Ageless Classics that beg to be viewed These films and series listed here have been expanded on with information and trailers. Listings will be consistently added. Check often. These are “worth a look.” The Best of Ancient Era Films and Series 4000BC – 500 AD The Best of Medival Films and Series 500 AD – 1500 AD The Best of Renaissance Era Films and Series 1400 – 1600 A Matador’s Mistress 2008 A Private Function (1984) c.1947 A Quiet Passion 2016 All the President’s Men 1976 Anton Chekhov’s The Duel (2009) Ben Hur 2016 Birdsong 2012 Bleak … Read more
James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America. 8 Part Series starring Tom Hardy. No firm date of release is known at this time.
An unruly collection of clever but crass Thatcher-era English high-school students seek to earn the scores needed to enroll in Oxford and Cambridge in director Nicholas Hytner and screenwriter Alan Bennett’s screen adaptation of Bennett’s Tony-winning play. The History Boys focuses on a group of eight students, all of them deemed by their overeager headmaster (Clive Merrison) to be the best and the brightest. Though they’ve been coddled by their humanities-loving instructor, Hector (Richard Griffiths), and their acerbic history teacher, Mrs. Lintott (Frances de la Tour), the boys are deemed in need of additional tutoring; thus, the brash, young … Read more
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
This BBC miniseries brings to life the daring work and tempestuous love lives of the Pre-Raphaelites, a group of 19th-century British artists and playboys who yearned to reinvent Western art — and seduce a few lovely lasses in the process. As John Millais (Samuel Barnett), William Holman Hunt (Rafe Spall) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Aidan Turner) paint for fame and fortune, they quarrel over model Lizzie Siddal (Amy Manson) and other women.
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Meet the cast of Doctor Thorne Who’s who in ITV’s major new period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes 1 By Sarah Doran Sunday 6 March 2016 at 7:40PM New drama Doctor Thorne begins this Sunday 6 March at 9pm on ITV. The period drama is adapted by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and stars Tom Hollander and Rebecca Front. Find out more about the cast and characters here. Doctor Thorne (Tom Hollander) Doctor Thorne lives in the village of Greshamsbury with his illegitimate niece Mary, whose mother has left for Australia. He is also business advisor to railway … Read more
Synopsis by Jason Buchanan Director Ralph Fiennes teams with screenwriter Abi Morgan to adapt Claire Tomalin‘s book detailing the clandestine, 13-year-long love affair between celebrated English author Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), whose name was effectively erased from the history books following Dickens‘ death in 1870. Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander costar.
SPOTLIGHT ON ‘MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE’ EPIC TV SERIES WITH RICHARD MADDEN & DUSTIN HOFFMAN WITH NEW SET PHOTOS MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE RICHARD MADDEN AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN LEAD NEW EPIC SERIES A visual delight for you today in the form of new photos from the sets of new eight part historical TV series MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE which will air sometime next year. The pics show our deeply beloved Richard Madden as a true symbol of super dashing Renaissance hunkiness! The eight part epic series will see him playing the lead role of Cosimo de Medici, the young prince … Read more
Artfully chronicling the Old Testament history of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, this two-part miniseries envisions the turbulent world of the ancient Holy Land through the eyes of Jacob’s four wives and his headstrong daughter, Dinah. cast: Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Debra Winger Book: The Red Tent is a novel by Anita Diamant, published in 1997 by Wyatt Books for St. Martin’s Press. It is a first-person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph. She is a minor character in the Bible, but the author … Read more
‘CHRONICLES OF NARNIA’ TO GET EPIC REBOOT WITH ‘THE SILVER CHAIR’! ‘AZTECS’ EPIC TV ADAPTATION OF DANIEL PETERS BOOK! ‘THE SILVER CHAIR’ TO BE A REBOOT OF NARNIA MOVIE SAGA If you love legendary epic fantasy saga THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA from CS Lewis and are sad that the movie franchise ended last decade with three films, do not despair because the fourth one is coming in the future. Producer Mark Gordon has announced that it will be based on THE SILVER CHAIR book and will be a reboot – a start of a new franchise with new actors, directors … Read more
circa 1889 A supernaturally talented magician attempts to undermine the rigid social structure of turn-of-the-century Vienna by using his powers to win the love of his upper-class, childhood sweetheart in director Neil Burger’s cinematic adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser’s short story. Though the ill-fated childhood romance between cabinetmaker’s son Eisenheim (Edward Norton) and upper-class Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel) eventually resulted in the heartbroken young man leaving Austria to explore the world, his dreams of one day reuniting with the beautiful duchess never faded. Upon returning to Vienna 15 years later as a talented and renowned illusionist, … Read more
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is based on two Napoleonic War-era adventure novels in author Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, Master and Commander and The Far Side of the World. Russell Crowe stars as Captain Jack Aubrey, a high-seas adventurer who maintains a strong bond with ship-surgeon Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany). After conquering much of Europe already, Napoleon’s forces have set their sights on taking Britain, so Aubrey and the crew of his ship, the HMS Surprise, take to the Pacific to intercept any attacking ships from the French fleet. When Aubrey eyes a renegade French super-frigate, … Read more
At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith from an Italian orphanage at the request of his long-deceased brother. Now, Edith is his daughter Amy’s prized friend and confidante. As the Hamiltons await a trio of visitors for the annual Greens Cup horse race, Beatrice Hamilton asks for Edith’s help in finding a suitable husband for a cousin, Ida Glenshaw, with one of two visiting eligible bachelors. … Read more
Won “Best Picture” in 1982 for an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. Music won a 1983 Grammy. Many more awards Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. Theme Song Trailer by Vangelis
https://youtu.be/j4MP7TEziRw In a small Northern English town in 1947 the citizens endure continuing food rationing. Some local businessmen want to hold a party to celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip and illegally decide to raise a pig for that occasion. However, the pig gets stolen by Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin), who was encouraged to do so by his wife Joyce (Maggie Smith). Meanwhile a food inspector is determined to stop activities circumventing the food rationing. IMDB Their trailer is a bit better. Comedy: Michael Palinand Maggie Smith
When John Goodnight was a boy he watched in the weeds as his entire family was killed in a ruthless outlaw attack. Now as a circuit judge of the western territories Goodnight travels the west protecting the innocent from injustice. Nice eye-candy Western. LOL
ITV commissions new eight-part drama series Jericho Starring Jessica Raine, Hans Matheson and Clarke Peters ITV has commissioned an eight-part series, Jericho, starring Jessica Raine, Hans Matheson and Clarke Peters. Set in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the drama from production company, ITV Studios, will focus upon the shantytown of Jericho, home to a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they’ve been brought together to build. Rough, rustic and remote, yet with a wild west, carnival atmosphere, Jericho is a community of pioneers, settlers and outcasts, people with secrets to hide and … Read more