The countdown has begun! Season 3 of Downton Abbey will be here on January 6, 2013! To help us get ready for Season 3 PBS will be airing Downton Abbey Revisited this Sunday, November 25th. The episode will feature great moments from Seasons 1 and 2, plus interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Watch the preview here:
Downton Abbey Magnet Set Giveaway! Season 3 One House...Many Stories Magnet and Ask Carson to Bring Tea Magnet. Ends Monday Sept. 17, 2012
To celebrate the new Season 3 of Downton Abbey showing in Britain this weekend, I am giving away a set of these two magnets. The first is a flexible magnet with the picture of Downton Abbey and the names of all the major characters from Seasons 1, 2, and 3. The second magnet is very popular in our store - Keep Calm and Ask Carson to Bring Tea. These will be given away together as a set.
To enter, leave a comment below or on our Facebook post page for this giveaway. Comment in both places to enter twice! Entries from all countries are welcome (that's why I picked something easy to ship!).
Entries will close on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:00 am EDT. The drawing winners will be announced by noon EDT on Sept 17, 2012.
Edited to add: The winner is Cami Connor, who entered via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GiftsForFansOfDowntonAbbey .
Thank you everyone who entered! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!
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Thank you, and enjoy watching the wedding!
Spoilers here! But this is a great 4 minute clip with many news scenes not included in the other Downton Abbey trailers. Also included are interviews with the cast and crew. Lesley Nichols promises us "major shocks" in the coming season. Wow! I can't wait! Outside of the UK? Try these tips for watching Downton Abbey this fall.
Two new Downton Abbey Trailers to enjoy. The first is from PBS Masterpiece Classics. Downton Abbey will not show in the US officially until January, but there are ways to watch from the United States this September.
The second trailer is from ITV in the United Kingdom. It is quite different in tone, and gives us many very fast glimpses of what is to come in Season 3. Premieres September 16th in the UK.
There are some options to see the Season 3 Downton Abbey episodes after they have played in the UK. The first episode of Season 3 is scheduled to air on Sunday September 16, 2012. See the information below to help find a potential way to watch these episodes.
1. Tunnelbear. Even the name is cute. Tunnelbear is a VPN service that lets you use the internet as if you lived in a different country. The Little Bear version is free, but to watch the Downton Abbey episodes you will probably have to spring for the $4.99 a month version. That may or may not be worth it to you, and there are other options that may be free. After you install it, set the dials to On and UK. Make sure it is connected, it may take a bit. Then go to http://www.itv.com/downtonabbey/ and watch the latest episode after it airs in the UK. Episodes may only be available for a short time, so be sure to keep up with watching it. Thank you to graspingforobjectivity.com for this tip!
2. Sidereel. Last fall I used Sidereel.com to watch Season 2 before it aired in the US. I would go to the http://www.sidereel.com/downton_abbey page and click the "Search" button. Other links would come up that I could then use to watch the episodes. This is somewhat unreliable and subject to the links being taken down.
3. Delishows. Another web site with links to Downton Abbey shows is Delishows. Click here to see what episodes are available after they air in the UK.
4. Google. If the above fail trying searching on Google for other options.
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5. Expat Shield. I have read of people using Expat Shield with success. Download the free software, and enable it. It then gives your computer a UK IP address, so you could watch the episodes on ITV directly after they are uploaded, which is usually within 24 hours of airing. Make sure to disable it after you are done watching or your will be automatically be redirected to UK sites when you open amazon.com or other web sites.
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6. FastpassTV: Cat (see comments section below) told us about FastPassTV. This looks like another helpful site to try!
I'm glad everyone is getting so excited for Season 3! I know I am!
Disclaimer: This is meant as information. It is up to you to judge for yourself if there are legal and moral issues to watching these episodes online before they air in your own country. This information is theoretical and may or may not work in your situation.
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New "press pack" for Downton Abbey Season 3 is now available! Go to the ITV link here to download the PDF. It contains 63 pages of new pictures and interviews with the cast and crew of Downton Abbey. Great reading to spend the time until September 16th.
In the US and wondering how you will wait until January? Keep tuned here for a future post on how to watch Downton Abbey in the US in September.
Two new scene clips released by ITV, the UK network for Downton Abbey. The first one is a bit more of the dinner scene that was shown in the unofficial clip that could be seen a few days ago. The second is a completely new scene clip, showing the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Levinson, Cora's mother. Such a great teaser for Season 3! I will upload more clips as they come available!
The highly anticipated Season 3 of Downton Abbey is scheduled to air in Britain in early September, 2012 (and for you in the US if you google "sidereel"). Some of the trailers are starting to eek out, and one was released yesterday. You can watch it by clicking in the window above. It starts at about 9:28 into the clip. There are definitely some SPOILERS here, so only watch if you are okay with not being completely surprised while watching the first episode.
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