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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Year: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1

26 September 2010
The family and staff of Downton are shocked when they find that the heir to the title and fiancé of the Earl's daughter Mary perished on the Titanic and the Earl hires a crippled army comrade as valet.

Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2

3 October 2010
The new legal heirs to Downton, lawyer Matthew Crawley and his nurse mother Isobel are invited to live on the estate, but there is resentment of them as interlopers from both up and downstairs as interlopers.

Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3

10 October 2010
Gwen's ambitions to leave service to become a secretary is discouraged, Bates takes painful steps to overcome his limp, and a dashing Turkish diplomat visiting Downton seems to work his charms on everyone - especially Mary.

Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4

17 October 2010
Mrs. Hughes is reunited with an old beau, now a widower proposing marriage, and the Countess hires Matthew Crawley to see if the will can be broken and disagrees with his mother on a diagnosis.

Season 1, Episode 5: Episode #1.5

24 October 2010
Bates sees Thomas stealing a bottle of wine, the footman tries to frame him for petty theft, and Mrs. Crawley tries to convince the Countessa to surrender her annual entitlement prize for best rose in the village.

Season 1, Episode 6: Episode #1.6

31 October 2010
O'Brien and Thomas continue their efforts to frame Bates, Mary falls in love with Matthew, and Sybil is injured in a political disturbance and Branson is blamed.

Season 1, Episode 7: Episode #1.7

7 November 2010
Mary finds it was Edith who let the ambassador know about Faruk's death, Cora announces her pregnancy, and Thomas and O'Brien hatch new slanders against Bates as War clouds loom.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Episode #2.1

18 September 2011
After Bates' mother dies, he hopes his inheritance will buy him a divorce and allow him to marry Anna, Matthew announces his engagement to Lavinia Swire, and Sybil gets involved in the war effort.

Season 2, Episode 2: Episode #2.2

25 September 2011
April 1917. With John still absent, Isobel's butler Molesley makes a play for Anna but is rejected. Robert gets a new valet, shell-shocked ex-soldier Henry Lang, whilst William goes off to war. Edith learns to drive a tractor extremely well, and nearly succumbs to a kiss from the married farmer Mr. Drake. Sybil and Thomas work in the cottage hospital, where the latter begins to learn some humanity. At Isobel's suggestion - and to Violet's dismay - Downton Abbey is turned into a convalescent ward to ease the hospital's bed shortage. Mary invites middle-aged newspaper tycoon, and prospective beau, Sir Richard Carlisle to a dinner party, also attended by the Crawleys and Lavinia. Suspicious of Carlisle, Violet invites her daughter and sister to the Earl, Lady Rosamund, who is intrigued by the fact that Carlisle and Lavinia already seem well-acquainted. Carson, despite being taken ill whilst serving dinner, is still perceptive enough to suggest to Mary that Matthew is really the man for her.

Season 2, Episode 3: Episode #2.3

2 October 2011
Downton is turned into a convalescent hospital for the war wounded and through circumstances Thomas is given authority in its operation as Anna and Bates are briefly reunited and Branson plots against a heroic general dining at Downton.

Season 2, Episode 4: Episode #2.4

9 October 2011
Matthew and William remain missing in France, the mounting tensions between Cora and Isobel results it Isobel's volunteering for France, Bates returns to Downton, and the servants open a soup kitchen for unemployed veterans.

Season 2, Episode 5: Episode #2.5

16 October 2011
August 1918: Deserted by the baby's father, Ethel has been installed with her child in a cottage on the estate by a sympathetic Mrs. Hughes, who brings her food. Jane, a war widow, has taken Ethel's place as a maid. Vera Bates returns, having spent John's money but with no intention of sticking to their arrangement and planning to make money by selling the story of Lady Mary's indiscretion to Carlisle's newspaper. Tipped off by Anna, Mary goes to see him and explains all, thus scotching Vera's plan as the newspaper owner threatens her with libel action. Having returned to the war, both Matthew and William sustain severe injuries at the Battle of Amiens, fatally in the case of William, who marries Daisy. Mary is glad to become a hospital auxiliary to nurse Matthew, though his spinal damage will, in all probability, leave him paralysed from the waist down and impotent.

