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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

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.

Series 6 Principal Cast (in alphabetical order):-

Lady Rosamund Painswick Samantha Bond
Earl of Grantham, Robert Hugh Bonneville
Lady Edith Crawley Laura Carmichael
Mr Carson Jim Carter
Phyllis Baxter Raquel Cassidy
John Bates Brendan Coyle
Lady Mary Crawley Michelle Dockery
Joseph Molesley Kevin Doyle
Andy Parker Michael Fox
Anna Bates Joanne Froggatt
Henry Talbot Matthew Goode
Bertie Pelham Harry Hadden-Paton
Thomas Barrow Robert James-Collier
Gladys Denker Sue Johnston
Mrs Hughes Phyllis Logan
Countess of Grantham, Cora Elizabeth McGovern
Daisy Mason Sophie McShera
Mrs Patmore Lesley Nicol
Doctor Clarkson David Robb
Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Maggie Smith
Septimus Spratt Jeremy Swift
Isobel Crawley Penelope Wilton
The Children
Master George Oliver and Zac Barker
Miss Marigold Eva & Karina Samms