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Sunday, February 5 at 12:30 p.m. – Super Drama Sunday with Masterpiece Classic

(Rochester, NY) – Offering an alternative to watching the the Big Game on February 5, WXXI is proud to bring back its Super Drama Sunday – with two Masterpiece Classic presentations – Return to Cranford and Downton Abbey. Super Drama Sunday airs Sunday, February 5 on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), beginning at 12:30 p.m with Return to Cranford, where change is racing towards the small, close-knit village of Cranford like a steam train — quite literally. As the railroad continues to encroach on the town, Cranford strives to open to new realities, from surprising romances to unexpected losses and even waltzing!

At 3:30 p.m. WXXI-TV/HD makes a touch down with the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey. You’ll enjoy the first five episodes of season two back to back, which rejoins the story of the noble Crawley family and their servants at Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era. Uncertainty and worry have taken up residence in the great house. Some newcomers arrive, met with varying degrees of welcome; some young men are absent, desperately clinging to survival in the trenches of France; and some men remain at Downton, their discontent festering.

Pictured: A doctored cast of Downton Abbey
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Masterpiece


WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.