El tiempo entre costuras (The Seamstress) Based on the bestselling novel by Spanish author Maria Dueñas, El tiempo entre costuras (The Time Betwen the Seams, translated as The Seamstress in English) follows the fortunes of Sira, a seamstress from Madrid.
The series charts her journey of falling in love, travelling to Morocco, then becoming embroiled in the Spanish Civil War, during which she is recruited as a spy and made to sow secrets into the seams of her clothes.
The series, first broadcast in Spain in 2011, follows the disappearance of one of the hotel maids and her brother’s search for the truth about what happened to her.
The series is part period piece, part mystery and was filmed in the beautiful Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander.
The series was originally created to mark the 25th anniversary of Spain’s transition to democracy and begins in 1968 with the Eurovision victory of Spanish entry Massiel - who some say won because of the fact that Franco bribed the judges.
Gran Hotel If you are a fan of Downton Abbey then you are bound to like Gran Hotel, set in the upstairs-downstairs world inhabited by the guests and staff at a grand Spanish hotel towards the beginning of the 20th century.
Telemundo’s “12 Corazones” has aired over a hundred episodes since its premiere in 2005.
She was also one of the first journalists to interview Chris Brown following the singer’s altercation with Rihanna.
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If you want to delve into a series that charts the tumultuous modern history of Spain, you can do no better than Cúentame cómo pasó, also known as Cuéntame, which charts the highs and lows of one family from the last days of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco into Spain’s new democracy.
The series has been a huge hit in Spain and is currently onto its 17th series which takes place in 1984.
The show is hosted by Penélope Menchaca and features advice from co-host Maximiliano Palacio, an Argentine former polo player turned actor, and Edward'O, an astrologist; Palacio and Edward'O often appear alternately in some episodes and simultaneously in others.