The first of six documentaries examining costume dramas. Tonight features the first two episodes of Pride and Prejudice and reveals how the story was adapted for the screen. Plus an exploration of the genre in A Z of Costume Drama and a look at the lives of Victorian women in A Skirt through History. Introduced by Claudia Winkleman and David Lamb.
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