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Series 6 - Episode 5
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The Health Minister, Neville Chamberlain, is coming to dinner at
. What fun it would be if he looked upon the vegetables and announced “peas in our time”.
But that’s too much to hope as the poor soul is about to be set upon by both sides in the dreary local hospital battle, and it turns out to be an eventful meal in all kinds of ways.
Down in the kitchen, Mrs Patmore’s kind thoughts turn to wee Trotskyite Daisy’s father-in-law Mr Mason, who’s moved into the farm on the estate. Which is a great joy as it means plenty of opportunities to play Pigs Bingo, including the magnificent, award-winning line from Branson: “A day of racing cars and pigs. Who could better that?” Who indeed, Tom?
And Lady Mary is Snoot of the Week when she tells Tom, “I don’t mean to sound snobbish” before she sounds snobbish.
Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into Violet's plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. Andy finds an unexpected confidante while helping Mr Mason move into Yew Tree Farm, Mary is uncertain if she has met her match, Edith meets Bertie Pelham in London, and Spratt comes to Denker's aid. Mrs Hughes struggles to keep Carson happy, while Mary thinks secrets are being kept from her.
Cast & Crew
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robert, Earl of Grantham
Lady Edith Crawley
Lady Mary Crawley
Cora, Countess of Grantham
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