This documentary series looks at the enduring appeal of the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera.
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This documentary series looks at the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera. Episode one focuses on the great stories that enthralled England and the world. Episode two discusses the stars who made costume dramas and the costume dramas that made actors into stars. Episode three explores the romance and passion. Episode four focuses on the sets, scenery, makeup, costumes, and little details that go into the dramas. Lastly, in episode five, costume dramas go to war. Written by L. Hamre

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