Period Dramas

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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
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (104 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
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The Duchess (2008)
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. (110 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
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The Young Victoria (2009)
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
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The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization. (97 mins.)
Director: Marc Forby
 
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True Women (1997 TV Movie)
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War... (183 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
 
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Love's Enduring Promise (2004 TV Movie)
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Devout, wild west farmer, Clark Davis, works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie... (120 mins.)
 
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Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
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Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram... (120 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
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Silk (2007)
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The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron. (107 mins.)
 
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Anna Karenina (2012)
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
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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.)
 
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David Copperfield (1999 Mini-Series)
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities. (185 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
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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.)
 
21.
When Calls the Heart (2014 TV Series)
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Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west. (43 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
24.
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.)
 
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Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne... (93 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy. (180 mins.)
Director: Ian Sharp
 
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001 TV Movie)
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Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England... (200 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
 
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Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
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In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.
Director: Nick Laughland