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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 20th August 2017

News comes in waves, and since last week felt like a tsunami of big news, this week has been much quieter! Still, we've got a few exciting first looks at upcoming period dramas, and a couple of long reads that fans of the genre will enjoy. Grab a cup of tea and lets get started... Saoirse Ronan is Mary, Queen of Scots in first photo This week we got the first look at an exciting upcoming movie Mary Queen of…

The Addictive Agony of Watching Poldark

Edgar Allan Poe, eternal literary legend and one of my favourite ultimate goths, wrote this in a letter during the last year of his life: 'I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge.' He was talking about alcohol in that letter, and the sentiment is tough and painful, but I was reminded of it in a far more frivolous tone whilst watching Poldark this week. The BBC drama has, in blunt terms, been…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 16th July 2017

There's been a lack of posts on Lost In Drama this week, so apologies! An upcoming home move and a lot of travelling hasn't left the usual time for binge watching and writing. There was plenty of news however, so lets get caught up on what the last week has brought us for period dramas. Joe Wright's Darkest Hour gets its first trailer Another interpretation of Winston Churchill is coming to UK screens in the form of Darkest Hour, directed…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 2nd July 2017

It's been a quieter week when it comes to news about period dramas but there's still some goodness to recap, from Outlander's TV channel debut to the announcement of a brand new ITV drama. Step this way and get caught up... New adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair in the works British broadcaster ITV have announced their plans for a seven part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic Victorian novel Vanity Fair. Most recently turned into a 2004 Hollywood film starring Reese…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Poldark Producers Optioning Historical Novels ‘The Lymond Chronicles’ For New Series

In exciting news for Poldark fans, producers Mammoth Screen have optioned historical novel series The Lymond Chronicles and will be pitching their ideas for an adaptation to top broadcasters. News revealed by the novelist's fan society, the series has a strong fan following and promise pure romance with high drama and action. Written by Dorothy Dunnett, The Lymond Chronicles comprises of six novels published from 1961 to 1975. It follows the story of a charismatic young Scottish nobleman, called Francis Crawford…