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Downton Abbey 501 – Labour government heralds changes

Changes above and below stairs

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Downton Abbey, 501 - Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) with Lady Shackleton (Harriet Walter) ©2014 Carnival Films, photo by Nick Briggs

In Downton Abbey 501 it is 1924, and a new Labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land, as well as above and below stairs.

Episode 1 of 8. Transmission: Sunday September 21st, 2014 at 9.00pm – 10.30pm on ITV
The US viewers will have to wait until January, 2015 when PBS will be screening the series.

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Returning to Downton in 1924, a new Labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land, as well as above and below stairs.

Plans for a war memorial unexpectedly pit Carson against Robert and Mrs Hughes. While unwanted female attention spells trouble for Jimmy, Thomas gives Baxter an ultimatum.

Branson’s burgeoning friendship causes Robert concern while Mary is ready to find love again.

Cracks appear in Edith and Drewe’s special arrangement as she increasingly struggles to keep her emotions in check; this may have disastrous consequences for the whole household.

Principal Cast:

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – Maggie Smith
Robert Earl of Grantham – Hugh Bonneville
Lady Edith Crawley – Laura Carmichael
Mr Carson – Jim Carter
Baxter – Raquel Cassidy
John Bates – Brendan Coyle
Anthony Gillingham – Tom Cullen
Lady Mary Crawley – Michelle Dockery
Molesley – Kevin Doyle
Anna – Joanne Froggatt
Lady Rose – Lily James
Thomas – Robert James-Collier
Tom Branson – Allen Leech
Mrs Hughes – Phyllis Logan
Cora, Countess Of Grantham – Elizabeth Mcgovern
Daisy – Sophie Mcshera
Mrs Patmore – Lesley Nicol
Dr Clarkson – David Robb
Jimmy – Ed Speleers
Isobel Crawley – Penelope Wilton
Mrs Drewe – Emma Lowndes
Tim Drewe – Andrew Scarborough
Mrs Wigan – Helen Sheals
Headmaster – Patrick Brennan
Sarah Bunting – Daisy Lewis
Spratt – Jeremy Swift
Lady Shackleton – Harriet Walter
Lord Merton – Douglas Reith
Lady Anstruther – Anna Chancellor
Kitty Colthurst – Louise Calf