Browse - Most popular shows featuring: social classx






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.


The Black HamptonsThe Black Hamptons
BET+, 2022 Running | Drama, Mini-Series
Rating: 3/5

A feud between two families in the quaint town of Sag Harbor on Long Island, N.Y., starkly illustrates the difference between old and new money.


Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime, History
Rating: 2.5/5

Charles Dicken's Great Expectations is adaptated for the BBC in this three-part series aired on Christmas 2011.


Sense And SensibilitySense And Sensibility
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 2/5

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in Devonshire. There, the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls. With help from wealthy neighbor Sir John Middleton, suitors for Elinor and Marianne are soon found, but not landed. They include dashing Willoughby, future vicar Edward Ferrars and retired colonial gentleman Colonel Brandon.


Tess of the D'UrbervillesTess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance
Rating: 1/5

This is a 4 hour British television miniseries adaptation from 2008 based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel from 1891. The story follows the poverty stricken young country woman Tess (Played by Gemma Arterton) who tries to improve her life and social status upon realizing her family is connected to the extremely wealthy D'Uberville family.


The Buccaneers (1995)The Buccaneers (1995)
BBC One, 1995 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Romance, Mini-Series

Because of their "new money" background, four American girls have difficulty breaking into the upper-crust society of New York. Laura Testvalley, the governess of one of the girls, suggests a London season and thus the young women set sail for England and the unsuspecting English aristocracy. In England, all the girls soon find eligible husbands and the youngest girl, Nan, seems to land the best husband of them all: the handsome and very wealthy Julius, Duke of Trevennick. The girls soon discover that English upper-class men are not at all what they expected and hoped for.


Million Dollar American PrincessesMillion Dollar American Princesses
Smithsonian Channel, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 1/5

This series explores the time between the 1870s and the outbreak of World War One, when more than 200 daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy. They use their affluence, allure and ingenuity to their advantage, and they bring dramatic changes to the English ruling class and eventually the world.


Trinity (UK)Trinity (UK)
ITV2, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 4/5

Trinity was an elite college at the University of Bridgeford for over 900 years, catering exclusively to the rich and powerful. But for the first time in its illustrious history, the school is going to open its doors to students from a wider variety of social classes.


The UP SeriesThe UP Series
ITV, 1964 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Biography, Short

The Up Series is a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Every seven years, the director, Michael Apted, films new material from as many of the fourteen as he can get to participate.


Pride and Prejudice (1980)Pride and Prejudice (1980)
BBC Two, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 1/5

The arrival of a young, well-off, eligible man named Mr. Bingley sends the Bennet household-with five girls of a marrying age-into a tizzy. But it's the introduction of Mr. Bingley's friend, Mr. Darcy, that sets in motion the fate of Elizabeth Bennet, resolved only after a labyrinth of social and personal complexities. This superb BBC adaptation from 1980 zips along, thanks to lively performances, fluid direction, and a keen grasp of the wit of Austen's dialogue and her satirical characters, who range from clever and kind to utterly odious. Due to its faithfulness and deep appreciation of the material, this five-episode miniseries stands up against any other film or television adaptation, though Rintoul may not sets hearts aflutter the way Colin Firth did in the also excellent 1995 miniseries.


1 2