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New Historical Dramas

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New Historical Dramas

Post by Mythica » Sat December 29th, 2012, 8:39 pm

So tomorrow Ripper Street (BBC) is starting. I've been looking forward to this since it's both historical and a mystery/crime show. Oh, and one of the main characters is played by Matthew Macfadyen, who was in Spooks (another of my favs!)

Then as I was watching Downton on Christmas, I noticed commercials for another new historical drama on ITV about Selfridges! This looks similar to the current BBC 'Paradise', which is about a fictional 19th century department store.

I'm so excited! I love historical dramas - even though I doubt anything will ever be as good as Downton, I still enjoy them.

Anyone else planning to watch these?

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Post by DianeL » Sat December 29th, 2012, 11:17 pm

"Ripper" - am I the only person thinking it'd be funny if Anthony Stewart Head stars in this one ... ;)

It sounds interesting, though, as do the others. (As long as we don't have the whole Mrs. Slocombe thing going on ...)

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Post by Divia » Sun December 30th, 2012, 2:10 am

I havent heard of any of these! I'm outta the loop!
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Post by princess garnet » Sun December 30th, 2012, 3:38 am

"Selfridge" will air on "Masterpiece" sometime in 2013 so we'll see it!

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Post by Mythica » Sun December 30th, 2012, 11:03 am

Apparently The Paradise will be on Masterpiece at some point too, though I can't find an air date for it.

Ripper Street will start on BBC America Jan 19th 9/8c: http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/

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Post by Vanessa » Sun December 30th, 2012, 11:52 am

Ripper Street starts tonight in the UK. I don't know when Mr Selfridge starts but am interested in watching both.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun December 30th, 2012, 11:59 am

"Mr Selfridge" definitely starts in January sometime. Been looking forward to that one for a while.

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Post by Susan » Sun December 30th, 2012, 1:26 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Apparently The Paradise will be on Masterpiece at some point too, though I can't find an air date for it.

Ripper Street will start on BBC America Jan 19th 9/8c: http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/[/quote]

Thanks, Mythica. Made a note so I can DVR Ripper Street. Also remember that Downton Abbey returns to PBS on January 6.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun December 30th, 2012, 2:51 pm

The History Channel has a new drama series starting in March about the vikings.

Here's the trailer

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Post by Susan » Sun December 30th, 2012, 4:20 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]The History Channel has a new drama series starting in March about the vikings.

Here's the trailer[/quote]

Well, that's a step back to history considering most of the History Channel's programming has morphed into programs not about history! I miss the days when I could always put on that channel and always see a history program.
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