The Story of the Costume Drama

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • None

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.

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Season 1, Episode 5 Call to Arms

First Aired: January 17, 2011

The series finale looks at action-adventure period dramas such as "Hornblower: Mutiny" (2001), "Colditz" (2005) and "My Boy Jack" (2007). Included: interviews with Timothy West, Sean Bean, David Haig, Alex Kingston, Oliver Tobias, David McCallum and Dorian Healy.

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  • Premiered: December 1, 2008
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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. (more)

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