Lacking the authoritarian discipline of her peers, Selfridges' head of fashion, Miss Flora Bunting, is timid, competent, and kind to her staff. Her kindness will come in handy when she most needs a helping hand.
A veteran of British television with an extensive list of theatre credits to her name, Pippa Hawood is perhaps best known in England for her role in the longtime British comedy series The Brittas Empire. Working in drama and comedy alike, she is presently starring in BBC One's drama series, Prisoners' Wives. MASTERPIECE viewers may recognize her from her roles in The Inspector Lynley mystery Missing Joseph and the Hercule Poirot mystery A Cat Among the Pigeons. Off stage and screen, the mother of two young daughters was so moved by the plight of Afghan refugees in the crisis that ensued after the September 11, 2001 attacks that she approached many leading names in the arts -- JK Rowling, Seamus Heaney, Joanna Lumley, Nick Hornby and more -- and compiled a collection, Poems for Refugees, with the celebrities' chosen poems and their personal statements sharing the reasons for their choices.
Our final Downton Abbey character poll - the enigma-wrapped-in-a-riddle known as Thomas! Vote now, and find out how you answered all of our polls during the week, before our Season 5 finale this Sunday on MASTERPIECE on PBS!
From Carson and Mrs. Hughes' beach romp, to Branson and Sybil's rebellious alliance, to Matthew's winter wonderland proposal--See a collection of the best romantic moments from every season of Downton Abbey! Which is your favorite? #DowntonPBS
Imagine if money, aristocratic titles, and entails were no object—where in Downton Abbey would you live? Take MASTERPIECE's Downton Abbey dream home quiz to find out! Watch the finale of Downton Abbey Season 5 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #DowntonPBS
Based on the best-selling novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall stars Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, and Claire Foy. The new series premieres Sunday, April 5th, 2015, at 10pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #WolfHallPBS
And now, for today's Downton Abbey character poll - the ever adorable Carson and Hughes! Vote now, and find out how you all answered during the week, before our Season 5 finale this Sunday on MASTERPIECE on PBS!
This week we'll be asking you, our fans, to vote on what will happen next with your favorite Downton Abbey characters. Today's poll - Lady Mary! Vote now, and see how you collectively answer this weekend before our Season 5 finale on MASTERPIECE on PBS!
Consider yourself the ultimate Downton Abbey fan? Take our trivia quiz and see how closely you watched Episode 8 of Downton Abbey Season 5, then share your score and challenge your friends. Watch Downton Abbey, Season 5 online for a limited time, only on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
The Downton Abbey Season 5 finale was filmed at castle used for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Check out 5 more Downton Abbey/Harry Potter connections fans need to know before the Season 5 finale, airing Sunday, March 1, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS! #DowntonPBS
Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking River Cruises and Ralph Lauren Corporation with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust, created to help ensure the series' future.