Jenny Allworthy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (81 of 84)
Location: WATERLOO, Ontario Canada
In My Own Words:
I have had an interest in Period Drama from the time I was a young reader. Watching the literary world come to life on screen has always been delightful to me and the time period from the Regency, through the Victorian era to the Edwardian age has been my particular interest

Period Drama 19th century literature genealogy English History


Top Reviewer Ranking: 127,423 - Total Helpful Votes: 81 of 84
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 (U.K. Edition) <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
If you can imagine Upstairs, Downstairs meets The Buccaneers, you will pretty much have this gem from ITV. Surprisingly, not from the BBC (which is doing an update of Upstairs, Downstairs set in the 1930s) it is every bit as good as a BBC production and much prettier than the new Up/Down.

Maggie Smith will definitely get a BAFTA for this if not an Emmy. "What is a week-end?" Bwahahahah!

Season one starts with the sinking of the Titanic and ends just as war has been declared in 1914. Season two is now in the works and I hope it goes even longer.

Makes me want to go back to England to see the filming location, Highclere Castle. Deep sigh!

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A Child's Christmas in Wales [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Denholm Elliott
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My tape was wearing out!, Nov. 14 2006
I taped this in 1988 when it first appeared on Canadian TV. We have watched it every Christmas since. I have loaned it to other people who didn't appreciate the gentle lyrical prose, but my two now teenage sons couldn't imagine a Christmas without it. Can't wait to see it on DVD. "Mr. Daniel looks like a spaniel!"
North & South <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniela Denby-Ashe
North & South DVD ~ Daniela Denby-Ashe
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If you loved the 1995 P&P adaptation, you're likely to love this one too but for totally different reasons. Although beautiful to look at, it has a grey cast to it which is important to convey the industrial Manchester of the Victorian age. I had to watch it twice to fully appreciate the undercurrents (strong!) between the main characters, and to feel like I truly knew them, but who doesn't want to watch a period piece like this many times over? There is also a modern feel to this piece which makes it feel very accessible. Good story, great acting and brings the reality of Victorian Northern England into focus without being at all a downer.