September 29, 2017

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Trapped in the winter snows of 1934's Yugoslavia, the famed Orient Express becomes the setting for a brutal murder and cluster of suspicious characters. Eccentric French detective Hercule Poirot is at the centre, discerning the secret pasts of every traveller to unravel the criminal aboard the train. With that premise, Agatha Christie's 1934 novel was born to be a classic, and so it was. Murder on the Orient Express has been adapted for television, film and radio multiple times, with…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 24th September 2017

It's time for our regular news round-up after a birthday-induced week off for Lost In Drama. I hope you've all had a lovely two weeks and are looking forward to a packed few months of film and TV. After all, with Victoria back on our screens and regular period dramas in the cinema, there's plenty of entertainment on offer. Let's see what's going on in the industry... Trailer unveiled for adaptation of Stephen King's 1922  It may feel like adaptations…

Review: Victoria & Abdul

Just as film and television has turned its eyes to Winston Churchill's legacy in the last year, it's also been reassessing the character of Queen Victoria. A queen given her title at a very young age, she went on to become the 'grandmother of an empire'. The after-effects of that empire would go on to define leaders like Churchill, and the damage left behind by British rule is still felt today. It gives those in charge of cinematic portrayals a…

Review: The Limehouse Golem

The dark streets of Victorian London are full of riches of an unconventional kind. In The Limehouse Golem, ambitious orphan Elizabeth Cree looks for redemption in the glowing orbs of the theatre, cross-dressing actor Dan Leno searches for adoration in the crowds that come to see him and a year later, Inspector Kildare searches for an answer to a gruesome spree of murders that spreads a web across the murky alleyways. A period drama that delights in mystery and horror,…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 3rd September 2017

It's all about the small screen this week with the release of new sneak peaks, exclusive videos and official pictures for upcoming tv shows. Get ready for the next season of period dramas and get stuck into our weekly update... First official picture released of Kit Harington in Gunpowder A first look at new BBC drama Gunpowder has been released, showing star Kit Harington in full costume (see above!). Harington, of Game of Thrones fame, will star as Robert Catesby,…

‘As seen in’: 10 Stately Homes From Period Dramas

As a genre, period dramas often rely on certain features to really enhance the story. One is dance scenes, of course, but another notable essential is a beautiful backdrop. Stately homes and castles frequently make an appearance and often, they've been a background character for several titles. In the selection below, we've picked out some popular locations - do you recognise some from your favourite dramas? [caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Haddon Hall, Peak District[/caption] Haddon Hall Haddon Hall has doubled…