Season 2, Episode 6: Episode #2.6

23 October 2011
An unrecognizable burn victim turns up at the convalescent home claiming to be Mary's [resumed drowned cousin Patrick, Carlisle plans to lure Carson from Downton, and Bates wife reneges on her divorce agreement.

Season 2, Episode 7: Episode #2.7

30 October 2011
Ethel confronts her baby's grandparents, Bates thinks he might have played a role in his wife's death, Branson and Sybil elope, and Carlyle tries to recruit Anna to spy on Mary.

Season 2, Episode 8: Episode #2.8

6 November 2011
The Spanish Flu disrupts plans for Matthew's wedding when Cora, Lavinia, Carson, Molesley, and other staff members fall ill. Ethel elects to keep her son, and Jane resigns from Downton.

Season 2, Episode 9: Christmas at Downton Abbey

25 December 2011
Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates' arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Episode #3.1

16 September 2012
Spring of 1920. Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters threaten. One of which is Cora's freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws.

Season 3, Episode 2: Episode #3.2

23 September 2012
A conflict between two members of the house staff escalates. Meanwhile, the family tries to impress Martha by planning a lavish dinner party.

Season 3, Episode 3: Episode #3.3

30 September 2012
The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.

Season 3, Episode 4: Episode #3.4

7 October 2012
August 1920: Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.

Season 3, Episode 5: Episode #3.5

14 October 2012
The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case.

Season 3, Episode 6: Episode #3.6

21 October 2012
Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble.

Season 3, Episode 7: Episode #3.7

28 October 2012
A vindictive Ms. O'Brien hatches a damaging plot. Edith make a major decision. Matthew has a major plan for changing things, and Tom's brother pays a visit.

Season 3, Episode 8: Episode #3.8

4 November 2012
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots are hatched.

Season 3, Episode 9: A Journey to the Highlands

25 December 2012
September 1921. The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up, and a crisis unfolds.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Episode #4.1

22 September 2013
Mary is still inconsolable six months after Matthew's death, Edith agrees to go the Germany for Michael's divorce, Molesley looks for a job, and there is a surprise applicant for Ms. O'Brien's job.

Season 4, Episode 2: Episode #4.2

29 September 2013
An unofficial will from Matthew comes into the family's hand, Thomas plots against Anna, Rose gets involved in a scrap at a servant's dance, and Mts. Crawley tries to reconcile Carson and Trigg.

Season 4, Episode 3: Episode #4.3

6 October 2013
The Crawleys host a weekend party, their first since the War, and unexpected situations and crises arise.

Season 4, Episode 4: Episode #4.4

13 October 2013
Anthony Gillingham returns to Downton to propoose to Mary, Edna tries to coerce Tom into marrying her, and Anna will not tell Bates what's bothering her.

Season 4, Episode 5: Episode #4.5

20 October 2013
Mrs. Hughes tells Bates an edited version of Anna's rape, Edith goes to London to see Michael, Alfred takes a culinary test, and the Countess suspects new employee Pegg of theft and Robert tries to keep a tenant.

Season 4, Episode 6: Episode #4.6

27 October 2013
Robert is perturbed when Mary and Tom suggest intensive pig-farming on his land and Evelyn returns with his superior Charles Blake, to assess the viability of estates such as Downton. Blake does not impress Mary but both men are invited to stay for Robert's birthday party, for which Rose has engaged Jack Ross and his band. Rose's involvement with Ross would seem to go beyond the professional. At the party Isobel dissuades Tom from emigrating to America with his daughter and later she proves to Violet that young Pegg was not a thief, being surprised by the dowager's open-mindedness in reinstating him. Alfred receives good news - he has been accepted at the Ritz after all and Molesley is quick to step into his role but Edith is still concerned as Michael seems to have gone missing in Germany.

