The Story of the Costume Drama

The Story of the Costume Drama
North American Premiere
(TVOntario)
Sundays at 8 pm ET

Dec 19 to Jan 16, 2010
(Episodes repeat Wednesday nights 1 a.m.)
60 minutes


"Costume dramas, or period and historical dramas as some might call them, have been appointment viewing on television for half a century. This five-part series, narrated by Keeley Hawes, examines how the genre has evolved over the decades - from The Forsyte Saga to Upstairs, Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited to Lost in Austen, Pride and Prejudice to Hornblower. The series talks to the stars as well as goes behind the scenes to hear from directors, writers and location managers who reveal the creative process behind some of the most beloved programs in television history."

Other period dramas this month on TVO include:
Victorian Farm Christmas (Dec 22...)
Foyle's War (Dec 22...)
Persuasion (Dec 24)
The Old Curiosity Shop (Dec 24)
Oliver Twist (Dec 24)
A Man for All Seasons (Dec 25)
Interviews re: legacy of costume drama (Dec 25)
Nicholas and Alexandra (Dec 25)
The Story of the Costume Drama (Dec 22...)
Elizabeth I (Helen Mirren) - Dec 26 and Jan 2
Little Dorrit (Dec 27 - 30 in 4 parts)
The Seven Ages of Britain - documentary (Dec 23 and on)
See PDF of schedule



Happy 40th anniversary TVO!
This Ontarian is thankful for all the great programs over the years
especially the period dramas!

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