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Masterpiece Classic | Downton Abbey Season 5

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 Finale Preview

Watch Sundays, January 4 - March 1, 2015 on WMHT TV!

Watch Episode 8

Watch Episode 8

Observe Mrs. Patmore’s surprise, Anna’s predicament and Robert’s revelation.

Series Stars on Filming with George Clooney

Series Stars on Filming with George Clooney

The cast on what it was like to work with Clooney during a recent charity skit.

The Manners of Downton Abbey

The Manners of Downton Abbey

Enter the world of Edwardian manners with the historical advisor to 'Downton Abbey.'

How to Entertain Like the Granthams

How to Entertain Like the Granthams

From dressing for dinner to minding the gong, see the social traditions of Downton life.

New Characters

New Characters

See the new faces of Season 5.

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Lady Mary works her charm in this Downton Season 5 preview.


This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

Episode 1 | Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9pm
A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith plays with fire.

Episode 2 | Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9pm
Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.

Episode 3 | Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9pm
Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Bates also faces a trial. Cora makes a new friend, and Violet is reunited with an old one.

Episode 4 | Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9pm
Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.

Episode 5 | Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9pm
Rose makes a handsome new acquaintance. Something is wrong with Thomas. Edith’s link to Marigold draws attention. Bricker and Robert lose control.

Episode 6 | Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9pm
An ancient spark flares in Violet’s heart. While police deepen their probe, Bates tells Anna the truth. A long and painful mystery is solved.

Episode 7 | Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9pm
Edith is found out. Mary finally shakes a suitor. Isobel and Lord Merton reveal their plans. Robert throws another guest out of the house.

Episode 8 | Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9pm
Someone tries to derail Rose and Atticus’ happiness. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise. Anna is in trouble. Robert has a revelation. 

Episode 9 | Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9pm
Encore Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7pm

The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday.