Period drama (TV)

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The week in TV: The Flight Attendant; Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Witch Hunts; Tokyo Vice; Big Boys
Sky’s spiky airline espionage veers off course; 90s noir hits Japan; and Derry Girls’s Dylan Llewellyn stars in a big-hearted campus comedy

Barbara Ellen

29, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Eternal death and Adolf Hitler: an ode to Life After Life, the year’s most underrated TV show
The BBC’s thoughtful, beautifully told drama about continual rebirth isn’t always easy viewing, but it’s a complex, clever paean to human potential

Hollie Richardson

10, May, 2022 @8:57 PM

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Dan Stevens: ‘People thought I was crazy’
This was the response when the actor famously left Downton Abbey at its height, fearful of being typecast as a floppy-haired aristo. Now based in LA, he’s starring in everything from comedy and horror to a new series about Watergate

Michael Segalov

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mr Darcy’s white shirt from lake scene stars in Jane Austen exhibition
Garment worn by Colin Firth in 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice to go on show at Jane Austen’s House

Steven Morris

25, Mar, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Bridgerton season two review – back with less fun and far less sex
It’s still sweeter and fizzier than rival period dramas, but without Regé-Jean Page, it’s no longer a heady, horny and impetuous watch

Jack Seale

25, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pachinko to Bridgerton: the seven best shows to stream this week
An exceptional adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s novel about four generations of a Korean family, and the return of the raunchy Regency period drama

Phil Harrison

18, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Wow, there’s a lot of sex and swearing’: Channel 4’s top-rated drama ever, 30 years on
Partner-swapping, nudity, Felicity Kendal: it’s three decades since raunchy wartime series The Camomile Lawn broke TV ratings records. How does it hold up?

Michael Hogan

08, Mar, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary to release folk EP with co-star
Michelle Dockery and Michael Fox discovered a shared passion for music while on set

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Feb, 2022 @6:01 AM

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The Gilded Age review – Julian Fellowes’ stinky rich New Yorkers are sheer agony
Forget Downton … here’s the new and definitely not improved Brownstone Abbey – and these posh Americans spout nothing but drivel. Does Fellowes actually write this stuff in his sleep?

Lucy Mangan

25, Jan, 2022 @10:35 PM

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‘Just go for it. Have a shot. I did – I started with nothing’: at home with Vicky McClure
Line of Duty has made her primetime royalty and one of the UK’s most watched actors. Now Vicky McClure is paying it forward to a new generation of working-class talent

Terri White

15, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Call the Midwife review – pure Christmas comfort and joy
Leeches, breech births and heroin … it’s the usual mix of medical emergencies and social commentary in another festive special that yanks on the heartstrings

Emine Saner

25, Dec, 2021 @9:35 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 1: It’s a Sin
Russell T Davies’s Aids drama was gut-wrenching and it made us weep time and again, but it also made us truly love the characters. What a devastating delight

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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