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Downton Abbey Downton Abbey
2010 - PBS
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Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. …More

Berkeley Square: The Complete Series Berkeley Square
1998 - BFS Entertainment & Multimedia
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Berkeley Square is a warm-hearted family drama set in turn-of-the-century London, where three young girls come together as nannies and grow to be friends. Matty is a tough East End girl who has worked her way up the domestic ladder of London societys finest families. Spirited Hannah flees to London with her child after falling disastrously in love with the eldest son of a grand Yorkshire family. . …More

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited
1981- Acorn Media Publishing
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then invites Charles to dinner after his teddy bear Aloysius 'refuses to talk to him' unless he is forgiven. Charles becomes involved with Sebastian's family, Catholic peers of the realm in Protestant England.

 

Cranford Cranford: Seasons I & II
2007 - Warner Home Video
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Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench leads a stellar cast in this Emmy-nominated BBC miniseries adaptation of the classic novels of celebrated Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell. Stage and screen veterans Imelda Staunton and Eileen Atkins also star this complicated portrait of a group of women inhabiting a town wrestling with modernity and the inevitability of change. …More

Disraeli

Disraeli
1978 - A & E Home Video
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Initially mocked and ridiculed at his attempt to rise within British government, Benjamin Disraeli used his fame as a writer of scandalous novels and his charm with influential women to make remarkable strides in Parliament. He eventually became the first and only Jewish-born Prime minister to serve in the history of Britain.

 

The Duchess of Duke Street: Series 1 The Duchess of Duke Street: Season I & II
1976 - Acorn Media Publishing
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the Hotel make up the 31 episodes.

Flambards: The Complete Series Flambards
1979 - BFS Entertainment & Multimedia
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England in the early 1900s. The story begins as Christina is sent to live with her domineering, crippled Uncle Russell  and her cousins Mark  and William  at Flambards, a rambling, decaying mansion. Life at Flambards is a conflict of cultures, with Mark and his father clinging to a traditionalist obsession for horses, whilst William, clever and sensitive, dreams of a career in the new technology of aviation.  …More

The Forsyte Saga: Series 1 The Forsyte Saga
2002 - Acorn Media Publishing
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An all-new adaptation of john galworthy's classic tale of a rich and powerful english family rocked by sexial jealousies, infidelities and the turbulent transition to the modern age. …More

The House of Eliott: Series 1 The House of Eliott: Season I, II, & II
1991 - Acorn Media Publishing
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Two beautiful sisters born to privilege are suddenly left penniless. With talent and hard work, they struggle their way to the top of the fashion world.

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
1974 - Acorn Media Publishing
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Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour biographical mini-series.

Lark Rise to Candleford: Season 1 Lark Rise to Candleford: Seasons I, II, III, & IV
2008 - Warner Home Video
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In late 19th-century England, young Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan) must adapt to many tough changes when she moves from rural Lark Rise to the wealthy market town of Candleford, where locals contend with the myriad dramas of Victorian daily life. …More

Lillie Lillie
1978 - Acorn Media Publishing
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Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales.

Lost in Austen Lost in Austen
2008- Image/Sphe
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Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she's about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers.…More

Love for Lydia Love for Lydia
1977 - Acorn Media Publishing
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Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia professes to be in love with him, but her first love is excitement. There are several other young men who vie with Richardson for Lydia's affection, and she sends mixed signals to them all, playing them off against each other, sometimes with dire results. At least that's the way Richardson sees things, but it's not the whole story.

Pallisers-Set 1 DVD Pallisers: Season I, II, II
1974- Acorn Media Publishing
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Begins with the forced marriage of Lady Glencora to Plantagenet Palliser. The British House of Commons serves as the backdrop as we watch the coming and goings and loves and tragedies of the powerful and not so powerful. This includes the lives of the friends and children of the Palliser's.

Poldark: Series 1 Poldark: Seasons I & II
1975- Acorn Media Publishing
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Follows the fortunes of the dashing Ross Poldark in 18th century Cornwall. Includes16 episodes, filmographies, and historical background on Cornwall.

Upstairs, Downstairs Upstairs, Downstairs: Seasons I & II
2010- Warner Home Video
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One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast and sumptuous production values. It's 1936, and six years since parlormaid Rose left 165 Eaton Place, fate brings her back, as housekeeper to its new owners: Sir Hallam and his wife Lady Agnes, and Maud, Lady Holland, his mother. Rose soon finds she has her work cut out as she recruits a new 'downstairs' family to help run the elegance and finery of the 'upstairs' world. . …More