CARE TO JOIN ME FOR A CUPPA AND SOME BBC?
One of the many advantages I've found to having Netflix is undoubtedly the countless classic BBC productions that are now so readily available. No longer do I have to wait with impatience for these spectacular shows to air on my local PBS station. Now, they are merely a red envelope away! One particular series which I have been thoroughly enjoying this summer is The House of Eliott. This series was absolutely brilliant and I feel as though I've discovered the greatest treasure in finally watching this saga unfold. I remember Victoria magazine featuring the most lovely images from the set of this show back in the early 90's and the costumes were absolutely breathtaking. Please allow me to provide a brief synopsis. This wonderful BBC production takes place in the exciting London fashion world of the 1920s. It introduces the viewer to Evie and Beatrice Eliott (Louise Lombard and Stella Gonet), two beautiful sisters who find themselves in financial ruin after their wealthy father squandered their fortune. With this challenge, and a sinister family guardian/executor determined to ruin them before they begin, the two enchanting sisters endeavor to succeed in the glamorous but very elitist fashion industry. Revealing any more would spoil the thrill of discovery so I will only say that the acting is quite good and the chemistry between Lombard and Gonet is extraordinary. I highly recommend a visit to The House of Eliott. You will be very glad you happened by.