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40 – 2003 – As an ad executive approaches 40, he realizes he's been left out of his class reunion and it sets him off on a journey. 

1990 – 1977 to 1978 – In the future of Britain, a tyrannical government disregards the civil liberties of its citizens. 

19-2 – 2014 to present – Canada – This character-driven drama focuses on the lives of first responders at the Montreal Police Department.

32 Brinkburn Street – 2011 – This drama looks at the lives of two generations of a family at one address, one in 1931 and the other in 2011. 

37 Days – 2014 – This series zeroes in on the hidden events that occurred in the final days before the outbreak of WWI. 

800 Words – 2015 to 2018 – Australia – After the death of his wife, a man relocates his family from Sydney to a small coastal community in New Zealand. 

A Dance to the Music of Time – 1997 – This adaptation of Anthony Powell’s novel of the same name charts the lives of characters from the 1920s thru the 1960s. 

A Discovery of Witches – 2018 to present – A historian and reluctant witch attempts to decipher a mysterious manuscript from Oxford's Bodleian Library. 

A for Andromeda – 1961 – Scientists detect a radio signal from another galaxy, then follow its instructions. 

A Horseman Riding By – 1978 – After a war injury, a young man buys a neglected Devon estate with money from his father, and must then face locals who think he's not up to the job. 

A Little Princess – 1987 – A wealthy young girl is forced into servitude when her father loses his money and dies. 

A Passionate Woman – 2010 – A bored 1950s mother falls in mad, passionate love with a neighbour and her life is changed forever. 

A Perfect Hero – 1991 – Nigel Havers stars as an officer shot down and badly burned during the Battle of Britain. 

A Perfect Spy – 1987 – Based on the John Le Carre novel of the same name, this miniseries tells the story of a spy over the course of his life. 

A Place to Call Home – 2013 to 2018 – Australia – A mysterious woman begins a new life in Australia after World War II.  

A Tale of Two Cities – 1989 – Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, two men fall in love with the same woman. 

A Tale of Two Cities – 1980 – This miniseries is based on the Dickens novel of the same name, telling the story of two men in love with the same woman. 

A Very British Coup – 1988 – This miniseries tells the story of Harry Perkins, steel worker and eventual Prime Minister. 

A Very English Scandal – 2018 – Hugh Grant plays a Liberal Party leader who was tried for conspiring to kill his homosexual lover in 1979. 

A Woman of Substance – 1984 – Emma Harte starts life as a kitchen maid, but heads up a manufacturing empire by the time WWII breaks out. 

A Woman's Guide to Adultery – 1993 – This series tells the stories of three women involved in affairs. 

A Year in Provence – 1993 – John Thaw stars in this series about a couple who leave their jobs for the South of France, only to meet with comical disasters at every turn. 

A Young Doctor's Notebook – 2012 to 2013 – In the early 1900s, a young doctor comes to a Russian village to help out an older doctor at a local hospital.

Ackley Bridge – 2017 to present – Two struggling schools merge to form one, and it creates big problems for the headmistress. 

Age Before Beauty – 2018 to present – This contemporary drama is set in a struggling family-owned beauty salon in Manchester. 

All Creatures Great & Small – 1978 to 1990 – Veterinarian James Herriot begins his career in 1940s Yorkshire. 

All Passion Spent – 1986 – After her politician husband dies, Lady Slane moves to the countryside in search of her own identity. 

All the Small Things – 2009 – A choirmaster develops a crush on a new member and leaves his wife and kids. 

Alys – 2011 to 2012 – After trouble in Cardiff, a woman moves herself and her son to a small village in rural Wales. 

An Age of Kings – 1960 to 1961 – This series links Shakespeare’s Richard II and Richard III, filling in the gaps with the history that came in between them. 

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes – 1992 – This dramatic satire sees an aging historian come to terms with the events of his life. 

Anna Karenina – 2000 to 2001 – Helen McCrory plays the title role in this adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel. 

Annie's Bar – 1996 – This satirical political drama is set in the world of a newly-elected conservative MP. 

Any Human Heart – 2010 – A novelist's life bounces around in space and time, causing him to meet up with a number of famous historic figures. 

Anzac Girls – 2014 – Heroic women rise to the occasion during the war. 

Apparitions – 2008 – Father Jacob verifies evidence of miracles and does exorcisms. 

Apple Tree Yard – 2017 to present – A married woman with two grown children has an affair that changes her formerly conventional life. 

Aristocrats – 1999 – This miniseries follows the lives of four aristocratic sisters through 1700s England. 

