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PBS KIDS PREMIERES SPECIAL DOWNTON ABBEY-INSPIRED EPISODE OF ARTHUR

Watertown, NY, January 13, 2015 – Ever wonder what secrets and stories your family history holds?  This is the question posed to everyone’s favorite aardvark and his friends in “Fountain Abbey,” an all-new, Downton Abbey-inspired episode of ARTHUR, premiering January 26 on WPBS at 4pm.  “Fountain Abbey” will also be available on DVD January 27 through PBS Distribution.

In the drama-filled “Fountain Abbey,” Muffy finds herself absolutely devastated when she learns her great-great grandmother, Mary Alice, wasn’t royalty at all.  She was a common maid – oh, the indignity!   She soon discovers the surprising story behind her humble family roots.

“An abbey in jeopardy, a lady’s maid causing trouble, and the Dowager Countess unimpressed by all. Sound familiar?   ‘Fountain Abbey’ is  a show the whole family can enjoy together!” says Carol Greenwald, senior executive producer of ARTHUR.

“WPBS-TV is dedicated to engaging the children in our area for success in school and in life with content that is both educational and entertaining,” said Tiffany Hart, Outreach Manager. “Featuring a social-emotional curriculum, ‘Fountain Abbey’ promises to delight kids and parents alike – coupling ARTHUR’s warmth and humor with DOWNTON ABBEY-inspired references that parents will enjoy.”

The “Arthur: Fountain Abbey” DVD features the following four episodes:  “Fountain Abbey”,   “Arthur Calls It” ,  “Whip. Mix. Blend.” and “Staycation” . The special DVD also features printable coloring pages and activities for kids.

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