Rolling Stones rockers Sir Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood are such huge fans of British period drama Downton Abbey they are treated to advance copies of the show.

Bosses at a production company reportedly posted the first episode of the fourth series to the British stars while they were working in Los Angeles a week before the show was due to air in Britain earlier this month (Oct13).

A source tells Britain's Daily Record newspaper, "Mick and Ronnie are massive fans of Downton and it's become part of their Sunday night routine when they're in England.

"When they're on the road, they are forever discussing the show. Mick is on first-name terms with the production firm and has preview copies sent to him."