Armchair Theatre – 1956 to 1974 – This drama anthology series features individual plays addressing timeless human issues. 

As If – 2001 to 2004 – This comedy-drama series focuses on the lives and loves of a group of teenagers in early 21st-century London. 1__ 2__ 3__ 4__en – 1991 – A writer is recruited to be a spy in WWI. 

At Home with the Braithwaites – 2000 to 2003 – When a normal family wins the lottery, it changes their lives. 

Atlantis – 2013 to 2017 – Jason mysteriously disappears from the present and lands on the shores of ancient Atlantis. 

Babyfather – 2001 to 2002 – Four men living in London deal with secrets, infidelity, and pregnancies. 

Baker Boys – 2011 – After the local bakery that employs them goes broke, the staff decides to take it over. 

Ballykissangel – 1996 to 2001 – Ireland – A young English priest adjusts to the pace of life in a small Irish village. 

Banana – 2015 – This series explores the relationships of 8 different couples as they come to terms with love. 

Banished – 2015 – When British convicts are sent to Australia to pay for their crimes, they and the soldiers who guard them have to adapt to the new world. 

Barchester Chronicles – 1982 – This miniseries is an adaptation of Anthony Trollope's first two novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series. 

Beau Geste – 1982 – Three well-off English brothers join the French Foreign Legion. 

Bed of Roses – 2008 to 2011 – Australia – A mother and daughter struggle after the death of their husband and father. 

Beecham House – 2019 to present – This period drama takes place in Delhi in 1795, focusing on a British family attempting to establish a life there before British rule. 

Behaving Badly – 1989 – Dame Judi Dench stars in this funny drama about a woman who decides not to take things lying down after her husband leaves her for a much younger woman. 

Being Human – 2008 to 2013 – A werewolf, vampire, and ghost live as roommates in modern-day England. 

Beowolf: Return to the Shieldlands – 2016 – When Beowulf returns to his homeland, he is unwelcome, especially with his family. 

Berkeley Square – 1998 – Three women from varied backgrounds get jobs working for the wealthy families of Berkeley Square. 

Between the Sheets – 2003 – Hazel has a loveless marriage until she has an affair with a younger man and has her first orgasm. 

Bird of Prey – 1982 – An international criminal organization feels the heat from a small-time bureaucrat. 

Bird of Prey 2 – 1984 – In this sequel to Bird of Prey, the criminals turn the tables and come after bank clerk Henry Jay. 

Birdsong – 2012 – In WWI, a British soldier fights in the trenches of France and dreams of a forbidden love affair. 

Black Mirror – 2011 to present – This anthology series showcases the perils of technological advancement. 

Blackpool – 2004 – Shortly after Ripley Holden opens his arcade, a man is murdered. The investigation jeopardizes all his big plans. 

Bleak House – 2005 – This classic BBC adaptation is based on the Dickens legal drama of the same name. 

Bluebell – 1986 – This series tells the true story of Margaret Kelly, a woman who founded a famous dance troupe in Paris. 

Bodies – 2004 to 2006 – This graphic medical drama features a young doctor who begins a new gynaecology post. 

Bodyguard – 2018 to present – This thriller focuses on a former soldier assigned to protect the Home Secretary. 

Bombshell – 2006 – In spite of a cast that included Bertie Carvel and Zöe Lucker, this series about life in the British Army never actually aired in the UK. 

Bonekickers – 2008 – Hugh Bonneville stars in this series about a team that handles high-profile antiquities finds. 

Born & Bred – 2001 to 2005 – This series follows the lives of a father and son doctor team in the 1950s. 

Bouquet of Barbed Wire – 1976 – Scandalous when released, this series that looks at the sexual tensions in a seemingly normal family in the English middle class during the 70s. 

Bouquet of Barbed Wire – 2010 – This modern version of the 70s miniseries included Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead) and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet). 

Bramwell – 1995 to 1998 – Set in 1895, Eleanor Bramwell works first under a doctor's supervision and then opens her own infirmary. 

Breathless – 2013 – Set in early 1960s England, this series looks at the lives of hospital staff who perform illegal off-site abortions in their spare time. 

Breeze Block – 2002 – After being made redundant, a Newcastle man struggles to regain his confidence. 

Brief Encounters – 2016 – When a group of women start selling lingerie and other marital aids through at-home parties in the early 1980s, their lives are transformed. 

Brittania – 2018 to present – This series is set in AD 43 and follows the Roman conquest of Britain. 

