Belgravia: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Belgravia

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Delightfully soapy, if the slightest bit silly, Belgravia will satiate fans looking for a new period melodrama to sip their tea to.

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Critic Ratings: 33

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User Ratings: 35

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Air date: Apr 12, 2020

The Trenchard family has recently ascended to the aristocratic society of London's Belgravia, but a decades-old love affair comes back to haunt them and jeopardize the happiness of many.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2020

Anne decides that honesty is required and hopes that seeking confession with Caroline will appease her guilt and lay to rest the ghosts from her past. Anne has sorely underestimated Lady Brockenhurst, who sets about to unearth the secrets that bind the families together. Hosting a prestigious dinner party she invites a special guest, whose presence reveals a deceit James Trenchard would wish to keep private.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2020

The depths of Stephen's problems are revealed, causing John to set his manipulative sights on Charles and Caroline as a way to make money. Meanwhile, Susan isn't shy about exploiting the Trenchard's new social circle.

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Air date: May 3, 2020

Tensions rise when Caroline organizes an outing for Lady Maria and Anne, which sees the women compromised. Susan's indulgent behavior catches up with her and Ellis begins to show her true colors.

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Air date: May 10, 2020

A jealous Oliver threatens to ruin the lives of many as he makes a shocking discovery about Charles. John's plans are jeopardized, making him dangerous; he enlists the help of the Trenchard staff to stoop to new lows.

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Air date: May 17, 2020

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Cast

Tamsin Greig
as Anne Trenchard
Philip Glenister
as James Trenchard
Harriet Walter
as Lady Brockenhurst
Alice Eve
as Susan Trenchard
Ella Purnell
as Lady Maria Grey
James Fleet
as Reverend Stephen Bellasis
Adam James
as John Bellasis
Tom Wilkinson
as Earl of Brockenhurst
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Critic Reviews for Belgravia Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

"Belgravia" errs on the wrong side of that divide, but it is so well-appointed that it is never less than beautiful to watch, just like "Downton." For some, the finery will win out over refinement.

Apr 14, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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"Belgravia" is gorgeously appointed, it's romantic enough, it's grounded in the manners of a far more delicate time when everyone stood six-feet apart lest they bump hands.

Apr 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Belgravia is an entertainment, first and foremost -- and a cracking good one at that -- but it also serves as a biting critique of the unearned shame spurred by prejudice that severs our connection from those we love.

Apr 7, 2020 | Full Review…

[Harriet] Walter is the best thing in this by a mile and a half; at moments, she makes the dialogue sound almost convincing. [Tamsin] Greig and [Philip] Glenister, on the other hand, are comically miscast.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Belgravia has all the touchstones of a bodice-ripper. Great romance and thrilling revenge. And the usual coterie of leaching and sneering in-laws.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

If you could get past the gloomy while-Rome-burns comparisons, it was clear that [Julian] Fellowes has created a meaty historical potboiler, bubbling with issues of class and sex.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The encounters between Anne Trenchard, Lady Brockenhurst and the elderly Duchess of Bedford, looking back at a past in which their experiences overlapped far more than they'd realised, were powerfully affecting.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This opening episode was, in truth, mostly hors d'oeuvres with little in the way of main course as the stars regurgitated the plot points for our edification.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Slyly humorous and nicely melodramatic, Belgravia is not quite Downton standard yet... but the signs are good.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite a few quibbles about its pacing, Belgravia's sleek six episodes provide the TV equivalent of a beach read romp, one that is engaging and ultimately very satisfying.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

While Belgravia is much lighter fare, it does offer some wonderful performances, particularly from Harriet Walter as Countess of Brockenhurst.

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

It begins a little staid with necessary exposition, but by the halfway mark, the long-buried secret is not even the most pressing drama facing Grieg's character, Anne Trenchard.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Belgravia: Season 1

  • Jul 13, 2020
    Get past the first 30 mins and you'll start to buy in. Really enjoyed the drama and craft that went it to this very English short series !
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Hope they will expand on this story and have more seasons. From the creator of Downton Abbey, it is every bit a s good. Set in an earlier era and in London.
  • Jun 23, 2020
    Excellent has the same look and feel as dowton Abby. Great acting!
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Julian Fellowes still "has it", but this story seems a bit dry compared to some of his earlier work. You'll be transported back almost 2 centuries ago to observe the intriguing people residing in well-off London (but Brussels first), and the stiff etiquette that prevents an old secret being divulged. Watch it if you can appreciate period shows in general, but it's probably too different from his previous work to get fans of that particular award winning show hooked on Belgravia.
  • May 21, 2020
    Julian Fellows always delivers. It actually took me 3 attempts at episode one to get into it and I'm happy I did. It was the perfect escape and by the end everything came together. A must for DA fans.
  • May 09, 2020
    It's Dowton Abbey with 1/2 the budget and even less star power. Dull,
  • May 05, 2020
    We find the story and characters to be very entertaining, but the music...these dreaded rehashed Downton Abbey themes, motifs and orchestrations hurled at us over and over again to the point that we expect Lady Mary or Lord Grantham to walk into the scene any second. If you are going to use the same composer, for crying out loud, have him come up with something original.
  • May 03, 2020
    love this show. Not Downton Abbey but what is. Adapting a book is perhaps more difficult for the producers but still excellent.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    I was not crazy about the book but have loved this TV production. The acting is very complete and done with the right flair. The set decorations is unbelievable, accurate for the time and adds to each scene. The locations are extremely well done too. It has been a great experience to witness....
  • Apr 23, 2020
    A great series! Julian Fellowes does it agin!

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