Period Dramas

This list is mostly 21st century Costume dramas for Telvision
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1.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
2.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
3.
Da Vinci's Demons (2013 TV Series)
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Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence... (59 mins.)
 
4.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
5.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
6.
Dancing on the Edge (2013 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
 
7.
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011 Mini-Series)
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch. (274 mins.)
 
8.
Garrow's Law (2009 TV Series)
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
 
9.
World Without End (2012 Mini-Series)
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The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
 
10.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
11.
Titanic (2012 Mini-Series)
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The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage. (190 mins.)
 
12.
Daniel Deronda (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness. (210 mins.)
 
13.
Aristocrats (1999 Mini-Series)
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers. (300 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
14.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
 
15.
The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Mini-Series)
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise to power. (56 mins.)
 
17.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 Mini-Series)
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero. (59 mins.)
 
18.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
19.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
 
20.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 Mini-Series)
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed... (55 mins.)
 
21.
The Paradise (2012 TV Series)
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The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world. (60 mins.)
 
22.
War and Peace (2007 Mini-Series)
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The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the the Napoleonic Era. (394 mins.)
 
23.
Parade's End (2012 Mini-Series)
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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. (287 mins.)
 
24.
Pan Am (2011 TV Series)
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly. (42 mins.)
 
25.
Mildred Pierce (2011 Mini-Series)
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. (336 mins.)
 
26.
Robin Hood (2006 TV Series)
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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham. (60 mins.)
 
27.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
28.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 Mini-Series)
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. (240 mins.)
 
29.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
 
30.
Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
31.
Legend of the Seeker (2008 TV Series)
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After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny. (44 mins.)
 
32.
He Knew He Was Right (2004 Mini-Series)
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Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage. (240 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
33.
The Way We Live Now (2001 Mini-Series)
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings... (300 mins.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
 
36.
Young Blades (2001)
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(92 mins.)
 
37.
Restless (2012 TV Movie)
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A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since. (180 mins.)
Director: Edward Hall
 
38.
Casanova (2005 Mini-Series)
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette. (174 mins.)