Friday, 29 June 2012

Period Dramas List (TV)

Best Period Movies and Series (TV)
Period Movies are in vogue and you can’t deny the fact that series like Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife have kept masses glued to the television screens for a while. The thing is, we still want to see more of culture, courtship, bows and bonnets.

I have put together a list of my favourite period dramas on TV (these dramas have been the top television dramas of their times) and I hope you will find it useful.

Feel free to add your favourites too, I love comments!

1. Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey

2. North and South
North & South

3. Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife

4. Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

5. Lost in Austen
Lost in Austen

6. The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank

7. Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce

8. Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit

9. Cranford

10. Wives and Daughters
Wives & Daughters

11. Tess of Dubervilles
Tess of D'Ubervilles

12. Upstairs Downstairs
Upstairs Downstairs

Please do leave a word if you enjoyed the list or even if you didn't. I would love to know your favorite period dramas on TV.


  1. A very interesting list!
    I too love Downton Abbey, North & South, Pride & Prejudice, Little Dorrit, Cranford and Wives & Daughters. They are at the top of my list along with Bleak House and my favorite Jane Austen adaptations.
    Lost in Austen, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Upstairs Downstairs are all very interesting and that version of Tess of the D'Urbevilles is okay but very very sad.
    I've never seen Call of the Widwife or Mildred Pierce, are they any good? Look sort of risque to me.
    Good list! :)

    1. I am glad you liked it Miss Laurie!

      Personally, I enjoyed Call the Midwife but Mildred Pierce was a bit complex for me, still, very well acted.

  2. Aah, I've been dying to see Little Dorrit! As well as North & South and Wives & Daughters, but I've yet to read any of these novels and don't want to watch the adaptations beforehand. Must get around to it soon.

    I only saw Lost in Austen once and it was quite awhile back but I remember enjoying it. What did you think of Elliot Cowan? I thought he made a very suitable Darcy - the pride, and the struggle, and what's even more aesthetically pleasing is that he was nice and broad-shouldered :P

    1. I agree, Elliot Cowan was very impressive as Darcy (and that he has broad shoulders). I like him better when he smiles.

      Do read and watch all Elizabeth Gaskell's work, I think you'll enjoy them. Try catching Call the Midwife too, its different and good.


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