2021’s most popular British period drama TV series revealed – as voted by you!

2021 was another wonderful year for fans of British historical and period drama series.

Following the disruption to filming schedules in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of our favourite shows were back on our screens.

Returning hits included new runs for All Creatures Great and Small, Call the Midwife, GrantchesterBritannia, Endeavour, The Great, and Vienna Blood.

There were brand new shows like The Larkins, Domina, Leonardo, The Nevers, The Irregulars, and Dalgliesh.

And we had some brilliant limited mini-series with The Pursuit of Love, The Serpent, Ridley Road, Anne Boleyn, Stephen, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The North Water, and It’s a Sin.

(For a full a recap, take a look back at our complete list of all the year’s British period drama TV series.)

As 2021 came to a close, we asked BritishPeriodDramas.com readers to let us know which of these shows they enjoyed the most.

With the thousands of votes now counted, we can now reveal the Top 10 most popular period drama TV series of the past year!


10. Dalgliesh

Dalgliesh is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


9. The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


8. The Nevers – Season 1

The Nevers is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


7. The Great – Season 2

The Great is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


6. It’s a Sin

It’s a Sin is available on DVD on Amazon.


5. Grantchester – Season 6

Grantchester is available on DVD on Amazon.


4. Endeavour – Season 8

Endeavour is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


3. Leonardo – Season 1


2. All Creatures Great and Small – Season 2

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.


1. Call the Midwife – Season 10

Call the Midwife is available on DVD on Amazon.