Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 19th centuryx






Les MisérablesLes Misérables
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on Victor Hugo's XIX century classic, Les Misérables will go back to the original novel and delve deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With a striking intensity and relevance to us today, the novel is testimony to the struggles of France's underclass and how far they must go to survive. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo's lifework.


CopperCopper
BBC America, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

The show centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York.


Rurouni Kenshin (2023)Rurouni Kenshin (2023)
AT-X, 2023 Running | Action, Adventure, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The legendary masterpiece "Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Swordsman Romantic Tan", which has sold a total of 72 million copies of the comic series and earned 19.3 billion yen at the box office for the live-action films, will be revived as a new TV animation series in 2023.


A Christmas Carol (2019)A Christmas Carol (2019)
BBC One, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Fantasy, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.


Vanity FairVanity Fair
ITV, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 3.9/5

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.


La legge di Lidia PoëtLa legge di Lidia Poët
Netflix, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

In this gripping period drama, Lidia Poët investigates murders while fighting to practice law. Inspired by the true story of Italy's first female lawyer.


FreudFreud
ORF 1, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Freud sees Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886, just as his revolutionary theories are being met with strong opposition from colleagues and wider Austrian society. It's at this time he meets the war veteran and policeman Alfred Kiss and notorious medium Fleur Salomé and unwittingly becomes part of the hunt for a serial killer.


Hatfields & McCoysHatfields & McCoys
History, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton star in this three-part miniseries about the legendary and deadly family feud that broke out in the backwoods of West Virginia and Kentucky after the Civil War.


DjangoDjango
Sky Uno, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Django follows a man who is haunted by the murder of his family but, believing his daughter is still alive, goes looking for her.


Mercy StreetMercy Street
PBS, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

This mini series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family's luxury hotel in Alexandria, Va., has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war's wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships.