Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

2010 - 2016, Historic / Epic
The life of the Crawley family and their servants.

Episode Guide

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - The Finale (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    The Finale

    Momentous changes threaten the owners and servants of Downton Abbey.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Romances become complicated; Molesley and Spratt try new jobs; Thomas takes a fateful step; Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal; Isobel puts her foot down.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Henry Talbot invites the Crawleys to watch him motor racing at Brooklands; Violet makes a plan which surprises the family and delights Denker; Mr. Molesley and Daisy must rise to the challenge on examination day; Andy's secret is brought to light.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Violet goes on the warpath as the hospital battle escalates; Daisy attempts to thwart a romance; prospects look up for Mary and Edith.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Thomas extends a generous offer to Andy; the family hosts a powerful politician for dinner; Mary's suspicions take shape.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Baxter has a new case to consider; Anna and Mary head to London; two past visitors arrive at Downton.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Wedding dress drama takes a turn for the worse; hospital debate escalates; a volunteer helps Edith.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Mary's past catches up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital sets Violet on the warpath.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey is threatened by extortion and downsizing; Mrs. Hughes poses a sensitive question; Daisy speaks out; Anna and Bates wait.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    After a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland, the Crawleys return to Downton for the Christmas holiday.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Preparations are under way for Rose's big day, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings; Edith's arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but she and Cora continue to conceal the truth from Robert.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Rosamund arrives at Downton following Edith's shocking departure; Edith's secret may be exposed to the family; Rose is delighted to introduce Atticus and his parents to Downton for the first time.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Relations between Robert and Cora are strained; Blake's scheming starts to come to fruition; Mary is unexpectedly pitted against her love rival.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Simon Bricker returns to Downton to discuss the painting with Cora, but this time his flirting may have crossed the line. Branson makes a difficult decision about Sarah Bunting, and Rose encounters a handsome stranger.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Sarah Bunting continues to cause waves above stairs but this time she may have gone too far; on returning to Downton, Thomas is suffering an inexplicable illness, and Baxter suspects there's more to it than he's letting on.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Violet learns about Mary and Tony from Spratt; Mary tells Violet she plans to wed Tony, but admits to Tom that she has no such intention.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    With the house recovering from the night's dramatic events, Robert is faced with a very difficult decision; as Daisy continues to struggle with her studies, Mrs Patmore has an idea that might solve everything.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Robert and Carson are dismayed when a Labour government comes to power in the general election of 1924; Lady Mary receives another proposal from Tony Gillingham.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    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.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Rosamund comes up with a plan to help Edith, but Violet, Edith's gandmother, sees right through it; Isobel is the object of someone's attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a very big favor.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Cora's playboy brother, Harold, is in trouble, so Robert must travel to America to help bail him out; a new farming venture at Downton sees Blake and Mary putting aside their differences.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's contribution to the event surprises those above and below stairs, a new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives troubling news.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Change is in the air when an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy, Isobel appeals to Violet's charitable nature, but it does not come without a struggle, and Branson considers a new future for himself and baby Sybbie.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

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

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends, but some guests prove more welcome than others, and along with the celebrations come deceit and heartache.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Mary is beginning to emerge from her grief and starts to take an interest in the running of the estate, but she meets resistance from her father.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Following Matthew's untimely death, Mary is struggling to come to terms with her loss, while Robert and Violet disagree on how best to help her through it.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Following Matthew's untimely death, Mary struggles to come to terms with her loss; Edith experiments with modernism.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - A Journey to the Highlands (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    A Journey to the Highlands

    The family travels to Duneagle Castle, while the servants spend Christmas at Downton.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    A cricket match at Downton sparks Robert's competitive side and could prove to be vital for future of the estate.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Change affects many at Downton Abbey; the yearly cricket match settles old scores.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    It's been a long time coming for Anna, but her patience is finally rewarded; elsewhere family members clash over the estate and the future.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Branson has a strong supporter in his corner after making a tough decision, and Robert and Cora's relationship is under greater pressure.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion, Isobel throws Ethel a lifeline, and new maid Ivy is attracting attention below stairs. Meanwhile, Anna's perseverance finally pays off, and Matthew's concerns about the estate grow.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Branson's political views land him in hot water, and Sybil's loyalty is tested to the limit. Meanwhile, Ethel is torn between head and heart as she makes a difficult decision about her son's future. Elsewhere, Anna is dispirited at Bates' silence.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Edith is enthusiastic about her wedding and hopes to convince her family that Strallan's age does not matter. With Downton's finances dire because of Robert's actions, Mary takes matters into her hands -- but the personal price may be high.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    The future of Downton is unsure; Mary conspires with Violet to put on a grand party.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Cora's mother sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary's wedding, but with the couple's relationship under strain they might not make it to the altar.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Cora's mother sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary's wedding, but with the couple's relationship under strain they might not make it to the altar.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Christmas at Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Christmas at Downton Abbey

    Tensions arise as Downton Abbey hosts a lavish Christmas party.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Spanish flu reaches Downton, and desperate Thomas looks for a way to re-establish himself. Ethel faces a dilemma when the Bryants return with a heartbreaking proposition. Decisive, Anna forces Bates to think about their future.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    A new development stuns the family. Sybil and Branson try to keep their secret safe. Carlisle puts Anna in a difficult position; Bates is left reeling from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new money-making scheme.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Isobel has plans for Downton to continue to help the war wounded in some way after Robert's announcement that the ceasefire will begin on Nov. 11.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Bates is taken aback when Vera threatens to expose old secrets which could bring down the Crawleys. Mary is the only one who can protect the family, but she pays a high price when she turns to Carlisle for help.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Tensions flare between Isobel and Cora over the management of the convalescent home; Ethel's flirtation with Maj. Bryant lands her in more trouble that she could have anticipated.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Downton has been turned into a convalescent home for wounded officers, and there is a lot to do; the arrival of the first patients has everyone scurrying.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Robert's new valet, Henry Lang, has just returned from the war, but O'Brien notices that he is not at all well.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Matthew and others go off to war, while some try to avoid it.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    As the period drama returns for a second season, new housemaid Ethel has replaced Gwen, but she soon irritates many of the staff.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Cora makes a discovery that could throw the inheritance issue into chaos. Under pressure from her aunt, Lady Rosamund Painswick, Mary keeps Matthew waiting for an answer to his proposal.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Sybil's determination to pursue her political leanings ends up causing her an injury when a fight breaks out at an election campaign meeting. Sybil's sisters note Matthew's tenderness in caring for her.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    As he grows into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith; servants Thomas and O'Brien scheme against Bates.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    As the village prepares for the annual flower show, Isobel finds herself in conflict with Violet. Mary is introduced to a potential suitor, but she is taking notice of Matthew.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    The fair arrives in the village, and Mrs. Hughes finds herself the center of speculation when she reunites with a former suitor. Meanwhile, Violet and Isobel lock horns over Molesley's medical ailment.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Mary's three suitors include a Turkish diplomat; the former life of Carson, the butler, is revealed.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Cora's attempts at matchmaking are dashed when Mary is smitten with the friend of an intended suitor. The couple's attraction starts a series of events with consequences that affect the entire household.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    Everyone is anxious about the arrival of Matthew Crawley and his mother, Isobel. They have some difficulty adjusting to class differences, and there is some resentment about his being the new heir.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his heirs, and Mary loses her fiance.

  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

    The lives of the Crawley family and the servants of Downton Abbey change when the sinking of the Titanic leaves the estate without an apparent heir. Some of the staff plot to make the stay of the new valet short-lived.