Fancy being taken back in time through a gripping, dramatic plot? These 5 series will have you hooked!
This drama earned eight Emmy nominations for expertly depicting a captivating tale centred on the Roman Republic, and we can see why…. it’s impossible to watch just one episode! Set in 52BC, Rome masterfully unravels the implications power and fortune have, specifically for the main characters of Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham) and Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds).
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Pride and Prejudice
When Jane Austen’s cherished romantic novel came to life on the silver screen in 1995, it made Mr Darcy an instant heart-throb and put Colin Firth on the A-list map. This six-episode mini-series tells the well-known story of the five Bennet sisters and, of course, highlighting Elizabeth’s tumultuous relationship with Mr Darcy. A tale of love in the face of social difference.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this Golden Globe Award-winning drama about the fiercely passionate lover and notoriously ruthless leader King Henry VIII. Spread across four action-packed seasons, the tale follows the brutal leader’s quest for the perfect heir to the throne, while he pursues England’s world prominence. Lavish, lusty and lethal!
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Whenever this Emmy-Award winning drama is on, we’re completely glued to our screens! Downton Abbey is on to its fifth season and we’re so disappointed the sixth will be the last… all the more reason to immerse ourselves in the lives of the Crawley family and their servants – and swoon over the immaculate costume design.
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Starring Jeremy Irons as the ruthless patriarch Rodrigo, this series follows the story of Spanish outsiders, the Borgias, who try to take control of Renaissance-era Italy. Rodrigo uses any means to rise through the ranks… absolutely riveting!
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