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Monday, January 12

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BBC to cut production of 19th Century Bonnet dramas:

A senior BBC drama insider said: "There is to be an evolution in the presentation of period dramas, moving away from classic 19th century so-called 'bonnet' dramas to looking at other periods of history.

"This will allow us to look at other times and places in British and world history. The aim is to give drama audiences something new and different to enjoy."

Click on the above link to The Telegraph to read the rest of the article, or this link to the UK Guardian.

8 comments:

laura said...

poo them. Just *bonnet* movies? Have they watched the tragically tragic Tess of the D'Urbervilles? Or any Austen/Bronte adaptation, for that matter?
sheeeeeesh. At least we have Masterpiece Theatre :D

Colonel Brandon said...

Ms. Place,

It would indeed be a sad affair to lose the bonnets. I am most particular to the wearing of such ancillary items by young maidens. It affords them a certain propriety of chasteness that otherwise would be lacking in this modern age. Such is that nature of progress I fear, as my colleague & dear friend Thomas Carlyle would have surely remark'd.

I remain,
Your most humble & obedient servant, &c.
Colonel Brandon.
Nature Diary

Lynn said...

Are they nuts ?

Do they realize how many millions of fans adore the delights of a so called "bonnet drama" ?

I am afraid Masterpiece will not be far behind if this is the trend of the BBC !

Lynn said...

BTW, a little tip... the real Colonel Brandon would have signed his name when writing to a friend,

Christopher Brandon ! LOL

Colonel Brandon said...

Ms. Lynn,

You are indeed correct in that adroit & perspicacious percipience of yours, madam, regarding that of address ; I do sign Christopher Brandon to a male colleague with whom I am familiar for no short period of time. Alas, I am somewhat reluctant to impose your predilections of familiarity upon Ms. Place in quite the indecorous manner intimat'd, being as we are acquaint'd only in the briefest sense of the word.

I am, &c.
Colonel Brandon.
Nature Diary

Lynn said...

Point taken, Colonel, however, if memory serves, Brandon signed his name "Christopher Brandon" in a note attached when he gifted Marianne with the piano forte...of course, they were aquaintances of some time...

Maybe I am too much in the 21st century at times, but here we are all friends, with similar interests so...

I give you leave to sign your name as you wish and apologies if I have offended !

Colonel Brandon said...

Ms. Lynn,

My humble gratitudes I duly extend in cause of your generosity. I sincerely bid you, kind madam, a very fine evening.

I remain yours, &c.
Colonel Brandon.

The Editrix said...

Hmmm, interesting news. I will be very interested to see what other periods of history they focus on. I would love to see some adaptations of Fanny Burney and Maria Edgeworth's novels - which were late 18th century, maybe too close to the 19th century for the BBC. (?)