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Netflix's 1899: production still

Netflix’s 1899 needs to go on your must-watch list, stat

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Kayleigh Dray
  • Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) in Call The Midwife
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    Will Lucille marry Cyril in Call the Midwife? Leonie Elliott has her say

  • Empress Elizabeth of Austria
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    The true royal story behind Netflix’s next big period drama

  • Lily James and Emily Beecham in The Pursuit Of Love
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    The Pursuit Of Love trailer has finally landed, and it looks ridiculously good

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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery
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Downton Abbey fans, get ready for another Christmas movie

Trust us: you’ll never guess who’s joining the cast.

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A production still from The Underground Railroad on Prime
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The Underground Railroad’s first trailer has well and truly divided the internet

Here’s what people are saying about the new Amazon Prime Video series from Oscar winner Barry Jenkins.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kelly Macdonald attends the 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' World Premiere held at Odeon Leicester Square on September 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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Kelly Macdonald’s best roles, from Line Of Duty to Puzzle

How many of these films and TV shows have you seen?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Netflix's Bridgerton
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Love Netflix’s Bridgerton? We have big news for you...

“It seems we have a rather special announcement,” begins Lady Whistledown.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Tom Hiddleston’s next big TV drama has just been announced

Is anyone else incredibly excited for this much-anticipated period drama?

The Nevers: love Buffy The Vampire Slayer? You need to watch HBO’s new sci-fi drama
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The trailer for HBO’s The Nevers has landed, and it looks so good

Starring Outlander’s Laura Donnelly, this epic new drama follows a gang of Victorian women with very unusual powers...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Gentleman Jack season 2
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Suranne Jones shares the latest updates on Gentleman Jack season 2

Fans don’t have too long to wait.

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Hollie Richardson
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Netflix’s The Dig: why Carey Mulligan’s new period drama feels so relevant right now
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Why Carey Mulligan’s new period drama feels so very relevant right now

The Dig might be set in 1939, but its story is all too familiar.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Bridgerton season 2
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The female gaze: Bridgerton’s director on evolving a new type of sex scene

Julie Anne Robinson says she deliberately flipped the way we talk about sex and power.

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Anna Brech
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Period drama crushes: why you can’t stop obsessing over your Regency romance boyfriend
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Why you can’t stop obsessing over your Regency romance boyfriend

And no, it’s not because he licks a spoon like no other.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Bridgerton: BRIDGERTON GOLDA ROSHEUVEL as QUEEN CHARLOTTE in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020
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Bridgerton is getting 8 beautiful seasons? Here’s what you need to know

Netflix’s fifth-biggest original series launch of all time, it’s perhaps unsurprising that they’re planning to go all out on this one...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor talks sex scenes, Stormzy, and other show secrets

Here’s what Phoebe Dynevor – who stars as Daphne Bridgerton in the Regency romance – wants you to know about the must-watch show.

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Ridley Road: the BBC’s new anti-fascist thriller set in swinging sixties London

A compelling drama about one woman's fight against neo-Nazism.

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Anna Brech
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Best ever period dramas streaming now
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37 period drama series to cosy up with

Is your soul in need of soothing? Try streaming one of these brilliant TV dramas.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Keira Knightley plays Sally Alexander in Misbehaviour
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Why Keira Knightley isn’t doing The Essex Serpent anymore

The actor was lined up to play Cora in the TV adaptation.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Ammonite: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
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“It’s time for lesbian love stories that aren’t white period dramas”

The cinematic lesbian narrative is frustratingly one-dimensional – and it's excluding the richness of our stories.

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Christobel Hastings
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Downton Abbey 2
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A second Downton Abbey film has been confirmed, but we have questions

Where can the story actually go next?

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Hollie Richardson
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A Suitable Boy fans can’t handle last night’s shock twist

Warning: this article contains spoilers for episode 5 of the BBC’s A Suitable Boy.

Tanya Maniktala in A Suitable Boy on BBC One
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BBC One’s A Suitable Boy star Tanya Maniktala on the importance of telling her own story

The star of the new Sunday-night period drama on the need for authentic voices.

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