Christmas gift ideas: 7 of this year’s best British period dramas on DVD

2021 has been another strange old year, hasn’t it?

Luckily, at least there were lots of great new British period dramas to keep fans entertained while we’ve been stuck at home.

If you’re trying to find the perfect Christmas present for a loved one (or a festive treat for yourself), we’ve scoured Amazon for this year’s best new DVDs and box sets!


Call the Midwife – Season 10

The BBC’s long-running period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London returns for a heart-warming tenth season.

Buy the DVD box set on Amazon here!


Blithe Spirit

Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Judi Dench (Skyfall) lead the cast of this riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic 1941 comedy.

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All Creatures Great And Small

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories about a young vet in 1930s Yorkshire, this series from the makers of Downton Abbey stars Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose), and Rachel Shenton (White Gold).

Buy the DVD box set on Amazon here!



Emma Stone (La La Land) and Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility) star in Disney’s live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of Cruella de Vil, set in 1970s London.

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Grantchester – Season 6

Outlander actor Tom Brittney is back as clergyman Will Davenport, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating, in a sixth season of ITV’s ’50s crime drama based on James Runcie’s novels.

Buy the DVD box set on Amazon here!


Six Minutes to Midnight

Based on actual events, World War II drama Six Minutes to Midnight stars Judi Dench (Casino Royale), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Jim Broadbent (War and Peace), and Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul).

Buy the DVD on Amazon here!


The Crown – Season 4

Olivia Colman (The Favourite) returns in the fourth season of Netflix’s award-winning period drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Buy the DVD box set on Amazon here!


You can take a look at more of our Christmas gift ideas here.