New series set in Edwardian Country House in 1912 following the lives of the Crawley family and their servants. The sinking of the Titanic leaves Downton Abbey's future in jeopardy.
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Everyone is anxious at the arrival of Matthew Crawley, their heir presumptive, and his mother, Isobel. Matthew encounters problems settling in to this new life whilst Isobel and Violet are immediately at daggers drawn.
Mary is instantly attracted to handsome Turkish attache, Kemal Pamuk. However, their romance is cut brutally short, sending ripples of unease through the house. No one is more interested than O'Brien in Pamuk's movement.
The fair arrives in the village and Mrs Hughes finds herself the centre of speculation when she meets former suitor who makes her question her position at Downton. Violet and Isolbel are in conflict over a medical aliment affecting Molesley.
The village is preparing for its annual flower show. Isobel and Violet are in conflict over Violet's long-held Best Bloom title. Mary is introduced to a potential suitor, Sir Anthony Strallan, yet she appears to be more interested in Matthew.
Sybil's political aspirations land her in trouble. Matthew and Mary's relationship takes an unexpected twist whilst the question of the wine thief is brought to a head with a shocking revelation by Bates. Edith may have found an admirer at last.
Cora's news throws Matthew's future into jeopardy and makes Mary question their proposal. Thomas finds a new future for himself and so does Gwen. But Mary, by her lack of decision, may have lost hers. A grand garden party at Downton brings events to a head.