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You’ve done lots of period dramas - which era has been your favourite?

The renaissance is a great period because it was a time of complete and utter change. I found it interesting to link my characters – seeing the repercussions of the Borgias family in Italy on the Tudor line in England – I worked out all sorts of links. There should be a joint box set of The Borgias and The White Queen as the time frames run pretty much parallel.

David Oakes on period dramas