Downton Abbey is a Drama programme.

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Downton Abbey

First episode of the costume drama set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes. The lives of the Crawley family and Downton Abbey's servants are changed for ever when the sinking of the Titanic leaves the estate without its heir and his son. The arrival of a new valet shocks the staff, who scheme to make his stay as short-lived as possible. Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

When is Downton Abbey next on TV?

It's next showing on ITV3 Today, 12:30pm and on ITV3 Today, 2:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
Image for Jim CarterJim Carter
Image for Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
Image for Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville
Laura Carmichael
Image for Jessica Brown FindlayJessica Brown Findlay
Brian Percival
Brian Kelly
Andy Goddard
Michelle Dockery
Ben Bolt
Phyllis Logan
David Stuart Evans
Jeremy Webb
Image for Rob James-CollierRob James-Collier
Image for Elizabeth McGovernElizabeth McGovern
Joanne Frogatt
Image for Siobhan FinneranSiobhan Finneran
Sophie McShera
Amy Nuttall