Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 1940sx






TraitorsTraitors
Channel 4, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, Spy/Espionage | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.9/5

Traitors revolves around Feef Symonds, a bold and ambitious 20-something woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945, just as Attlee's Labour party sweeps to victory, defeating Churchill in an electoral bolt from the blue. Her ambition to make something of her life, which goes unrecognised by her family, is furthermore complicated by her American lover. Feef agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans, who have a hidden agenda in making sure England's burgeoning Socialist ambitions don't play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she's capable of, Feef must learn to think for herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no-one is what they seem.


The HalcyonThe Halcyon
ITV, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.2/5

The series tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.The drama, set in 1940, shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era.


ArchieArchie
ITVX, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A four-part drama depicting the life of Hollywood's greatest leading man, Cary Grant, who touched the world with his charm, his grace and enduring vivacity. The series narrates the story of a young Archibald Alexander Leach's troubled childhood and how extreme poverty, his father's adultery and the loss of his older brother, John, tore the family apart and sent his loving mother into a downward spiral of grief and depression.


Fleming: The Man Who Would Be BondFleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
BBC America, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.


Bomb GirlsBomb Girls
Global, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Step back in time and experience life during the 1940s as war erupted and the world changed forever. Set in 1940s Toronto, Bomb Girls explores the lives of five different women who find themselves thrust into new worlds building bombs on the assembly line in a munitions factory.


The CollectionThe Collection
Prime Video, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The Collection focuses on an illustrious Paris fashion house, emerging from the dark days of the Occupation. It is centered on two very different brothers. Coyle plays Paul Sabine, the couturier with a romantic vision he hopes will resuscitate a beleaguered, post-war Paris. Riley plays his brother Claude, the true but hidden genius behind the Sabine label. Gummer is Paul's American wife, an expat who has lived in Paris for 10 years. The Sabines' mother (de la Tour) is a scheming matriarch who will stop at nothing to use her sons to help achieve her own thwarted ambitions. Jenna Thiam (The Returned) is Nina, the working-class daughter of Sabine's chief seamstress and the unexpected beauty who becomes the iconic face of the label.


Home Fires (UK)Home Fires (UK)
ITV, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

The show follows the true story of a inspirational group of Cheshire women who during the second world war, pull together all of their resources to help a cut off community.


Un asunto privadoUn asunto privado
Prime Video, 2022 On Hiatus | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.7/5

The story takes place at the end of the 1940s in Galicia, where a sassy upper-class girl with a taste for mystery, Marina Quiroga, together with her butler Hector, sets out to hunt down the serial killer who has been stalking the city for months.


Land GirlsLand Girls
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Land Girls follows the lives and loves of a group of girls living away from home as they attempt to do their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army during the second world war.


My Mother and Other StrangersMy Mother and Other Strangers
RTE ONE, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

My Mother and Other Strangers follows the fortunes of a rural family, the Coynes, and their neighbours in the village of Moybeg on the shores of Lough Neagh in County Tyrone, as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge USAAF airfield with 4,000 service men and women - complete with a handsome and charming liaison officer, Captain Dreyfuss - lands smack-dab in the middle of their parish in 1943.


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