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Imagine a Jane Austen book crossed with a gripping murder mystery case – that’s the premise for this ravishing three-part period drama.
Adapted from PD James’ best-selling novel and marking the 200th anniversary of Pride And Prejudice, it is set six years after the events of Austen’s iconic book and features many of her most popular characters.
In a fantastic ensemble cast, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Elizabeth, while Matthew Rhys portrays dashing Mr Darcy and Jenna Coleman pops up as frivolous Lydia Wickham.
“People know these characters so well, but Death Comes To Pemberley is a slightly new twist on them,” says Jenna, 27, who also stars in Doctor Who this Christmas.
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Death Comes to Pemberley, Boxing Day, BBC1, 8.15pm


(via What time is Death Comes to Pemberley on? A ravishing cross between Jane Austen and a gripping murder mystery - Mirror Online)

Imagine a Jane Austen book crossed with a gripping murder mystery case – that’s the premise for this ravishing three-part period drama.

Adapted from PD James’ best-selling novel and marking the 200th anniversary of Pride And Prejudice, it is set six years after the events of Austen’s iconic book and features many of her most popular characters.

In a fantastic ensemble cast, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Elizabeth, while Matthew Rhys portrays dashing Mr Darcy and Jenna Coleman pops up as frivolous Lydia Wickham.

“People know these characters so well, but Death Comes To Pemberley is a slightly new twist on them,” says Jenna, 27, who also stars in Doctor Who this Christmas.

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Death Comes to Pemberley, Boxing Day, BBC1, 8.15pm

(via What time is Death Comes to Pemberley on? A ravishing cross between Jane Austen and a gripping murder mystery - Mirror Online)

Cillian Murphy in tweed, on a horse, beneath a foreboding sky. And don’t get me started on those caps and dusters. I just love a costume drama set in a world of working class manliness. According to the reviews, they’ve given it a sort of revisionist edginess that will, I think, resonate even more with today’s audience.

Edited to Add: I’ve just watched the first episode, and I’m not quite sure what they were trying to achieve with the music.

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is an epic, six-art gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s.

Britain in 1919 is a tumultuous mix of despair and hedonism, a nation cleaned out by the extravagances of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval.

Thomas Shelby and his family run the most feared and powerful local gang, the Peaky Blinders. Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, they make money from illegal betting, protection and the black market.

But Tommy’s ambitions go beyond running the streets, and when a crate of guns goes missing from an arms factory, he recognises an opportunity to move up in the world. Crime pays, but business pays better.

As rival gangs, Communist revolutionaries and IRA Fenians descend on Small Heath in pursuit of the weapons, Winston Churchill dispatches a ruthless police chief from Belfast to impose order on an increasingly lawless city and recover the guns.

Peaky Blinders is a dazzling picture of England taken directly from the pages of our secret history. They will now burst into life in a vibrant evocation of a hedonistic age. The Shelbys will be a family to be reckoned with.

Peaky Blinders is a six-part drama series for BBC Two by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. It is created by Steven Knight, and written by Steven Knight, Stephen Russell and Toby Finlay. It is directed by Otto Bathurst and Tom Harper, and produced by Katie Swinden.

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The first episode turns on Edward’s desire for Elizabeth. How did she go about playing the sexiness of that? “It’s a love story between two people,” she says, “a girl and a boy that today would be wearing jeans.”
In the aftermath of lots of big US cable dramas, however, such as Game of Thrones and The Borgias, and even UK series such as The Tudors, you might expect that the drama will be driven by copious sex and violence. In fact, the production eschews battle scenes – they happen off screen – to focus on the complex, shifting allegiances and power plays of the main characters, all seen, as they are in Gregory’s book, through the eyes of women at the centre of the struggle for power.

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The first episode turns on Edward’s desire for Elizabeth. How did she go about playing the sexiness of that? “It’s a love story between two people,” she says, “a girl and a boy that today would be wearing jeans.”

In the aftermath of lots of big US cable dramas, however, such as Game of Thrones and The Borgias, and even UK series such as The Tudors, you might expect that the drama will be driven by copious sex and violence. In fact, the production eschews battle scenes – they happen off screen – to focus on the complex, shifting allegiances and power plays of the main characters, all seen, as they are in Gregory’s book, through the eyes of women at the centre of the struggle for power.

(via The White Queen: Behind the scenes at the BBC’s summer blockbuster - Telegraph)

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First read-through of new drama THE MUSKETEERS this afternoon with Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke and Luca Pasqualino.

I just discovered there’s an Episode 2!

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