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The Best Based on Books TV Shows on BritBox

Finding a good Based on Books TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Based on Books TV shows of all time streaming on BritBox.

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1. Pride and Prejudice

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83/100
Year: 1995-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Agatha Christie's Poirot

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Year: 1990-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 13
Action & Adventure

What it's about: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Where to Watch: 73 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox, Hoopla & AcornTV). 72 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Inspector Morse

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66/100
Year: 1987-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 8 episodes (21%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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4. Jane Eyre

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67/100
Year: 2006-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Charlotte Bronte's classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with the mysterious Edward Rochester.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. DCI Banks

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62/100
Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, Hulu & 2 others). 38 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Emma

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73/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Nothing delights Emma more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster...

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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7. Agatha Christie's Marple

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Year: 2004-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which she helps solve. Although the police are sometimes reluctant to accept Miss Marple's help, her reputation and unparalleled powers of observation eventually win them over.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox, Hoopla & AcornTV). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. House of Cards

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Year: 1990-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Sense and Sensibility

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Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 2 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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10. Middlemarch

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Year: 1994-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: 19th century Great Britain. The Industrial Revolution brings both the promise and fear of change. In the provincial town of Middlemarch, the progressive Dorothea Brooke desperately seeks intellectual fulfillment in a male-dominated society and is driven into an unhappy marriage to the elderly scholar Casaubon. No sooner do they embark on their honeymoon than she meets and develops an instant connection with Casaubon's young cousin, Will Ladislaw. When idealistic Doctor Lydgate arrives, his new methods of medicine sweep him into the battle between conservatives and liberals in town. He quickly becomes enamored of the beautiful, privileged Rosamond Vincy, a woman whose troubles seem bound to destroy him.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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11. Rebus

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Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; series 1 starred John Hannah and was made for STV by his own production company, Clerkenwell Films. A new cast featuring Ken Stott as DI John Rebus was introduced for the second and subsequent series.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (71%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 14 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & AcornTV).

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12. Sherlock Holmes

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8.7/10
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66/100
Year: 1984-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories which were produced by Granada Television and originally broadcast by ITV in the United Kingdom. The series starred Jeremy Brett as Holmes and David Burke (in the Adventures series) and Edward Hardwicke (Return, Case-Book, Memoirs) as Dr. Watson. The programme adapted 42 of the original stories in 41 episodes, with 36 running for 50 minutes (in a one-hour timeslot), and five being feature-length specials.Adventures ran for two series totalling 13 episodes, from April to June 1984 and August to September 1985. Return ran for two series from July to August 1986 and April to August 1988, as well as the specials "The Sign of Four" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles", which aired on 29 December 1987 and 31 August 1988 respectively. Case-Book ran for one series from February to March 1991 and three specials which aired on 2 January 1992 and 27 January and 3 February 1993. Memoirs ran for one series from March to April 1994. A short episode was also produced as part of "The Four Oaks Mystery" which aired during the ITV Telethon in 1992. Sherlock Holmes appeared in the first part, with the casts of Van der Valk, Taggart and Inspector Wexford appearing in the second, third and fourth parts respectively.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 13 episodes (29%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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13. Wycliffe

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Year: 1994-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Wycliffe is a British television series, based on W. J. Burley's novels about Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe. It was produced by HTV and broadcast on the ITV Network, following a pilot episode on 7 August 1993, between 24 July 1994 and 5 July 1998. The series was filmed in Cornwall, with a production office in Truro. Music for the series was composed by Nigel Hess and was awarded the Royal Television Society award for the best television theme. Wycliffe is played by Jack Shepherd, assisted by DI Doug Kersey and DI Lucy Lane. Each episode deals with a murder investigation. In the early series, the stories are adapted from Burley's books and are in classic whodunit style, often with quirky characters and plot elements. In later seasons, the tone becomes more naturalistic and there is more emphasis on internal politics within the police.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & IMDb TV). 37 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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14. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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Year: 2002-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla). 24 episodes (89%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. Daniel Deronda

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56/100
Year: 2002-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 November to 7 December 2002. The serial starred Hugh Dancy as Daniel Deronda, Romola Garai as Gwendolen Harleth, Hugh Bonneville as Henleigh Grandcourt, and Jodhi May as Mirah Lapidoth. Co-production funding came from WGBH Boston. Louis Marks originally wanted to make a film adaptation of the novel but abandoned the project after a lengthy and fruitless casting process. The drama took a further five years to make it to television screens. Filming ran for 11 weeks from May to August on locations in England, Scotland and Malta. The serial was Marks' final television production before his death in 2010.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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16. Little Dorrit

