Lovers of costume drama...

(65 Posts)
TomDudgeon Mon 18-Mar-13 20:58:40

What are your top five favourites?

I'm expecting lots of North and Souths and the Firth P&P
Hoping I might find something new that's not so well known like bright star

North and south grin
Pride and prejudice (firth/ehle)
Persuasion (root/hinds)
The lost prince, can't believe It's not been mentioned yet
Emma the Paltrow film. Thought romola garai was too old and johnny lee miller was way to young. I think they were trying to mitigate the slightly disturbing aspects of the Emma/knightly relationship

Onlyconnect Sun 07-Apr-13 10:24:57

I haven't got 5 but my two favourites are Brideshead and the Middlemarch from the mid 90s.

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 13:35:13

How did it start tunip? I enjoyed it too (thought Bingley was gooorgeous grin) Great fun grin

TunipTheVegedude Sun 07-Apr-13 13:36:45

She finds a secret door in her bathroom which comes out in the Bennetts' attic.
As you do grin

TomDudgeon Sun 07-Apr-13 13:40:28

It was fun, not to be taken too seriously. Would love another one.
They could do a load with different people with different books

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 13:42:27

I love Lost in Austen.

Has anyone mentioned any Catherine Cookson's yet? grin

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 13:44:04

Oh thanks tunip the door that was used at the end of the series? I assume that had its own powers. How or why did Lizzie get into 2013?

Zamboni Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:01

Lots that have been mentioned, especially Charles II and also Aristocrats.

TunipTheVegedude Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:40

Yes, the same door. Lizzie found the door from her end and went through it, and once she was there she was having far too much fun to want to come back.

EmpressMaud Sun 07-Apr-13 13:52:29

Oh dear, Catherine Cookson! grin

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 14:07:24

IMO C.C. is a bit miserable! anyone enjoy Goodnight Sweetheart ?I LOVE it!!!

EmpressMaud Sun 07-Apr-13 15:34:14

Goodnight Sweetheart was one of my guilty likes, though I think it was at least 10 years ago or more since I watched it. The last episode was oddly touching with the choice to be made and the wallpaper, that will make sense to those who have seen (I hope).

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 16:05:42

Again I really enjoyed Goodnight Sweetheart. Yet it sits uncomfortably with me now, should I really be entertained by the antics of some two timing cheat? grin

<goes off to look up Goodnight Sweetheart boxset on Amazon>

ppeatfruit Sun 07-Apr-13 17:58:45

It's being repeated on Gold in the week. It's only a story mordecai and in some ways quite ahead of its time with good parts for the leading womengrin I must admit to knowing the authors!

MordecaiAndRigby Sun 07-Apr-13 18:32:08

Oh I know that ppeat. It just makes me laugh, "so I have this idea for a hilarious new comedy... It's about a bloke cheating on his wife!" grin

Still love it though. I wasn't even a teenager when it was first on TV so I grew up with it. <nostalgic>

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