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VictoriaVictoria
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The ambitious eight-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year. Rufus Sewell stars as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first prime minister. The two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilize the Government - angering both Tory and Whigs alike.


GuerrillaGuerrilla
Sky Atlantic, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Politics | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple who liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell. Their target becomes the "black power desk", a true life counterintelligence unit within the special branch.


Cunk on BritainCunk on Britain
BBC Two, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Philomena Cunk's landmark mockumentary series taking us through Britain's history, journeying from the Big Bang to Brexit. Written by Charlie Brooker and starring Diane Morgan.


Life After LifeLife After Life
BBC One, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.1/5

Life After Life tells the vivid story of the alternate lives of Ursula Todd, who dies one night in 1910, only to be born and survive on the same night. She finds herself time and again, living and dying in different circumstances only to be reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more. Her journey spans two World Wars and an encounter with Hitler.


BanishedBanished
BBC Three, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History, Lifestyle | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The series is inspired by events during the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia to which convicts were sent.


The Trial of Christine KeelerThe Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC One, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.3/5

The Trial of Christine Keeler takes us behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times. At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler - a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.


The Gallows PoleThe Gallows Pole
BBC One, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

The remarkable true 18th-century story of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners, a community of weavers who made fake gold coins to supplement their incomes.


Dark Angel (2016)Dark Angel (2016)
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The two-part drama, Dark Angel, from Line of Duty makers World Productions, is based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton.Travelling around the North-east, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own - before killing them, taking their money and moving on.


Parade's EndParade's End
BBC Three, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, Romance
Rating: 2.2/5

The series is set at the end of the Edwardian era and the conclusion of the First World War. The series features a love triangle between English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens, his beautiful but cruel wife Sylvia and Valentine Wannop, who Christopher has fallen in love with.


MaxineMaxine
Channel 5, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Maxine will examine the police investigation into school assistant Maxine Carr and her caretaker fiancé Ian Huntley, who was later imprisoned for the double murder of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, the tragic case that shocked the nation. The drama will explore, through Carr's perspective, her tumultuous relationship with Huntley; why she lied for him and how she became public enemy No.1, and will reflect the scale of the police investigation into the murders and subsequent media frenzy around the biggest manhunt ever seen in British history. 


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