The Top 10 BBC Period Dramas Of All Time

BBC has been providing a steady stream of dramatic and compelling entertainment since its beginning in the 1920's, but it was the 50's that saw its distinguished creation of costume dramas and parlor room mysteries. The 70's is widely regarded as the "golden age" of such content, when the BBC began exporting it to American audiences via the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and Masterpiece Theater, before finally starting its own American broadcasting channel altogether with BBC America.

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Their most popular period pieces center on socio-political disruptions across high and low society, as well as the trials and tribulations of romances set against a backdrop of historical events. Whether you like the witty and poignant social commentary of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen adaptations, the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Navy, the attention to detail in the costumes,
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