In spite of its recession setting Downton Abbey has been taking on new footmen - Ed Speleers from Chichester and Matt Milne.
The Crawley sisters in Downton Abbey have provided plenty of drama so far. Fred Dinenage met them as they filmed for the new series.
Hugh Bonneville tells Fred how he and the cast are "totally overwhelmed and delighted" by the continuing success of ITV's Downton Abbey.
He's Lord of the Manor - the Earl of Grantham presiding over Downton Abbey - alias Highclere Castle in Hampshire. But in real life Hugh Bonneville loves his own bit of Hampshire and Sussex countryside - he lives near Midhurst and says the area is very important to him.
Hugh is about to star in the latest series of the ITV hit drama, and he's been chatting to Fred about the secret of its success...