Screenshot from Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)

The latest additions... the period-drama timeline:
The Christmas Candle
2013 Movie
The Great Gatsby
2013 Movie
The Lady Vanishes
2013 TV Movie
Red Riding Hood
2011 Movie
Brideshead Revisited
1981 TV Mini-series
The Village
2013 TV Series
2013 TV Series
The Paradise
2012 TV Series

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Madame Bovary
1949 Movie
Feast of July
1995 Movie
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
1998 TV Movie
1992 Movie
Fanny Hill
2007 TV Mini-series


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