When does Downton Abbey start in 2013?

Question: When does the new series of Downton Abbey start in the UK?

Answer: The new season 4 of Downton is set to air on ITV1 this Autumn. The new series air date in the UK has now been officially confirmed as Sunday, September 22, 2013 as predicted earlier by Telly Chat.

What we do already know is that series 4 will be made up of 8 episodes plus a Christmas special, both the series premiere and finale episodes are believed to be feature length specials.

The plot of Downton Abbey series 4 begins around six months after the end of season 3 and the car accident which killed Matthew Crawley, leaving Mary to raise their new born child without him.