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Which is your favourite period drama? Is it one based off a novel like Pride and Prejudice and Bleak House, or an original concept like Downton Abbey?

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The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.
by Vee
My favourite is Bleak House with Gillian Anderson.
She did a brilliant job, didn't she!
Lord Charles Dance was absolutely marvellous, as he always is! His character was just soooo nasty!
Phil Davis was the other outstanding actor in Bleak House.
And don't forget the late, great Ian Richardson!
by donjo
I love all versions of Pride and Prejudice and also Downton Abbey.
However I also loved the Australian one, A Place to Call Home -that was one of my favourites.
by Finy
Agree with Vee, the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice which I have watched too many times! I like a lot of the adaptions from the BBC based on Jane Austen's books. Another great one was Persuasion which was a good adaptation of one of my favourite novels.
The Ciaran Hinds version? He's a hunk!
by donjo
Great question! I love all the BBC Dickens adaptations because they're beautifully done, with so many great actors and wonderful costumes. Some shows I will watch just for the costumes, like The Tudors, which otherwise was a little dissapointing. Most recently I've really enjoyed The Paradise. I think I agree with Vee, though, the BBC Pride and Predjudice was pretty hard to beat.
Downton Abbey.
I'm in favour of just about everything the BBC does! I've watched and enjoyed a lot of Downton like a few people here. I really liked Great Expectations which was produced a couple of years back now.
'Our Mutual Friend' tops my list!

Then 'Persuasion' (Ciaran Hinds), 'Pride & Predjudice' (Colin Firth) & 'The Forsyte Saga' (Damian Lewis).

There've been just so many over the years & they're soooo good, they can withstand endless viewings.
EVERYTHING about them is just superlative! But it's the 'acting' that's the big drawcard for me!
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