The family and some of the servants travel to Brooklands motor racing circuit to watch Henry take part in a race.
The house is being opened up to the public for one day to raise funds for the hospital.
Violet pulls some strings and gets Neville Chamberlain, the Minister of Health and future Prime Minister, to come to dinner in a bid to get him to take her side in the dispute over the hospital, b
A newly-returned Branson sets about working on the estate with Mary, but he's also thinking about the future.
Carson and Mrs Hughes prepare for their wedding and after Carson and the Crawleys realise how passionately Mrs Hughes feels about holding the reception in the village rather than the house, she fi
Mary decides to enter some of the estate pigs into the local livestock show and pays a visit to farmer Mr Drewe but Edith is anxious when it becomes clear that the obsessive Mrs Drewe still wants
After Robert visits a country estate that is up for sale as the owners cannot afford to stay there, he realises that the same thing could happen at Downton and he wonders whether to downsize his s
*Two-hour Christmas special*
Secrets could be exposed as Rosamund arrives at Downton following Edith's shock departure.
Simon Bricker returns to Downton to discuss the painting with Cora, but this time has his flirting crossed the line?
Following the altercation with Bricker, relations between Robert and Cora are strained, while Blake's scheming starts to come to fruition when Mary is unexpectedly pitted against her love rival.
Sarah Bunting continues to cause waves above stairs, but this time she may have gone too far!
Anna fears her past will come back to haunt her when a policeman arrives at Downton Abbey wanting to speak to Bates about the death of evil valet, Mr Green.
With the house recovering from the fire, Robert is faced with a very difficult decision. Meanwhile, his wife Cora is diverted by an art historian, Simon Bricker (Richard E Grant).
Returning to Downton in 1924, a new Labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land, as well as above and below stairs.
Lord Grantham perfects his ‘angry and indignant’ face tonight as a telegram summons him to America to support Cora’s troublesome brother. The playboy, Harold, is in a fix and has to bail him out.
Plans for Robert's birthday party are under way, but Rose's surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs.
Anna continues to maintain her stoic silence in the face of Bates's questioning, but how much longer can she hold out?
Last week’s horrible twist left us desperate for a hug from Carson. In fact, we’re almost too scared to tune in tonight.
An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends and culminates in a performance by opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (played by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa).
Just as Lord Grantham thought he was wresting back control of the estate, Matthew interferes with his plans from beyond the grave.