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A historical period drama is a work of art set in, or reminiscent of, an earlier time period. The term is usually used in the context of film and television. It is an informal crossover term that can apply to several genres but is most often heard in the context of historical fiction and romances, adventure films, and swashbucklers. The implication is that the audience is attracted as much by the lavish costumes as by the content. In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. This informal term covers all countries, all periods and all genres.

  • 1:25:58 Popular The Dovekeepers (2015), Night One

    The Dovekeepers (2015), Night One

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    Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

  • 43:33 Popular Vikings (2016), S04E04: Yol

    Vikings (2016), S04E04: Yol

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    The Yule Log burns in the Great Hall in Kattegat and, though Floki must remain out in the cold, other visitors are welcomed, among them a Norwegian King and Bjorn, with a new partner we've met before. King Aelle visits Wessex for Christmas and is not impr

  • 44:23 Popular Vikings (2016), S04E03: Mercy

    Vikings (2016), S04E03: Mercy

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    Ragnar tells FLoki he has to pay a heavy price for his actions. Rollo finds an ally in Count Odo. Bjorn Ironside finds more than He bargained for in the wilderness.

  • 43:30 Popular Vikings (2016), S04E02: Kill the Queen

    Vikings (2016), S04E02: Kill the Queen

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    Ragnar and Floki are still at odds; Rollo makes great attempts to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla; Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test; King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith.

  • 45:05 Popular Vikings (2016), S04E01: A Good Treason

    Vikings (2016), S04E01: A Good Treason

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    As Ragnar lies in his sick bed in Kattegat, events unfold beyond his control.

  • 2:28:13 Popular 태극기 휘날리며 / Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

    태극기 휘날리며 / Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

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    In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiancé Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers

  • 2:46:56 Popular Der Tunnel (2001)

    Der Tunnel (2001)

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    Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the escape to the W

  • 2:05:40 Popular 三城记 / A Tale of Three Cities (2015)

    三城记 / A Tale of Three Cities (2015)

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    A former spy in the Chinese Nationalist Party falls for an opium-dealing widow, as China is ravaged by war and revolution.

  • 52:39 Popular Time Scanners (2015), S01E05: Colosseum

    Time Scanners (2015), S01E05: Colosseum

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    The team of experts travel to Romeon a quest to uncover some of the engineering world’s oldest mysteries of the Colosseum. Using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology, the team want to answer three questions:How did the Romans produce some of th

  • 1:41:30 Popular Prophet's Prey (2015)

    Prophet's Prey (2015)

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    When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, Warren managed to expand these practices and the power of his position

  • 53:10 Popular Time Scanners (2014), S01E06: Egyptian Pyramids

    Time Scanners (2014), S01E06: Egyptian Pyramids

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    The team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids —the tombs of the mighty Pharaohs. They want to find out how these structuresevolved from simple mud-brick mounds to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use cutting-edge laser techno

  • 53:10 Popular Time Scanners (2015), S01E02: Jerusalem

    Time Scanners (2015), S01E02: Jerusalem

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    In this show the team sets out to explore the epic building legacy of Jerusalem.From the vast walls of the Temple Mount, to the incredible man-made mountain of Herodium, they plan to use cutting edge 21stcentury technology to analyze constructions made at