Downton Abbey Costume drama, starring Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville Facebook Twitter Google Tumblr Pinterest Blogger Reddit VKontakt Print Email Did you notice these film and TV costumes have been recycled? Carousel Navigation 1 Related It's all a bit emotional as Downton Abbey gets ready to say goodbye in series six trailer Tissues at the ready! The first scene from Downton Abbey series six is a Dowager Countess and Isobel Crawley head-to-head Sharp words are exchanged in this very first look at the final series of the ITV drama 21 times Downton Abbey broke our hearts From slippery soap and shock deaths to illicit kisses, tender farewells and ruined Christmasses Bank holiday binge: the TV box sets you can start and finish this weekend From Downton Abbey and Sherlock to Outlander and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, with some careful planning (and lots of snacks) you can watch an entire series this August bank holiday weekend Jim Carter on Carson's Downton Abbey romance with Mrs Hughes: “Tortoises have mated quicker” With the final series almost upon us, Mr Carter and co-star Phyllis Logan reflect on their sunset romance New Tricks has no business using a rape storyline - it's the last resort of a dying drama "Rape stories in dramas are justified only in the most select of circumstances; a rape story has to mean something profound," says TV editor Alison Graham First look at Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt playing a Victorian serial killer Her days as sweet lady's maid Anna Bates are well and truly over... It’s a Corrie takeover of Happy Valley 2 as Julie Hesmondhalgh, Amelia Bullmore and Katherine Kelly join Sarah Lancashire in the new series Also joining the Sally Wainwright BBC1 drama is Harry Potter’s Shirley Henderson who will play an admirer of James Norton’s psychotic Tommy who is in prison Which Downton Abbey character are you? As the sixth and final season creeps ever closer, it's time to find out if you are as quick-witted as the Dowager Countess, as steadfast as Carson or as clueless as Robert Crawley... The best TV 'ships' that never quite sailed Because unrequited love makes classic TV, here are the best relationships that never had a happily ever after... Here's all the great TV you can look forward to this autumn... From Downton to Doctor Who, Fresh Meat to Fargo, there's plenty of television to get excited about come September What is your favourite ITV programme of the last 60 years? From Blind Date to Broadchurch, Spitting Image to Stars in Their Eyes, celebrate ITV's special birthday by picking the best programme from the channel's 60-year history Downton Abbey cast say their goodbyes at final ever wrap party Michelle Dockery, Lily James, Allen Leech and co celebrated the end of an era at a party for all the cast and crew this weekend The best TV 'ships' that sailed full steam ahead From Tim and Dawn to Zack and Kelly, we celebrate the most successful 'ships' who actually found love on the telly... What will ITV do after Downton Abbey? Life after Downton was the elephant in the room at the preview for the final series of ITV's global hit says Mark Jefferies Downton Abbey bosses once worried viewers would think it was a series about nuns ITV controller Peter Fincham revealed that there were some reservations about the show's title when it was first in production What's Maggie Smith going to do post-Downton Abbey? Lie down and watch the box set The 80-year-old, who plays Downton's beloved Dowager Countess, talks the end of the period drama - and the potential for a Downton movie Downton Abbey final series begins with a strong, funny and touching first instalment It's the end of an era, both on screen and off, but there'll be many more twists and turns before the end, says Ellie Walker-Arnott The sun sets on the Abbey in first look at Downton season six Violet thinks, Robert frowns and Lady Mary wears more lovely hats in first look images from Downton Abbey's sixth and final season Such fun! Patricia Hodge joins the final episode of Downton Abbey The ITV drama gains a Miranda star for its grand farewell, as Maggie Smith admits she's "surprised" she got to the end of the series Matthew and Mary reunite as Downton Abbey cast celebrate six series of the period drama Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens and Allen Leech posed for photographers as characters past and present walked the Bafta red carpet Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and Joanne Froggatt bid farewell to Downton Abbey It's the #LastDaysofDownton. Can someone pass the tissues? 