Flirting, fights and flightly women in Downton's Christmas special
When: Christmas Day, 8.45pm.
Laughter and tears aplenty are promised in the two-hour Downton Abbey Christmas special.
In this one-off episode, the Crawley family head for a summer break in the Scottish Highlands.
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Nine months have lapsed in the characters' lives and, as wise housekeeper Mrs Hughes said, "Life is full of surprises".
Ed Speelers, who plays dashing footman Jimmy Kent, said: "There are moments between Jimmy and Tommy where they're having altercations, but we tried to make it playful."
There are rumours of romance for cook Mrs Patmore, while the Thirsk Country Fair will cause a spot of bother for some staff.
"Jimmy's trying to lead (fellow footman) Alfred into all sorts of trouble," reveals Speelers.
Forthright and determined, new housemaid Edna, played by MyAnna Buring, sets her sights on the estate's land agent Tom Branson, who's stayed behind at Downton with young daughter Sybil.
The former chauffeur was left a widower when Lady Sybil died in childbirth and despite the family's attempts to integrate him into their world, he continues to live between the Crawleys and the servants.
Up in Scotland, the Crawleys have arrived at Duneagle Castle, along with personal servants John Bates, his wife Anna, Molesley and O'Brien, where they're hosted by Shrimpie Flintshire, nephew of Violet, Countess of Grantham.
Lily James, 23, who plays Shrimpie's daughter, was introduced as the wayward Lady Rose in series three.
After a dalliance with a married man, she was banished to the Scottish estate by the Dowager Countess.
While Lady Rose represents the "new woman" of the Twenties, her behaviour aggravates her parents' relationship."By the time the family come and visit I think she's desperate for company and excitement," says James.
Also on the trip, Lady Edith discovers that newspaper editor Michael Gregson happens to be on holiday in Scotland and may not be there simply for fishing.
It is going to be a long wait until the fourth series ...