Downton Abbey's Granthams and their family of servants have already weathered scoundrels, scandals, and a momentous succession crisis. But by November, 1916, the Great War has rendered everything - and everyone - changed. Even Downton Abbey itself, like its residents, has risen to the call of duty and transformed.
The Great War unsettles life at Downton and Isobel's surprising news about Matthew rocks the family further.
Carson strives to keep standards high with disastrous personal consequences.
Downton is turned upside down with the arrival of the wounded officers.
Tensions flare between Isobel and Cora.
Robert receives some shocking news from the front.
A wounded Canadian officer comes to Downton to recuperate and unsettles everything.
As the storms of war clear will life ever be the same again at Downton?
With the wedding approaching there’s excitement in the air but will Branson’s plans rattle everyone?
Part 1 of 2. Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities.
Part 2 of 2. Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities.
Following on from the second series of Downton Abbey, the cast and creators tell the story of the show from inside in Downton Abbey: Behind The Drama.