Aired 8 years ago - Nov 08, 2015
Bertie's circumstances change suddenly, leaving Edith uncertain whether to risk telling him the truth or keep her past a secret at all costs. Mary wonders if she can ever make peace with her sister as hostilities escalate, Spratt shows some hidden
talents and Molesley's first day as a teacher does not go according to plan. Mrs Patmore's bed and breakfast attracts unwanted attention, leaving her in need of the Crawleys' help.
Don't sound so gleeful about it.
- With a love of Brancaster.
- Golly gum drops! What a turn-up.
- I had a call from Henry earlier.
- Henry? Why didn't you say?
- No, thank you, Mrs Patmore.
- Good night. - Good night.
Mary, let me get him up here.
I'll fetch his things and settle his debts
- Goodness. How lyrical.
- He was lyrical. He was an artist.
- What about the bookings?
- Cancelled. - What?! All of them?
Look, of course things have changed.
I was in line for a quiet life,
No-one's forcing anything.
- I love you and want you to be happy. - Well,
you've got a bloody odd way of showing it!
Why did you invite Henry to
stay, without asking me first?
- I know. It does seem rather daring.
- I do not envy you.
and position that present the problem.
- Won't you send me to bed happy?
- Sounds like an indecent proposal.
- Mary, don't. - What do you mean?
- Well, you must've told him?
Why don't we pay her a visit? Have
tea there and let people see us.
Oh, I see. The plan is to mix up His
Lordship or, worse, Her Ladyship,
- Then why didn't you?
- I suppose I thought it might ruin everything.
I mean that.
Just shut up! I don't
know what's happened.
- How can we help, Mrs Patmore?
- Well, that's just it, M'Lord.
- Mr Barrow's in a funny mood.
They might have a break
when you get there.
- Education is for everyone.
- You would say that, sir.
That is something I need to
discuss with you, My Lord.
Anna and Miss Baxter will look after him.
- Why? What's he done?
- He asked Mr Talbot to come here
Mary and I are locked into a kind of
lifelong struggle and I don't know,
- At least I've got one friend, eh?
- Have you been lonely?
To say nothing of suicidal footman
in the attic! What are we coming to?
In the vain hope that we'll
avoid scandalous gossip.
Tom says that he is in love with you
and that you are in love with him.
Don't worry. I believe in rules and
traditions and playing our part.
And you certainly don't need me.
So this, it turns out,
is Miss Cassandra Jones.
- Are you sure you want to do it?
- Oh, ye of little faith.
I'm surprised you can't hear it.
I'm hot, cold and can't breathe.
- Because I wasn't sure until I got
on the train. - How are you feeling?
Aired 8 years ago - Nov 01, 2015
The Crawleys watch Henry compete in a motor racing event, an occasion that leaves Mary reeling. Violet hatches a plan which surprises the family and delights Miss Denker, and learns more about Amelia's intentions in befriending Isobel. Molesley and
Daisy rise to the challenges of examination day, Andy's secret is brought to light, Thomas feels isolated, and Mrs Patmore and Mrs Hughes teach Carson a lesson.
So, I have decided to go away.
It means I shall be pleased
when we learn the identity
But it worries him when a plan is delayed.
Larry Grey has spoken to
Mrs Crawley in a manner
She won't want to live at
Cavenham after Lord Merton's death.
Well! If that doesn't
just take the biscuit.
If there's any sneaking to
be done, I'll leave it to you.
- They keep asking me.
- Surrounded by foreigners.
You know, when we talked, you
didn't want to come between
but should I come back
on Thursday morning?
- With her dispensing it?
- Yes, but I must say
Oh, don't. I know what a palaver it is.
Don't be. I'm as keen as you are.
I don't know why I'm doing
this. I can't even swallow.
And you're not the only one around
here who's broken a few barriers.
'Just listen to the roar of those
engines, ladies and gentlemen.'
You'll find out soon enough.
At least Mr Barrow's been
trying to teach me to read,
- My God, but don't you envy them?
- No, I don't.
You've been very generous, but we wouldn't
want to confuse Andy with different methods.
I hope you're ready for tonight.
Talbot attacking from the inside
and challenging for the lead.
