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Downton Abbey: Episode One

New mother Mary is finding it hard to come to terms with Matthew's shocking death. Robert and Violet fall out over how to handle the situation. Jimmy takes an interest in Ivy, while Carson receives an unwelcome reminder from his past.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

US (PBS) Jan 05, 2014
AU (Seven) Feb 23, 2014
DK (DR1) Mar 22, 2014

Guest Stars
Bernard GallagherBernard Gallagher
As Bill Molesley
Charles EdwardsCharles Edwards
As Michael Gregson
Harriet WalterHarriet Walter
As Lady Shackleton
Helen ShealsHelen Sheals
As Postmistress
Jeremy SwiftJeremy Swift
As Spratt
MyAnna BuringMyAnna Buring
As Edna Braithwaite
Nicky HensonNicky Henson
As Charles Grigg
Christina CartyChristina Carty
As Virginia Woolf
Di BotcherDi Botcher
As Nanny West
Edward Scott-ClarkeEdward Scott-Clarke
As Restaurant Waiter
Nigel BettsNigel Betts
As Farmer
Tristan BeintTristan Beint
As Waiter
Main Cast
Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville
As Robert, Earl of Grantham
Elizabeth McGovernElizabeth McGovern
As Cora, Countess of Grantham
Michelle DockeryMichelle Dockery
As Lady Mary Crawley
Laura CarmichaelLaura Carmichael
As Lady Edith Crawley
Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
As Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Penelope WiltonPenelope Wilton
As Mrs Isobel Crawley
Jim CarterJim Carter
As Charles Carson
Phyllis LoganPhyllis Logan
As Elsie Hughes
Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
As John Bates
Rob James CollierRob James Collier
As Thomas Barrow
Lesley NicolLesley Nicol
As Beryl Patmore
Sophie McSheraSophie McShera
As Daisy Robinson (later Mason)
Allen  LeechAllen Leech
As Tom Branson
Kevin DoyleKevin Doyle
As Joseph Molesley
Lily JamesLily James
As Lady Rose MacClare
Matt MilneMatt Milne
As Alfred Nugent
Ed SpeleersEd Speleers
As Jimmy Kent
Cara TheoboldCara Theobold
As Ivy Stuart
Other Episode Crew

CreatorJulian Fellowes
Executive ProducerJulian Fellowes  |  Rebecca Eaton  |  Gareth Neame  |  Elizabeth Trubridge
Co-Executive ProducerNigel Marchant
ProducerRupert Ryle-Hodges
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