10 reasons not to miss the final series of Downton Abbey
10 days to go! If you needed any more encouragement to clear your diary on September 20th and make a date with brand new Downton Abbey then we have 10 good reasons to do just that.
1. The world is changing
Is there a place for an under butler in 1925? As heavily staffed houses like Downton are becoming few and far between, find out what the future holds for the family and their staff.
Downstairs is a hot bed of romance with Mr and Mrs Bates still hoping to start a family and Carson and Mrs Hughes preparing to tie the knot but will cupids arrow land anywhere near Lady Mary and Lady Edith?
3. Women are doing it for themselves
Lady Mary’s refusing to ride side saddle and desperate to take over the running of the estate and Lady Edith owns a publishing company – it’s a different world from the one we arrived in. Can the girls stay on top?
4. The Dowager’s one liners
Her acerbic tongue has kept everyone on their toes for five series. Catch even more cutting lines right from the off.
5. Daisy’s getting political
She took to book learning in the last series and Daisy’s new found confidence has made her more vocal. It’s not long before her outspoken opinions land her in hot water.
6. The style - it's all about the head gear
Fashion has come a long way since 1912 and we’ve seen Sybil shock her grandmother with her harem pants and Mary make jaws drop with her bob. Brace yourselves for more enviable outfits. Episode one is notable for it's excellent array of hats.
Downton wouldn’t be Downton without a little impropriety and there are still a few skeletons lurking in the closet. There might just be one rearing its head in episode one when a mystery guest turns up uninvited..
8. Secrets and lies
Thomas starts this series apparently on the right foot but can he stop himself from stirring and scheming? If he can, things might just work in his favour.
9. Denker and Spratt
The Dowager’s servants continue to try and get one up on each other with hilarious consequences. Watch Lady Violet have a little fun with the troublesome pair.
10. Sunday night’s are going to be rather wonderful once more
When it’s gone it's gone – tune in from this start because after this series your Sunday night’s will never be the same again. There’s no time for tears just yet - celebrate the final days of Downton.
Downton Abbey returns to ITV on Sunday September 20 at 9pm.