The filming was purposefully "impressionistic" to reflect the Bloomsbury group's championing of the artistic style, with a hand-held camera used throughout.
Forget pristine costumes worn once and bundled into the wardrobe van forevermore, some costumes are worn repeatedly in this period drama.
While there may be servants, hat boxes and horse-drawn carriages, their rooms are shabby and covered in art.
, which takes its title from the famous quote that the Bloomsbury set “lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles”, follows the lives of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, Lytton Strachey and John Maynard Keynes in the 1910s.
It also forms part of a new era of BBC period dramas such as that seek to take “massive risks with tone”, after drama commissioner Ben Stephenson declared he was no longer interested in comfortable Jane Austen adaptations last year.
Take a look at what’s in store: The Bloomsbury group were well known for their interweaving affairs with members of the same sex, and the drama does not shy away from portraying them on film.
Director Simon Kaijser said homosexuality was illegal for such a long time in the UK, he wanted to "give it back to everybody who was gay in those times". This is not a cosy period drama for those who fancy curling up on the sofa to a twee trip down memory lane.
Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell strip off their corsets and throw them out of the window in the first three minutes of episode one, and even suggest they will do away with napkins altogether (what would Mrs Carson think?
) Lena Dunham's hit series was mentioned as a stylistic touchstone to director Kaijser before embarking on the shoot.While the series is not nearly as sexually liberated as Girls (Virginia Woolf does not spend half her time on camera naked), there is an unromanticised honesty to the sex scenes.Warm tones and muted colours make up the palette of Life in Squares in scenes that could have their own Instagram filters named after them.International epidemiological evidence demonstrates that more children than ever before now enter puberty before the age of 8.Early onset puberty can be an alarming experience for parents and is thought to entail short- and long-term physical and psychosocial risks, particularly for girls.‘Puberty blocking’ hormonal medications are sometimes used to halt the progress of puberty in order to avoid these dangers.