FoC 003: TV Shows About Dresses: Our Guide To Every Obscure BBC Miniseries Ever Made




In today’s episode we venture into a dearly beloved topic for us both: the British costume drama. We love em — if BBC has made it, we’ve watched it. We may get a little carried away and talk about it for about an hour, but we leave no stone-with-an-accent unturned and we hope this will give you great watching for all those late night nursing sessions, sick days, nights up late with sick babies, or laundry folding marathons. If we’ve missed any we’re dying to know of more!

The Paradise: Season 1

Mr. Selfridge

Lark Rise to Candleford


North and South

Wives & Daughters

Foyle’s War

Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4

The Forsyte Saga

Daniel Deronda

He Knew He Was Right

The Way We Live Now

The Buccaneers


Berkeley Square – The Complete Series

Anne of Green Gables

Anne Of Green Gables – The Sequel

Road to Avonlea

All Creatures Great & Small


Brideshead Revisited

A Christmas Carol

Bleak House

Little Dorrit

Our Mutual Friend

The Bletchley Circle

Death Comes to Pemberley

Wuthering Heights – with Tom Hardy

Wuthering Heights – with Ralph Fiennes

Wuthering Heights (2011)

Jane Eyre (2012)

Jane Eyre – with Timothy Dalton

Jane Eyre – with Toby Stephens

Pride & Prejudice – the good one!

Pride & Prejudice – boo, the Kiera Knightley version.

Sense & Sensibility – near perfection Emma Thompson version

Sense & Sensibility – version with the awful Governor from The Walking Dead

Emma – with Gwyneth and the amazing Toni Collette

Emma (2009 BBC Version)

Northanger Abbey

And last but not least, both regrettable versions of Mansfield Park and Mansfield Park.

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17 thoughts on “FoC 003: TV Shows About Dresses: Our Guide To Every Obscure BBC Miniseries Ever Made”

  1. Oooh I’m getting off the computer to go listen and mop! Right now I’m into three episodes into The Duchess of Duke Street for my laundry folding sessions. So far it’s just okay. Maybe you’ll have a more appealing suggestion for me. 🙂

  2. I love how you are differentiating the different versions. ” near perfection Emma Thompson version”. It has an amazing commentary if you turn on that track in the special features.

  3. Nice to listen to people discuss BBC costume dramas! It’s nice to know other people are so into these! Just giving a recommendation, The paradise is way better than Mr. Selfridges. If you don’t like to loyalty to Moray in paradise, you’ll be very annoyed with Selfridge’s. Also, I recently discovered that there are two versions of the BBC Mansfield wit Billie Piper! I was at school so I didn’t have the dvd, so I watched it on youtube. There is a British version that has quite a bit more key moments. I liked it a lot better in the longer version. Would you like a youtube link?

  4. This was seriously so great! I loved all of the commentary! I found myself wishing that I had seen all of these versions so I could really know where you both were going in your discussion.
    Thanks so much for entertaining me while I work!

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