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The Story of the Costume Drama

Picture Perfect (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | 45 min | Documentary

The pursuit of high production values drove costume dramas into real castles and countryside. Castle Howard appeared in Brideshead Revisited, Cornwall lent local color to Poldark, and a Lithuanian river became the Thames for Helen Mirren's...See moreThe pursuit of high production values drove costume dramas into real castles and countryside. Castle Howard appeared in Brideshead Revisited, Cornwall lent local color to Poldark, and a Lithuanian river became the Thames for Helen Mirren's Elizabeth I. Written by Anonymous See less
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Keeley Hawes
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Anthony Andrews
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Tim Angel
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Barbara Flynn
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Michael Grade
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Sharon Lovelock
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Ray Marshall
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Sharon Marshall
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Bill Paterson
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Nicky Shipman
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Deborah van der Beek
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