series 3

Constructing the set

See the amazing work of the crew in action, as they construct the Downton Abbey set from scratch at Ealing Studios.

Shirley MacLaine at Downton

Shirley MacLaine has certainly made an impact as Martha, join the cast of Downton as they share their stories about filming with an icon.

From reminiscing with Dame Maggie Smith about Laurence Olivier, to telling Rob James-Collier off for being 'The evil one', Shirley has definitely made an impression.

But just you wait until her character, Lady Cora's mother Martha Levinson decides to shake things up at Downton - once she's finished with them, things will never be the same again...

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Go behind the scenes on Downton's weddings

Lifting the veil on Downton's weddings

We joined the cast and crew at St Mary's Church in Bampton, for both of the Crawley sister's weddings.

Find out what Mary really thought about Edith's ring (it was a little bigger), discover what the cast got up to on the 'hen do' the night before and we ask whether Edith will ever get her happily ever after?

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Recap previous series with our photo highlights

Meet the new staff

As the newest editions to the cast, Matt Milne, Ed Speleers and Cara Theobold chat about what it's like to be welcomed into Downton Abbey.

It must be daunting enough for the actors, but it can't be easy for their characters who have to get to grips with all their new jobs (not to mention relationships), but we're sure Carson will be happy to have a helping hand at last...

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Introducing series three

Julian Fellowes, Hugh Bonneville and Dan Stevens welcome us back to series three of Downton Abbey.

Much has changed in the year between the Christmas special and now. But as we enter the Roaring Twenties how will people, and indeed the great house itself, adapt to the new post-war world?

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