What is Willow and Thatch? Willow and Thatch is a website dedicated to the historical / costume / period movie and TV genre. We review period films, offer suggestions of what to watch, and give historical perspective on series and movies. We also share news about the media and entertainment industry as it pertains to the films we love, and release dates for period dramas on television and in cinema.

We are based in the US, so while we sometimes share premiere dates for England / UK and beyond, our focus is on the US. 

You can find us on Facebook and on Twitter, and on YouTube as the Willow and Thatch Period Drama Channel, where you can stream full-length period dramas for free, watch trailers, and learn more about the films through behind-the-scenes videos and critical commentary. 

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about the best period and costume dramas like those from England’s BBC, PBS’ Masterpiece (and some period documentaries, docudramas and reality pieces alongside the period film reviews).

Willow and Thatch is created out of the love of period dramas & the joy of living a graceful, grateful lifestyle filled with beauty so we share the things that lovers of period films love: antique, vintage and contemporary treasures for the farmhouse, cottage home and garden (monogrammed textiles, apron dresses, transferware!) and so much more, because the world is filled with lovely. We’ll also explore places to visit in the UK and elsewhere, inspired by period film locations. And of course, Willow and Thatch is dedicated to having the most extensive, carefully researched and curated list of Best Period Films, all sorted by era and theme.

If you’d like to begin by reading at the first post, start here, after you’ve settled in with a good cup of tea. And if you feel moved to let others know about Willow and Thatch, that would be especially loved and lovely. Feel free to get in touch for collaborations, or just to say hello, or to inquire about advertising on Willow and Thatch.

Official Rules for our GIVEAWAYS: No purchase is necessary to enter. When there are additional methods of entry (such as social sharing), they offer the same likelihood of winning as the primary method of entry (leaving a comment). In other words, a social sharing entry will give you another chance to win, but carries the same weight as your entry without sharing. The winner is chosen through a random draw of all eligible entries.

Most of our giveaways are open only to U.S. residents, aged 18 and older. All giveaways have a clear start and end date/time which you can find in the giveaway post, and the winner is announced on the giveaway post, and will also be emailed to be notified. In the event of no response after 10 days from the winner, a new winner will be chosen.

If a giveaway is open to residents of Canada, entrants must be at least 18 years old. Quebec is excluded from giveaways. A Canadian winner also needs to solve a 3-part mathematical skill testing problem without the use of a calculator in order to claim the prize. Why? That’s the law!

Here is the website DISCLAIMER and our PRIVACY POLICY and TERMS OF USE.

All the images and photos on this website are copyright their owners and are being used with the understanding that they are courtesy of that copyright holder with the express purpose of promoting that film, book, product or place. However, if you are the owner of an image and wish for it to be removed, please contact Willow and Thatch.

Period Film Descriptions: In general, short descriptions of the films are either the official synopses, and/or are from Amazon or IMDB.