Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 19th centuryx






The SonThe Son
AMC, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The show tells the story of a man named Eli McCullough through two timelines: one where he is a young man kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849 and the other 60 years later when Eli is struggling to keep his family's cattle business afloat during the Bandit Wars of South Texas.


Alias GraceAlias Grace
CBC, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.The mini is inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on Margaret Atwood's novel.


BelgraviaBelgravia
ITV, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Belgravia is set in the 19th Century, around seventy years before Downton, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders the emerging industrial nouveau riche. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duchess of Richmond throws a party in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Among the guests are James and Anne Trenchard, who are living on the profits of newfound trading success. Their young daughter Sophia has caught the eye of Edmund Bellasis, the son and heir of one of the richest and most prominent families in England. Twenty-five years later, when the two families are settled into the newly developed area of Belgravia, the events of the ball, and the secrets, still resonate.


The Good Lord BirdThe Good Lord Bird
Showtime, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In the 1850s, a group of Kansas freedom fighters led by radical abolitionist John Brown and a young slave, travel across the United States in an effort to end slavery. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride.


Ripper StreetRipper Street
BBC One, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division - the police precinct from hell - which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel.


KindredKindred
FX, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

A young aspiring writer discovers secrets about her family's past when she finds herself mysteriously being pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation.


Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness, this show is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.


The LuminariesThe Luminaries
BBC Two, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?


War and Peace (2015)War and Peace (2015)
BBC One, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.


Great Expectations (2023)Great Expectations (2023)
BBC One, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Great Expectations, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip.