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Downton Abbey: Masterpiece - Season 1 Marathon
Thanksgiving Day - Two chances to watch all of Season 1!
--10:30am-5:00 on Blue Ridge PBS
--5:30pm-Midnight on Southwest Virginia PTV
Tune in and find out how you can attend the
Blue Ridge PBS Downton Abbey Celebration Party
at the Roanoke Country Club!
The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville, Miss Austen Regrets); his American heiress wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern); his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet (Maggie Smith, David Copperfield); and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), himself none too happy about the new arrangements. As Matthew's bristly relationship with Mary begins to crackle with electricity, hope for the future of Downton's dynasty takes shape. But when petty jealousies and ambitions grow among the family and the staff, scheming and secrets — both delicious and dangerous — threaten to derail the scramble to preserve Downton Abbey. Created and written by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), Downton Abbey offers a spot-on portrait of a vanishing way of life.
Downton Abbey: Masterpiece - Season 5
This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama's fifth season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.
November 15 at 7:30pm – Episode 1
See why old attitudes start to change and Robert is snubbed by the village. A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith plays with fire.
November 22 at 8:00pm – Episode 2
Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.
November 29 at 8:00pm – Episode 3
Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Bates also faces a trial. Cora makes a new friend, and Violet is reunited with an old one.
Eric Fitzpatrick: I’m Painting My Life
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm
--During Winter Festival
Eric Fitzpatrick is one of the Roanoke area’s most popular artists - voted “Best Artist” 25 years in a row by readers of The Roanoker Magazine. Fitzpatrick has been painting local landmarks for over 30 years and his work is a part of the corporate collections of Nippon Steel, Hitachi, IBM and McDonald’s. Currently, his paintings hang in 16 countries around the world.
The documentary takes a look at Eric’s art through the years and the creative process behind it.
Giada Valentia: From Venice with Love
Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm
--During Winter Festival
Tune in and get EXCLUSIVE tickets for
Giada Valenti's concert when she comes to Roanoke!
Celebrate the romance and passion of Venice with soulful interpretations of love songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s from the Italian songstress. Backed by a 26-piece orchestra, Giada performs in a spectacular setting that recalls her magical hometown.