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Lovers of costume drama...

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TomDudgeon Mon 18-Mar-13 20:58:40

What are your top five favourites?

I'm expecting lots of North and Souths and the Firth P&P
Hoping I might find something new that's not so well known like bright star

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 18:32:08

Oh I know that ppeat. It just makes me laugh, "so I have this idea for a hilarious new comedy... It's about a bloke cheating on his wife!" grin

Still love it though. I wasn't even a teenager when it was first on TV so I grew up with it. <nostalgic>

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 17:58:45

It's being repeated on Gold in the week. It's only a story mordecai and in some ways quite ahead of its time with good parts for the leading womengrin I must admit to knowing the authors!

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 16:05:42

Again I really enjoyed Goodnight Sweetheart. Yet it sits uncomfortably with me now, should I really be entertained by the antics of some two timing cheat? grin

<goes off to look up Goodnight Sweetheart boxset on Amazon>

EmpressMaud Sun 07-Apr-13 15:34:14

Goodnight Sweetheart was one of my guilty likes, though I think it was at least 10 years ago or more since I watched it. The last episode was oddly touching with the choice to be made and the wallpaper, that will make sense to those who have seen (I hope).

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 14:07:24

IMO C.C. is a bit miserable! anyone enjoy Goodnight Sweetheart ?I LOVE it!!!

EmpressMaud Sun 07-Apr-13 13:52:29

Oh dear, Catherine Cookson! grin

TunipTheVegedude Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:40

Yes, the same door. Lizzie found the door from her end and went through it, and once she was there she was having far too much fun to want to come back.

Zamboni Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:01

Lots that have been mentioned, especially Charles II and also Aristocrats.

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 13:44:04

Oh thanks tunip the door that was used at the end of the series? I assume that had its own powers. How or why did Lizzie get into 2013?

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 13:42:27

I love Lost in Austen.

Has anyone mentioned any Catherine Cookson's yet? grin

TomDudgeon Sun 07-Apr-13 13:40:28

It was fun, not to be taken too seriously. Would love another one.
They could do a load with different people with different books

TunipTheVegedude Sun 07-Apr-13 13:36:45

She finds a secret door in her bathroom which comes out in the Bennetts' attic.
As you do grin

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 13:35:13

How did it start tunip? I enjoyed it too (thought Bingley was gooorgeous grin) Great fun grin

Onlyconnect Sun 07-Apr-13 10:24:57

I haven't got 5 but my two favourites are Brideshead and the Middlemarch from the mid 90s.

dazzlingdeborahrose Sun 07-Apr-13 10:24:42

North and south grin
Pride and prejudice (firth/ehle)
Persuasion (root/hinds)
The lost prince, can't believe It's not been mentioned yet
Emma the Paltrow film. Thought romola garai was too old and johnny lee miller was way to young. I think they were trying to mitigate the slightly disturbing aspects of the Emma/knightly relationship

TunipTheVegedude Sun 07-Apr-13 10:22:30

Oh I loved Lost In Austen. Quite happy to suspend my disbelief about her otter hunting outfit, etc, because it was so warm-hearted and silly.
Elizabeth Bennett getting a job as a nanny in 21st century London was just fab.

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 10:15:19

uncongenial Yes I wondered why the Ms Price character didn't put up her hair and scrub off the make up to blend in better. Though I noticed the other girls had obvious make up on.

I wonder if its going to be repeated 'cos I missed how she got to the past in the first place. ITV didn't trail it did they? (well I didn't see it if they did).

Still18atheart Sat 06-Apr-13 17:52:49

Any Jane Austin Adaptation
Jane Eyre
The Tudors - Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Downton Abbey - Maggie Smith

Little Women
The Duchess

uncongenial Sat 06-Apr-13 17:41:44

I know a lot of suspending of disbelief was required, but I didn't like Lost in Austen. She wouldn't have been accepted in their society with that hair and make-up, not to mention manner.

TomDudgeon Sat 06-Apr-13 13:13:56

Yes I don't like dramas just because they're dressed up in old style clothes. I also love things like poliakoff, some of which are modern.

Anyone else watched bomb girls?

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:59

What do any of you reckon about Lost in Austen?

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Apr-13 13:08:55

I always find it weird to loathe costume drama.;because it's just drama written in or about the past (IMO it's just like modern drama, there's plenty of crap about nowadays as well) its either good or bad.

Do you hate Shakespeare tigerdriver?

tigerdriverII Fri 05-Apr-13 23:57:05

I really loathe costume drama. With a big passion.

So really should not be on this thread. I have entertained myself too much, I fear.

EmpressMaud Fri 05-Apr-13 23:53:55

Pride and Prejudice (Ehle/Firth)
North and South
The Way We Live Now
War and Peace (Anthony Hopkins). It's slightly dated now, but I like it all the same.
The Tudors

And one more would be Wuthering Heights (the Tom Hardy version). I didn't care for it on first viewing, but warmed to it.

Lurleene Fri 05-Apr-13 23:47:06

That was my suggestion - definitely not recommending it for historical accuracy but I think it 'is a jolly good romp'! ( Not how I talk in RL!)

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