2020 might not have turned out exactly how we planned.
Fortunately, at least there were lots of great new British period dramas to keep fans entertained while we’ve all been stuck at home.
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes adapted his 2016 book as a new six-part mini-series for ITV, starring Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey).
Based on Jane Austen’s classic 1815 novel, this new movie adaptation starred Peaky Blinders actress Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy (Love Actually), comedian Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife), Josh O’Connor (The Durrells), and Johnny Flynn (Vanity Fair).
The BBC’s long-running period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London returned for a ninth season.
Harry Potter actor Mark Williams reprised his role as the crime-busting Roman Catholic priest in the BBC’s hit daytime drama series, set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950s.
Based on the fifth book in author Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, the fifth season of Outlander saw Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) fight time, space, and history to protect their family.
Iain Glen (Downton Abbey), Romola Garai (The Hour) and Tim McInnerny (Blackadder) starred in this stark, moving and ultimately redemptive story, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.
Based on real events, Misbehaviour dramatises the story of the activists who invaded the Miss World pageant in London in 1970, starring Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Keeley Hawes (The Durrells), and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey).
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