The general Election of 1924 brings a Labour government into power, to the consternation of Robert and Carson, though many of the staff are pleased to have a prime minister from the working class. A village delegation, building a war memorial to local dead, requests Carson, not Robert, to head its committee and the class-bound butler feels awkward, ensuring the earl is made a patron. Tim Drewe tells Lady Edith he knows that Marigold, the daughter he and his wife have adopted, is her child whilst Lady Mary receives another proposal from Tony Gillingham. Violet organizes a lunch party to match Isobel with Lord Merton though Isobel resists and at Robert and Cora's anniversary dinner supports Sarah Bunting and Tom's view that the war was futile. Robert immediately takes a dislike to Sarah. Barrow continues to pressurize Baxter to disclose damning information on John Bates but, encouraged by the adoring Molesley, she tells Cora her secret, that she was imprisoned for theft from an employer... Written by
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Did You Know?
The Dowager Countess tells Lady Shackleton that she "sounds like Mrs. Bennett," a reference to Jane Austen
's novel Pride and Prejudice. Guest stars Harriet Walter
and Anna Chancellor
have both appeared in Austen adaptations (Walter in Sense and Sensibility and Chancellor in Pride and Prejudice). Additionally, Anna Chancellor
is a descendant of Jane Austen
. See more
The brunch scene in which the Dowager's butler, Spratt, snubs Dr. Clarkson was added for comedy, but would have been grossly out of character for any servant. Dr. Clarkson was a highly respected member of the village and held in higher esteem than Pratt, who could not have expected that he would only wait on nobles. In addition, Dr. Clarkson was an invited guest of the Dowager, who would not have been amused in the slightest if any of her servants had been rude to any of her guests. See more
Is everything satisfactory, M'Lord?
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
No, it isn't! And can you please keep Moseley in the kitchens until his hair stops turning blue?
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more