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Set in 1924, the fifth series sees the return of our much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey. As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked.

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Downton Abbey Series 5

Set in 1924, the fifth series sees the return of our much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey. As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked.

A new labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land, and life at Downton is not untouched. Robert, Mary and Branson together must navigate these shifting sands to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come.

As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he can’t help questioning his place in this world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again, but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? Meanwhile with still no news of her beloved Gregson, Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret.

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Episode 6, Series 5

Saturday July 21 at 11:10am

Episode 6 | Series 5

A new maid starts with Violent. Bates and Anna struggle to keep their secrets while excitement and heartbreak rock Downton Abbey.

Episode 7, Series 5

Saturday July 28 at 10:50am

Episode 7 | Series 5

Bates' train ticket returns to the spotlight. Isobel encounters a surprising obstacle to happiness. An arrival brings new hope, while departures bring both relief and sorrow.

Episode 8, Series 5

Saturday August 4 at 10:40am

Episode 8 | Series 5

Scandal and sabotage hit the Crawleys and their servants. Mrs Patmore is in for a surprise while Robert has a revelation.

Episode 9, Series 5

Saturday August 11 at 10:10am

Episode 9 | Series 5

The Crawleys head to Northumberland for a shooting party at a castle before returning to Downton to celebrate Christmas.

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