Behind Closed Doors, for selfish reasons- it isn't being shown in the States; and I really, really want to see it! As luck would have it, I got my hands on the first part of the series, Thank goodness!
At Home with the Georgians puts a visual to the 2009 book which I absolutely loved. Those who have also enjoyed the book will have a familiarity with the path in which the program takes. But it isn't annoyingly repetitive, no, it's more of a review with lots of fabulous footnotes! The stories and documents of Georgian living are now re-enacted in costumed splendor in between personal tours of houses by the charismatic Ms Vickery. Austenites will relish the many references to the beloved author (who was a great feature in the book) and will also delight in Vickery's exploration of the Collins house from the 1996 Pride and Prejudice.
When I reviewed the book last December I especially enjoyed my personal connection with one Miss Mary Martin who could share my boast of once living in Wivenhoe Park. I was delighted that her amusing story was covered in the series, complete with beautiful shots of her home and its grounds (Wivenhoe House) which I once used to take my constitutionals around with Lauren.
North Americans can watch the first part of the series here. Just be aware the video will stop automatically, 54 minutes into it, cutting out the last part which is luckily the conclusion so you won't miss much. Those with BBC 2 are lucky enough to catch the second part tonight. I can't wait until I get to see it!