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Season 5 premieres Sundays, January 4 to March 1, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on WEDU PBS

This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made DOWNTON ABBEY the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

VIDEO: First Look at Downton Abbey, Season 5

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See Downton’s costumes at Biltmore Estate

We’ve partnered with AAA to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 40 of the costumes worn by the hit television series’ characters at the Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times exhibit at the breathtaking Biltmore Estate. The trip is March 21-27, 2015 and includes round-trip deluxe motorcoach transportation from Southwest Florida.

In addition to touring the Downton Abbey exhibit at the Biltmore, the seven day trip also includes a carriage ride and Gullah tour in Beaufort, South Carolina, a Downton Abbey Period Cocktail Party, exploration of Chimney Rock State Park, and tours of Savannah and Jekyll Island. For details and reservations contact your local AAA Branch:

AAA Sarasota 941-929-2299; AAA Bradenton 941-798-2221; AAA Lakewood Ranch 941-756-0606; AAA Venice 941-493-2100; AAA Port Charlotte 941-627-1544; AAA Ft. Myers 239-939-6500; AAA Naples 239-594-5006

Exhibition produced by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2014 Carnival Film & Television Limited. A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production. Carnival logo ©2005 Carnival Film & Television Limited. Masterpiece is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Advance Screening Events

In past years, WEDU has hosted a collection of Downton themed events to celebrate the premiere of Seasons 3 and 4, including advance preview screenings, a lavish dinner, a New Year’s Eve party, and more. View the collection of Flickr Photo Galleries

Season 5 Slideshow

Eager to return to the dark secrets, budding romances, and dramatic turns of Downton Abbey? Get a first look at photos from Downton Abbey Season 5 in this slideshow of all-new images (no spoilers!) from the award-winning program.


Own all five seasons of Downton Abbey

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