The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of George V. The first series spans the two years prior to the Great War, commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919.
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Rejoin the Crawley family for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on the English country estate. Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres January 4, 2015, 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
From PBS and Masterpiece: The sweeping Downton Abbey saga continues with a fourth season of drama, romance, and family intrigue.
Savor great moments from Downton Abbey, along with cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Original UK Edition: Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects.
Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. This is the original un-edited UK version of the program.
Get a sneak peek at the new characters coming to Downton Abbey in Season 5. New love interests and past romances--young and old--descend on Downton and stir the pot, some more so than others. Featuring Executive Producer Gareth Neame, Hugh Bonneville (Robert, Earl of Grantham), Executive Producer Liz Trubridge, Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) and Allen Leech (Tom Branson).
Go behind the scenes as cast and crew talk about Season 5, including writer and creator Julian Fellowes, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and many others. This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history.
From PBS and Masterpiece: It's summer and as part of Rose’s ‘coming out’ she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The family are in London, preparing Grantham House for the busy social program. Not one to miss such a grand occasion, Martha Levinson arrives from New York with Cora’s recently disgraced brother Harold. Both outspoken and larger-than-life, they make quite an impression amongst certain members of London's high society. When the Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy, Robert will go to great lengths to protect the royal family, and his own.
From PBS and Masterpiece - It's summer and as part of Rose's 'coming out' she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The family are in London, preparing Grantham House for the busy social program.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Rosamund hatches a plan to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favor. Rose has her nose put out of joint when plans don’t go her way, and Alfred realizes too late that he may have made a mistake. And just when Bates and Anna seem to be coming through the worst of their troubles, unexpected news gives Anna fresh cause for concern.
From PBS and Masterpiece - Rosamund hatches a plan to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favor.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Cora’s playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to help him out, whilst a new farming venture at Downton forces Blake and Mary to put aside their differences. When Violet is taken ill, she finds help comes from an unlikely corner. And with romantic tensions causing disharmony downstairs, things don’t quite go according to plan when Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Patmore, and Carson conspire to keep the peace.
From PBS and Masterpiece - Cora's playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to help him out, whilst a new farming venture at Downton forces Blake and Mary to put aside their differences.
From PBS and Masterpiece: A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose’s surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, but it doesn't come without a fight, and Branson considers a whole new future for himself and baby Sybbie.
From PBS and Masterpiece - Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy.
From PBS and Masterpiece: Amid the fallout of the eventful house party, Mary faces a pressing question about her future, Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life, and on a trip to the bright lights of London, Rose puts the reputation of the Crawleys in jeopardy.
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