Joan Bakewell is joined by writer, actor and director Julian Fellowes. He talks about the late flowering of his reputation as a writer and how his Catholic beliefs shape his work.
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.