You can check out Episode 3 of the third season of Downton Abbey from Masterpiece starting December, 16 via PBS’s Roku channel. The channel has been adding episodes of the series week-by-week, following a run of Season Two through the month of November. In the episode, two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish Civil War and the fight for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, a mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart. The episode will be available from December 16th through Dec. 22nd, although episodes one and two are still available to watch if you need to catch up.
Other PBS programming available for a limited time include Nova’s Ultimate Mars Challenge (through Dec. 25), PBS Arts’ A Christmas Carol: The Concert (through Jan. 4, 2014), PBS’s Extreme by Design (through Dec. 18), and Magic of the Snowy Owl (through Dec. 25).
To find programming titles using the Roku search option, search for the series name rather than the individual program. For example, search for the keyword “masterpiece” rather than “downton abbey.” It will save you a lot of headaches. Another option is to just scroll though the show thumbnails.