Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggie Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley; Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). All the drama and intrigue, scandals and secrets continue in season 2 of this sprawling epic drama set against the Great War. 3 DVDs.