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As an observer of the Debutante Season, as a Catholic, even as an actor, Julian Fellowes says he has often experienced himself as an Outsider. Now he is most definitely on the inside - a Tory peer in the House of Lords and garlanded award-winner for the hugely successful television series Downton Abbey. In this programme he talks to Joan Bakewell about the late flowering of his reputation as a writer, his Catholic faith, and why - although interested in snobs - he isn't one himself.
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