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Shows like Parade's End: Best TV Adaptations of Classic Novels

In an era where every peripheral comic character has their own series, these shows go in a different direction, looking to great novels for their inspiration.

Shows like Downton Abbey: Early 20th Century British Drama

The Twentieth Century brought sweeping changes to Great Britain, and the Brits--whether they lived in manor houses, tenements, or tiny villages--faced modernity with a combination of nostalgia and excitement.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Shows like Downton Abbey: To the Manor Born

These period dramas, set in British manor houses, depict the lives of aristocrats and their staff. From Upstairs, Downstairs to Downton Abbey, these shows take you inside the lives of the British upper class.

Shows like a Place to Call Home: Period Family Dramas

These period dramas revolve around a family--sometimes aristocratic, sometimes not--as they navigate changing times and evolving relationships.

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