr. Knightley and Frank Churchill?
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 1 (#4301() Duration: 1:56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Season 3: 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. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character.
This episode: Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters - large and small - threaten. One is Cora's freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 2 (#4302() Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 3 (#4303() Duration: 53:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 4 (#4304() Duration: 1:09:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 5 (#4305() Duration: 1:08:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 6 (#4306() Duration: 2:09:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.
Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 7 (#4307H) Duration: 1:53:09 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up,and a crisis unfolds.
Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 1 (#4401#) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG
This season finds aristocrats coping with last season's shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley MacLaine and a host of others.
This episode: Six months after Matthew's death, family and servants try to cure Mary and Isobel of their deep depression. Meanwhile, O'Brien causes a final crisis.
Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 2 (#4402#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
The fates of several characters converge at a glittering house party. Gregson impresses Robert, and Anna faces trouble.
Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 3 (#4403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Love is in the air at Downton Abbey, and darker emotions too, as Mary, Edith, Tom and Anna each struggle with a dilemma.
Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 4 (#4404#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Can Bates learn what's troubling Anna? Meanwhile, Thomas installs a new ally and Alfred takes up cooking.