Downton Abbey

Series 3 - Episode 5



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.


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 & Crew

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