Critically-acclaimed 'Downton Abbey' picked up another award on Wednesday night - and this time it was voted for by the public.

The ITV period drama took home the Best Drama Series gong from the National Television Awards, beating favourites 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who' in the process, and the show's creator Lord Julian Fellowes and head of the household Hugh Bonneville were in fine spirits on the red carpet beforehand.

Watch the interviews with them above and below, where Fellowes talks about Matthew Crawley's shocking death and reveals that he's a big 'Coronation Street' fan.

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PICTURES: All the stars hit the red carpet

Plus, Bonneville confirms series 4 has been written, he claims: "As I was leaving, the script arrived." How could he resist staying in, and having a read instead of hitting the cold weather of London and the red carpet?

What would you like to see happen in 'Downton' series 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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    Helen Flanagan arriving for the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Helen Flanagan arriving for the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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