South Riding stills

February 24th, 2011

Just a quick note, because I watched South Riding on iplayer and capped these as I went along. It’s the first episode of the three part drama about a fictional Yorkshire town in the 1930s (and I shuffled the stills, so there shouldn’t be any spoilers!). I had heard mixed reviews, but I thought it was a promising start. Anything to help fill the void between now and the return of Upstairs Downstairs and Downton, right?

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  1. Zoe says:

    Oh my house mate just informed me about this, this very evening! The girl in the turquoise blouse near the end, what is the actresses name? I’ve seen her in a couple of things and she’s brilliant!


    kris atomic says,

    February 24th, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
    I recognised her too, but I couldn’t quite place it. I think I saw her play Lyra in His Dark Materials at the theatre!


    Zoe says,

    February 24th, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    fantastic! i’ve not seen her live unfortunately, just in bleak house and north & south


  2. cait says:

    I do love a good period drama and this one is no exception. The costume and set design are a dream, thanks for sharing.

    Cait x


  3. alis says:

    Only three episodes? Oh, why do they make these so short, it gives me pain! Why not squeeze 12 episodes out of it when they have all the sets and costumes in place? I don’t know how I’ll make it until Downton comes back.


  4. miss moss says:

    YES! thank you for this. i have been dying for a period filler until downtown comes back.


  5. Caketin says:

    I saw it on Sunday and thought it was beautiful too. Now I’m very much looking forward to the next episode. :)


  6. Frances says:

    Not knowing anything about it, I picked up a copy of the South Riding book last year and completely loved it. I was overjoyed to see they had dramatised it. The book raises so many interesting points about this period of life in Britain and it’s great to see them come to life … not to mention Anna Maxwell Martin’s beautiful outfits. Can’t wait for Sunday’s episode…!


  7. Mae Lu says:

    This show’s styling is really off the hook. I wish we could get this in the states. Beautiful screen caps, Kristina! Thank you!

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.


  8. marilyn says:

    I love the costumes in this show. NIce screen captures it really reflects the spirit of the show :0


  9. amélie says:

    aaa the color red looks really good and present in this movie, such a contrast


  10. Kris says:

    Wow a lot of these pictures u got here are truly stunning


  11. Mary says:

    I loved Downton Abbey so maybe I should check this out. Looks promising.


  12. elle says:

    I watched this mini series on the BBC too, and loved it!


  13. turbanhead says:

    Just finished watching South Riding (not available yet in the US, but procured, ahem, from the interwebs. Filled the void after Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs – though we’ve only watched episode 1 so far.


  14. Erin says:

    as a canadian living in england, i am loving these tiny period dramas – so british! akward pauses and unspoken love. sigh, i miss downton.


  15. Pedro says:

    Would really love to see this one, shame I cant watch BBC.


  16. Howie says:

    Looks like another great movie. I will give it a try today!


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