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Downton Abbey Series 5 comes to TV screens in the UK on ITV on Sunday September 21st, 2014. US airing is unfortunately not due to January 2015 on PBS. This follows the same delay as previous years.

The UK has the brand new series scheduled at 9pm and features a host of familiar faces such as Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville as well as introducing guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor.

A fuller list of the cast returning for Downton Abbey series 5 includes Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Lily James, Sophie Mcshera and Tom Cullen.