Chin up. Won't be long now.
- He's gone, Henry.
he'd be here asking exactly
the same questions.
Well, I'm glad. You deserve it.
You mean... I'm going to cook?!
The truth is...
Please. I wish you nothing but good.
because being hurt is part of being alive.
I'm glad it's turned out
well for Mr Molesley.
Is that it now? Are we done?
I can't remember feeling so comfortable.
I don't ever think I'm the
sort of girl men are mad about.
Not until after you've
broken my heart, anyway.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 25, 2015
The house is made open to the public 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, while Mary and Edith hope to overcome their past and find new happiness with the men in their lives.
- And Cora's very competent.
- Mmm, yes, she's competent.
I do know it. The question is, can
I summon it up when the time comes?
It's, uh, a little Chateau
Chasse-Spleen, My Lord.
And we only have one
groom and a stable boy.
Oh, it's addressed to me.
- She must be feeling rather left out.
- Her mind is on other things.
No. You're seeing Dr Ryder
if you're seeing anybody.
And you might ask one of the
maids about making the bed.
- I received a letter this morning
from the Board of Governors. - Go on.
- and, as Mrs Crawley says, I'm
afraid she'd be almost willing the
new regime to fail. - Probably.
So this is the urgent business
that takes m'lady to London town?
Barrow was in the gallery, looking
rather glum. Do we know why?
And it was a good idea, m'lady.
An idea that has brought us
I doubt that Lady Mary would replace her.
Doesn't it? That's a relief.
Oh, I don't know what to say.
I don't believe we need a ceremony.
The doors will be open from 9:00.
Who'd want to get here for then?
- With a view to...
- He wasn't very specific.
He gave me exercises and suggested
a warm towel if it lingers,
I must give Clarkson an answer, or
Mama will find out some other way,
They don't need me now,
so I'm ready for the next.
- Welcome. - Evelyn!
- My hand is complete.
- We're both driving at Brooklands next month.
- In the car you tested in Yorkshire?
I'll tell you what would be
nice with this. Some horseradish,
Heavens, Mr Talbot. Is this
part of your plan to convince me?
No, not at all. As an argument,
I think it's rather compelling.
- Would you like a drink?
- Just a tiny glass of whisky and water.
- Hop in.
- I will. But first...
- I know you and Larry rather got off on the
wrong foot. - That's one way of describing it.
I'll do lunch for Mr Dawes, too.
- This is Mr Pelham.
- Good evening, sir.
Why bother? Have you seen
the kitchen gardens here?
Do we need guides? Can't they just
have a look and leave it at that?
- Sandwiches in Her Ladyship's room.
- We'll set up two of the tea tables.
He asked me if I'd give cars
another chance. Perhaps I should.
Mama, I think maybe we should...
You can say that! You, whose
very life has been saved.
- No. Why is it so big, your house?
- I'm not sure, really.
- And who'll run it day-to-day?
- My niece. My sister's girl.
Uh, this is my soon-to-be
daughter in law, Miss Cruikshank.
- Is dinner finished?
- It is.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 18, 2015
Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into Violet's plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. Andy finds an unexpected confidante while helping Mr Mason move into Yew Tree Farm, Mary is uncertain if
she has met her match, Edith meets Bertie Pelham in London, and Spratt comes to Denker's aid. Mrs Hughes struggles to keep Carson happy, while Mary thinks secrets are being kept from her.
I would say you have no more chance
than a cat in hell without claws.
to look at a car and he wants
you to watch him doing it.
And I want the three of
you here to support me.
Er, he wants to accompany Miss
Baxter into York on Wednesday morning.
But you and I don't think
alike, do we, Mr Spratt?
- I think I must.
- A day of racing cars and pigs.
I don't want to be
grander than my husband.
Now you just have to find some customers.
We should leave. Sergeant
Willis is fetching the car.
Is this because I'm older than I was?
It were no word of a lie.
and I'm very fond of Cousin Peter,
even if he isn't a countryman.
There's no such thing
as slow motor racing.
That is the general idea.
And the price they've paid.
I appreciate that her
motives are honourable,
I was sticking up for you.
Well, I'm afraid my life is
an altogether rougher affair.
