Looking for some great things to watch while you wait for Doctor Who and Downton Abbey to come back on the air? Here are some of my personal recommendations:
If you love Downton Abbey you might like-
Bleak House (2005) [pictured above]- Lovely costume drama, lots of familiar faces, complicated Dickensian plots.
The Foryste Saga (2002)- Drama, dark plot, beautiful relationships (and not so beautiful).
North & South (2004)- Richard Armitage, miscommunications, strong female characters and Mr Bates.
Gosford Park (2000)- Written by Downton’s Julien Fellows, Dame Maggie, murder mystery, lots of upstairs and downstairs storylines.
If you’re a Whoovian you might enjoy-
Outcasts (2011)- Future human settlement on the planet of Carpathia, killer dust storms, Daniel Meade (minus Ugly Betty) and a beach full of diamonds.
Hyperdrive (2006)- Misfit, demoted British space warship travels the galaxy selling retail space back home in England. Hilarity ensues.
Merlin (2008)- Young magician hides his skills, takes advice from a dragon and serves as Prince Arthur’s whipping boy. Lots of wisecracks.
The Decoy Bride (2011)- Romantic comedy set in the outer Hebrides. The 10th Doctor and the voice of Brave’s Merida engage in a verbal sparring match. There are also bagpipes.
Agree? No? Have other suggestions? Leave a comment!