Sunday, April 12, 2020
Favorite Television Productions Set in the 1920s
Below is a list of my favorite television productions (so far) that are set in the 1920s:
FAVORITE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS SET IN THE 1920s
1. "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-2014) - Terence Winter created this award winning crime drama about Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition era. Inspired by Nelson Johnson's 2002 book, "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City", the series starred Steve Buscemi.
2. "Agatha Christie's Poirot: Five Little Pigs" (2003) - In this beautifully poignant tale, Hercule Poirot investigates a fourteen year-old murder of a philandering artist, for which his client's mother was erroneously convicted and hanged. David Suchet starred as Hercule Poirot.
3. "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" (2012-2015) - Essie Davis starred in this television adaptation of Kerry Greenwood's historical mystery novels about a glamorous socialite who solves mysteries in 1920s Melbourne. The series was created by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger.
4. "Rebecca" (1997) - Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance and Diana Rigg starred in this television adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel about a young bride haunted by the presence of her new husband's first wife. Jim O'Brien directed.
5. "Peaky Blinders" (2013-2019) - Steven Knight created this television drama about a Birmingham crime family in post World War I England. Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson starred.
6. "The Day the Bubble Burst" (1982) - Joseph Hardy directed this fictionalized account of the events and forces that led to the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The television movie's cast included Richard Crenna, Robert Vaughn, Robert Hays and Donna Pescow.
7. "The Great Gatsby" (2000) - Robert Markowitz directed this television adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel about the Jazz Age. Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd and Mira Sorvino starred.
8. "The Forsyte Saga: To Let" (2003) - Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Rupert Graves starred in this adaptation of John Galsworthy's 1921 novel, "To Let", an entry in his The Forsyte Chronicles.
9. "The House of Eliott" (1991-1994) - Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins created this television series about two sisters who create this dressmaking business in 1920s London. Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard starred.