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Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her employer's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex). 8 episodes (57%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox). 14 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. Our Mutual Friend

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Year: 1998-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Epic Charles Dickens tale of passion, greed and betrayal. Lizzie and her father scrape a living on the banks of the Thames until one day they recover a body that links them with another world.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. Oliver Twist

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Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Drama

What it's about: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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19. Doctor Zhivago

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Year: 2002-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Doctor Zhivago is a 2002 British television miniseries directed by Giacomo Campiotti and starring Hans Matheson, Keira Knightley and Sam Neill. The teleplay by Andrew Davies is based on the 1957 novel of the same title by Boris Pasternak.The serial is the second English-language screen adaptation of the book, following the 1965 feature film. It was produced by Granada Television, with co-funding from the American PBS station WGBH Boston and the German company Evision. It was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom, beginning on 24 November 2002. In the United States, it aired as part of Masterpiece Theatre on 2 and 9 November 2003.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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20. The Way We Live Now

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55/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark. David Suchet starred as Auguste Melmotte, with Shirley Henderson as his daughter Marie, Matthew Macfadyen as Sir Felix Carbury, Cillian Murphy as Paul Montague and Miranda Otto as Mrs Hurtle.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, BritBox & Hoopla).

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21. Women in Love

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Year: 2011-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Powerful adaptation of DH Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, focusing on the lives of two sisters as they struggle with love, passion and commitment in the build-up to WWI.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, BritBox & Hoopla).

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22. Jane Eyre

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Year: 1983-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Jane Eyre is a 1983 British television serial adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Julian Amyes. The serial stars Zelah Clarke as the title character, and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. Deene Park, located near Corby, Northamptonshire was used as the setting of Rochester's Thornfield Hall.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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23. Great Expectations

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58/100
Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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24. Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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25. David Copperfield

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Year: 1999-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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26. Small Island

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50/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Follow three intricately connected stories of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in World War Two. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as we trace the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla).

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27. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Year: 1996-2021Seasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a 1996 British television serial adaptation of Anne Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Mike Barker. The serial stars Tara FitzGerald as Helen Graham, Rupert Graves as her abusive husband Arthur Huntington and Toby Stephens as Gilbert Markham.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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28. The Ice House

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Year: 1997-2021Seasons: 1
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: A corpse is found in an ice house ten years after Phoebe's husband went missing. The police seem determined to accuse Phoebe, to the delight of the villagers.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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29. Love in a Cold Climate

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Year: 2001-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Dramatization of Nancy Mitford's novel about three aristocratic young girls' adventures in love.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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30. Tipping the Velvet

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Year: 2002-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A tempestuous tale of love and life as a naïve girl discovers both romance and pain in the hidden, decadent world of bohemian London in the 1890s. Nan Astley embarks on a voyage of emotional and sexual discovery with Kitty Butler, a music hall male impersonator.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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31. A Touch of Frost

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Year: 1992-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 15
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: A Touch of Frost is a detective drama series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard Harris, with screenplays credited to Wingfield. It stars David Jason as Detective Inspector William Edward "Jack" Frost, an experienced and dedicated detective who frequently clashes with his superiors. In his cases, Frost is assisted by a variety of different detective sergeants, with each bringing a different slant to the particular case. Comic relief is provided by Frost's interactions with the bureaucratically minded Superintendent Norman Mullett, played by Bruce Alexander.A number of young actors had their major debut as supporting cast in the show, including Matt Bardock, Ben Daniels, Neil Stuke, Nathaniel Parker, Mark Letheren, Colin Buchanan, Jason Maza, Damian Lewis and Marc Warren.

Where to Watch: 42 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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32. Dalziel and Pascoe

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Year: 1996-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
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What it's about: British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell) and his more sensitive and university educated sidekick Detective Sargent, later Detective Inspector, Peter Pascoe is always on hand to solve the classic murder mystery, while maintaining a down to earth wit and humour.

