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Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.
In the words of Virginia Woolf, "on or about December 1910, human character changed" and these shows are set in the era as those changes were unfolding.
Way back when the sun never set on the British Empire, and nowadays the shows about it; for queen, country, and naked capitalist greed!
A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.
If you love period dramas, but are a bit bored by wind-swept heaths and manor houses in Surrey, try this list of historical dramas set outside the UK.
Not all British period dramas are set in manor estates in Buckinghamshire, and some of the best are set outside of Great Britain altogether.
These dramas are set in the first half of the Twentieth Century, and center around women, their relationships, and struggles to make it in what was then very much a man's world.
These lush period dramas revolve around groups of women--sometimes sisters, sometimes friends, sometimes even both--and their relationships with each other and the world.