North Water 2018 BBC

BBC’s announces they are planning to turn Ian McGuire’s novel THE NORTH WATER into a five episode period set thriller series. Set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s it follows Patrick Sumner, a disgraced surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of … Read more

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL 2018

‘A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL’   FIRST PHOTO WITH HUGH GRANT & BEN WHISHAW AS HIS LOVER BBC has released earlier today the first photo from their new period set series A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL which is currently shooting to air sometime next year in three episodes and will also be aired by Amazon in USA. It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his … Read more

Justice League *** Nov 17, 2017 US

SPOTLIGHT ON ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ WITH NEW CHARACTER POSTERS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN, THE FLASH, CYBORG! ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’  NEW CHARACTER POSTERS! Warner Bros. and DC have released colourful new character posters for this year’s biggest superhero flick JUSTICE LEAGUE  that will assemble DC‘s biggest superheroes in cinemas this November directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon who finished the film but won’t be credited as the director. A rumour has it that a new trailer arrives this week  HEROES UNITE! Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman‘s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound … Read more

John Thornton, Look Bact at Me – pt 27

     A Fainting Finale   John and Margaret entered the top floor of the courthouse.  They were attending Slickson’s retirement party that was being held in the grand ballroom. John was delighted to have Margaret on his arm, and as they milled around speaking to many of the attendees, he introduced her to his business acquaintances.  John swelled with pride as he watched all the men taking an interest in her, and knowing she was his.  He escorted Margaret to sit with the Professor, along with Nicholas and Peggy, near the front, while he joined the original mill owners on … Read more

Period Drama Forward

Blade Runner 2049 Is the Triumphant Sequel Fans Deserve A spoiler-free review. Warner Bros. By Matt Miller Sep 29, 2017  Esquire Between its premiere in 1982 and the final cut in 2007, eight different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner have been released—which perfectly illustrates the embattled existence of what is otherwise one of the greatest sci-fi films ever. It was originally shown in theaters with a studio-imposed voiceover (to Bladesplain the whole thing) and a “happy ending,” which saw its heroes Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Rachael (Sean Young) riding off into a beautiful forest landscape—changes that execs believed … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Fourteen

Chapter Seven (continued) Rowena ran blindly, tears streaming from her eyes. She ran until she found a bed, and collapsed on it. In her womb, the baby was kicking wildly, causing her stomach to burn. He had kissed her! Another man – no, Alex – had kissed her, and it had felt so good, so right. Rowena gasped while violent sobs wrecked her chest. Peter … oh, why had he left her to deal with it all alone? Peter, she called his name between her sobs, hoping it would dispel her sadness. It did not, it made it only worse. … Read more

Cloepatra

Amazon will be the latest to try and put legendary Egyptian queen CLEOPATRA on the small screens as they have put into development a series with Black Sails team.  Written by Robert Levine, it is described as a revisionist take on one of history’s most misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use her natural wit and political genius to take back her throne and restore honour to her family and kingdom. Let’s  hope this one makes it.

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 26

Branson carried returned a slightly embarrassed, but totally euphoric, Margaret back to her cottage later that morning.  She hardly knew herself after last night.  She felt consummated with John, who had lovingly and tenderly delivered her to womanly rapture.  Again she had witnessed him in a different light.  Another awe inspiring moment revealed the passionate, sensual man that lay hidden, and he had waited only for her.  Margaret felt she had witnessed the two extremes of male love, and she was certain that John, like in most things concerning him, was the exception to the normal.  The evening before had … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Thirteen

Chapter Seven Ketteridge House, Leicestershire, England, December12th, 1815   The next morning, the earl seemed much more rested. Last night’s large bandage on his brow had been replaced by a smaller one that sneaked through his lush black locks. He wore buff breeches, a moss-green waistcoat over a crisp white shirt, and a dark green coat, instead of his usual drab brown attire. He looked positively dashing, Rowena marvelled. Her slippers created but a soft sound on the parquet floor, but the earl’s head came up as soon as Rowena entered the morning room. His blue-grey gaze was instantly upon … Read more

‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN  which hits theatres around the world this Christmas! Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.The true story movie also stars Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams. It is directed by Michael Gracey who previously worked on special effects in movies. The movie wasn’t originally envisioned as musical.

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 25

Passionate Treasure (WARNING: Adult reading, ahead) “Yes, John.  It’s me.” John ran to the hall and saw Margaret closing the door behind her.  He watched her come to the top of the steps and into the parlor.  After removing her wrap, he pulled why.” “John, I not ever felt the weight of this entire situation, as you did, I was never really afraid.  I’m sorry you endured so much pain and anguish on my behalf.” her hard against him and kissed every inch of her face, trying to wipe away his own fears for her. “I’m sorry you had to … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Twelve

Chapter Six (completed) Dr Orme was a surprise to Rowena. In his thirties, tall and wiry thin, he had a long, narrow face in which pale grey eyes sparkled under a lion mane of blond curls. Thin to the point of emaciation, he nevertheless was strong enough to lift Alex, while Porter and Rowena changed the sheets. When Alex was back in his bed, she addressed the doctor. “Sir, can I be of assistance? I am Miss Drake, Ketteridge’s housekeeper.” The doctor’s pale eyes scanned her shrewdly before he asked. “Are you newly appointed here? I did not know that … Read more

Period Drama Forward – GEOSTORM *** Oct 20th

I’m think of starting a new section on this site called PERIOD DRAMA FORWARD.  Since we don’t have period drama news everyday, once in a while a current day or future day film comes along. I have no idea if it will be any good, but usually I find the cast interesting. I shall hope to have one of these segments weekly.  Starting off this segment with :  GEOSTORM GERARD BUTLER VS NATURE In the movie department you can also check out the gorgeous new poster for Gerard Butler‘s GEOSTORM which will storm its way into cinemas next month also … Read more

Thor Ragnarok *** Nov

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ‘THOR RAGNAROK’ WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CATE BLANCHETT, TOM HIDDLESTON, KARL URBAN, ANTHONY HOPKINS! CHARACTER POSTERS!   ‘THOR RAGNAROK’ GLITZY CHARACTER POSTERS It’s the 55th anniversary of Thor and Hulk Brand new, very colourful and kitschy looking, character posters have been released for THOR: RAGNAROK along with an exciting new teaser trailer! The latest instalment in the superhero franchise on the brave Norse God from Asgard brings a lot of changes to the series: not only that it will be more on the comedic side, with vivid colours and different visual aspect, but it also brings a sexy … Read more

I’m BACK!!

I should be up and running in the next day or two.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  My property did sustain some damage and I was without electric, cable, internet, cell phone, landline for four miserably hot days. I had one antique oil lamp and a book that kept me company.  Glad to be here.