Sunday, July 18, 2021

Favorite Television Productions Set in the 1810s



Below is a list of my favorite television productions set during the 1810s:



FAVORITE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS SET IN THE 1810s



1. "Pride and Prejudice" (1995) - Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred in this award winning adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. The six-part miniseries was adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by Simon Langton.





2. "Emma" (2009) - Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon starred in this excellent adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel. The four-part miniseries was adapted by Sandy Welch and directed by Jim O'Hanlon.





3. "Vanity Fair" (1987) - Eve Matheson starred in this superb adaptation of William Makepeace Thackery's 1848 novel. The sixteen-part miniseries was directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and Michael Owen Morris; and adapted by Alexander Baron.





4. "Pride and Prejudice" (1980) - Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul starred in this first-rate adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. The five-part miniseries was adapted by Fay Weldon and directed by Cyril Coke.





5. "War and Peace" (2016) - Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton starred in this excellent adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel. The six-part miniseries was adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by Tom Harper.





6. "Vanity Fair" (1998) - Natasha Little starred in this award winning adaptation of William Makepeace Thackery's 1848 novel. The six-part miniseries was directed by Marc Munden and adapted by Andrew Davies.





7. "Emma" (1972) - Doran Godwin and John Carson starred in this first-rate adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel. The six-part miniseries was adapted by Denis Constanduros and directed by John Glenister.





8. "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates" (1956) - This sequel to the 1955 television movie, "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier", conveyed the experiences of Davy Crockett and George Russel with keelboat riverman Mike Fink and river pirates along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Picturesque and a lot of fun. Directed by Norman Foster, the TV movie starred Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen and Jeff York.





9. "War and Peace" (1972) - Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood and Alan Dobie starred in this superb adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel. The twenty-part miniseries was adapted by Jack Pulman and directed by John Davies.





10. "Poldark" (1996) - John Bowe and Mel Martin starred in this television adaptation of Winston Graham's 1981 novel from his Poldark series, "The Stranger From the Sea". The television movie was directed by Richard Laxton and adapted by Robin Mukherjee.

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