11 ways to win an argument with Downton Abbey quotes Because if you're quoting Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess and co in your everyday life, you're already winning... Downton Abbey cast reveal what they'll miss most when it ends Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and co got nostalgic as the final episodes of the ITV period drama are wrapped up The last days of Downton: cast and crew share snaps as the Abbey closes its doors for good The stars bid a final fond farewell to the locations, people and characters that have meant so much to them... Emmys 2015: nominations in full Game of Thrones leads this year's shortlist with Mad Men, House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall also vying for the top prizes What the cast of Downton Abbey did next... From big screen blockbusters to small screen comedies, this lot have been busy since bidding the Abbey farewell... Why The Outcast is no ordinary period drama Its cast may include stars of Downton Abbey and Sense and Sensibility, but the BBC's new Sunday-night drama has a dark side The tale of Tutankhamun's tomb to be uncovered in new ITV drama The dramatic story of how Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the Egyptian boy-king's resting place in the 1920s is being turned into a four-part drama "Badass" Lizzy Bennet gets tooled up to fight the undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Austen's story is transformed with blood, knives and risqué undergarments in new pictures starring Lily James, Suki Waterhouse and Douglas Booth Downton Abbey, Poldark and Game of Thrones house names are on the rise in the UK A survey carried out by the Royal Mail revealed that UK residents are finding inspiration for their residences on-screen and between the pages... Julian Fellowes talks Downton Abbey finale and film rumours: "To have them all killed in a bus would be a mistake" The creator admits to "mixed feelings" about bringing the Crawleys back for a big screen sequel - but the cast is already on board Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in running to play Queen Victoria in new drama Emilia Clarke, Lily James, Cara Delevingne and Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz are also in the frame for eight-part ITV production Which TV dad is your dad most like? Is your papa a rolling stone? Or one of those Mad Men? Take the quiz to find out... Downton Abbey to receive first Bafta award at special ceremony The ITV drama will be celebrated at a Bafta Tribute event featuring backstage interviews with the cast and crew ahead of its final series Laura Carmichael says Downton Abbey makers are in talks about film The actress best known as Lady Edith confirms that discussions are underway about a big screen version of the hit ITV drama Maggie Smith on why she's glad Downton Abbey is ending The 80-year-old actress, who plays the quick-witted Dowager Countess, absolutely cannot wait to take off her painful corset... Downton Abbey most likely to end with Dowager Countess's death or Lady Mary's marriage We've got the lowdown on the most likely way the period drama will call it a day (and it's not Robert leaving the estate to the National Trust) Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern teases spin-off show starring "the grandkids" Downton might be coming to a close later this year, but it won't necessarily be the last we'll see of the Crawleys, says star Elizabeth McGovern From Downton Abbey to Dark Angel: Joanne Froggatt to play Victorian serial killer in new ITV drama The actress best known as housemaid Anna Bates in the hit period drama will play real-life murderer, bigamist and adulteress Mary Ann Cotton Five fascinating film and TV facts #20 The actor who turned down Gandalf, Bond's connection to Call the Midwife and where you've seen the Crawleys' home before... Five fascinating film and TV facts #15 The secret Gossip Girl should never have told, Tom Felton's Hogwarts robes and Gillian Anderson's connection to Downton Abbey Poldark producers are to bring Queen Victoria to life for ITV The early life of Britain's longest reigning monarch will be the subject of an eight-part period drama written by novelist Daisy Goodwin Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell preview: "could be something truly magical" Huw Fullerton casts an eye over the magical world of the new BBC Sunday-night drama The cast of Downton Abbey reveal how they'd like the series to end From new careers and new loves to a holiday in the south of France, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Phyllis Logan, Rob James-Collier and Lesley Nicol have their say on how the hit ITV period drama should come to a close Fancy owning Violet Crawley's Downton Abbey home? It'll cost you! The historic Byfleet Manor, which doubles up as the Dowager Countess's Dower House in Downton, is on the market for an eye-watering £3.95 million Kit Harington scrubs up, the Queen delights in her duties and a Downton ball - 24 hours in pictures Plus Scarlet Johansson charms on a chat show and Wossy has a face for radio... What if Sherlock, Lady Edith and The Doctor were on Tinder? Some of TV's biggest characters could certainly do with a helping hand in their dating endeavours. We imagine what might happen if they joined the online dating revolution... Can you name the minor Downton Abbey character? Can you tell your disgruntled farmer's wives from your visiting aristocracy? Julian Fellowes to adapt Anthony Trollope novel Doctor Thorne The Downton Abbey creator says the 19th century author is "certainly the strongest influence over my work"