See Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Upcoming Season of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Season 5: See Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Set
Laura Carmichael (left) and Michelle Dockery on the set of Downton Abbey
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updated 06/18/2014 AT 02:00 PM EDT

originally published 06/18/2014 AT 10:45 AM EDT

When last we left Downton Abbey, the Crawley family was teaming up to rescue the Prince of Wales from a royal scandal, while Paul Giamatti was making his first appearance as Cara's boorish brother.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter has a first glimpse at the set of the British drama's upcoming fifth season, currently shooting at England's Highclere Castle.

From the looks of it, the British drama is about to enter its P.G. Wodehouse years, with the ornate finery of the pre-war era giving way to a more casual definition of elegance. (That means tweed. Lots and lots of tweed.)

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Hugh Bonneville (left) and Allen Leech on the set of Downton Abbey

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Inside the magazine reveals that, while technology on set obviously outpaces that of 1923, it's still not fully caught up with the outside world yet.



As Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, complained to THR's Alex Ritman, "You can't get a 3G signal in here!"

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Maggie Smith (center) and Hugh Bonneville on the set of Downton Abbey

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To pass the time without smartphones, the cast relies on classic English parlor games to pass the time, just like the aristocracy of yore.

"Playing Wink Wink Murder – that helps at dining room table scenes," revealed Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary.

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Michelle Dockery on the set of Downton Abbey

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Dockery was also keen to dispel reports that, as her TV husband Dan Stevens did, she's about to leave Downton.

"I'm here 'till the end," she told the magazine, "whenever that may be."

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From left: Kevin Doyle, Rob James-Collier and Jim Carter on the set of Downton Abbey

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Downtown Abbey's fifth season will premiere in America in January 2015, according to PBS. Creator Julian Fellowes has said he hopes the show will be broadcast simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Laura Carmichael (left) and Lily James on the set of Downton Abbey

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