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The Costume Drama: Classic Collection

The Costume Drama: Classic Collection

Sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, addictive plots: small wonder costume dramas are so captivating. This splendid collection features four Masterpiece Theatre favorites: Doctor Zhivago (with Keira Knightly, written by...more.
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Overview
Sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, addictive plots: small wonder costume dramas are so captivating. This splendid collection features four Masterpiece Theatre favorites: Doctor Zhivago (with Keira Knightly, written by Andrew Davies), Lillie (with Cranford's Francesca Annis), Lost Empires (Colin Firth, Laurence Olivier), and Series 1 of the original Upstairs, Downstairs. A 5-part documentary features interviews with the writers, directors, and stars of landmark period dramas. 15 DVDs, about 36 hrs, CC or SDH, some B&W. Mature audiences.
Episodes
Doctor Zhivago
Keira Knightley (Atonement) stars as Lara in this acclaimed adaptation of Boris Pasternak's famous love story, written by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary).

Lillie
The BAFTA-winning tale of the incandescent Lillie Langtry (Francesca Annis, Cranford), who was mistress to a king but master of her own affairs.

Lost Empires
Oscar(r) winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and the legendary Laurence Olivier star in this haunting coming-of-age story set on the eve of World War I.

Upstairs, Downstairs: Series 1
The first season of the iconic British series introduces the elegant Bellamy family and their crew of loyal and lively servants. Includes over 6 hours of bonus material.

The Story of the Costume Drama
Including interviews with the writers, directors, and stars of landmark period dramas, this documentary is required viewing for any fan of British television.
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 36 hours, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen/Widescreen
Number of Discs: 15
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color and B&W
CC:Doctor Zhivago and Lillie
SDH:Lost Empires and Upstairs, Downstairs Series 1
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9
Rating: NR
Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio's ability to correct from the original materials.
Press
"Never underestimate the allure of the English costume drama." -- Los Angeles Times Magazine
Awards
For Doctor Zhivago:
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (2003)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Serial (2003)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best New Director (Fiction, 2003)

Royal Television Society Award Nomination for Best Sound-Drama (2003)

Satellite Awards, Golden Satellite Award Nomination for Best Miniseries (2004)

For Lillie:
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actress (Francesca Annis, 1979)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Make Up (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Sound Supervisor (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best TV Cameraman (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Television Lighting (1979)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best VTR Editor (1979)

For Lost Empires:
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (1987)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1987)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Sound (1987)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Graphics (1987)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Make Up (1987)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Original Television Music (1987)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special (Laurence Olivier, 1987)

For Upstairs, Downstairs:
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series - Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress - Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show - Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress - Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)
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