Top 30 most popular British TV period dramas of the past decade revealed

As we start the 2020s, it’s time to look back at the best British period dramas of the past ten years.

With epic romances like regal reenactments like The Crown and Victoria, country house tales like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, 1950s crime mysteries like Father Brown and Grantchester, epic romances like Outlander and Poldark, World War II dramas like World on Fire and Home Fires, sunny overseas excursions like The Durrells and Indian Summers, fantasy worlds like Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful, gritty stories like Peaky Blinders and Harlots, female-led dramas like Land Girls and Call the Midwife, and retail therapy like Mr Selfridge and The Paradise, it’s been another wonderful decade on the small screen.

Now we want to know which television shows from 2010-2019 you thought were the best!

Note: As there’s a whole decade’s worth of dramas to choose from, we’ve limited the shortlist to only include returning series which ran for at least two seasons and we’ve not included any one-off mini-series or TV movies.

73418 votes.

Outlander 60.41% (55111 votes)
Poldark 13.88% (12659 votes)
Downton Abbey 8.61% (7855 votes)
Call the Midwife 2.88% (2625 votes)
The Crown 2.58% (2349 votes)
Victoria 1.79% (1636 votes)
Game of Thrones 1.75% (1595 votes)
Gentleman Jack 1.15% (1053 votes)
Peaky Blinders 1.02% (931 votes)
The Durrells 0.78% (709 votes)
Father Brown 0.66% (605 votes)
Endeavour 0.52% (474 votes)
Mr Selfridge 0.49% (451 votes)
Lark Rise to Candleford 0.44% (405 votes)
Penny Dreadful 0.41% (376 votes)
The Paradise 0.40% (363 votes)
World on Fire 0.37% (334 votes)
Home Fires 0.35% (320 votes)
Upstairs Downstairs 0.33% (301 votes)
Ripper Street 0.27% (246 votes)
Land Girls 0.20% (184 votes)
Inspector George Gently 0.16% (147 votes)
Garrow’s Law 0.15% (139 votes)
Harlots 0.14% (129 votes)
Indian Summers 0.11% (96 votes)