Masterpiece Classic | Downton Abbey Season 5
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Watch Sundays, November 15 - December 27, 2015 on WMHT TV

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, November 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
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, November 22, 2015 at 8pm
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, December 20, 2015 at 6pm
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, December 20, 2015 at 7pm
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, December 20, 2015 at 8pm
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, December 20, 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, December 20, 2015 at 10pm
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, December 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Someone tries to derail Rose and Atticus’ happiness. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise. Anna is in trouble. Robert has a revelation. 

Episode 9 | Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 9pm
The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday.