Downton Abbey, 508 - Michelle Dockery and Tom Cullen
Downton Abbey, 508 - Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) and Gillingham (Tom Cullen) ©2014 Carnival Films, photo by Nick Briggs

In this 90 minute season finale Downton Abbey 508 has preparations underway for Rose’s big day, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings.

Series 5 Episode 8 of 8. Transmission: Sunday November 9th, 2014 at 9.00pm – 10.30pm on ITV. UK viewers can then look forward to a Christmas Special. The US viewers will have to wait until January, 2015 when PBS will be screening Series 5.

Downton Abbey 508 – Image Gallery

Stars featured in the picture gallery include Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Lily James, Matt Barber, Michelle Dockery, Tom Cullen, Laura Carmichael, James Faulkner, Matt Barber, Penny Downie, Peter Edan, Lesley Nicol, Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan. Click on an image for a larger view.

Downton Abbey 508 – Official Information

Preparations are underway for Rose’s big day, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith’s arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but how long can she and Cora conceal the truth from Robert?

In London, Denker reveals an unexpected side to her personality, which causes trouble for more than one of the servants. With the war memorial due to be unveiled, Mrs Patmore is still upset but Robert has something up his sleeve.

Meanwhile, Branson has come to a heart-wrenching decision and the storm clouds that have been gathering over Anna and Bates finally burst.

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
Isobel Crawley – Penelope Wilton
Mrs Drewe – Emma Lowndes
Tim Drewe – Andrew Scarborough
Mrs Wigan – Helen Sheals
Spratt – Jeremy Swift
Lady Shackleton – Harriet Walter
Lord Merton – Douglas Reith
Lady Anstruther – Anna Chancellor
Kitty Colthurst – Louise Calf

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online