Downton Abbey

Series 3 - Episode 5

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Life suddenly seems so much more promising for Lady Edith after the travails of recent weeks. Following her very public humiliation where she was at the centre of every pitying eye, she dusted herself off and wrote to The Times about women’s suffrage.

Despite the disapproval of just about everyone, notably her overbearingly patrician dad, her outspokenness might just have done the trick. As a result, Edith is made an exciting offer. Though, again, not to universal acclaim. Meanwhile, in the servants’ quarters, comely new maid Ivy is attracting lots of attention, particularly from Alfred the footman. Poor lovestruck Daisy isn’t pleased at all and flares with jealousy.

About this programme

5/8. An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion, Isobel throws Ethel a lifeline and Anna's perseverance finally pays off. Daisy is unhappy when Alfred takes a keen interest in newly arrived maid Ivy, while Matthew's concerns about the estate grow - but are his protests falling on deaf ears? Costume drama, starring Laura Carmichael, Penelope Wilton, Amy Nuttall, Joanne Froggatt and Dan Stevens.

Cast and crew

Cast

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Maggie Smith
Robert, Earl of Grantham
Hugh Bonneville
Lady Sybil Branson
Jessica Brown Findlay
Lady Edith Crawley
Laura Carmichael
Mr Carson
Jim Carter
John Bates
Brendan Coyle
Lady Mary Crawley
Michelle Dockery
Molesley
Kevin Doyle
O'Brien
Siobhan Finneran
Anna
Joanne Froggatt
Thomas
Rob James-Collier
Tom Branson
Allen Leech
Mrs Hughes
Phyllis Logan
Cora, Countess of Grantham
Elizabeth McGovern
Daisy
Sophie McShera
Alfred
Matt Milne
Mrs Patmore
Lesley Nicol
Ethel
Amy Nuttall
Matthew Crawley
Dan Stevens
Isobel Crawley
Penelope Wilton
Jimmy
Ed Speleers
Durrant
Neil Bell
George Murray
Jonathan Coy
Craig
Jason Furnival
Mrs Bird
Christine Lohr
Sir Philip Tapsell
Tim Pigott-Smith
Dr Clarkson
David Robb
Ivy
Cara Theobold

Crew

Director
Jeremy Webb
Executive Producer
Gareth Neame
Executive Producer
Julian Fellowes
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton
Producer
Liz Trubridge
Writer
Julian Fellowes
Categories
Drama

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