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Television Review

‘Downton Abbey’ strong in second season

In the show’s second season, the stories grow richer - and funnier

Like fine bourbon makers the Brits prefer to craft their TV shows in small batches. And when it comes to “Downton Abbey’’ the results are similarly worth savoring.

After a successful run across the pond, the Carnival/Masterpiece coproduction begins its long-awaited second season on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) Sunday at 9 p.m. flush with the glow of multiple Emmy wins and Golden Globe nominations.

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