Thursday, Seven, 9.15pm
Everything must run out of steam eventually. And the same may be said for the fifth series of Downton Abbey. The once vibrant period drama seems to be suffering from a lack of a real narrative arc to keep this season truly suspenseful. Yet, on the upside, Dame Maggie Smith has continued to entertain with some killer one-liners, while the impossibly beautiful fashion has risen to the challenge to also step things up a notch season by season. In tonight’s season finale, loose ends are tied up as another Christmas arrives, with surprises, romance and a sad farewell. Stars the wonderful Michelle Dockery (above), who we will hopefully see in season six, which is already on track.