Tag Archives: War & Peace

Vanity Fair to Screen on TVNZ

TVNZ has bought the ITV costume drama Vanity Fair at the MIPTV market. The seven-part series, which is an Amazon Studios co-production with Mammoth Screen (Victoria, Poldark), stars Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke as the heroine of  William Makepeace Thackeray’s literary classic, which was published 170 years ago. Martin Clunes, Suranne Jones, Michael Palin and Penny […]

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SoHo Recruits Period Spy Thriller

BBC Victorian spy drama The Secret Agent will premiere next month on SoHo. Tony (Dickensian) Marchant’s three-part adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s reputedly unfilmmable novel will air 8.30 Mondays from September 12, as a curtain raiser to October’s launch of Westworld in the slot. Set in 1886 London, it starts Toby Jones as a Soho shopkeeper who spies for the Russian […]

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New to Blu: June 15 – 21

“War & Peace wasn’t photographed, processed in post-production, or in any way put together to capture a razor-sharp façade or display bold, popping colours. The series plays with something of a dreamy quality about it, a soft-focus soap-opera-like presentation that favors delicate colours and gentle details.” “For a new release Blu-ray of a major television production […]

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