Articles Tagged 'North and South'

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WATCH: Warm Up with Heated British Costume Drama Scenes

It’s that heartwarming time of year that only rolls around once. You guessed it, it’s time to get cozy on the couch with that special loved one – yep, your laptop – and check out some heated scenes from British costume dramas. The Young Victoria The new bride (Emily Blunt) doesn’t have time to take a proper honeymoon, […]

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Dapper TV Looks of Victorian England

The Victorian period (1837-1901) was a time where women displayed their husband’s success by dressing in the finest clothing. The men didn’t shy away from fashion donning stellar top hats and three-piece suits. Wealth also acted as temptation for those without. BBC America’s Ripper Street premieres on Saturday, January 19th at 9/8c with the police force […]

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Looking Backward: British Period Drama – the 21st Century Edition

This post is brought to you by Focus Features’ bold new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). In select theatres starting November 16th. The audience for British – and especially British-produced – period drama appears to be […]

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Photos: Victorian Fashions in British Costume Drama

BBC America’s forthcoming show Copper (premiering Sunday, August 19 at 10/9c) examines life in NYC set in the 1860s. The majority of the costumes – 600 dresses, frock coats and union suits – were custom built versus relying on picked over rental shops. The folks over at Gothamist have put together a flip book of some […]

Readers Have Their Say: The 10 Greatest British TV Dramas of All-Time

Weddings. Candy. TV Drama. There are simply some things the Brits traditionally do better than Americans. In celebration of BBC America’s launch of its new Dramaville block on August 17 – beginning with the 1950s-set spy thriller The Hour – we asked readers to submit their choices for the Greatest British TV Drama of all-time. […]