BBC News amusing error

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Subject: BBC News amusing error
Posted by:  contrex (mike.j.harv…
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015

BBC News story 26 April 2014:

"Julian Fellowes, the award-winning creator of ITV's Downton Abbey is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne for television.

Fellowes, a "lifetime devotee of Trollop", said he "could not be more delighted" to be writing the three-part drama, which will be on ITV."

I wonder if this is a dig at Fellowes or a simple typo?