Downton Abbey 606 - Elizabeth McGovern
Downton Abbey 606 - Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) ©2015 Carnival Film & Television, photo by Nick Briggs

In Downton Abbey 606 the house opens its doors to the public for charity while tensions between Cora and Violet reach a dramatic climax.

Series 6 Episode 6 of 8. Transmission: Sunday October 25th, 2014 at 9.00pm – 10.00pm on ITV
The US viewers will have to wait until January, 2016 when PBS will start screening Series 6.

Downton Abbey 606 – Image Gallery

Stars featured in the picture gallery include Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt and Robert James-Collier. Click on an image for a larger view. Use arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Downton Abbey 606 – Official Information


The house is made open to the public for a day to raise money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants.

Tensions between Violet and Cora come to a head as a decision is made about the hospital takeover, Mr Dawes has a proposition for Molesley, and Baxter is thrown into turmoil by an unexpected letter.

Carson is not happy with Thomas, but all is not as it appears, while Mary and Edith hope to overcome their past and find new happiness with the men in their lives.

Downton Abbey is written and created by Julian Fellowes. Series 6 Episode 6 was directed by Michael Engler. Executive Producers are Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes & Nigel Marchant. Produced by Chris Croucher.


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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