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The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )

TV Series | 60 min | Documentary

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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Nov 1, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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8.2 / 10 | 34 votes