Underrated period dramas

Underrated or obscure period dramas that deserve wider appreciation.
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1.
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
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Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. (134 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
2.
Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
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In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year... (95 mins.)
 
3.
Falling for a Dancer (1998 TV Movie)
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Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant... (50 mins.)
 
4.
Onegin (1999)
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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy... (106 mins.)
Director: Martha Fiennes
 
5.
Our Mutual Friend (1998 Mini-Series)
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London. (350 mins.)
 
6.
Our Mutual Friend (1976 Mini-Series)
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met... (50 mins.)
 
7.
A Little Princess (1986 Mini-Series)
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Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her... (163 mins.)
Director: Carol Wiseman
 
8.
Princess Caraboo (1994)
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Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Austin
 
9.
Anna Karenina (2000 Mini-Series)
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(360 mins.)
 
10.
Cold Comfort Farm (1968 Mini-Series)
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A BBC production of Stella Gibbons' satirical story. (This version was even used to help launch 1971's... (150 mins.)
 
11.
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)
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A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her. (54 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Renton
 
12.
Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
13.
Oliver Twist (1999 Mini-Series)
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Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies... (386 mins.)
 
14.
Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)
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Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim... (99 mins.)
Director: Sarah Harding
 
15.
Masterpiece Classic (1971 TV Series)
Episode: The Railway Children (2000)
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Dramatization of E. Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.
 
16.
Pride and Prejudice (1980 Mini-Series)
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While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy. (265 mins.)
 
17.
Seven Little Australians (1973 Mini-Series)
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Captain Wolcott is a widower with seven children. He marries again and his new wife takes on all the trials of bringing up seven spirited children... (294 mins.)
 
18.
South Solitary (2010)
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Set in 1928, Meredith is a 35 year-old unmarried woman who arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper. (121 mins.)
Director: Shirley Barrett
 
19.
Swept from the Sea (1997)
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century... (115 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
 
20.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
21.
Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his step sister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation. (113 mins.)
Director: David Skynner
 
22.
War Bride (2001)
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WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are... (107 mins.)
Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
 
23.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
 
24.
Love in a Cold Climate (2001 Mini-Series)
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A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars... (150 mins.)
 
25.
Jane Eyre (1983 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk. (239 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
 
26.
Enchanted April (1991)
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
27.
Clarissa (1991 TV Series)
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her. (156 mins.)
Director: Robert Bierman