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"Downton Abbey" Cast & Crew Live Chat, Dec. 12

Posted on 09 Dec 2012

Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) reveals his "Free Bates" tee. 

December is the month for “Downton Abbey” news and, boy-oh-boy, is this news something! On Wednesday, Dec. 12, AETN and PBS are sharing the chance to livestream a YouTube Q&A Panel with the cast and producers of your favorite British drama!

Check back with us later this week for the link to the specific link from youtube.com/pbs. But, until then, get yourself hyped up for a conversation with all the cast and crew members!

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: We've received the additional info we promised! The livestream chat will take place at approximately 7 p.m. and last for about an hour. Follow this link to check in -we'll see you there!  

Joining us will be:

Rebecca McGovern, executive producer, “Masterpiece Theater”

Hugh Bonneville ... Lord Crawley                  

Jim Carter ... Mr. Carson                                                     

Rob James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow                                     

Brendan Coyle ... John Bates                                                                    
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates                                                
Gareth Neame, executive producer, “Downton Abbey”

Elizabeth McGovern … Lady Cora

Sophie McShera … Daisy Mason

It’s a great preview for our “Jazz Age Cocktail Reception” and “Downton Abbey: Season 3 Screening Event” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Argenta Community Theater. Costumes, delicious snacks, scrumptious cocktails and sneak peeks - what's there to miss?  

Of course, not too long after that, you’ll be able to settle back into the perfect Sunday evening routine. It’s almost here! “Downton Abbey: Season 3” premieres Sunday, Jan. 6.



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