Are you looking for a romantic period drama to snuggle up in front of? If so, this blog is for you!

Click on the title of the film to watch the full adaptations on YouTube! The period dramas are ordered by writer, title and year. There are several versions of most of them, which one is your favourite? If you are looking for anything in particular, look under "labels" to the left, for "feel-good" films or a particular writer.

The past few years, I have spent many mornings under a blanket with a cup of tea in my hands, watching these beautiful romantic stories. There is something about them that just lifts my spirits and inspires me.

Perhaps this site will help enthusiatic newcomers to more easily find what they are looking for! I have often reached a point where I thought there were no more period dramas left to watch, but so far I always manage to find just one more...


10 November 2009

The Brontë Sisters: All Adaptations


The Brontë sisters (pronounced /ˈbrɒnti/), Charlotte (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855), Emily (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) and Anne (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849), were English writers of the 1840s and 1850s. Their novels caused a sensation when they were first published and were subsequently accepted into the canon of great English literature.

by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre 1934
with Colin Clive and Virginia Bruce

Jane Eyre 1944
with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine

Jane Eyre 1970
with George C. Scott and Susannah York

Jane Eyre 1973
with Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston

Jane Eyre 1983
with Zelah Clarke and Timothy Dalton

Jane Eyre 1996
with William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jane Eyre 1997
with Ciaran Hinds and Samantha Morton

Jane Eyre 2006
with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens

by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte.

Wuthering Heights 1939
with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon

Wuthering Heights 1970
with Timothy Dalton and Anna Calder-Marshall

Wuthering Heights 1992
with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche

Wuthering Heights 1998
with Orla Brady and Robert Cavanah

Wuthering Heights 2009
with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley

A new version starring Gemma Arterton and Ed Westwick will be out 2010.

by Anne Brontë

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1968
with Janet Munro and Bryan Marshall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1996
with Toby Stephens and Tara Fitzgerald


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