Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey II, Part 1

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey II, Part 1

Sunday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m.

Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil.

In a special reprise of Season Two, Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.

The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts.

Photo: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary.