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Upstairs Downstairs cancelled by BBC after two seasons

Poor viewing figures to blame as Downton Abbey wins battle of maids-and-ladies TV One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 10:59 ON Mon 23 Apr 2012 THE BBC has cancelled Upstairs Downstairs, its period drama which was viewed as a direct rival to ITV's hugely successful Downton Abbey. The Daily Telegraph reports that the series, which revived the hit 1970s show, was initially seen as a success when it aired in 2010 with viewing figures of 7.
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