The Magical Letter – Part Nine

  Nine – Coercion   As her capturer kissed her, the onslaught of his mouth was so fierce it was overwhelming her! Violent disgust threatened to choke her as his lips were crushing hers and his tongue was invading her mouth with uttermost cruelty. She must not show this to him! Suddenly the memory of another kiss was coursing through her and with it, the sheer delight she had once felt as Fredrick kissed her. Frederick! Frederick Wentworth, her betrothed, her one and only love! And she … she was Anne Elliot, engaged to be married to Frederick and this …

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ITV Encore Greenlights ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, Sean Bean To Star

Sean Bean is to face Frankenstein’s monster in a new ITV adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic. The Game of Thrones star will play Inspector John Marlott, a new character in what is being described as a “re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth”. Set in 1827, the six-part drama follows the inspector as he investigates a mutilated body washed up on the Thames. It will be the first original drama for ITV’s subscription channel ITV Encore since it launched earlier this year. Shooting starts in Northern Ireland in January. According to ITV and producers Rainmark Films, the drama opens with Bean’s …

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One Night with the King 2006

Title:  One Night with the King 2006 Rate: [polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Era: Ancient (486-465BC) Genre:  Historical, Biblical Plot:  This biblical drama chronicles the legend of Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish orphan who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts a plan to annihilate Jews. [KGVID poster=”https://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/One-Night-with-the-King-2006-IMDb_thumb8401.jpg” width=”480″ height=”270″]https://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/One-Night-with-the-King-2006-IMDb.mp4[/KGVID] Director:  Michael O. Sajbel Writer / Screenplay:  Stephan Blinn (screenplay) Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen (novel) Major Cast:  Tiffany Dupont, John Rhys-Davies, Luke Goss, Film Locations:  Dallas, Texas, USA Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India Links: Full Movie IMDB   Luke …

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Daniel Deronda 2002

[polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Title: Daniel Deronda 2002 Rate: [polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Era: Victorian 1874 Genra: British TV mini Plot: Based on George Eliot’s novel about a love triangle gone awry, Daniel Deronda originally aired on television as part of the award-winning Masterpiece Theatre series. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. When he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get complicated, as he’s already involved in a passionate relationship with a Jewish singer. Director: Tom Hopper Writer / Screenplay: Andrew Davis / George Eliot Major …

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Firelight 1997

  Title: Firelight 1997 Rate: [polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Era: Victorian 1838 Plot: In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father’s debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter’s governess, and she can’t reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa. Director: William Nicholson Writer / Screenplay: …

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The Magical Letter – Part Eight

  Eight – Coaxing   When the door to her prison opened again, the young woman on the bed immediately spoke. “I have an urgent need to relieve myself. I demand that you grant me the basic bodily needs!” “My, my! How much better you must feel, dear Anne!” It was the gentleman’s deep voice. Anne … was that her name?  She had no recollection of hearing it ever before. “Who are you? Why do you keep me here?” Silence. An intake of breath. “My dear Anne, I am afraid I cannot tell you that.” “Sir …” She made her …

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Northmen : A Viking Saga – Theaters March 2015

  A crew of Viking raiders, under the command of their young leader, Asbjörn, are caught in a vicious storm; their longboat is dashed to pieces on the coast of Alba (Today: Scotland, UK). Trapped deep within enemy territory, in a land totally unknown to them, the shipwrecked mens’ only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelagh. With only the help of a friendly monk, who preaches with his sword, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way. But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King …

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The Magical Letter – Part Seven

Seven – Manipulation     She must have fallen asleep sometime, for the thin streak of light that showed from under her blindfold earlier, had now gone. The fact that it must be night did affect her despondency even further. Nausea overcame her, and she wretched several times but her stomach was empty. Her headache was worse than ever. She gave herself over to it, not having the force to do otherwise. Numerous questions kept haunting her as well. Who was she? Why was she a prisoner? She did not at all credit the man’s explanations of keeping herself from …

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In the Heart of the Sea – Release March 13, 2015 (UK and US)

BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE STORY THAT INSPIRED MOBY-DICK In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick‘s 2000 book In the Heart of the Sea, about the sinking of the whaleship Essex. The film is scheduled for release on March 15, 2015. Plot In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland). During …

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Recommend – Lorna Doone 2000

A fairly dark and blurry video for a nice movie.  Made in 2000, there were very few trailers being made back then. Period Drama: Romance IMDb link: Lorna Doone (2000) Filmed in London and Wales, this two-part adaptation of the oft-dramatized R.D. Blackmore novel Lorna Doone was praised for its realism, though one or two nitpickers pointed out that the costumes were not all “in period” for 17th century Scotland. This time around, Amelia Warner starred as the titular Lorna, whose romance with young John Ridd (Richard Coyle) was imperiled by the bloody, long-standing feud between the Doones and the …

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TV Trailer: Channel 4’s Period Drama ‘Indian Summers’

By Patrick Munn | Category : News, UK News Tags : Channel 4, Indian Summers Channel 4 has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming 10 episode period drama Indian Summers.Created by Paul Rutman, Indian Summers tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India. Following an assassination attempt at the Royal Club in Simla stories of promises, secrets, politics, power, sex and love play out as the British Raj begins to falter and a nation opens its eyes to the possibilities of freedom. The cast of the 10 episode …

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Seventh Son release Feb 06 (US) – Mar 27 (UK)

Official Site In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. Sergei Bodrov directed Seventh Son from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight and a screen story by Matt …

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