His plots to take the throne foiled, the Duke of Clarence was poutier than a teenager with no 3G, and with dialogue about as nuanced. The perfect, fruity accompaniment to meat or fish. Anyone coming in at that moment might have mistaken Duchess Cecily for a distraught, over-dressed, eighties Culture Club fan, such was her distress about the imminent departure of boy George. Ad — content continues below. The masked ball was the high point of not only the episode, but possibly the entire series. Like some mental new age promenade theatre directed by Peter Greenaway, leaf-wearing satyrs pranced topless around the King and Queen dressed respectively and awesomely as a lion and a unicorn.
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By Chris Hastings. Few countries can compete with the UK when it comes to television costume dramas. Different: The production company behind the medieval drama came up with two 'edits'. Bedroom scenes in which actors appear in the BBC version partly clothed are sexed-up for the American market — and the actors complete the scenes naked. The Mail on Sunday has seen the first three episodes of the US version — dubbed The Blue Queen — and can confirm the American version is more stripper than bodice ripper. But in the U.
Starz's The White Princess is easily one of the most anticipated new shows of , largely thanks to its obvious similarities to Game of Thrones albeit without all of the fantasy trappings and with direct historical elements. The upcoming show is based on the historical novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory, who also wrote The White Queen , another book that was adapted for television. Given the similarity of the names, many viewers are wondering — how are The White Princess and The White Queen connected? The one-season drama was based on the fictionalized historical events set during the time of the Wars of the Roses, from the women's point of views retold in Gregory's novels The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker's Daughter.
Television has taught us that in the world of historical fiction, women are subjugated and men rule. As such, we're expected to shrug our way through rape scenes in the name of historical accuracy. But from the moment I walked onto the set of The White Princess , I knew this show wouldn't be playing by those rules.