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Meet The Real People Behind Five Classic Historical Dramas

Watching period dramas is one of the safest ways to escape the present. So, even though we aren’t able to travel in time, we can go back in the past by watching some of the best period dramas created. Today, we're looking at the real people that inspired five classic dramas, to separate a little fact from fiction. [caption id="attachment_1366" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Credit: HanWay Films[/caption] Becoming Jane (2007) If you’re a fan of period dramas, you must be acquainted with Jane…

Review: Victoria Christmas Special – ‘Comfort and Joy’

Two months after the conclusion of season two, Victoria returned to British screens for a Christmas special, titled 'Comfort and Joy'. It ended up being a bit of a rollercoaster two hours with little comfort or joy, covering everything from Christmas traditions and heartache, to venereal diseases and unfortunately ice accidents. By the end, and after eating my weight in turkey, I was more than ready to call time on the day. Chief showrunner Daisy Goodwin took on writing duties…

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 3rd September 2017

It's all about the small screen this week with the release of new sneak peaks, exclusive videos and official pictures for upcoming tv shows. Get ready for the next season of period dramas and get stuck into our weekly update... First official picture released of Kit Harington in Gunpowder A first look at new BBC drama Gunpowder has been released, showing star Kit Harington in full costume (see above!). Harington, of Game of Thrones fame, will star as Robert Catesby,…

‘As seen in’: 10 Stately Homes From Period Dramas

As a genre, period dramas often rely on certain features to really enhance the story. One is dance scenes, of course, but another notable essential is a beautiful backdrop. Stately homes and castles frequently make an appearance and often, they've been a background character for several titles. In the selection below, we've picked out some popular locations - do you recognise some from your favourite dramas? [caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Haddon Hall, Peak District[/caption] Haddon Hall Haddon Hall has doubled…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 27th August 2017

It's been a week of change-ups in the world of period dramas, from unbelievable transformations to significant re-casting. There's also plenty to look forward to, with some insight into exciting TV arriving very soon. Lets get started... First pictures appear of Margot Robbie as Elizabeth II Last week we shared the first picture of Saoirse Ronan in the titular role of new film Mary Queen of Scots and this week unofficial pictures of Margot Robbie have emerged from the set.…

Review: Victoria – Season 1

There's being late to the party and then there's panic watching eight hours of a series to be prepared for the sophomore season starting tonight. So first, apologies for not taking Victoria seriously when everyone was saying how great it was. I have only myself and Poldark to blame, since the Cornish BBC drama aired around the same time and made me choose every Sunday. Oh, and I'll blame the production company Masterpiece too - they made both excellent television…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 6th August 2017

As with most entertainment in August, news has been fairly quiet this week. That's why I hope you'll forgive me for missing a week - the Lost In Drama offices had a change of location that didn't leave much time for writing! However, we've still got a few good stories for you this week, so grab a cup of tea and get stuck in... First trailer released for convent-set period drama Novitiate Set in 1964, Novitiate is a new film…

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 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…