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Sunday, 24 August 2008

Falling on Hardy times

It's often said that the decision to screen a TV costume drama says more about the era in which it is being screened than the time in which it was set.

The BBC's classic Pride and Prejudice went out at a time of national prosperity, rising house prices and the birth of chick-lit. Last autumn's bonnet-fest, Cranford, coincided with the collapse of a bank and rumblings about the economy, but its relatively upbeat message of overcoming adversity and bettering yourself triumphed in the end.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Sunday 24th August 2008

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