Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey

Charting the trials and tribulations above and below stairs at the aristocratic Crawley family's estate, Downton Abbey has won fans across both sides of the Atlantic. Julian Fellowes's lavish drama has triumphed at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Primetime Emmys, and Maggie Smith's portrayal of Violet Crawley, the forthright Dowager Countess of Grantham, has been repeatedly recognised at awards season.

Downton Abbey's sixth series will start filming in early 2015.
Downton Abbey Top Story Hugh Bonneville: Downton Abbey was supposed to end after fifth series Series star calls the upcoming sixth series "a bonus" for fans.
The actress wants to end the popular period drama on a high note. Penelope Wilton not upset about Downton end Violet Crawley could appear in Julian Fellowes's The Gilded Age. Downton Abbey character for NBC show? Julian Fellowes says seeing Downton struggling in the '70s is a "fun" concept. Downton '70s spinoff being considered Downton Abbey creator is receiving the International Emmy Founders Award. Julian Fellowes to get International Emmy The actor talks about his hopes for the final series of the ITV period drama. Bonneville: Downton end extraordinary Producer Gareth Neame says he wants show to end while in "incredibly strong shape". Downton Abbey ending 'while it's strong' ITV announces that the upcoming sixth series will be its last. Downton Abbey: Why it had to end Downton producer Gareth Neame says the Crawleys might be back in a film. Downton Abbey film is being considered We look at reactions as the world prepares to say goodbye to the Crawleys. Downton Abbey to end: Reactions Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame say they never considered taking Downton to the BBC. Downton 'couldn't have been made on BBC' The Cinderella star says her return will depend on "all sorts of things". Lily James hoping for Downton return Royal visitor is greeted by cast members - who've shared behind the scenes snaps. 11 regal photos as Kate does Downton The Royal was greeted by the drama's creator and joined by cast members for picture. The Duchess visits the Downton Abbey set Hugh Bonneville says that the sixth series will once again include a Christmas special. Downton Abbey confirms Christmas special For many, their fortunes changed after exiting the show. And not always for the better. Life after Downton: 9 actors who left Kate will meet members of the cast and crew at Ealing Studio on March 12. Duchess of Cambridge heading to Downton The creator says that he is "not a believer" in series going on for too long. Fellows has 'no say' over Downton end A spokesperson for the actress says she'll remain with Downton Abbey if it's renewed. Maggie Smith downplays Downton exit "I can't see how it could go on," the star says. Maggie Smith: 'Downton could end with s6' Julian Fellowes is currently developing a new period drama for the US market. Downton Abbey axe reports "speculative" The period drama was named Best Drama at the 2015 National Television Awards. Downton producer didn't expect success Long-running children's cartoon will have its own versions of the Crawleys. Arthur to spoof Downton Abbey "My sex life: good to the last drop." Watch Downton play Cards Against Humanity The inimitable Violet Crawley shows her sweeter side... See Downton's Dowager Countess... as a cake Downton Abbey is a ratings hit once again for PBS, although down slightly. Downton Abbey nets 10.1m with US TV return ITV Encore gives you the chance to catch up or watch it all over again. Downton Abbey being repeated from the start Julian Fellowes talks the future of his hit ITV period drama beyond series six. Downton Abbey "won't last forever" The site of Downton Abbey's hospital needs money for essential repairs. Bonneville backs fight to save Downton site The actor says the ITV period drama is a "once in a career" opportunity. Hugh Bonneville on Downton Abbey future Hollywood comes to Downton for one-off Text Santa charity sketch. Watch George Clooney in Downton Abbey The actor will appear alongside Joanna Lumley and Jeremy Piven in charity sketch. Clooney in Downton Abbey: Watch new preview The actor will appear in a special sketch for Text Santa tonight (December 19). Clooney joins Downton cast for selfie Veteran actress will join George Clooney in the one-off charity skit. Joanna Lumley for Downton Abbey sketch The ITV period drama's two-hour festive special will air on Christmas Day. Downton Abbey: New Christmas pictures Downton Abbey actor says that he was skeptical of releasing a Christmas album. Julian Ovenden unsure of a second album Actor says he has "no idea" what's happening with his character next year. Downton's Julian Ovenden wants return The Hollywood actor is appearing in a comedy skit as part of ITV's Text Santa. Watch George Clooney in Downton Abbey Episode airing on Christmas Day spans "several months", reveals Hugh Bonneville. Downton special will "have a Christmas theme" The actor says that fans can expect an uplifting festive episode. Downton Christmas special 'heart-warming' This year's Christmas episode sees the family on a hunting trip with the Sinderbys. What's happening in Downton this Christmas?