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.
Episode 1: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Costume dramas have shaped television tastes of today through explosive stories of yesteryear. In 1978, Edward and Mrs. Simpson rankled royals, and 1971's Upstairs, Downstairs served u
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 225 minutes
Number of Discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
"The costume drama remains the greatest of escapes." --Daily Mail (UK)