All these British period drama TV series are ending in 2019

2019 is shaping up to be another incredible year for British period drama fans.

But it’s also a year of emotional goodbyes!

Here’s a list of all the British period drama TV series that are coming to an end in 2019.

(If that’s making you feel sad though, take a look at our huge list of all the latest new shows you can start watching!)


The Durrells

Based on Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, ITV’s The Durrells launched in April 2016 and is ending after four seasons and 26 episodes.

Bodyguard star Keeley Hawes, who plays Louisa, has promised that the last ever episodes will provide “a fitting and fabulous farewell.”

The show’s writer, Simon Nye, explained the decision to end the series: “I’ve loved writing the show so all my instincts would normally be to try to keep it going, but it is the right time to stop. The family were in Corfu for four years, from March 1935 to June 1939, so who are we to outlive them?”

The first three seasons of The Durrells are available on DVD on Amazon.


Game of Thrones

Following a two-year hiatus, HBO’s series based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novels draws to a close after eight seasons and 73 episodes.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, has said that the final episodes “completely surprised me,” hinting: “I really think everyone is going to be surprised, not just at the ending itself, but by everything that happens before.”

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, added: “I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon.”

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.



Written and created by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise), Jamestown launched in May 2017 and follows the first English settlers as they establish a community in 17th century America.

Sky One announced earlier this year that the third season will be the show’s last, bringing the story to an end after 24 episodes.

Season 3 is available on DVD on Amazon.



BBC One’s Cornish period drama series based on the series of historical novels by Winston Graham began in March 2015 and became an instant hit with viewers.

Poldark showrunner Debbie Horsfield confirmed last year that the fifth and final season will, for the first time, not be based on Graham’s books.

Aidan Turner, who plays Ross, commented: “…it’s nice when things naturally come to an end, you don’t want things to go on really long.”

The show’s executive producer has hinted, however, that Poldark could still come back one day, teasing: “Who knows what the future may bring.”

The first four seasons of Poldark are available on DVD on Amazon.


Check out our list of all the best new British TV period drama series to watch in 2019.