Season 4, Episode 7: Episode #4.7

3 November 2013
Robert is summoned to America to bail out his reprobate brother-in-law Harold but, after Mrs Hughes has given her the 'official' version of Anna's rape, Mary steps in to let John stay with his wife with his place being taken by Barrow. Barrow is curious as to the change of plan, asking Baxter to find out more, which Molesley overhears. Isobel plans to go with Tom to a meeting addressed by a Liberal MP but stays behind to nurse flu-stricken Violet, and he goes alone, sitting next to Sarah Bunting, an attractive young woman. In London Edith decides she wants an abortion whilst Rose continues to see Jack Ross. Back at Downton, the pigs arrive and Mary takes Charles Blake to view them. He proves invaluable when the animals seem to be in trouble and he and Mary combine to save them, getting covered in mud in the process. Meanwhile Anthony Gillingham returns with Green, who faces Mrs Hughes' anger.

Season 4, Episode 8: Episode #4.8

10 November 2013
Charles leaves, Mary having appointed Tim Drewe as pig-man, but when Anthony Gillingham's projected visit to Downton is announced Mary detects from Anna's reaction that something is wrong and learns the rapist's identity. The visit passes without incident, though Mary turns down a proposal from Anthony, who has broken off his engagement. Mary is alarmed when Rose tells her she is marrying Jack Ross and goes to see the singer. Lady Rosamund plans to take Edith to Switzerland to have her baby and put it up for adoption, but Violet is suspicious. Robert returns for the annual fete and Alfred comes back for a funeral, proposing to Ivy, who declines. Meanwhile, Isobel attracts the admiration of Lord Merton and Molesley forms a friendship with Baxter, though he is curious as to her relationship with Barrow.

Season 4, Episode 9: The London Season

25 December 2013
Summer of 1923. It's summer and as part of Rose's 'coming out' she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The Crawley family go to London to prepare Grantham House for this busy social program.

Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham

Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley

Jim Carter ... Charles Carson

Brendan Coyle ... John Bates

Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley

Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley

Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates

Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare

Rob James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow

Allen Leech ... Tom Branson

Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes

Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham

Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason

Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore

Maggie Smith ... Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Ed Speleers ... Jimmy Kent

Cara Theobold ... Ivy Stuart

Penelope Wilton ... Isobel Crawley

Shirley MacLaine ... Martha Levinson

Paul Giamatti ... Harold Levinson

Douglas Reith ... Lord Merton

Poppy Drayton ... Madeleine Allsopp

James Fox ... Lord Aysgarth

Oliver Dimsdale ... Prince of Wales

Janet Montgomery ... Freda Dudley Ward

Julian Ovenden ... Charles Blake

Michael Benz ... Ethan Slade

Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter

Tom Cullen ... Anthony Gillingham

Daisy Lewis ... Sarah Bunting

Samantha Bond ... Lady Rosamund Painswick

Patrick Kennedy ... Terence Sampson
Alastair Bruce ... Lord Chamberlain
Guy Williams ... King George V

Pete Lee-Wilson ... Porter

Andrew Scarborough ... Tim Drewe
Chris Cowlin ... Yeoman of the Guard (uncredited)
Valerie Dane ... Queen Mary (uncredited)
James Hare ... Gentleman Usher (uncredited)

Anthony Milton ... Club Guest Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Plumridge ... Waiter (uncredited)
Gemma Rourke ... Lady Jane Radcliffe (uncredited)
Evie Wray ... Lady (uncredited)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Episode #5.1

21 September 2014
Tim Drewe guesses the parentage of Marigold, Mary receives another proposal from Tony, Violet plays matchmaker, Thomas continues to press Baxter for information with blackmail, and a flash fire threatens the mansion.

