Review: My Cousin Rachel

A crucial scene of My Cousin Rachel takes place between our youthful male protagonist and his concerned godfather, as the elder warns of this new mysterious woman who has entered their lives. Not only is her past murky to everyone, but there have been rumours of a 'limitless appetite'. In another scene, an old acquaintance of the woman speaks leerily of her 'great passion'. In this classic adaptation, the eponymous widow takes audiences through twists and turns, but what this…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 4th June 2017

From upcoming big screen treats to Shakespeare spin-offs, we've got this week's best selection of news all about period dramas. First up, very exciting news for our Sunday nights... Poldark Series 3 Gets Release Date of 11 June 2017 That's right, our favourite Cornish drama is being released on 11 June, just a week from today. It's been deliberately pushed forward from its usual autumn screen time to avoid any clashes with ITV's Victoria. The ratings battle got pretty intense…

Review: Cable Girls – Episodes 4 & 5

Don't forget to catch up on our review of episodes 2 and 3! In episodes 4 and 5 of Cable Girls (aka Las Chicas Del Cable), the stakes became a lot more real for our four leading women. The feminist message behind the show is coming face-to-face with real situations, as Alba and her friends must figure out what they're going to do with the cards they've been dealt. As ever, spoilers ahead... Cable Girls is still a beautiful show,…

The Period Drama Guide – How To Deal With A Break Up

We're taking on a rather different and sombre topic today compared to the usual posts, using our favourite type of fiction to help with a very particular life event - a break up. The end of a relationship is always a tough experience and those first few weeks recovering can feel like drifting on an endless ocean. Platitudes are offered, hugs occasionally given, but sometimes it takes a little bit of personal research to know that things will get better. Enter…

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…