bonnet drama

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bonnet drama (countable and uncountable, plural bonnet dramas)

  1. Costume drama set in an era when bonnets were worn.
    • 2000, Maureen Lipman, Lip Reading
      Bonnet drama, conversely, removes us tidily from any such responsibility to a world of rules and rituals, where everyone knows their place...
    • 2006, Indrajit Banerjee, Kalinga Seneviratne, Public Service Broadcasting in the Age of Globalization
      ...the Sunday night UK bonnet drama. The rest of the time the ABC pursues its diverse programming strategy...
    • 2007, Robin Nelson, State of Play: Contemporary High-End TV Drama
      Instead it avoids the "heritage" or "bonnet" drama cachet by mixing a modern treatment with historic aspects.