Downton Abbey series 5 gets a fiery trailer - and an air date

Downton Abbey series 5 gets a fiery trailer - and an air date

By Ellie Walker-Arnott

Sunday 31 August 2014 at 08:59AM

Right, clear your calendar, put a reminder in your diary and set an alert on your smart phone. Downton Abbey series 5 is back - and it has a confirmed air date. 

The hit period drama, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, is returning to our telly screens for its fifth series on Sunday 21st September. 

That's just 21 days, 12 hours and 25 seconds until the Crawleys return. 

And what a return it's set to be. As well as a confirmed air date, those lovely chaps over at ITV have also treated us to a longer glimpse of the dramas to come in the upcoming season. And with fires, passionate embraces, illicit meetings, scandalous suggestions and bad, bad secrets, it looks like we are in for a treat... 

Downton Abbey returns to ITV on Sunday 21 September at 9:00pm 

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