The way you have to keep making
reasons for why you'll meet.
Not a lot.
You have a great deal to offer
You mustn't mind when Mr Mason
makes new friends, Daisy,
I was shocked!
Then there'll be hell to pay.
- You can't read, can you?
- No. I can't bloody read!
You will get the hang of it. Trust me.
Don't look at me. It's not my fault
and there is nothing I can do.
You'd better hope she does, Mr Spratt.
Happy, impatient, excited.
No, no. The point is, did it work?
And we saw Henry Talbot
try out a racing car.
No, indeed. It's a great honour.
and I fight accordingly.
The system has worked well
here for a hundred years!
Thomas, on his left side.
But hurry, there's no time to lose.
The ambulance is here!
I think I've had a few
shocks this evening.
He was always doing that sort of thing.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 11, 2015
As Tom and Sybbie settle back into life at Downton, the family and servants are surprised by the return of another old friend in unexpected circumstances.
Not American capitalism, anyway.
Mrs Hughes wouldn't like it.
he's been close to several
crimes in the past.
- What did you say?
- I didn't want to put Mama's back up.
- What are the new maids like?
- Nice. Hard-working.
- To help, of course.
- Then there's no more to be said.
I don't believe so. They're going
to farm the land themselves.
So how are you? What's the news?
Nobody told me the nephew was you.
Without it, what are his prospects?
I think you'll regret being silent.
How can I present myself as an
expert when I don't know the facts?
Yes, I suppose I do,
yes. I race on a team.
- Would you think it terribly common
- Indeed. Goodnight, Robert.
It's true. I'm quite envious.
Mr Coyle is the enemy
and here's your chance.
- I believe we're expected.
We're so pleased to see you. I
want to hear all about Hillcroft.
Well, his daughter ran off with
a chauffeur in the interim.
- Barrow, is that luncheon?
- It is, m'lady.
- by not educating them.
- It's lucky Carson isn't here.
- Mr Barrow just landed her in it.
So please get on.
drove me to the interviews.
It's not quite as simple as that.
I had one of those moments
where you look at your life
Then we'll be no worse
off than we are now.
I'll be back in a day or two.
- You can't go barging in when they're
discussing something private. - I'll wait for
- when you let off steam at the auction?
- No. I've had it up to here.
But is it enough to convince you?
Will you tell Mr Mason
the news or should we?
Yesterday I thought I hated her
and today she saved our lives.
- What then?
- I like my work.
What I've been hiding is very, very happy.
For years, I've watched governments
take control of our lives.
Well, I won't have any,
so I can live with that.
I only know I shall need Ariande's
thread to find my way out.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 04, 2015
Preparations for the wedding of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes are under way. Edith meets up with an old acquaintance. Spratt has something to hide.
Oh... I have a feeling Cora and I will be
saying hello rather less than... en garde!
And when I woke, my eyes
were filled with tears.
Should you be working? I can
manage. And there's always Baxter.
Careful, Mr Barrow. Someone might accuse
you of having feelings for the area.
When I was in the drawing room,
she almost said it out loud!
This is a fine house.
But this is our day, My Lady.
- And let them do it their way.
- You think I'm a bully?
I hope you weren't upset by that
business in the drawing room.
I telephoned earlier in
response to the advertisement.
My... That is, my ward.
Perhaps you could tell me a
little more about the job, Mr...
That's what I need. Someone who knows about
fighting for his king and his country.
We have entertained not
just the Connaughts,
We must be ready.
- Shouldn't we get going?
- Aren't you having dinner somewhere?
Her Ladyship knew they were
going to hand in the lease.
He's been serving time in York prison.
Um... Not very. Quite ordinary, in fact.
You have the address.
They're waiting for you.
That's what I've learned.
Let's not be sad, not today.
It wasn't dear but... It
seemed like a bargain.
Daisy, you don't do the bedroom
fires these days, do you?
Can't we lend her a dress?
I wish I'd made more of an effort.
It's unfortunate if you've given them the
impression that we approve of the plan.
I rather hope Mrs Crawley
regrets what she's said already.
I don't want anything
from Andy but friendship.
Trailing streamers of success.
