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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 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 Fanny Hill: Gorgeous Georgian Dramas

Before Queen Elizabeth, before Queen Victoria, there were the four Georges who ruled Great Britain from 1714 to 1830--think Jane Austen, with female-led dramas and sumptuous settings.

Shows Like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Jane Austen TV

Includes shows and miniseries adapted from, or inspired by the great author's works; perfect for 'Downton Abbey' fans in withdrawal, or anyone who has pined for their Mr. Darcy.

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 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.

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