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Stars set for TV Emmys

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Television's equivalent of the Oscars, the Emmys, are taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

The period drama Mad Men is the favourite to take the title of Best Drama, while the comedy 30 Rock is tipped to win for Best Comedy.

The British hopefuls include Sir Ian McKellen, who is nominated for the TV movie version of King Lear.

Peter Bowes reports.

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