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Downton Abbey stars on US success and what the third series holds

10 September 2012 Last updated at 07:08 BST

Downton Abbey has hit the big time with 16 Emmy nominations, including best drama and best actor and best actress in a drama.

ITV's period drama is only one nomination behind Mad Men, which has won best drama for the past four years.

BBC News spoke to members of the cast about their success in the US and what to expect in the third series.