That Mrs Hughes is going to borrow
one of your coats to be married in.
I've never seen her so angry.
Poor Mrs Hughes. She feels awful.
It was not a wrong move and
she is not out on her ear.
- May I come in?
We've come to dress the bride.
Maybe I haven't focused on
what's best for the village.
You're very sunny again.
Aired 8 years ago - Sep 27, 2015
Lady Mary's meddling gets Mr Carson into trouble with Mrs Hughes. Cora and Violet lock horns over the hospital takeover plans. Robert has a tough decision to make.
I'll take them up to Mr Bakewell.
I'm going into the village later.
We're anxious the show
shouldn't be a letdown, milady,
She's an important figure
in my life, Mrs Hughes.
Well, that depends how we
divide the new departments.
No, you're all right. I like to
walk on my own, if I'm honest.
.. might I have a word?
How did the meeting go?
Don't be such a ninny. I've
said you can come if you want.
You mean real exams that people sat?
Life's never simple is it, milady?
It's all right, milady.
We'd be working alongside.
Of course, so there'll be wigs
on the green before we're done.
- Well, they're big enough.
- They're good animals, milady.
You don't let the grass grow, I must say.
Oh, there's not much chance of that.
and what possible reason could
I give for stopping Marigold?
Yes, I've been there for a long time.
- Is that all?
- Do you know how to valet?
but, perhaps, I was being insensitive.
- Then we'll see.
- But what would that cost?
Mary made the plan. There
was no way to cancel it.
Was it heck as like? They pay for
one servant and they want a whole
bleeding household thrown in.
Thank you, William.
That's the danger of living alone
-- it can be very hard to give up.
I will, if you don't want to.
I must look in at the church
Don't worry, Carson, your reception will be
in the great hall if it's the last thing I do.
I must go. Mama, Isobel...
but Her Ladyship worries that Mrs Drewe
simply cannot stand being so near the child.
- What is it? - Your Ladyship,
might Daisy have a word with you?
Have you thought of something?
I'd normally come to your
house and perform it there,
As it is, she'll only have two days
to get the pigs ready for the show.
Brava. You look very convincing.
She was... Who's got Marigold?
Miss Marigold's at Yew
Tree Farm with Mrs Drewe.
Aired 8 years ago - Sep 20, 2015
It is now 1925, when secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs are faced with social changes.
- Or not doing.
- Yes. Thank you, Mrs Patmore.
I suppose you're right, not
selling up and taking the money.
Ever since you took that position,
you talk as if you run the place.
Well, what was she? A farmer's daughter.
She says that her young man wants
her to be free in the evenings.
until they decide if they can
make a case against either of us.
Only, it seemed to put
you in a strange mood.
But you'll be dead by the
year's end at this rate.
sharing your life after
so many years on your own.
- Well, go on with what?
- The household. The servants.
- Out of Michael Gregson's flat?
- Out of MY flat.
- It won't affect us.
- I hope not.
Very well. I'll take you to her room.
Your lot's finished. You're
going down and we're coming up.
Not very congenial.
But surely, if a woman's
confessed, that's the end of it?
New York seems to suit her.
I would not. Too much standing.
I suppose that's me gone,
then. Last in, first out.
I see. Well...
- Can I help you, Miss Denker?
I was... I was thinking aloud.
Come along to my pantry.
(.. that she perform her wifely duties.)
If they'll just leave us alone,
I'll be happy, whatever comes.
I love her, Mrs Patmore.
Yes, Spratt. What is it?
I think he's quite nostalgic.
He's known the family all his life.
curled up in a corner with a book.
Charity work? Travelling?
I gave her 50 pounds, and here's
her signed confession to blackmail.
Who was that young woman I saw leaving?
- Ah, Spratt. Could we have some tea?
- Your Ladyship.
- Then why did you --
- Sometimes it's good to rule by fear.
They must think it's too large.
My dad tended the Holsteins
before he took over our farm.
I'm sorry, Darnley. I don't
find this sort of thing amusing.
I'm sure it's not as bad as you
say. Mr Henderson will understand.
You both helped us when all hope was gone,
- That's all very well --
- Give her a message from me.
I'd rather put it out of my mind.