2019 has given us another amazing twelve months of television for British period drama fans.
Call the Midwife – Season 8
The BBC’s long-running medical drama returned with eight new episodes, set in 1964, introducing two new sisters; Sister Hilda, played by Fenella Woolgar (War & Peace), and Sister Frances, played by Ella Bruccoleri (The Last Kingdom).
Endeavour – Season 6
Shaun Evans returned as the young Inspector Morse as he begins his new role as a uniformed officer at the Woodstock police department in four new crime mysteries, set in 1969.
The Durrells in Corfu – Season 4
Based on Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, ITV’s family drama series returned to 1930s Corfu for a final season.
Grantchester – Season 4
Grantchester has a brand new vicar in the fourth season of ITV’s period crime drama based on James Runcie’s novels and set in the 1950s in Cambridgeshire, with Tom Brittney joining the cast as Geordie’s new crime-solving partner.
Poldark – Season 5
Based on the series of historical novels by Winston Graham, BBC One’s Cornish period drama series returned for a final season, set during the 10 year time gap that occurs between the seventh book and the eighth.
Father Brown – Season 7
Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, the BBC’s crime drama series about a crime-solving Roman Catholic priest in the Cotswolds in the early 1950s returns with 10 new episodes.
Victoria – Season 3
Set in 1848, the third season of ITV’s historical drama series sees Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy.
Game of Thrones – Season 8
HBO’s global phenomenon based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga concludes with its epic final season.
Dominic West (The Affair), David Oyelowo (Selma), Lily Collins (Tolkien) and Josh O’Connor (The Durrells) star in the BBC’s epic six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel.
Outlander – Season 4
Based on the fourth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical time travel novels, the hit Starz series returned for a fourth season.
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