- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 8 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 29, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Pbs (Direct)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Downton Abbey Behind the Drama
- Shirley MacLaine at Downton
- The Men of Downton
- Downton in 1920
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement 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 for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?
The returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and a host of others, joined by Shirley MacLaine, who plays Martha Levinson, the very American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham.
Includes the Downton Abbey Season 3 Christmas Special, "A Journey to the Highlands."
The Julian Fellowes-created British period drama DOWNTON ABBEY originally premiered on Britain's ITV in late September 2010, and on PBS in the U.S. just over 3 months later. Set the titular Yorkshire country estate, it explores events in the lives of the Crawleys, a family in the late Edwardian era of the early 20th Century. Accordingly, members of the clan must contend with such global crises as the sinking of the Titanic and the eruption of World War I. Series Three of the program spans the time period of 1920-21 and originally ran in Britain in late 2012. All of the installments appear in this box set.