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Downton Abbey – Episode 3

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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, 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.

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Series 4, Episode 1

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Following Matthew's death, new mother Mary is struggling to come to terms with her loss. Downstairs, Jimmy finally takes an interest in Ivy. 1/9

Series 4, Episode 2

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Mary starts to take an interest in the running of the estate, but is met with resistance. Meanwhile, Rose gets into a sticky situation at a tea dance. 2/9

Series 4, Episode 2

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Mary starts to take an interest in the running of the estate, but is met with resistance. Meanwhile, Rose gets into a sticky situation at a tea dance. 2/9

Series 4, Episode 3

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A house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends. Some guests, however, prove more welcome than others. 3/9

Series 4, Episode 3

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A house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends. Some guests, however, prove more welcome than others. 3/9

Series 4, Episode 4

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Amid the fallout of the house party Mary faces a pressing question about her future, Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life. 4/9

Series 4, Episode 4

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Amid the fallout of the house party Mary faces a pressing question about her future, Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life. 4/9

Series 4, Episode 5

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An exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy and Branson considers a whole new future for himself, and baby Sybbie. 5/9

Series 4, Episode 5

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An exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy and Branson considers a whole new future for himself, and baby Sybbie. 5/9

Series 4, Episode 6

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A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. 6/9

Series 4, Episode 6

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A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. 6/9

Series 4, Episode 7

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Cora's playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to bail him out. 7/9

Series 4, Episode 7

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Cora's playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to bail him out. 7/9

Series 4, Episode 8

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Rosamund plans to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention. 8/9

Series 4, Episode 8

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Rosamund plans to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention. 8/9

Series 4, Episode 9

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The Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy, Robert goes to great lengths to protect the royal family, and his own. 9/9

Series 4, Episode 9

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The Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy, Robert goes to great lengths to protect the royal family, and his own. 9/9

Series 5, Episode 1

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It's 1924 and there's a Labour government, which is terribly upsetting for Lord Grantham and Carson. Meanwhile, Branson decides it's time to move on with his life and Mary looks for…

Series 5, Episode 1

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It's 1924 and there's a Labour government, which is terribly upsetting for Lord Grantham and Carson. Meanwhile, Branson decides it's time to move on with his life and Mary looks for…

Series 5, Episode 2

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Lord Grantham and Carson do their utmost to keep the modern world and its new-fangled gadgets at bay. Meanwhile, Mary embraces her freedom and persuades Anna to buy some contraception…

Series 5, Episode 2

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Lord Grantham and Carson do their utmost to keep the modern world and its new-fangled gadgets at bay. Meanwhile, Mary embraces her freedom and persuades Anna to buy some contraception…

Series 5, Episode 3

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Lady Mary's unseemly behaviour reaches the ears of her grandmother, and Lord Grantham takes a trip to London - which backfires terribly. 3/8

Series 5, Episode 3

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Lady Mary's unseemly behaviour reaches the ears of her grandmother, and Lord Grantham takes a trip to London - which backfires terribly. 3/8

Series 5, Episode 4

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Schoolteacher Sarah Bunting continues to wage her one-woman war against the Crawleys - before pushing them too far. Meanwhile, Violet continues to flirt with Prince Kuragin. 4/8

Series 5, Episode 4

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Schoolteacher Sarah Bunting continues to wage her one-woman war against the Crawleys - before pushing them too far. Meanwhile, Violet continues to flirt with Prince Kuragin. 4/8

Series 5, Episode 5

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While Rose makes a handsome new friend, Branson is torn between his affection for Sarah and the Crawleys. 5/8

Series 5, Episode 5

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While Rose makes a handsome new friend, Branson is torn between his affection for Sarah and the Crawleys. 5/8

Series 5, Episode 6

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Anna and Bates struggle to keep their secrets under wraps. Meanwhile, a surprise rocks Downton to the core. 6/8

Series 5, Episode 6

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Anna and Bates struggle to keep their secrets under wraps. Meanwhile, a surprise rocks Downton to the core. 6/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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There's more drama over the whereabouts of Bates' train ticket to London as he tries to assert his innocence. 7/8