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The Best British Period Drama TV Shows

Grab Some Snacks and Binge on These 23 Iconic British Period Dramas

The Best British Period Drama TV Shows
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The costumes, the sets, the attention to detail, the walking around a huge garden getting up to no good, and, of course, the brooding men: we absolutely love a period drama (even more than Game of Thrones). Luckily, our TV channels are full of them. From 1920s gangs to 18th-century romance, there is a British TV period drama to suit everyone, and we're keen to watch every single one at least once — perhaps a dozen times if it's Pride and Prejudice. If you're looking for some escapism, there's nothing quite like a BBC or ITV drama to take you to another time and place . . . and you might even discover one of your favourite actors in an early role. Grab some snacks and settle down with our list of 23 amazing period dramas that you have to watch.

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