Les Miserables (the new)

PHOTOS FROM BBC TV SERIES After the first photos of the leading stars, BBC One has now released a few more photos from their six-part TV series adaptation of famous LES MISERABLES which is hitting the small screens sometime this year, which Josh O’Connor as Marius and Ellie Bamber as Cosette means we can expect a trailer soon! Beside Dominic West as Jean Valjean, Lily Collins as poverty stricken mother Fantine and David Oyelowo as the Lily Collins as poor Fantine evil police inspector Javert, the cast also includes Olivia Colman as Madame Thénardier, Adeel Akhtar as Monsieur Thénardier, Josh O’Connor as Marius and Ellie Bamber as Fantine’s daughter Cosette. HUGO’S 19TH CENTURY STORY directed by Andrew Davies, is turned …

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Count of Monte Cristo – New Series coming

   NEW TV SERIES FROM POLDARK’S WRITER AND PRODUCERS The ITV-owned indie is working with Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield on the remake after it emerged that Aidan Turner’s scythe-wielding drama is set to come to an end following its next season. The story, written by The Three Musketeers author Dumas, is set between 1815 and 1839 in France and Italy. It follows the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France ahead of the Hundred Days period, when Napoleon returned to power. It is an adventure story following a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about exacting revenge …

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Carmilla 2018

  1ST ‘CARMILLA’ PHOTOS 18TH CENTURY VAMPIRE DRAMA First photos from historical horror drama CARMILLA based on Sheridan Le Fanu‘s 1871 novel set in the late 18th century! The cast includes Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine, who are no strangers to the genre of costume drama. Emily Harris is directing the movie as her debut feature THE STORY OF CARMILLA Broadchurch’s Hannah Rae and young German actress Devrim Lingnauare also in the cast next to illusionist Scott Silven. Inspired by one of the earliest novels on vampires, set in the late 1780s, CARMILLA follows Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. …

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Sons of Liberty 2015

In celebrating our fight for freedom from a tyrannical King, this is a true story of just a small portion that helped out nation become independent.  I thought this series was excellent.  Rent or stream if you can.  The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories. Intro Trailer     Sam Adams Speech to Congress

Onegin 1999

Another member of the Fiennes family leaves a mark in the film business, as Martha Fiennes makes her big-screen directorial debut with a screen adaptation of the verse novel by Aleksander Pushkin, with her big brother Ralph Fiennes in the leading role. Onegin (Fiennes) is a blase man who has grown weary of the social whirl of his life in St. Petersburg in the 1820s. Onegin’s wealthy uncle has recently passed on, bequeathing him a large estate in the country, where the financially embarrassed Onegin has now chosen to live. Onegin makes fast friends with his neighbor Lensky (Toby Stephens), who introduces Onegin to …

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Vanity Fair 2018

  ‘VANITY FAIR’ TV SERIES – 7 Episodes  Vanity Fair will air in seven hourlong episodes    (IMDB says 8 episodes) ITV’s new period set series VANITY FAIR published at ‘Radio Times’! We still don’t know when is ITV planning to air the costume drama based on William Thackeray‘s famous novel, whether in Autumn or maybe even during summer. Set in the Napoleonic era it follows the destiny of resourceful Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke.   The seven part drama coming from Poldark‘s and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen, is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw …

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Dickinson (TV series)

   HAILEE STEINFELD TO LEAD We’ve really had a great week announcing new period set projects and here’s another one to finish it in the same vein:Hailee Steinfeld will lead Apple’s costume series DICKINSON on the famous American poet, but it will be a half hour comedy series!  DICKINSON  will be set in the 1800’s during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view. Dickinson …

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Poldark Season 4

   ‘POLDARK’ SEASON 4 STARTS NEXT SUNDAY AT BBC! Are you excited people? The fourth, and most probably the penultimate, season of popular British period set saga POLDARK starts its eight episode run next Sunday, June 10th on BBC, and for the viewers in Northern America on PBS Masterpiecelater next Autumn September 30th! Everybody’s favourite Captain Ross Poldark will, as he himself admits, sell his soul and go into politics after refusing to do so in previous three seasons. Tough times require drastic measures. Season four starts Sunday, June 10th at BBC SEASON FOUR OF POLDARK set in the 18th century Cornwall will see Ross …

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Tom Jones Epic Series

ITV TAKING US TO 18TH CENTURY Massive news coming from ITV today! They will join Mammoth Screen, who is doing Victoria, Poldark and Vanity Fair, in adapting classic novel TOM JONES into a new period set series! The raunchy 1749 novel from Henry Fielding follows often very scandalous and bawdy sexual exploits and merry adventures of the young and good hearted 18th century foundling Tom Jones in a story full of twists and surprises. As ‘Radio Times’ reports, the project hasn’t been officially greenlit yet, but it is expected to start shooting next year. Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes who is penning the project thinks the story is ideal for current atmosphere …

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Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

TO BE TURNED INTO TV SERIES BY WHITE QUEEN PRODUCERS Another epic series we can expect is the adaptation of Imogen Hermes Gowar‘s THE MERMAID AND MRS HANCOCK. Playground Entertainment (Wolf Hall, White Queen) has bought the rights on the 1785 London set novel which follows Jonah Hancock, a prosperous merchant and widower, whose Captain returns having sold Hancock’s ship and cargo in exchange for an extraordinary creature; a mermaid. This mermaid becomes the subject of great curiosity and forges an encounter between Hancock and the desirable courtesan, Angelica Neal. The story describes their intertwined lives. This historical fantasy was sold earlier this …

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Adrift

 SAM CLAFLIN TO STAR  You absolute adored him last year in heartbreaking Me Before You (for which he did not even get an Oscar nomination), Their Finest and in My Cousin Rachel, and this summer, in June, you will watch Sam Claflin in disaster thriller ADRIFT from director Baltasar Kormakur in which Shailene Woodley plays the female lead opposite Sam. They play avid sailors who set out on a journey across the ocean and encounter one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.   Later this year, you will also watch lovely Sam Claflin in period set darma THE NIGHTINGALE set in 1825 Tasmania. A young convict woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family, …

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