"The Story of The Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told" Premieres in March on PBS

A Celebration of 50 Years of Historical Drama with Interviews and Clips

Featuring scenes from some of the most memorable and best loved series ever broadcast, THE STORY OF THE COSTUME DRAMA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD is a celebration of 50 years of historical drama on television, the genre that brought bans in America and complaints from the Royal Family, all while creating massive stars and riveting audiences to their television screens with stories of love and war, birth and death, the rich and the poor. THE STORY OF THE COSTUME DRAMA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD premieres on PBS stations beginning March 3, 2012 (check local listings).

Narrated by Keeley Hawes, THE STORY OF THE COSTUME DRAMA shows how the genre has changed across the decades — from The Forsyte Saga to Upstairs, Downstairs, from I, Claudius to Brideshead Revisited — with interviews with the stars of these series and the people behind the camera.

THE STORY OF THE COSTUME DRAMA includes clips from The Forsyte Saga, Vanity Fair, A Family at War, Brideshead Revisited, Poldark, Upstairs, Downstairs, Edward VII, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, Emma, The Jewel in the Crown, Lillie, Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders, and many more.


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