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Jack the Ripper – 1988 – Michael Caine stars as an inspector who starts off looking for Jack the Ripper and ends up uncovering a conspiracy. 

Jamaica Inn – 2014 to 2015 – In 19th century Cornwall, a young woman living with her aunt and uncle discovers they are criminals. 

Jamestown – 2017 to present – Jamestown tells the story of English settlers in America during the early 1600s. 

Jane Eyre – 1983 – This 1983 adaptation of the classic novel features Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke. 

Jane Eyre – 2007 – A young orphan becomes a governess and falls in love the with lord of the manor. 

Jason King – 1972 – A former Department S intelligence agent travels the world writing trashy novels and taking on strange cases that frequently involve attractive women. 

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill – 1974 – This miniseries tells the story of American-born socialite and mother to Winston Churchill, Lady Randolph Churchill. 

Jericho – 2016 – This Yorkshire-based 1870s period drama tells the story of a community dominated by the construction of a new viaduct. 

Jerusalem – 2019 to present – In 1940s Britain, a young woman's ambition leads her to become a spy for the Americans. 

Johnny Jarvis – 1983 – Two unlikely friends face adulthood and the end of school, each wondering whether their friendship can survive the transition. 

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – 2015 – Enigmatic recluse Mr. Norrell and fledgling magician Jonathan Strange bring magic back to Britain. 

Jude the Obscure – 1971 – Born into poverty, a young man fights against his fate with little to show for it. 

Justice – 2011 – This legal drama focuses on a small-town judge near Liverpool. 

Karaoke – 1996 – When a girl from a karaoke bar is murdered, scriptwriter Daniel finds that real people seem to be speaking in the dialogue he‘s been writing. 

King of the Castle – 1977 – This children's drama by Doctor Who writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin follows a timid schoolboy who creates an elaborate pretend world and unintentionally finds himself transported into it. 

Lady Chatterley – 1993 – Sean Bean and Judy Richardson star in this adaptation of the scandalous DH Lawrence novel. 

Land Girls – 2009 to 2011 – Land Girls follows four women in the Women's Land Army during WW2. 

Lark Rise to Candleford – 2008 to 2011 – In the 19th century, a girl moves to Oxfordshire to become a postmistress. 

Last Rights – 2005 – In a future 2009 London, voter apathy runs rampant and a new right-wing party comes into power with the goal of doing away with the democracy. 

Last Tango in Halifax – 2012 to 2016 – Former childhood sweethearts, now in their 70s, reunite and fall in love. 

Les Misérables – 2018 – Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman star in this television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel. 

Life As I Know It – 2010 – This teen drama focuses on a group of young people starting out at The University of Manchester. 

Life Begins – 2004 to 2006 – When a thirtysomething couple goes on vacation with their teenagers, the father announces he wants a divorce to find himself. 

Life in Squares – 2015 – This miniseries focuses on The Bloomsbury Group, a group of early 20th century writers and intellectuals that included Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. 

Lilies – 2007 – After WWI, a widowed father raises his son and three daughters. 

Lillie – 1978 – Beautiful Lillie Langtry attracts men and fame and trouble, remaining elegant and dignified all the while. 

Little Dorrit – 2008 – With her father in debtor’s prison, Amy Dorrit works hard to take care of the family. 

Little Napoleons – 1994 – This miniseries follows four politicians involved in local council elections. 

Little Women – 2017 – With a cast that includes Angela Lansbury, this miniseries was adapted from the Louisa May Alcott book by the same name. M__

London's Burning – 1988 to 2002 – This series about a London fire brigade began as a TV movie and evolved into a long-running drama series. 

Lorna Doone – 1976 to 1976 – This miniseries tells the story of star-crossed lovers in 17th century Somerset and Devon. 

Lost in Austen – 2008 – A London-based Jane Austen fan is terribly surprised when she finds she's somehow swapped places with Elizabeth Bennet. 

Love and Marriage – 2013 – Alison Steadman stars as a retired lollipop lady who decides to leave her family and live with her unconventional sister.

Love for Lydia – 1977 – Edward wants heiress Lydia all to himself, but she craves excitement and prefers to flirt with many different men. 

Love Hurts – 1992 to 1994 – After a messy breakup, an ambitious woman leaves the rat race and finds herself pursued by a wealthy man who seems like trouble. 

Love in a Cold Climate – 2001 – Three privileged girls come of age between the wars. 

Love in a Cold Climate – 1980 – Judi Dench stars in this miniseries about three privileged girls coming of age between the wars. 

Love Life – 2012 – A man returns home from a trip abroad and discovers his ex-girlfriend is pregnant by her boss. 

Love, Lies, & Records – 2017 to present – Ashley Jensen (Agatha Raisin) stars as Kate Dickinson, a woman constantly challenged in her efforts to balance a personal life with the stress of the records she oversees. 

Love, Nina – 2016 – This miniseries offers a look at the 1980s literary scene in London.

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