Watch Downton Abbey From The Very Beginning on ITV Encore

ITV today announced that fans of the award winning series, Downton Abbey, will have the chance to watch all five series again from the very beginning. ITV Encore, an exclusive Sky subscription channel dedicated to the very best of British drama, will air Downton Abbey from Series One in January 2015.

Written and created by Oscar winning writer Julian Fellowes, this iconic period drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and those who serve them. Set in an Edwardian country house, series one joins the Crawley family in 1912. Below stairs are the servants, as fiercely protective of their ranks as anyone above stairs.

With a stellar cast including Hugh Bonneville (Robert, Earl of Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham), Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham) Jim Carter (Mr Carson) and Brendan Coyle (John Bates). Downton Abbey has received critical acclaim, won numerous accolades around the world and have won awards including Golden Globes, Emmy's and BAFTA.

Series one of Downton Abbey airs on ITV Encore from Thursday 8 January 2015 at 9pm.