Downton Abbey on Masterpiece: Season 6 (2015 - 2016)


Season 6
Downton Abbey on Masterpiece

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Melodramatic characters and soapy class struggles continue to keep Downton Abbey compelling as this celebrated series approaches its grand finale.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2015

Downton Abbey is threatened by extortion and downsizing; Mrs. Hughes poses a sensitive question; Daisy speaks out; Anna and Bates wait.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2015

Mary's past catches up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital sets Violet on the warpath.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2015

Wedding dress drama takes a turn for the worse; hospital debate escalates; a volunteer helps Edith.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2015

Baxter has a new case to consider; Anna and Mary head to London; two past visitors arrive at Downton.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2015

Thomas extends a generous offer to Andy; the family hosts a powerful politician for dinner; Mary's suspicions take shape.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2015

Violet goes on the warpath as the hospital battle escalates; Daisy attempts to thwart a romance; prospects look up for Mary and Edith.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2015

Henry Talbot invites the Crawleys to watch him motor racing at Brooklands; Violet makes a plan which surprises the family and delights Denker; Mr. Molesley and Daisy must rise to the challenge on examination day; Andy's secret is brought to light.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2015

Romances become complicated; Molesley and Spratt try new jobs; Thomas takes a fateful step; Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal; Isobel puts her foot down.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2016

Momentous changes threaten the owners and servants of Downton Abbey.

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Cast & Crew

Maggie Smith
Violet

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Hugh Bonneville
Robert Crawley

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Brendan Coyle
John Bates

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Joanne Froggatt
Anna

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Michelle Dockery
Lady Mary Crawley

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Jim Carter
Mr. Carson

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Phyllis Logan
Mrs. Hughes

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Jessica Brown Findlay
Lady Sybil Crawley

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Laura Carmichael
Lady Edith Crawley

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Penelope Wilton
Isobel Crawley

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Samantha Bond
Lady Rosamund

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Kevin Doyle
Molesley

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Siobhan Finneran
Sarah O'Brien

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Allen Leech
Tom Branson

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Shirley MacLaine
Martha Levinson

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Sophie McShera
Daisy Mason

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Matt Milne
Alfred Nugent

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Lesley Nicol
Mrs. Patmore

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Ed Speleers
Jimmy Kent

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Cara Theobold
Ivy Stuart

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Audience Reviews for Downton Abbey on Masterpiece: Season 6

  • Oct 12, 2021
    Truly one of the best tv shows of all time. It's portrayal of human nature regardless of status, philosophy, gender, sexuality, age etc. is so insightful and powerful it had me in laughs, tears, and springs of joy all throughout the series. It's so sad that it ended. . . I feel like the people at Downton Abbey have become my family now, but I won't get to see them any longer. Thank you to the creators, cast, and crew for this show!
  • Oct 07, 2021
    Very moving and dramatic. I've come to the point where I care about almost every single character.
  • May 18, 2021
    What a perfect finish for a feel good show!
  • Aug 12, 2020
    The good news is, Fellowes finally came up with new ideas for subplots after the show's repetitive fourth and fifth seasons. Individual episodes are therefore more interesting to watch in its final season. However, at its terminus, the show's weaknesses at presenting satisfying plot and character arcs are as glaring as ever. Fellowes seems to think Michelle Dockery's Lady Mary character is the star, so we are subjected to yet more bland romance between Dockery and a generic suitor, the culmination of which takes up an entire episode. The relationship between the family and the servants becomes so close it's like Fellowes isn't even trying to pretend there were strict class boundaries in this period anymore. Supporting characters like Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) and Joseph Molesley (Kevin Doyle) are the only who seem like complex and interesting people, though the former's vast changes in personality every season are bound to induce whiplash. This season he gets another tragic subplot, which if you were to look at individual scenes would make you think James-Collier was acting in a totally different, superior show, but which ends in a way that is cliche and rushed. Maggie Smith is of course great, but the novelty of a character who mainly spouts off witticisms has died after five seasons. The good news is, Laura Carmichael as the "forgotten middle sister" Edith outshines her older sister Mary, and Fellowes seems to recognize this, by giving her a solid subplot and romance. The bad news is, Fellowes seems to think EVERYONE needs a romance subplot (except of course the tragic gay character), so a lot of time is wasted pairing up characters who have little in common except age. I don't totally regret watching this whole series, but I would not recommend it either. It started spinning its wheels halfway through its run, and this finale, while superior to the last couple seasons, isn't worth powering through to reach. I'm disappointed, because through it's entire run, I can never say the show rose above mediocre. Even the best actors are dragged down by the poor writing.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    An awesome finale of a great show.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    The best British melodrama series comes to an end. And with very satisfying conclusions for all of Julian Fellowes' beloved characters. This final season of the show was very compelling and funny, particularly the battle royale for the hospital affairs, which was a delight to witness. Finally the two daughters of the family find their right husbands and the servants downstairs get their deserved success. Thank you for all the laughs and the drama! It was the best!
  • Nov 13, 2019
    My favorite season! This show is perfection. The storylines, characterization, costumes, sets, etc. all beautifully done. Bravo!
  • Oct 25, 2017
    every charator has the story to tell.
  • Jan 05, 2017
    Excelente conclusión y personajes!!!!
  • Aug 13, 2016
    A beautiful English Series. Not for everyone's taste of course.

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