Welcome back

Julian Fellowes, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery welcome you back for the new series of Downton Abbey.

The fourth series sees the family reeling in the aftermath of terrible tragedy but with new life, in the form of babies George and Sybbie, comes new hope, as the much-loved characters take tentative steps into the Roaring Twenties.

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Catch up on previous series of Downton Abbey

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

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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