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.
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).
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 36 hours, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen/Widescreen
Number of Discs: 15
Color or B&W: Color and B&W
"Never underestimate the allure of the English costume drama." -- Los Angeles Times Magazine
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)