Spring 1920:- Mary and Matthew's wedding is fast approaching. O'Brien fixes for her nephew Alfred, a former hotel waiter, to be the new footman though Carson finds him inefficient whilst Daisy is annoyed that, in view of the amount of cooking she does, she is still a kitchen maid and has not been promoted. Anna finds a list of all Vera's contacts and tells John she intends to write to them to discover if any of them found her suicidal. Robert, meanwhile, finds the future of Downton Abbey at risk due to money problems but Matthew annoys Mary by refusing a legacy left him by Lavinia's father. Sybil and Tom Branson arrive from Ireland - paid for by Violet - but Tom's new situation causes some awkwardness,largely for himself and the officious Carson, though he is supported by the Crawleys. When Tom appears drunk and vocal at dinner, Edith's gentlemanly admirer Sir Anthony exposes snobbish guest Larry Grey as having drugged him and Matthew asks Tom to be his best man. Tom reciprocates by ...
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Did You Know?
A sign in Downton village points to "Ripon 9 Miles" and "Thirsk 6 Miles" in opposite directions. This places Downton to the east of the Great North Road (the modern-day A1), somewhere in the vicinity of Skipton-on-Swale or Topcliffe. See more
When Robert is telling Cora he lost her money, she has her hair on her chest with a ribbon while you see her face, but on her back without the ribbon while you see his face. See more
[Violet has just had a very catty conversation with Martha Levinson, Cora's mother
Lady Edith Crawley
There you are. I see you've said hello to Grandmama.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
She is like a homing pigeon. She finds our underbelly every time... Dreadful woman!
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more