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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has a hard act to follow. The decision to adapt Anthony Trollope’s historical novel Doctor Thorne feels like coasting. We’re back in the 1850s in fictional Barsetshire for another costume drama of love, petticoats and social class. Tom Hollander ( The Night Manager) is fine as the title character, but Ian McShane ( Deadwood) is the standout as drunkard Roger Scatcherd.