'Downton Abbey's third series came to a close last night, with Mr Carson once again illustrating his loyalty, discretion, compassion, and willingness to pick up a cricket bat to honour the family name - all the qualities required in a first-class butler.
Enough to give him the title of Britain's favourite on-screen butler, you'd think? Well, it seems not quite. Because Carson has been pipped at the pantry by some other well-loved faces.
With thanks to Lovefilm (where you can watch via streaming all of 'Downton Abbey' series 1 and 2) for providing the poll data, here are our most beloved film and TV butlers... in reverse order, in the best traditions.
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