Just passing on a couple of pieces of costume drama news. First off, the bad news is that the BBC is reportedly axing yet another of its few remaining period dramas, Casualty 1906/07/09. The Daily Telegraph newspaper had a report on this, quoting the main star of the series, Cherie Lunghi, who says the BBC is now more interested in making reality shows. I haven’t actually seen this series, but had heard good things about it so am disappointed it is being scrapped.
However, as one period drama bites the dust, another one is getting a second series. Land Girls, set in the Second World War, is set to return. I watched and reviewed the first series, which I found rather soapy although it did have some good moments, and it starred Nathaniel Parker, who is one of my favourites, although sadly he was written out and won’t be in the second series.