TV Series Starring Simon Russell Beale
Vanity Fair
ITV,

2018

| Drama
Rating: 4.2/5

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.


Penny Dreadful
Showtime,

2014

| Horror/Supernatural | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula - become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation.


The Hollow Crown

A tale of family, politics and power. The films tell the rise and fall of three Kings and how their destiny shaped our history.


Dunkirk
BBC One,

2004

| Documentary
Rating: 5/5

What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must go down as one of the greatest escapes of all time. A third of a million British soldiers were facing annihilation but just days later the majority had been rescued and Churchill had delivered his most famous speech, vowing never to surrender. Through the use of hybrid drama and documentary techniques, this BBC television docudrama series offers a unique perspective and a true understanding of what actually happened. Dramatic stories, sourced from the accounts of men involved, and shot in documentary style, are put in context by archive footage, maps, CGI and commentary.