Downton Abbey: A New Era – recap the story of the series and the first film

Downton Abbey: A New Era – the story so far

Downton Abbey: A New Era opens in Cineworld cinemas this April. And if you don't know your Crawleys from your Carsons, your Lady Marys from your Lady Bagshaws, then you've come to the right place.

Check out the following video recaps that promise to bring you up to speed on the events of both the original ITV series and the first movie. 

 

 

 

Up to scratch? Then you're ready for A New Era in which franchise creator Julian Fellowes brings us the latest chapter in Downton's storied history. 

The story splits the difference between the continental backstory of the acidic Violet Crawley (the scene-stealing Maggie Smith) and a movie production that is using Downton as its base of operations.

Expect plenty of upstairs/downstairs rivalry, plus chic locations and fashions that are sure to inspire envy for a bygone period in history.

Click here to book your tickets for Downton Abbey: A New Era. The movie opens in Cineworld cinemas on 29th April.