Super Drama Sunday

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI offers a perfect alternative to watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st. Those who are not fans of football have the option to spend the afternoon with WXXI, watching some of the best Masterpiece Classic and BBC programs on television. Super Drama Sunday kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 1 with Manners of Downton Abbey, where Downton Abbey's historical advisor, Alastair Bruce, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look during the filming of Season 5. Bruce shares how he helps to re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants.

Immediately following Manners of Downton Abbey, WXXI-TV brings viewers the first four episodes of Downton Abbey, Season 5 at 2 p.m. The epic fifth season follows the plot threads left dangling from last season, including Lady Mary’s courtship contest, Lady Edith’s trials as a secret single mom, Thomas’s scheming against Bates, Robert’s battles against modernity, Tom’s quest to be true to his ideals, Violet’s one-line zingers, and much, much more.

At 7 p.m. it’s an episode of Father Brown, that crime-solving Roman Catholic priest, followed by The Great British Baking Show at 8 p.m. The Great British Baking Show follows the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Then it’s time for the premiere of episode 5 of the new season of Downton Abbey at 9 p.m., where Rose makes a handsome new acquaintance; something is wrong with Thomas; Edith’s link to Marigold draws attention; and Bricker and Robert lose control. It will be followed by Talking Abbey LIVE at 10 p.m., WXXI's live wrap show that discusses all things Downton. At 10:30 p.m. stay tuned for the 1950’s detective drama Grantchester and then Hebburn, which follows the ups and downs of life for a newly married couple, at 11:30 p.m.

Pictured: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Season 5 of Downton Abbey
Credit: Courtesy of (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE 



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