TV series about Victorian England

TV series about Victorian England
List of the best TV series about Victorian England according to viewers: Bridgerton, Dracula, Penny Dreadful, Britannia, Dickensian, This Is England '86, Emma, Jane Eyre, Downton Abbey, Ripper Street.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue, Balls
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleEasy, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersVampire, Lesbians, Scientists
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Mystery, Parties, Sects
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersVampire, Witches, Werewolves, Demons, Monsters
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:45
CharactersStrong women, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Power
PlaceRoman Empire
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular

An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Friends, Friends, Losers
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
StyleDark, To cry, Touching

It's 1986 - the year Maradona ends England's world cup dreams in Mexico; the year Top Gun is the highest grossing film; the year over 3.4 million Brits are unemployed and the year Shaun is leaving school.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:00
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Nothing delights Emma more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster...

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:50

Jane Eyre is a 2006 television adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name. The story, which has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations is based on the life of the eponymous orphan. This four-part BBC television drama serial adaptation was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One. The mini-series garnered a critical acclaim and a number of prestigious nominations for its two stars and is considered to be the finest of all adaptations by a very large following of enthusiastic fans.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:54
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Inheritance, Family life
PlaceEngland, Mansions
StylePopular, Worth watching, Romantic, Fascinating

A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration07:20
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland

The heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. A remake of the 1978 series.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Shootouts
PlaceLondon
StyleSpectacular, For men

When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, volatile and impulsive Sean Wallace to restore control and find those responsible for killing his father.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPoor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleBased on real events

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration08:30
CharactersLawyers, Orphans, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Inheritance, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53. Produced with an all-star cast, the serial was shown on BBC One from October to December 2005, and drew much critical and popular praise. It has been reported that the total cost of the production was in the region of £8 million.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:55
CharactersStrong women
PlotPolitics, Technology, Social networks
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Fascinating

As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, members of the Lyons family converge on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of their everyday lives are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could change the world.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlotShopping
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the pasts that follow them there. A love story, mystery, and social comedy all in one.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:51
PlaceEngland

Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It aired on the ITV network from 1990 to 1993, with the last series nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. It starred Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster, a young gentleman with a "distinctive blend of airy nonchalance and refined gormlessness", and Stephen Fry as Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet. Wooster is a bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are extricated from all manner of societal misadventures by the indispensable valet, Jeeves. The stories are set in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1930s. When Fry and Laurie began the series they were already a popular double act due to regular appearances on Channel 4's Friday Night Live and their own show A Bit of Fry & Laurie. In the television documentary, Fry and Laurie Reunited, upon reminiscing about their involvement in the series, it was revealed that they were initially reluctant to play the part of Jeeves and Wooster but decided to do so in the end because they felt no one else would do the parts justice.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Priests
PlotDeath, Politics
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52
CharactersFriends, Losers, Neighbors, Poor
PlaceVillage, England, Small towns
StyleTo cry

Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Love triangle
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration00:43
CharactersKings
PlotIntrigue, Deception
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Cooks
PlotWar, Second world war
PlaceEngland, Hotels
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration21:40

The Forsyte Saga is a 1967 BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's series of The Forsyte Saga novels, and its sequel trilogy A Modern Comedy. The series follows the fortunes of the upper middle class Forsyte family, and stars Eric Porter as Soames, Kenneth More as Young Jolyon and Nyree Dawn Porter as Irene.It was adapted for television and produced by Donald Wilson and was originally shown in twenty-six episodes on Saturday evenings between 7 January and 1 July 1967 on BBC2, at a time when only a small proportion of the population had television sets able to receive this channel. It was therefore the repeat on Sunday evenings on BBC1 starting on 8 September 1968 that secured the programme's success with 18 million tuning in for the final episode in 1969.It was shown in the United States on public television and broadcast all over the world, and became the first BBC television series to be sold to the Soviet Union.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10
CharactersStrong women
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration05:01
CharactersDoctors
PlotDeath, Dancing

Wives and Daughters is a 1999 four part BBC serial adapted from the novel Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story by Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell. It focuses on Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell), the daughter of the town doctor, and the changes that occur in her life after her widowed father chooses to remarry. The union brings into her once-quiet life an ever-proper stepmother (Francesca Annis) and flirtatious stepsister, Cynthia (Keeley Hawes), while a friendship with the local squire brings about an unexpected romance.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:48
CharactersKings
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V. The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:45
CharactersBusinessmen
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ('Mile a Minute Harry'), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased.





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