Carnival Films' Emmy and Golden Globe award winning drama Downton Abbey : Series 5 comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 17th November 2014, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK). The Blu-ray and DVD features an exclusive to DVD documentary entitled The Manners of Downton Abbey, where historian and Downton Abbey oracle Alastair Bruce takes us through the etiquette of how to eat, marry, behave, dress and make money in the 1920's.
Nominated for a total of 51 Primetime Emmy® Awards Downton Abbey is written and created by Julian Fellowes. As we re-visit the house in 1924 we discover that times are changing in Season 5. With the new dawn of the Labour government, Sybbie Branson and George Crawley growing up, Lady Mary making decisions for her future, Mr and Mrs Bates hoping to find happiness and Thomas back to his scheming mean only more drama.
The critically acclaimed ensemble cast reprise their beloved characters with: Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet; Hugh Bonneville as Earl of Grantham, Robert; Elizabeth McGovern as the Countess of Grantham, Cora; Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley; Jim Carter as Carson; Brendan Coyle as John Bates; Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates; Phyllis Logan as Mrs Hughes; Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason; Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley; Robert James-Collier as under butler Thomas Barrow footman; Lily James as Lady Rose MacClare; Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley; Allen Leech as Tom Branson; Kevin Doyle as footman Molesley; Raquel Cassidy as ladies maid Baxter; Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore; and Ed Speleers as footman Jimmy.
With new faces walking the halls of Downton, Season 5 sees the debut of Richard E. Grant as he ruffles some feathers as Simon Bricker; Anna Chancellor joins as guest role Lady Anstruther; Rade Sherbedgia will play a Russian refugee who has fled the Revolution after the First World War; Dame Harriet Walter will reprise her role as Lady Shackleton; and Peter Egan will return as Lord Flintshire.
The Blu-ray and DVD features the exclusive TV special, The Manners of Downton Manners, as well as an exclusive first look at the Season 5 Christmas special plus three bonus episodes: The Roaring Twenties, where we take a look at the evolving times and fashions of the 1920's; A Day with Lady Rose, where Lily James gives us an insight into her day on set; and Behind the Scenes - Day 100, where Mrs Patmore and Mrs Hughes celebrate the 100th day of filming Season 5.
Re-live your favourite moments with the characters you love as Downton Abbey : Series 5 is released on Blu-Ray and DVD from 17th November 2014 from Universal Pictures (UK).
- The Manners of Downton Abbey' (52 minutes)
- A sneak peek of the Series 5 Christmas Episode
- The Roaring Twenties - A "Behind the Scenes" of Series 5 including a look at the changes in fashion and how the house is moving forward (25 minutes)
- A Day with Lady Rose - Get closer to the world of Downton with this exclusive look into a day on the set with Lily James (8 minutes)
- Behind the Scenes - Day 100 - Join Mrs Patmore and Mrs Hughes behind the scenes as they celebrate day 100 of the Downton Abbey shoot (10 minutes)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.