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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.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

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 Pride and Prejudice: TV Shows in the Spirit of Jane Austen

Shows and miniseries adapted from or inspired by the great author's works; perfect for Downton Abbey fans in withdrawal--these shows feature women bravely fighting prejudice and hardship to win the day--brooding lords, windswept moors, and manor hall intrigue feature prominently.

Shows like Call The Midwife: Period Dramas about British Women

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.

Shows Like Bleak House: Why, You little Dickens!

'England's Stephen King', as he was called in his day, produced some of the finest tales ever set to paper, many of which have made it on to the screen for your viewing pleasure--we've even thrown in Les Mis from Victor Hugo (aka the French Charles Dickens).

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