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A history of television costume dramas, also known as period and historical dramas, charting the evolution of the genre over the last 50 years. Included are interviews with actors, directors, writers and location managers.

Premiered: December 1, 2008

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Season 1, Episode 3 Affairs of the Heart

First Aired: January 3, 2011

A look at romance miniseries, including "The Forsyte Saga," "Pride and Prejudice," "Brideshead Revisited," "Fanny Hill," "Poldark" and "Edward VII." Included: comments by leading ladies Barbara Flynn, Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Rebecca Night, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Diana Quick; actors Hans Matheson, Richard Armitage and Timothy West; and writer-director Andrew Davies.

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