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The BBC's star-studded new tale of Tudor intrigue, Wolf Hall, is set to be one of the television events of the year. Ahead of the series, Gaby Wood joined the cast on set

Wolf Hall: behind the scenes of the BBC's Hilary Mantel adaptation with Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance

WOLF HALL's Anna Regina looks at Anne Boleyn and Henry's marriage - but the reality of life for Tudor women was far less fun. From being burned at the stake to using beeswax plugs and vinegar-soaked wool as contraception it wasn't all ruffs and Raleigh.

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

The costumes worn by the cast of Wolf Hall, which included Damian Lewis and Claire Foy (pictured), had all the correct fastenings and there were no zips, costume designer Joanna Eatwell explained. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)

This is Wolf Hall Manor, which stands close to the site of the Tudor mansion which Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour called home

The REAL Wolf Hall: Underground passages and its very own ghost!

MEET the residents of the real Wolf Hall – four siblings who claim the property is HAUNTED and openly admit to leaving the historic site 'a bit of a mess'.

'All dramas are costume dramas," says Joanna Eatwell, in charge of dressing Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and the huge cast of BBC2's new six-hour adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Tudor history novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Behind-the-scenes with the costume makers for Wolf Hall, Broadchurch and Doctor Who

'All dramas are costume dramas," says Joanna Eatwell, in charge of dressing Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and the huge cast of new six-hour adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Tudor history novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

WOLF HALL on TV, BBC, drama, period, Mark Rylance, David Stephenson

Wolf Hall' actor Mark Rylance: 'My wife said the books were good, so I said yes'

The League of British Artists, with Karen V. Wasylowski: Wolf Hall' actor Mark Rylance: 'My wife said the b.

"Wolf Hall", TV series, 2015. Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII.

Wolf Hall sets prepare for tourist invasion after filming of new BBC Henry VIII drama starring Damian Lewis

Natasha Little as Elizabeth Cromwell in Wolf Hall.

Behind-the-scenes with the costume makers for Wolf Hall, Broadchurch and Doctor Who

Liz Cromwell, played by Natasha Little. Designing costumes for the middle class characters in Wolf Hall, in particular Cromwell’s sister-in-law, Johane, was 'exciting' said Joanna. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)

Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall.  Probably one of the best acting performances I have watched on television.

Real heartbreak behind tears of Wolf Hall's star

Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall. I don't really care about the historical and religious criticism going on about this show-It's damn good television and I freakin' love Wolf Hall and PBS !

Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn. Wolf Hall, 2015 (costume designer Joanna Eatwell)

This Tudor gown was designed by Costume Designer Joanna Eatwell for the 2015 production Wolf Hall, where it was worn on Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn. The gown was used again in 2016 on Alice Patten as Catherine Parr in Six Wives with Lucy Worsley.

Actress Kate Phillips has been described as too pretty to play Jane Seymour

Historians spot inaccuracies in new BBC Henry VIII drama Wolf Hall

Claire Foy stars as Anne Boleyn in Masterpiece, 'Wolf Hall'. Seductive, powerful - the perfect foil for Thomas Cromwell in this superbly acted, authentic & atmospheric series.

Wolf Hall - Queen Anne Boleyn on the hour of her execution, Claire Foy's wonderful portrayal of the doomed queen.

BBC Two - Wolf Hall

Sketches and vignettes from la Dordogne: Wolf Hall on French television

The BBC has commissioned four separate factual programmes about the Tudors - two for BBC Two and two for BBC Four - which the corporation said would both mark the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and compliment their adaptation of Hillary Mantell novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, which will be airing around the same time.

Battle of the bulge … no codpieces were on display in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall. Photograph: Giles Keyte/BBC/Company Productions Ltd

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