Season 5, Episode 2: Episode #5.2

28 September 2014
James leaves Downton, Mary has a weekend rendezvous with Gillingham, Carson and the Earl disagree for the site of the War memorial, a wireless becomes part of Downton life, and Edith becomes Marigold's godmother.

Season 5, Episode 3: Episode #5.3

5 October 2014
Mary wakes up in bed with Tony Gillingham after their tryst and returns to Downton, where she learns that a building firm want to buy land for a housing estate, to which Robert objects. Violet discovers from her butler Spratt about Mary and Tony but covers for her before summoning her for an explanation. Mary explains to her that she plans to marry Tony but later tells Tom the truth, that she has no intention. In return he confesses that he is considering a move to America. Following the policeman's visit, Anna is perturbed that her ordeal will be revealed, particularly as the animosity between John and Green comes to light. John gives his alibi, that he spent the day in question in York, and Mrs Hughes and Mary agree to collude with this. As Barrow goes to visit his dying father, Baxter tells Cora that she was beguiled into the jewel theft by a cruel footman called Peter Coyle, whom she loved but who fled leaving her to take the blame. Tim's wife wants to bar Edith from seeing Marigold, whilst Rose hosts a benefit for a group of Russian political exiles and Violet is taken aback by one of their number.

Season 5, Episode 4: Episode #5.4

12 October 2014
The Countess confesses her past with Prince Kuragin, Lord Merton proposes to Isobel, Rose's parents are divorcing, Lord Grantham becomes jealous of Simon, and Lady Mary tells Gillingham she won't marry him.

Season 5, Episode 5: Episode #5.5

19 October 2014
Tom ends his relationship with Sarah, Rose meets a young man of Russian descent, Rosamund's visit to Marigold has consequences, Mrs. Patmore asks advice for her inheritance, and Simon Bricker expresses his love for Cora.

Season 5, Episode 6: Episode #5.6

26 October 2014
Violet's new maid doesn't seem to be working out, Kuragin reveals he still loves Violet, Anna realizes Bates' innocence, and Thomas reveals a secret to Baxter.

Season 5, Episode 7: Episode #5.7

2 November 2014
Atticus brings his parents, Edith and her daughter are brought home by Cora, Tom decides to take his daughter to America, Baxter volunteers to testify for Bates, and Isis is dying.

Season 5, Episode 8: Episode #5.8

9 November 2014
Kuragin tells Violet he wants to live with her, someone tries to break up the Atticus Rose wedding, Daisy wants to live in London, and Anna is accused of Green's murder.

Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham

Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley

Jim Carter ... Charles Carson

Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter

Brendan Coyle ... John Bates

Tom Cullen ... Anthony Gillingham

Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley

Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley

Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates

Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare

Rob James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow (as Robert James-Collier)

Allen Leech ... Tom Branson

Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes

Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham

Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason

Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore

David Robb ... Dr. Clarkson

Maggie Smith ... Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Penelope Wilton ... Isobel Crawley

Sue Johnston ... Miss Denker

Rade Serbedzija ... Prince Kuragin (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Louis Hilyer ... Inspector Vyner
Howard Ward ... Sergeant Willis
Dean Ashton ... Evans

Jeremy Swift ... Spratt

Michael Fox ... Andy

Peter Egan ... Hugh 'Shrimpie' MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire

Phoebe Nicholls ... Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire

Penny Downie ... Lady Sinderby

James Faulkner ... Lord Sinderby

Matt Barber ... Atticus Aldridge
Sophie Cosson ... Prostitute
James Phelips ... Waiter

Catherine Steadman ... Mabel Lane Fox

Sarah Crowden ... Lady Manville
Darren Machin ... Basil Shute

Paul Copley ... Mr. Mason
James Francis Andrews ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Oliver Zac Barker ... George Crawley (uncredited)

Ethan Chapples ... Atticus' Brother (uncredited)

