Season Cast 22

  1. Hugh Bonneville
  2. Maggie Smith
  3. Michelle Dockery
  4. Jim Carter

    Jim Carter

    Mr. Carson (8 Episodes)

  5. Laura Carmichael
  6. Elizabeth McGovern
  7. Jessica Brown Findlay
  8. Penelope Wilton
  9. Phyllis Logan

    Phyllis Logan

    Mrs. Hughes (8 Episodes)

  10. Brendan Coyle

    Brendan Coyle

    John Bates (8 Episodes)

  11. Joanne Froggatt
  12. Robert James-Collier
  13. Lesley Nicol

    Lesley Nicol

    Mrs. Patmore (8 Episodes)

  14. Sophie McShera
  15. Amy Nuttall

    Amy Nuttall

    Ethel Parks (8 Episodes)

  16. Siobhan Finneran
  17. Dan Stevens
  18. Allen Leech

    Allen Leech

    Tom Branson (8 Episodes)

  19. Kevin Doyle
  20. Ed Speleers

    Ed Speleers

    Jimmy Kent (8 Episodes)

  21. Matt Milne

    Matt Milne

    Alfred Nugent (8 Episodes)

  22. Shirley MacLaine

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Season Crew 8

Directing

  1. Andy Goddard

    Director (2 Episodes)

  2. Brian Percival

    Brian Percival

    Director (2 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Julian Fellowes

    Julian Fellowes

    Writer (4 Episodes)

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Episodes 8

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8.4

Episode 1

September 16, 2012

Cora’s mother sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary’s wedding, but with the couple’s relationship under strain will they even make it to the altar? New footman Alfred strives to meet Carson’s high standards, under the watchful eye of his aunt O’Brien. Robert’s shocking news brings financial worries to the fore, on an unprecedented scale. Might he lose Downton itself and all it stands for?

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8.2

Episode 2

September 23, 2012

The estate's future is hanging in the balance and Mary is hoping to receive a bailout from grandmother Martha. Violet also attempts to help her make sure that Downton puts on a bigger show than ever before with a grand party for friends and neighbours. Mrs Hughes gets some news that worries her. O'Brien's attempts to boost Alfred's progress are met with disapproval from Thomas.

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7.5

Episode 3

September 30, 2012

Edith's wedding day arrives but will her enthusiasm be able to convince the family that Strallan's age doesn't really matter. Mrs Hughes awaits her results. Anna manages to make a breakthrough as she tries to help Bates. Mary decides to take matters into her own hands to secure the estate's future.

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6.9

Episode 4

October 7, 2012

Branson's political views manage to get him into trouble while Sybil's loyalty is tested to the limit. Ethel finds herself being torn between head and heart as she makes a decision about her son's future. Anna is upset by Bates's silence and wonders what could be the cause. Carson looks for a new footman and a good-looking candidate called Jimmy creates interest below stairs.

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7.5

Episode 5

October 14, 2012

An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion in the house. Isobel ends up throwing Ethel a lifeline. Ivy is attracting plenty of attention below stairs. Anna’s perseverance finally pays off for her.

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8.3

Episode 6

October 21, 2012

Tempers are left on edge after a kind gesture by Isobel backfires. Mary attempts to fight Branson's corner after his decisions are put under scrutiny. Robert and Cora's relationship feels the strain and Violet attempts to make them see things differently. Some extreme measures are taken by Bates.

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6.8

Episode 7

October 28, 2012

It's a good day as Anna's patience is rewarded and Edith gets some admiration from an unexpected quarter. Matthew refuses to back down over the estate management. Branson's plan for the christening causes some consternation, as does the sudden arrival of his brother.

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6.8

Episode 8

November 4, 2012

There's excitement in the house and village as the annual cricket match approaches, and the event brings out Robert's competitive side. Violet's great-niece Rose shows up but a trip to London reveals there is more to her than meets the eye. Matthew and Mary look like they are keeping secrets from each other. Thomas finds out that his future lies in Carson's hands.

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