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Merchant Ivory release back catalogue in glorious 3D

Room for a better viewFilm-lovers from all around the UK, though mostly in the Home Counties, are abuzz this week with the re-release of every single Merchant Ivory film in spellbinding 3D, including classics like A Room With A View and The Remains Of The Day.

When asked why he had gone 3D with 55 different period dramas, director James Ivory said: ‘I felt it was time to reach a younger audience, like people in their 70s. If you think another shot of Anthony Hopkins gazing wistfully out of a window onto an Edwardian lawn can’t get any more exhilarating, wait until you see it in 3D. Honestly, it feels like you could reach out and stroke his croquet balls.’

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Posted: Jan 22nd, 2015
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ITV to broadcast new drama ‘Downturn Abbey’

The drama is set in a stately home, Downturn Abbey, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Osborne family, wallpaper manufacturers, and the servants who work for them.

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Posted: Oct 27th, 2010
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‘Friends’ to be revived as period drama

ITV has announced a co-production deal with US television channel NBC to revive hit 1990s sitcom Friends as a period drama, featuring the original cast but set in eighteenth-century Hertfordshire.

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Posted: Oct 23rd, 2009
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