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Historical Drama
The term historical period drama (also historical drama, period drama, costume drama, and period piece) refers to a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television. It is an informal crossover term that can apply to several genres and is often heard in the context of historical fiction and romances, adventure films and swashbucklers. A period piece may be set in a vague or general era such as the middle ages or a specific period such as the Roaring Twenties. A religious work can qualify as period drama but not as historical drama.Contents1 Historical accuracy 2 Examples 3 See also 4 Notes 5 External linksHistorical accuracy[edit] Some works attempt to accurately portray historical events or persons, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. These types of works are also known as docudrama, examples being Cinderella Man, Schindler’s List, and Lincoln
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Little House On The Prairie (TV Series)
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
(known as Little House: A New Beginning in its final season) is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC
NBC
executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon
Michael Landon
to direct the pilot movie. Landon agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls. The regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series premiered on the NBC
NBC
network on September 11, 1974, and last aired on May 10, 1982
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The Tudors
The Tudors
The Tudors
is a historical fiction television series set primarily in the 16th-century Kingdom of England, created and entirely written by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime
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Mad Men
Mad Men
Mad Men
is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner
and produced by Lionsgate
Lionsgate
Television. The series premiered on July 19, 2007, on the cable network AMC. After seven seasons and 92 episodes, Mad Men's final episode aired on May 17, 2015.[1] Mad Men
Mad Men
is set primarily in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue
in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners), located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "Mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue
to refer to themselves, a claim that has since been disputed
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Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Empire is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter
Terence Winter
and broadcast on premium cable channel HBO. The series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey
during the Prohibition era and stars Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
as Nucky Thompson. Winter, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, created the show, inspired by the book Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
Atlantic City
by Nelson Johnson
Nelson Johnson
about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L
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Call The Midwife
60 minutes ( Christmas
Christmas
episode 75-90 minutes)Production company(s) Neal Street ProductionsDistributor All3MediaReleaseOriginal network BBC One
BBC One
(2012-present) BBC One
BBC One
HD (2012-present)Picture format 16:9 1080iAudio format StereoOriginal release 15 January 2012 (2012-01-15) – presentExternal linksWebsiteCall the Midwife
Midwife
is a BBC
BBC
period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London
London
in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Parisi, Stephen McGann, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Jack Ashton. Linda Bassett, Charlotte Ritchie, Kate Lamb, Jennifer Kirby, Annabelle Apsion and Leonie Elliott
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Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
is a historical period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.[1] It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and on PBS
PBS
in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire
Yorkshire
country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy
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Deadwood (TV Series)
Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch,[1] that aired on the premium cable network HBO
HBO
from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning 36 episodes and three seasons. The series, set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before and after the area's annexation by the Dakota Territory, charts Deadwood's growth from camp to town, incorporating themes including the formation of communities. The show features a large ensemble cast, and many historical figures appear as characters, such as Seth Bullock, George Crook, Wyatt Earp, E. B. Farnum, George Hearst, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Sol Star, Al Swearengen, and Charlie Utter. The plot lines involving these characters include historical truths as well as substantial fictional elements
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Halt And Catch Fire (TV Series)
Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers that aired on AMC from June 1, 2014, to October 14, 2017.[1][2] Taking place over a period of ten years, the series depicts a fictionalized insider's view of the personal computer revolution of the 1980s and later the growth of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s.[3] The show's title refers to computer machine code instruction HCF, the execution of which would cause the computer's central processing unit to stop working ("catch fire" was a humorous exaggeration).[4] In season one, entrepreneur Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) joins the company Cardiff Electric and leads them into the personal computing industry with computer engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy) and prodigy programmer Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis)
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston
Boston
in search of adventure in the Old American West and who settles in Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado. The television series ran on CBS
CBS
for six seasons, from January 1, 1993, to May 16, 1998. In total, 149 episodes were produced, plus two television movies which were made after the series was canceled. It aired in over 100 countries, including Denmark (where it was aired on TV2), the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Canada (where it was aired on CTV throughout its run) and Bulgaria on BNT
BNT
and later on NOVA television
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Father Brown (1974 TV Series)
Father Brown
Father Brown
is a British television series, which originally aired on ITV in 1974. It featured Kenneth More
Kenneth More
as Father Brown, a Roman Catholic Priest who solved crime mysteries. The episodes were closely based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton.[1]Contents1 Main cast 2 Production 3 Episodes 4 References 5 External linksMain cast[edit] Kenneth More
Kenneth More
... Father Brown Dennis Burgess ... Hercule FlambeauProduction[edit] Portions of the series were shot in St. Clements Caves
St

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Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Stranger Things
is an American science fiction-horror web television series created, written, and directed by The Duffer Brothers. The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen
serve as executive producers. The first season, released in July 2016, stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp
Noah Schnapp
and Joe Keery
Joe Keery
in recurring roles
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That '70s Show
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979.[1] The main teenage cast members were Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon
and Wilmer Valderrama
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Middlemarch (TV Serial)
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments (volumes) during 1871–72. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch
Middlemarch
during 1829–32,[1] and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Although containing comical elements, Middlemarch
Middlemarch
is a work of realism that refers to many historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV, and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV)
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Everything Sucks!
Everything Sucks! is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan that parodies teen culture of the late-1990s.[1] Ten half-hour episodes were ordered by Netflix and the series was released on February 16, 2018.[2] The series is set in the real-life town of Boring, Oregon
Boring, Oregon
in 1996, and focuses on a group of teenagers who attend the fictional Boring High School as they proceed to make a movie together while dealing with issues such as dating and sexuality.[3] On April 6, 2018, Netflix
Netflix
cancelled the show after one season.[4]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast2.1 Main 2.2 Recurring3 Episodes 4 Production 5 Reception 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Everything Sucks! revolves around two groups of students at Boring High School in Oregon in 1996
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