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Season 45

The Manners of Downton Abbey

Jan/04/2015
Masterpiece Special

This one-hour documentary is hosted by Alastair Bruce - historian, expert on royal ceremony and custom, and the historical advisor to the hit drama series. It features revealing interviews with leading cast members, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Sophie McShera and others. Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Illustrated with memorable moments from Downton Abbey, the program is a treat for fans and anyone fascinated with the customs of early 1900s Britain.

1304 :45x01 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 1)

Jan/04/2015
Masterpiece Classic

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. Meanwhile, plans for a war memorial unexpectedly pit Carson against Robert and Mrs Hughes. While unwanted female attention spells trouble for Jimmy, Thomas gives Baxter an ultimatum. Branson’s burgeoning friendship causes Robert concern while Mary is ready to find love again. Cracks appear in Edith and Drewe’s special arrangement as she increasingly struggles to keep her emotions in check; this may have disastrous consequences for the whole household. Lord and Lady Grantham hold a party at Downton to celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary and a careless action by Lady Edith causes a fire to break out in her room.

1305 :45x02 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 2)

Jan/11/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Robert finds himself tasked with making a very difficult. Elsewhere, Daisy continues to struggle with her studies, as she does her best to improve her prospects so she doesn't need to be an assistant cook all her life. Thomas meanwhile continues his bullying of Baxter, doing his best to ruin things for her at the house if she doesn't play his game - and it looks like he could even mess up her friendship with Molesley too, if he continues.
Rose's attention is on a slightly more light-hearted issue as she does her best to present the benefits of having a wireless at Downton. Also, Mary puts her reputation on the line, making Anna a reluctant accomplice.

1306 :45x03 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 3)

Jan/18/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Mary's secret assignation is very nearly blown, but Violet's quick thinking saves the day. Robert is left red faced and furious when things don't go as planned. The events surrounding Green's death are once again under scrutiny, while Mrs. Patmore is distraught when old wounds are reopened but Carson is unsympathetic. Branson receives an interesting proposition concerning the future of the Downton estate, while a figure from Violet's distant past suggests she has buried secrets of her own.

1307 :45x04 - Grantchester: (Part 1)

Jan/18/2015
Masterpiece Mystery

Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

It is 1953 and just outside the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, local vicar Sidney Chambers has lost track of time, having spent a lovely morning with his friend, and with whom he is secretly in love with, Amanda Kendall. He races to the church, Sidney arrives just in time to minister the funeral of a local solicitor. Sidney does his best to comfort a young German widow Hildegard Staunton but he is soon called away from his duties when Pamela Morton asks to draw Sidney into confidence. She reveals that she was having an affair with the late solicitor. She believes he did not commit suicide but was in fact murdered.

1308 :45x05 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 4)

Jan/25/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Sarah Bunting continues to cause waves above stairs, but this time she may have gone too far. On returning to Downton, Thomas is suffering from an inexplicable illness but Baxter suspects there is more to it than he is letting on. Meanwhile, Violet reveals to Isobel the surprising truth of her past with Prince Kuragin and Mary comes to a decision concerning Lord Gillingham. When Rose’s father Shrimpie returns to Downton, he breaks some news that will shock the whole family.

1310 :45x07 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 5)

Feb/01/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Simon Bricker returns to Downton to discuss the painting with Cora, but this time has his flirting crossed the line? Branson makes a difficult decision about Sarah Bunting, and Rose encounters a handsome stranger. Also, Violet enlists the help of Doctor Clarkson in an attempt to stop Isobel from making the wrong decision about Lord Merton, but things don't quite go as planned. Meanwhile in London, Charles Blake surprises Mary with a cunning plan to help her get exactly what she wants. Downstairs, Mrs. Patmore seeks Carson's advice on a financial matter and Inspector Vyner returns with some ominous words of warning for Anna.

1312 :45x09 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 6)

Feb/08/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Following the altercation, 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. Edith decides to take drastic measures after receiving terrible news, leaving various parties reeling. Baxter is embroiled in the investigation into Green's death following a mysterious tip-off, and as Thomas's health deteriorates, he finally reveals the truth to the maid. Elsewhere, love is in the air for more than one member of the Crawley family.

1314 :45x11 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 7)

Feb/15/2015
Masterpiece Classic

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.

1316 :45x13 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 8)

Feb/22/2015
Masterpiece Classic

Preparations are under way for Rose's wedding, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith's arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but how long can she and Cora conceal the truth from Robert? Denker reveals an unexpected side to her personality, which causes trouble for more than one of the servants. With the war memorial due to be unveiled, Mrs Patmore is still upset, but Robert has something up his sleeve. Branson comes to a heart-wrenching decision, and the storm clouds that have been gathering over Anna and Bates finally burst.

1318 :45x15 - Downton Abbey V: (Episode 9)

Mar/01/2015
Masterpiece Classic

It's the early autumn of 1924 and Rose's father-in-law Lord Sinderby has rented Brancaster Castle in Northumberland and invited the Crawleys to a grouse-shooting party. However, the Sinderby's butler Stowell has an axe to grind and a scandalous secret threatens to derail the holiday. Back at Downton, the servants hold the fort and unlikely later-life romances abound, while Bates takes drastic measures to clear Anna's name as she faces an uncertain future behind bars. The seasons change and another Christmas is enjoyed at the Abbey, where a heartbreaking farewell and a joyful reunion take place.
Classification: Scripted
Genre: | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 10, 1971
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