At the end of January, I signed up for a free trial of the relatively new streaming service from the BBC & ITV, @britboxtv. When I mentioned it in my stories, quite a few of you wanted to know my thoughts & recommendations. So, that's exactly what I've been working on.
One of the most requested categories for me to talk about was historical/period dramas & there's a wide variety to choose from. But for my 1st post, I'm going to focus on just 3. All of which I've enjoyed & are set in different time periods/locations.
1. "THE GREAT FIRE" (2014) - If you don't mind a few historical inaccuracies & enjoy fictional accounts of key events then I'd suggest trying this one centred around the Great Fire of London in 1666. It follows the story of the Pudding Lane baker (Andrew Buchan) & his family (inc. Rose Leslie) who are fabled to have caused the devastating blaze as well as that of diarist Pepys (Daniel Mays) & another kind of threat within Charles II's royal court. There's Catholic plots, romance, & plenty of drama to keep you entertained during this limited series.
2. "HOME FIRES" (2015/2016) - Based on "Jambusters" by Julie Summers, this ITV series looks at the lives of the Cheshire women who strived to keep their WI meetings going during WWII. Each of the central characters (e.g. Samantha Bond, Claire Rushbrook) face their own personal struggles (e.g. domestic abuse, financial worries) but come together to support one another & the community. After a dramatic conclusion to S2, this show was sadly cancelled. However, if you want to know what would have happened next, the creator's have kindly published some books to continue the story.
3. THE LAST POST (2017) - A BBC drama focusing on the military wives & their husbands in British controlled Yemen during the 1960s & Aden Emergency. It explores events on & off the base such as the conflict between the British army & locals, marriage troubles, & a kidnapping with a great cast (e.g. Jessie Buckley, Jessica Raine, Ouidad Elma) who will have you invested in the characters on both "sides".
Have you seen any of these? What are your favourite historical/period dramas? Which category should I post about next?
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Wow~ long time no see u~ how have u been??
Sorry for involving u..
BTW, why within 3 months??? Mar.,Apr.,May...
Do u know something??
I m not sure if some live_fes or TVshow includng Yoshiki-san's performance wld be held or not.
I m now waiting for Meet&Great w/him again
Jučer smo se, igrom slučaja, istovremeno pojavili u dvije emisije na dvije različite televizije... 😁 I dok bi za naše gostovanje u emisiji 'Kod nas doma' mogli reći da je bilo "kratko i slatko", ono u emisiji 'DMC predstavlja' svakako je bilo "ludo i nezaboravno". 😂
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