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Review: Poldark – Episode 1, Series 3

When it comes to upping the stakes, series 3 of Poldark has a genuine challenge on its hand. After a second series that divided fans and caused plenty of controversy, the next step is dealing with a whole load of fallout. Fortunately, episode 1 set the series with a fun and dramatic beginning, maintaining the central story arcs that have held so far whilst introducing us to a few vibrant new characters. The episode begins with some seriously impressive stuntwork,…

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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 11th June 2017

It's been a quieter week of news about period dramas but we've collected the best of this week's interviews with industry insiders. From a revelation about the future of Taboo, to an incisive reflection of Daphne Du Maurier adaptation My Cousin Rachel by its star, settle down for a deep dive into the latest discussions about the genre. Writer Stephen Wright Confirms That Taboo Will Last Three Seasons Huffington Post UK exclusively broke the story that Taboo will be a…

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…

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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…

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…

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Adrien Brody Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Cast For Season Four

In exciting news for Peaky Blinders fans, Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the gritty period drama series. Joining lead actors Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Helen McCrory, Brody is rumoured to play a character with a 'formidable presence', that writer Steven Knight wrote with the actor in mind. Adrien Brody is an American actor who reached worldwide recognition in 2002's The Pianist, which won him the Oscar for Best Actor. Since then he's alternated between big budget…

Call The Midwife wins first ‘Best Period Drama’ accolade at National Television Awards

Call The Midwife proved to the the public's favourite at the National Television Awards last night, winning the newly introduced category of 'Best Period Drama' despite fierce competition. The award has been created after an intense year of top period dramas. Also nominated for the accolade was Poldark, Victoria, Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders. Many expected Poldark to scoop the top prize after it narrowly missed out on 'Best New Drama' last year, but in the viewer-voted decision, the long-running 1950s-set drama…

Review: Taboo – Episode 3

After last week's violent episode of Taboo, where Tom Hardy's James Delaney prowled the streets and unleashed a glimpse of those rumours in one shocking scene, episode 3 came across as somewhat tamer. Yes, we had to look at a wound being stitched up in a high definition zoom, and witnessed a cadaver full of shellfish first hand, but after his stabbing last week, Delaney generally caused trouble in a far less violent way - namely by writing letters and…

Review: Taboo – Episode 1

Whether you're a historical drama fan, a doomed devotee of twisted anti-heroes or just a poor soul lost to the cult of Tom Hardy, Taboo is an exciting new show. With a debut last Saturday night on BBC One, this eight part series is the passion project of its star and a true family affair. The first episode wasn't perfect by any means, but it was a captivating take on a brutal period of our country's history, with a little of the…