Alexander Cooper ... Rules Waiter (uncredited)

Roman Green ... Veteran (uncredited)

Fifi Hart ... Sybbie Branson (uncredited)

Jefferson King ... Detective (uncredited)

Maya Lindh ... Lady Annabelle MacClare (uncredited)

Hugh O'Brien ... Policeman (uncredited)

Nathan Webb ... Lieutenant NRV (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 9: A Moorland Holiday

25 December 2014
Autumn of 1924. It's grouse shooting season and Rose's father-in-law invites the Crawley family to a shooting party in Northumberland.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Episode #6.1

20 September 2015
Lady Mary's past catches up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital puts Violet on the warpath.

Season 6, Episode 2: Episode #6.2

27 September 2015
What begins as a happy day out for the family and servants ends in panic and leaves Robert with a difficult decision to make.

Season 6, Episode 3: Episode #6.3

4 October 2015
An old acquaintance comes to Edith's aid, while Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' big day brings an unexpected arrival.

Season 6, Episode 4: Episode #6.4

11 October 2015
Anna and Mary face a crisis and a figure from the past surprises those above and below stairs.

Season 6, Episode 5: Episode #6.5

18 October 2015
Violet embroils the Minister of Health in the hospital row, but his visit ends in catastrophe. Mary's suspicions are aroused.

Season 6, Episode 6: Episode #6.6

25 October 2015
Downton Abbey opens its doors to the public for charity, Barrow's actions are misconstrued, Mary and Henry's romance blossoms, and tensions between Cora and Violet reach a dramatic climax.

Season 6, Episode 7: Episode #6.7

1 November 2015
The family face a shocking turn of events at Brooklands racetrack while Molesley and Daisy are put to the test.

Season 6, Episode 8: Episode #6.8

8 November 2015
Romance blossoms but a betrayal of trust threatens the chance of lasting happiness. Thomas considers desperate measures.

Season 6, Episode 9: Christmas Special

25 December 2015
Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.

Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham

Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley

Jim Carter ... Charles Carson

Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter

Brendan Coyle ... John Bates

Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley

Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley

Michael Fox ... Andy

Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates

Matthew Goode ... Henry Talbot

Harry Hadden-Paton ... Bertie Pelham

Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare

Rob James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow

Allen Leech ... Tom Branson

Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes

Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham

Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason

Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore

David Robb ... Dr. Clarkson

Maggie Smith ... Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Penelope Wilton ... Isobel Crawley

Sue Johnston ... Miss Denker

Jeremy Swift ... Spratt
Patrick Brennan ... Mr. Dawes

Douglas Reith ... Lord Merton

Samantha Bond ... Lady Rosamund Painswick
Alastair Bruce ... Brancaster Butler

Patricia Hodge ... Mrs. Pelham
Phoebe Sparrow ... Amelia Cruikshank

James Greene ... Sir Mark Stiles

Paul Copley ... Mr. Mason
Charlie Anson ... Larry Grey

Matt Barber ... Atticus Aldridge

Peter Egan ... Hugh 'Shrimpie' Flintshire
Paul Prescott ... At the Hospital Meeting
Alice Shuttleworth ... At the Hospital Meeting
Kyra Williams ... At the Hospital Meeting

Antonia Bernath ... Laura Edmunds

Michael Cochrane ... Reverend Travis
Amir Heath ... Waiter at the Ritz
James Francis Andrews ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Glyn Angell ... Diner (uncredited)

Oliver Zac Barker ... George Crawley (uncredited)
Alan Billingham ... At the Hospital Meeting (uncredited)

Dilyana Bouklieva ... (uncredited)
Paul Leon Bridger ... Wedding Gentry Guest (uncredited)
Nick Davison ... Upperclass Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Fifi Hart ... Sybbie Branson (uncredited)
Matt Jamie ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Hilary Joyce ... Diner (uncredited)

Hugh O'Brien ... Diner (uncredited)

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