Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

60s fashion stars in new BBC drama

hero-2.jpg
hero.jpg

Sixties style abounds in an epic new drama from the BBC, tracing the lives of seven friends from 1965 to the present day.

White Heat is created by award–winning screenwriter Paula Milne - the brains behind 2009 movie Endgame - and, as these first photos show, features a dazzling array of retro looks.

Starring Claire Foy and Sam Claflin, the series follows seven students from their flat-sharing days in London's Tufnell Park in the 1960s to today.

It looks at how each character's life and destiny changes amid a backdrop of evolving political landscapes: from anti-Vietnam protests to the Thatcher years and the end of the Cold War.

The 60s outfits are fierce, but Claire Foy - most recently seen in Upstairs Downstairs - says 70s was her favourite period to film, costume-wise.

"'70s, because I get to wear trousers. That's it, really!" she told Digital Spy. "And the rest of the time the skirts are just quite short and it's a bit embarrassing. But yes, definitely '70s. I don't know, I wear less make up and try less hard."

White Heat starts on BBC2 on Thursday at 9pm.

Related

98018967.jpg

Ice cream 'as addictive as cocaine'

sean-bean-splash.jpg

The marvellous Mr Bean

crime-fiction-comp-splash.jpg

Crime fiction competition

Comments

More

“How Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington gave my generation a voice"

The musician leaves a lasting legacy

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Jul 2017

The grossly sexist ads we can’t believe exist in the 21st century

From a Co-op egg to that deeply offensive Protein World poster

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Jul 2017

How your Love Island obsession is wreaking havoc with your health

Experts have genuinely issued a warning…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Jul 2017

Boots won’t cut morning-after pill price because we can’t be trusted

Cheaper emergency contraception? Unprotected sex party at ours, everyone!

by Amy Swales
21 Jul 2017

Did Japan’s First Lady pretend not to speak English to ignore Trump?

Akie Abe, we salute you.

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Jul 2017

This 'Beer For Her' has managed to offend everyone on Twitter

Apparently womankind can only ever drink from pink receptacles

by Megan Murray
21 Jul 2017

This Instagram account is aiming to break the miscarriage taboo

Women are coming together to share their stories of loss

by Megan Murray
21 Jul 2017

Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who salary revealed after gender pay gap row

And it may surprise you…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Jul 2017

Quiz: which famous duo are you and your work wife?

It’s time to find out, once and for all, who you and your work wife really are…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jul 2017

You’ve been making your tea wrong this whole time, reveal tea experts

Wait, what?

by Jasmine Andersson
20 Jul 2017