This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 28th May 2017

With the last week of Cannes and a host of BBC announcements, this week has been a busy one. We've collected the best news from all the events, including two exciting new trailers and a great interview with everyone's favourite romantic lead, Aidan Turner. First Trailer Released For Victoria Season Two It's less than a minute long, but the first trailer for Victoria's second series is super dramatic. Heralding the next generation of royalty, it shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert…

Review: Cable Girls – Episodes 2 & 3

Completely new to the series? Check out our review of Cable Girls episode 1 first! After a delightful first episode, the next two hours of Cable Girls (or Las Chicas Del Cable) took the smart step of zooming out from our primary protagonist and spending more time on developing surrounding characters. It bodes well for the rest of the episodes, since this approach demonstrates a commitment to really creating a tangible setting, rather than just a simple main story. Watch…

BBC's The Woman In White

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 21st May 2017

We're introducing a new feature to Lost In Drama, a news roundup titled 'This Week in Period Dramas'. Expect a post every Sunday, collecting the top filming updates, casting announcements, fascinating interviews and latest movie trailers from across the internet. First Trailer Released For Cary Fukanaga's The Alienist Last Wednesday, Variety revealed the first official trailer for a much-anticipated series - The Alienist, a detective thriller set in 1896's New York. Starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, it looks rich…

The Best Quotes From Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility Diaries

When it comes to Jane Austen adaptations, few are as beloved as 1995's Sense and Sensibility. Starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, the film garnered seven Academy Award nominations, with Emma Thompson taking home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay from her role as screenwriter, as well as playing the lead character. It stayed true to the wit and romance of Austen's original text, whilst giving us eternal heartthrobs in the form of Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. What less…

Review: Jamestown – Episode 1

Imagine leaving behind everything you know to take on a brutal journey in a wooden boat, before arriving to meet the person you'll be tied to in a complex swirl of legal obligation and pressure. You'd better hope that they happen to be kind, with the alternative turning a brave new world into a ugly prison. There's the premise of Jamestown, Sky One's period drama set in the camp of the early English settlers, in what was later to be the…

Trailer Unveiled For Thrilling Period Drama ‘The Limehouse Golem’

In exciting news for murder mystery fans, the first trailer for The Limehouse Golem has been released, starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke. Set in Victorian London, Nighy plays Inspector John Kildare, a detective on the hunt for a proficient serial killer. As fear of the killer grows in the Limehouse community of London, the old myth of a terrifying Golem begins to seem like the only answer to the unaccountable crimes. All Kildare knows is that the killer must surely…

Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) – Episode 1

Cable Girls, or Las Chicas del Cable to give the show its original name, is Netflix Original's first Spanish language drama and true to the streaming service's productions so far, it's a refreshing and lavish affair. A period drama that steps in the shadow of Baz Luhrmann whilst pushing an earnest message of feminism, it proudly stands apart from traditional British and American shows. Set in 1928, the story follows Lidia (Blanca Suarez), a mysterious woman who starts work as…

Review: Madame Bovary

Sophia Barthes’ Madame Bovary is a beautiful period adaptation of Gustav Flaubert’s novel that deals with its complicated heroine in a way that is both understanding and honest. The cinematography truly stands out as the star, making the film into a visual treat. The story follows the new wife of village doctor, Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), who soon finds herself bored of the limited entertainments of a 19th century French provincial town. Her disappointment in her situation soon drives her…

Review: Decline and Fall – Episode 2

Decline and Fall continued to delight this week with its second episode, packed full again with witty dialogue, sharp visual gags and easy performances from a lively cast. Despite a leading man that many find polarising, and vague marketing, this show has excelled expectations and done the author of the source novel very proud indeed. After a busy set-up episode, the sequel largely transported us away from the stuffy boarding school of Paul Pennyweather's (Jack Whitehall) employment and into the bourgerious…

The Crown Rules Over The BAFTA TV Nominations

With an impressive five nominations, The Crown has taken the throne for top contender at this year's BAFTA TV awards. Netflix's most expensive series to date, this period drama about the royals cost at least £100 million to make for the first season of ten episodes. Among those nominations are Best Drama Series and Best Female Performance for leading actress Claire Foy. Supporting actors Jared Harris, John Lithgow and Vanessa Kirby also all earned individual nominations. Whilst period drama fans…