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Downton Abbey

Follow the lives of a British aristocratic family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era.

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The Invisible Woman

Delve into this intimate, smart and captivating fictional account of Charles Dickens’ secret younger lover.

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Restoration

Michael Hoffman directs this riotous and energetic 17th century biopic, led by Robert Downey Jr.

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The Buccaneers

Fans of Bridgerton will enjoy this raucous period rom-com, starring Kristine Froseth, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah and Aubri Ibrag.

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Call the Midwife

Immerse yourself in this moving, funny and progressive look at midwifery in 1950s East End London.

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Belle

Seemingly inspired by the work of Jane Austen, a subtle social consciousness permeates this assured costume drama.

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Mr. Malcolm's List

Fans of Bridgerton will be enthralled by this amusing, engaging and self-aware alternative historical romcom.

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Emma

Director Autumn de Wilde’s debut feature is a refreshing and good-natured take on the famous Jane Austen novel.

The Dig

Simon Stone directs this arresting and charming multi-BAFTA-nominated drama, set against the stunning English countryside.

Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie showcase their talent in this retelling of the notable rivalry between two powerful cousins.

The Virgin Queen

This lavish mini-series featuring Anne-Marie Duff and Tom Hardy exposes the intriguing reign of Elizabeth I.

Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance is astonishing as Thomas Cromwell in this six-part series based on the international best-selling novel by Hilary Mantel.

Mrs Brown

Judi Dench and Billy Connolly star in this exquisite exploration of the tension between love and duty.

The Young Victoria

Emily Blunt shines as Queen Victoria in this BAFTA-winning dramatisation of the first years of her rule.

Elizabeth I

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren stars as the iconic Elizabeth I in this acclaimed British-American miniseries.

Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett dazzles as England’s first Queen Elizabeth in this exploration of her rise to power.

1917

Sam Mendes directs a WWI epic that combines spectacular craft with powerful storytelling.

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Emily

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey stars as the Wuthering Heights writer in this fittingly ferocious biopic.

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The Crown

Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton play various incarnations of Queen Elizabeth II in this Netflix drama.

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Summerland

Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in a sun-kissed WWII drama about friendship and forbidden love.

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Living

Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood light up a life-affirming period drama from director Oliver Hermanus.

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The Aftermath

James Kent directs Keira Knightley in a sensual period tale of forbidden love.

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Testament of Youth

Kit Harington, Taron Egerton and Alicia Vikander star in a sweeping and moving WWI biopic.

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The Nest

Jude Law and Carrie Coon play husband and wife in this brooding 80s-set psychological drama.

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The Wonder

Florence Pugh and writer Alice Birch reunite for a spellbinding period psychodrama.

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Belgravia

Julian Fellowes’ six-part period drama exploring the loves and losses of London’s elite.

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Becoming Elizabeth

A complex and gorgeously-crafted retelling of Queen Elizabeth I’s teenage years.

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Dangerous Liaisons

Lesley Manville, Paloma Faith and Rocks’ Kosar Ali star in this luscious and lustful period drama.

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A Dangerous Method

Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender star in a provocative period drama about the fledgling days of psychoanalysis.

On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are spellbinding as naive newlyweds in a 60s-set period romance.