Downton Abbey 601
Downton Abbey 601 - Fox hunting pack starts off ©2015 Carnival, photo by Nick Briggs

In the first episode of the very last season Downton Abbey 601 secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy.

Series 6 Episode 1 of 8. Transmission: Sunday September 20th, 2014 at 9.00pm – 10.30pm on ITV
The US viewers will have to wait until January, 2016 when PBS will start screening Series 6.

Downton Abbey 601 – Image Gallery

Stars featured in the picture gallery include Laura Carmichael, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Robert James-Collier, Michael Fox and Kevin Doyle

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Downton Abbey 601 – Official Information

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We return to Downton Abbey in 1925, and secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy.

Mary’s past catches up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital puts Violet on the warpath.

Friends of the Crawleys, the Darnleys, have been forced to sell their ancestral home, and Daisy’s good intentions at the Mallerton House auction have disastrous consequences. With friends in debt and fashions changing, Robert is feeling the pressure to make staff cutbacks at Downton.

Carson is concerned that Mrs Hughes is having second thoughts about their impending matrimony, and judgement day finally arrives for Anna and Bates.

Downton Abbey is written and created by Julian Fellowes. Series 6 Episode 1 was directed by Minkie Spiro. Executive Producers are Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes & Nigel Marchant. Produced by Chris Croucher.[/quote_box_center]

Series 6 Principal Cast (in alphabetical order):-

Lady Rosamund PainswickSamantha Bond
Earl of Grantham, RobertHugh Bonneville
Lady Edith CrawleyLaura Carmichael
Mr CarsonJim Carter
Phyllis BaxterRaquel Cassidy
John BatesBrendan Coyle
Lady Mary CrawleyMichelle Dockery
Joseph MolesleyKevin Doyle
Andy ParkerMichael Fox
Anna BatesJoanne Froggatt
Henry TalbotMatthew Goode
Bertie PelhamHarry Hadden-Paton
Thomas BarrowRobert James-Collier
Gladys DenkerSue Johnston
Mrs HughesPhyllis Logan
Countess of Grantham, CoraElizabeth McGovern
Daisy MasonSophie McShera
Mrs PatmoreLesley Nicol
Doctor ClarksonDavid Robb
Dowager Countess of Grantham, VioletMaggie Smith
Septimus SprattJeremy Swift
Isobel CrawleyPenelope Wilton
The Children
Master GeorgeOliver and Zac Barker
Miss MarigoldEva & Karina Samms
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