Christmas gift ideas: 10 classic British period drama DVD box sets

The BBC and ITV have been producing adaptations of classic literature for over half a century now. 

If you’re looking for a classic British mini-series to entertain a loved one this Christmas, we’ve selected some of the all-time classic period drama DVD box sets available on Amazon.

 

Classic English Literature – Volume 1

This 5-disc box set from Masterpiece contains the BBC’s adaptations of Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Northanger Abbey.

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Classic English Literature – Volume 2

This 5-disc box set from Masterpiece includes the BBC’s adaptations of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Mansfield Park, The Turn of the Screw and A Room with a View.

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The Charles Dickens Collection

This 6-disc box set features the BBC’s adaptations of Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit, Bleak House, Our Mutual Friend, The SignalmanHard Times and Great Expectations.

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The George Eliot Collection

This 5-disc box set contains the BBC’s adaptations of Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Silas Marner, Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss.

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Jane Austen – The Complete Collection

This 6-disc set includes the BBC’s adaptations of Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey from the 1970s-80s.

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The Forsyte Saga – The Complete Series

This 4-disc set contains every episode of The Forsyte Saga.

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Pride and Prejudice – The Complete Mini-series

2-disc set contains the BBC’s complete 1995 mini-series, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

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Upstairs Downstairs – The Ultimate Collection

This 26-disc set includes all five original seasons of Upstairs Downstairs, plus bonus material and the spin-off Thomas & Sarah.

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Poldark – The Complete Collection

This 8-disc set contains all 29 episodes from the original 1970s adaptation of Poldark.

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The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection

This 7-disc set features the BBC’s adaptations of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels CranfordWives & Daughters and North & South.

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Take a look at more of our Christmas gift ideas here.