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1.
The Heretics (???? Mini-Series)
 
2.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
3.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Copper (2012 TV Series)
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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish... (42 mins.)
 
5.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
 
6.
A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012 TV Series)
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In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital. (23 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
The Hour (2011 TV Series)
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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme. (60 mins.)
 
9.
The Bletchley Circle (2012 TV Series)
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer. (45 mins.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
12.
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. (374 mins.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
All Creatures Great and Small (1978 TV Series)
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire. (50 mins.)
 
16.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War... (659 mins.)
 
17.
Masters of Sex (2013 TV Series)
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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
19.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012 TV Series)
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Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Hell on Wheels (2011 TV Series)
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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife... (42 mins.)
 
21.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Rebel Heart (2001 Mini-Series)
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The move towards independence in Ireland, from the 1916 Easter Rising until the 1922 civil war is seen through the eyes of a naive idealistic young man (196 mins.)
 
23.
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 Mini-Series)
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television. (416 mins.)
 
24.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997 Mini-Series)
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A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones... (314 mins.)
 
25.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. (150 mins.)
 
26.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012 Mini-Series)
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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined. (120 mins.)
 
27.
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.
 
28.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 Mini-Series)
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Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman... (159 mins.)
 
31.
The Camomile Lawn (1992 Mini-Series)
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal. (258 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
34.
Cambridge Spies (2003 Mini-Series)
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The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. (235 mins.)
 
35.
Napoléon (2002 Mini-Series)
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The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story... (380 mins.)
 
36.
Any Human Heart (2010 TV Series)
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
 
37.
Desperate Romantics (2009 TV Series)
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
 
38.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
39.
The Cazalets (2001 TV Series)
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Director: Suri Krishnamma
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Lost in Austen (2008 Mini-Series)
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. (180 mins.)
 
43.
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.)
 
44.
Tipping the Velvet (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley. (177 mins.)
 
45.
Mosley (1998 TV Series)
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An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosely, concentrating on the...
Director: Robert Knights
 
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The Kennedys (2011 Mini-Series)
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The triumphs and tragedies of the most popular political family in American history. (346 mins.)
 
47.
Into the West (2005 Mini-Series)
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans. (552 mins.)
 
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Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
 
49.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
50.
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.)
 
51.
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.)
 
52.
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.)
 
53.
The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
 
54.
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot. (205 mins.)
 
55.
The White Queen (2013 Mini-Series)
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England. (60 mins.)
 
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The Last King (2003 Mini-Series)
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return. (235 mins.)
 
57.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
 
58.
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.)
 
59.
Middlemarch (1994 Mini-Series)
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life... (375 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
60.
To Appomattox (2015 Mini-Series)
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The emotional lives of America's Civil War generals, their wives and families - from West Point to Appomattox - against a backdrop of a war.
 
61.
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.)
 
62.
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.)
 
63.
White Heat (2012 Mini-Series)
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A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day. (60 mins.)
 
64.
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.)
 
65.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
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The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. (883 mins.)
 
67.
The Pallisers (1974 Mini-Series)
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character... (50 mins.)
 
68.
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012 TV Series)
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The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
Director: Ciaran Donnelly
 
69.
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994 TV Series)
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury. (75 mins.)
 
70.
The Impressionists (2006 Mini-Series)
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"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet...
Director: Tim Dunn
 
71.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (290 mins.)
 
72.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. (510 mins.)
 
73.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
74.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
 
75.
To the Ends of the Earth (2005 Mini-Series)
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for. (267 mins.)
 
76.
Rebecca (1997 Mini-Series)
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim O'Brien
 
77.
Fingersmith (2005 Mini-Series)
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with... (181 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
78.
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.)
 
79.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005 Mini-Series)
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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788. (480 mins.)
 
80.
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.)
 
81.
Call the Midwife (2012 TV Series)
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s. (60 mins.)
 
82.
Lilies (2007 TV Series)
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Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic... (60 mins.)
Director: Roger Goldby
 
83.
Island at War (2004 Mini-Series)
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Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany. (540 mins.)
 
84.
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 TV Series)
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress. (53 mins.)
 
85.
Bomb Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory. (60 mins.)
 
86.
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.)
 
87.
Fanny Hill (2007 Mini-Series)
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther... (60 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
 
88.
Borgia (2011 TV Series)
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement... (52 mins.)
 
89.
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 Mini-Series)
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice. (180 mins.)
 
90.
The Musketeers (2014 TV Series)
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Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country. (55 mins.)
 
91.
Dracula (2013 TV Series)
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Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (43 mins.)
 
92.
Klondike (2014 Mini-Series)
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory... (274 mins.)
 
93.
The Village (2013 TV Series)
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Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives. (60 mins.)
 
94.
Peaky Blinders (2013 TV Series)
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. (60 mins.)
 
95.
Reign (2013 TV Series)
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Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court. (42 mins.)