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

Thomas Hardy: All Adaptations


Under the Greenwood Tree 1872
Far from the Madding Crowd 1874
The Return of the Native 1878
The Mayor of Casterbridge 1886
Tess of the d'Urbervilles 1891
Jude the Obscure 1895

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances.

Under The Greenwood Tree 2005
with Keeley Hawes and James Murray

Far From The Madding Crowd 1998
with Paloma Baeza and Nigel Terry

The Return of the Native 1994
with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Clive Owen

The Mayor of Castorbridge 1978
with Alan Bates and Janet Maw
The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Castorbridge 2003
with Ciarán Hinds and Juliet Aubrey

Tess of the D'Urbervilles 1998
with Justine Waddell and Jason Flemyng

Tess of the D'Urbervilles 2008
with Gemma Arterton and Eddie Redmayne

Jude the Obscure 1971
with Robert Powell and Fiona Walker

Jude the Obscure 1996
with Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet



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