Excellent analysis of lives of 'genteel' women of eighteenth century. Vickery's research is innovative and meticulous and opens the way to new areas of study. By the end you feel you know her subjects as well as family members.
Dramatic account of Shackleton's adventures. Branagh is superb in the lead role and the whole production vividly captures the feel of that ill-fated expedition. The ultimate tragedy is that many who survived this ordeal went on to perish in the Great War. Deserves to claim a place in your DVD collection