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Downton Abbey tops TV poll

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Oct 31, 2012 | 8:15am EDT

The programme, starring Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith, has proved an international smash since its 2010 debut, and viewers have named it the best series since 2002 in a poll run by TV service Freeview.

Comedy The Inbetweeners, which spawned a 2011 movie, came in second place, and sleuth drama Sherlock finished third.

In fourth place is reality show The Apprentice and Simon Cowell's The X Factor rounds out the top five.

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