Downton Abbey, 3.08 – Carson (Jim Carter) and Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) ©2012 Carnival

Downton Abbey Series 3 comes to an end with this episode.

We have a very English game of cricket mixed in with Violet’s great niece Rose, Thomas’s future and secrets between Mary and Matthew.

Here are the details and image gallery of the eighth episode of the highly popular third series of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 8 of 8

First transmission in UK on Sunday, November 4, 2012, on ITV
US February 24, 2013 on Masterpiece classic, PBS

Downton Abbey 3.08 – official details…

In Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 8 there is excitement in the house and village as the annual cricket match approaches, and it brings out Robert’s competitive side.

As Violet’s great niece Rose arrives, a trip to London reveals there is more to her than meets the eye.

Thomas’s future is in Carson’s hands, but Bates may be an unlikely ally.

What secrets are Mary and Matthew holding back from each other?

Cast: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith), Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), Lady Sybil Branson (Jessica Brown Findlay), Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael), Mr Carson (Jim Carter), John Bates (Brendan Coyle), Molesley (Kevin Doyle), O’Brien (Siobhan Finneran), Anna (Joanne Froggatt), Thomas (Rob James-Collier), Tom Branson (Allen Leech), Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan), Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern), Daisy (Sophie McShera), Alfred (Matt Milne), Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol), Ethel (Amy Nuttall), Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton), Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine), Larry Grey (Charlie Anson), Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst), Rev Travis (Michael Cochrane), George Murray (Jonathan Coy), Archbishop of York (Michael Culkin), Craig (Jason Furnival), Mr Charkham (Mark Penfold), Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) and Reed (Lucille Sharp)

Crew Director Brian Percival, Executive Producer Gareth Neame, Executive Producer Julian Fellowes, Producer Liz Trubridge and Writer Julian Fellowes.

Downton Abbey 3.07 – Gallery

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