Product Information of Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set
Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Region: Region Free
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 16
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: PBS (DIRECT)
DVD Release Date: 2014
Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26 September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. Four complete series have been aired so far; the fifth began airing in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2014, and in Ireland on 24 September 2014. It will begin airing in the United States on 4 January 2015.
The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series; the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series; and the United Kingdom general election of 1923 in the fifth series.
Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set has received critical acclaim from television critics and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. It was recognised by Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011. It earned the most nominations of any international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, with twenty-seven in total (after two series).It was the most watched television series on both ITV and PBS, and subsequently became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial of Brideshead Revisited.By the third series, Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set had become one of the most widely watched television drama shows in the world.