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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 18th February 2018

The next couple of years have some exciting new additions in the world of period dramas, judging from this week's news. This last year has been really amazing for movies, something I'm reminded of as I've been working through the major Oscar hopefuls (check out the reviews here). Luckily, it seems that there's plenty more movie magic coming our way. Anyway, grab a cup of tea and lets go through the headlines... First trailer for novel adaptation of The Guernsey Literary…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 4th February 2018

With awards season in full swing, news that doesn't involve a little gold statuette has been pretty thin on the ground in the last couple of weeks. As ever with awards though, period dramas have been well represented at the Oscars, from Rachel Morrison's historical nomination for Best Cinematography on Mudbound, to Phantom Thread's recognition for Costume Design and The Shape of Water's 13 nods. We'll be reviewing a few of those films over the next few weeks, starting with…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 21st January 2018

Awards season and Sundance film festival are both in full swing, leaving entertainment news fairly focused on big interviews and event coverage. For me, it's frustrating to have to wait to see these award-winning films talked about without a close UK release, particularly Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water, which I've been looking forward to forever. Still, for now we can make do with potentially great television - Britannia and The Alienist are on the to-do list. I also…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 14th January 2018

The January blues are upon us but there's still plenty on the small screen to entertain. This week we're awaiting the release of two intriguing historical dramas and have received news of two big casting announcements. Are you ready? Let's begin... Two experimental historical dramas meet their due date As the Christmas trees go back to the garage, the time for cosy costume dramas of bonnets and cravats is over. In its place we've got two bombastic television shows to…

This Week in Period Dramas – The Christmas Edition 17th December 2017

It's been a while since I've done one of these, as a combination of holidays, big period dramas and the instant arrival of an entire season of The Crown (thanks, Netflix) has kept me busy. So let's jump right back in, as the season of giving has left quite a bit of period drama-shaped previews in the last few weeks. Even better, UK fans can look forward to adaptations of Little Women and Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist gracing our screens over…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 5th November 2017

News was a bit thin on the ground this week so it's just a quick update! It's good though - the following news reminds us of how much we can expect to look forward to, with two flagship shows arriving in just a couple weeks. Let's get started... Peaky Blinders season 4 finally gets a release date The BBC have been keeping the Peaky Blinders air date under wraps for quite a while, but they've finally confirmed that the first…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 29th October 2017

Happy Sunday! It's been a very busy week in terms of news, almost to the point that I was desperate to make this post earlier, but no, it's a Sunday schedule for a reason. As well as three massive trailers, there are also a few smaller bits of news, including one about everyone's favourite royal drama... Olivia Colman to replace Claire Foy in The Crown season 3 In delightful news, British actress Olivia Colman will be taking on the role…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 22nd October 2017

The nights may be getting earlier and earlier these days (seriously, when did that happen?!) but luckily there's still plenty to keep us period drama fans entertained while we're hiding from the cold. Victoria finished in fine style last Sunday for UK viewers but for those with access to on-demand, Outlander has got a really exciting episode this week. Even better, we're leaving film festival season and approaching awards season, which means more big budget period dramas will be arriving…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 15th October 2017

News relating to period dramas has been thin on the ground this week. This is rather unsurprising, since a much larger story about the entertainment industry has taken up much of the media's attention - and for a very good reason. I won't go into it too much here, but the allegations against Harvey Weinstein are awful and representative of a systemic rot, where powerful men feel like they can freely abuse and buy their victims' silence. This was going on…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 8th October 2017

It's been a crazy week in the film industry but quieter in the smaller world of period dramas. For now, the BBC is largely dominating news announcements, with several upcoming shows to look forward to. In the meantime, I'm just enjoying having so much to watch, and feeling guilty about not watching enough! Whoever has already seen Goodbye, Christopher Robin or has watched the first episode of The Last Post, you're doing better than I am. Let me know in…