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.
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.
Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into Violet's plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. 5/9
The house is made open to the public for a day to raise money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants. 6/9
The Crawleys watch Henry compete in a motor racing event, an occasion that leaves Mary reeling. Violet hatches a plan which surprises the family and delights Miss Denker. 7/9
Bertie's circumstances change suddenly, leaving Edith uncertain whether to risk telling him the truth or keep her past a secret at all costs. 8/9
The final episode of the much-loved period drama. With Edith's wedding on the horizon, will she get the happy ending she has always dreamed of? 9/9