Broken – 2017 to present – Sean Bean stars as Father Michael, a flawed but good-hearted Catholic priest in Northern England. 

Bugs – 1995 to 1999 – Beckett leaves a secret intelligence agency and starts his own group of agents to fight high-tech crimes. 

Bulletproof – 2018 to present – This series follows detectives at the National Crime Agency as they deal with some of the UK's most dangerous criminals.

Buried – 2003 – This BBC drama offers a gritty portrayal of an innocent man's life in a British prison.

Butterfly – 2018 – This series focuses on a couple coming to terms with their child's gender transition. 

By the Sword Divided – 1983 to 1985 – This period drama tells the story of the English Civil War through the eyes of two families, one on each side of the conflict. 

Byker Grove – 1989 to 2006 – This series looks at the daily lives of kids in a youth club. 

Call the Midwife – 2012 to present – This international hit focuses on a group of East London midwives in the 1950s and 60s. 

Cambridge Spies – 2003 – This miniseries is based on the true story of Cambridge students recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the 1930s. 

Camelot – 2011 – After the death of King Uther and impending chaos, Merlin presents a young unknown as the new king. 

Capital – 2015 – When property values soar on a once middle-class London street, residents receive mysterious postcards saying, “We want what you have.” 

Capstick's Law – 1989 – This period drama focuses on a firm of Yorkshire-based solicitors in the 1950s. 

Casanova – 1971 – Casanova's imprisonment is contrasted with his sensual escapades. 

Casanova – 2005 – This miniseries looks at the Casanova story from the perspective of his much older self. 

Casualty 1900s – 2006 to 2009 – This series tells tales of a historic London hospital thru the records and diaries of nurses who worked there. 

Children of the Stones – 1977 – A man and his son move to a sleepy English village and find something mysterious controlling the local residents. 

Christabel – 1988 – A young Englishwoman marries a German man and attempts to live a normal life in 1930s Germany. 

Cilla – 2014 – Cilla tells the story of British entertainer Cilla Black and her rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool. 

Claire – 1982 – A middle-class British family takes in a teenage foster child and gets more chaos than they bargained for. 

Clayhanger – 1976 – In 19th century England, Edwin Clayhanger wants to be an architect, but his family wants him to continue in their printing business. 

Cleverman – 2016 to 2017 – Australia – In a dystopian future, ancient mythological creatures live among humans.

Clique – 2017 to present – Two friends go off to university in Edinburgh, but one is pulled away into a dark and seductive clique. 

Clocking Off – 2000 to 2003 – This drama zeroes in on the interconnected lives of different employees in a Manchester textile factory. 

Close & True – 2000 – In Newcastle, an inexperienced solicitor takes over operations of a poorly-run legal practice. 

Close to the Enemy – 2016 – After WW2, a German engineer is taken to Britain in hopes of gaining his cooperation. 

Colour Blind – 1998 – This three-episode miniseries features a WWI-era family turned upside-down by an interracial marriage. 

Coming Up – 2003 to 2013 – Each series of this anthology show features eight episodes by writers and directors with little to no experience. 

Conditions – 2019 to present – The retiring director of a home for challenged adults drives through and notices all hell has broken loose. 

Country Matters – 1973 to 1979 – Based on the short stories of A.E. Coppard and H.E. Bates, this period drama is set in the post-WWI English countryside. 

Covington Cross – 1992 – This British-American series was set in 1300s England and followed widower Sir Thomas Grey and his family. 

Cranford – 2008 to 2010 – Cranford tells the story of women in a small, fictional market town at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Judi Dench stars in this modern remake of the 1972 miniseries. 

Cranford – 1972 – Cranford tells the story of women in a small, fictional market town at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. 

Crime & Punishment – 1979 – This miniseries is based on Dostoevsky's classic novel about crime and conscience. 

Critical – 2015 – This medical drama is set in a fictional major trauma center. 

Crowdie & Cream – 2002 – Based on the memoirs of Finlay MacDonald, this series tells of life in the Scottish Hebrides Islands in the 1930s. 

Crownies – 2011 – Australia – This Australian legal drama follows five young solicitors as they begin their careers. 

Cucumber – 2015 – This series offers a peek inside the lives of gay men in modern Manchester. 

Curfew – 2019 to present – Sean Bean and Adrian Brody star in this series about illegal street races in Manchester. 

Cutting It – 2002 to 2005 – Hair professionals at the Henshall-Ferraday Hair Salon do battle in both their private and professional lives. 

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