Period Drama

Mr Selfridge: All Window Dressing and Very Little Else

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

We long for him to stomp along the corridors ranting and raving like a mad man. In a fit of uncontrollable rage, we want him to smash office equipment to bits as he humiliates and insults another of his employees. More than anything though, we hope for a few choice expletives to come out of his mouth.

Caroline Frost

What Happened When James Norton First Met Robson Green | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

If James Norton stole the screen as Happy Valley’s resident villain Tommy Lee Royce, he’s completely owning it as Grantchester’s resident vicar-...

A Spot of Escapism: Period Drama Locations to Visit in England

Vicky Dean | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Period drama is a fantastic form of escapism; imagining yourself transported back to times where big frocks, country dances and love affairs were the main order of the day. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on the next bank holiday or if you are a period drama lover heading over to the UK then these locations are for you!

Was "The White Queen" Actually "The Wrong Queen?"

Amy Licence | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

With the screening of the BBC's White Queen drama series only weeks away, many questions about the life of Elizabeth Wydeville remain unanswered. None more so than that of her marriage.

VOTE: Who Should Play Downton's First Black Character?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Downton Abbey' is reportedly set to cast its first black character as part of a storyline about race relations, and he's going to be a looker... P...

Dustin Loves 'Downton'

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Dustin Hoffman may have put Dame Maggie Smith's acting talents to good use in his new movie, but he admits he's a recent convert to 'Downton Abbey'. ...

BBC1 Calls For More Of 'The Paradise'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'The Paradise' is to return for a second series after BBC bosses commissioned a further run. The period drama, set in the glamorous world of a smar...

Does it Really Matter if Our Entertainment Occasionally Fakes it?

Ali Schofield | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ali Schofield

The Downton Abbey special, to be screened on Christmas Day, has already come under fire for its misrepresentation of '20s fashions. Former editor of the Shooting Times, Tony Jackson has publicly berated the episode in the Daily Telegraph over a promotional still which shows a shooting party wearing leather gaiters. Disgusting, right?