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"HALLOWE'EN PARTY" (2010) Review

Many years have passed since I last read Agatha Christie's 1969 novel, "Hallowe'en Party". Although it is not considered one of Christie's better novels, the story possessed a style that struck me as rich and atmospheric. I never forgot it. So, when I learned about ITV's 2010 adaptation of the novel, I could not wait to see it. Read more... )
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Below are images from "HALLOWE'EN PARTY", the 2010 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1969 novel. The movie starred David Suchet as Hercule Poirot: Read more... )
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"RETURN TO CRANFORD" (2009) Review

Due to the success of the 2007 miniseries, "CRANFORD", the BBC aired a two-part sequel called "RETURN TO CRANFORD" (also known as the "CRANFORD CHRISTMAS SPECIAL"), some two years later. Like the original miniseries, it was adapted by Heidi Thomas and directed by Simon Curtis. Read more... )
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Below are images from "RETURN TO CRANFORD", the 2009 sequel to the 2007 miniseries, "CRANFORD". Judi Dench starred in this two-part series: Read more... )
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"STATE OF PLAY" (2003) Review

Eight years ago, a political thriller starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck was released in the movie theaters. The movie turned out to be based upon a six-part BBC miniseries of the same name - "STATE OF PLAY". Read more... )
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Below are photos and screencaps from the 2003 BBC miniseries, "STATE OF PLAY". Written by Paul Abbott and directed by David Yates, the miniseries starred John Simm, David Morrissey, and Polly Walker: Read more... )
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"CRANFORD" (2007) Review

Seven years ago, the BBC aired a five-part miniseries adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s series of stories about a small town in North West England. After viewing the 2004 miniseries, "NORTH AND SOUTH", my curiosity regarding the 2007 miniseries became piqued and I turned my attention toward it. Read more... )
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Here is a gallery featuring photos from the 2007 miniseries, "CRANFORD". Simon Curtis and Steve Hudson directed this adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel: Read more... )
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"WIVES AND DAUGHTERS" (1999) Review

Eleven years have passed since the BBC first aired "WIVES AND DAUGHTERS", the 1999 adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1865 novel. And despite the passage of time, it has a sterling reputation as one of the best adaptations of a literary source in recent years. Read more... )
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Below is a gallery from "WIVES AND DAUGHTERS", the 1999 BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel. Written by Andrew Davies and directed by Nicholas Renton, the miniseries starred Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Francesca Annis, Keeley Hawes, Anthony Howell, Tom Hollander and Michael Gambon: Read more... )
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Below is a list of my favorite period drama television series. Since this list consists only of television series, there are no miniseries or television movies on this list: Read more... )

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