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 15 episodes (24%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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33. The Moonstone

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Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Charismatic adventurer Franklin Blake is on the most important quest of his life - to solve the disappearance of the priceless Moonstone and win back Rachel Verinder, his one true love.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, BritBox & Hoopla). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Glass Virgin

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Year: 1995-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: In 19th century England, wealthy young Annabella Lagrange lives a comfortable and secluded life on her family's country estate, where her parents own a glass works. As a child, she develops a special friendship with the charming stable boy Manuel Mendoza. When she turns 18, she marries her cousin Stephen and sees what the world is really like.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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35. The Gambling Man

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Year: 1995-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Based on one of Catherine Cookson's most beloved works which revolves around slick cardplayer Rory Connor (played by Robson Green), a rags-to-riches gambler faced with a life-changing decision. Never one to shy away from high stakes, Rory is in the game of his life when he's asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. Directed by Norman Stone, it also stars Bernard Hill, Sylvestra Le Touzel and Sammy Johnson.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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36. Little Women

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6.8/10
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42/100
Year: 1978-2021Seasons: 1
Children, Drama

What it's about: The two part miniseries chronicles the lives and loves of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth – growing up during the American Civil War. While their father leaves for battle, the sisters must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 9 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. Sense and Sensibility

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6.8/10
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43/100
Year: 1981-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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38. Bleak House

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44/100
Year: 1985-2021Seasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Bleak House is BBC television drama first broadcast in 1985. The serial was adapted by Arthur Hopcraft from Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House and it was the second adaptation by the BBC.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & BritBox). 9 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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39. Great Expectations

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6.9/10
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39/100
Year: 1981-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Violence and Victorian gentility meet in this powerful adaptations of one of Dickens's greatest creations, his most piercing examination of upward mobility.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (46%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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40. Wuthering Heights

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7.2/10
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39/100
Year: 1978-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Wuthering Heights is a 1978 British film adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights, starring Ken Hutchison, Kay Adshead, Pat Heywood, and John Duttine that was originally broadcast on BBC-TV as a 5-part mini-series.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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41. Mapp and Lucia

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7.4/10
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45/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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42. The Cazalets

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7.3/10
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40/100
Year: 2001-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The Cazalets is a 2001 five-episode television drama series about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1947. Most of the action takes place in London, and at the family's large estate in Sussex.The drama was based on the novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard, and adapted by the screenwriter Douglas Livingstone. The series was originally produced by Cinema Verity for BBC One and is available on DVD.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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43. Catherine Cookson's A Dinner of Herbs

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40/100
Year: 2000-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: After taking his young son Roddy to a remote Northumberland village, Peter Greenbank meets a violent death, leaving the boy alone with no family to speak of. Roddy is adopted and raised by Kate Makepeace, a good friend of his father’s, and develops a close friendship with Hal and Mary Ellen. But their sibling bond is put to the test as they become adults. The hidden secrets of the past are painfully unearthed as their lives are intertwined by a tragic destiny.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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44. The Wingless Bird

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7.5/10
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41/100
Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong enough to break them again when Charles Farrier, a gentleman, courts her over his parents' opposition? Agnes faces an added dilemma when she finds her heart divided between Charles and his soldier brother Reginald.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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45. Martin Chuzzlewit

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8.1/10
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43/100
Year: 1994-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Martin Chuzzlewit is a 1994 TV mini series produced by the BBC. It is based on the novel by Charles Dickens, with a screenplay by David Lodge and directed by Pedr James. The music was composed by Geoffrey Burgon. It starred Paul Scofield as Old Martin Chuzzlewitt and Anthony Chuzzlewitt & Ben Walden as Young Martin Chuzzlewit. John Mills as Old Chuffey, Tom Wilkinson as Seth Pecksniff, Pete Postlethwaite as Montague Tigg, Philip Franks as Tom Pinch, Joan Sims as Betsy Prigg, Nicholas Smith as Mr. Spottletoe, Sam Kelly as Mr. Mould, Elizabeth Spriggs as Sairy Gamp and Julia Sawalha as Mercy Pecksniff.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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46. Emma

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6.7/10
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39/100
Year: 1972-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Emma presides over the small provincial world of Highbury with enthusiasm, but she will find that it is all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification. The often insensitive, well-meaning, incorrigible Emma Woodhouse having engineered the marriage of governess, companion and friend Miss Taylor, now turns her attention towards making a match for Mr Elton, the local vicar, and her new protégée Harriet Smith. Her one voice of reason and restraint is Mr Knightley, who has known her since she was a child and who watches her behaviour with wry amusement and sometimes with real anger.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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47. The Secret

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35/100
Year: 2000-2021Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Freddie Musgrave's life is in turmoil when a letter implicates him in murder, things are further complicated by his feelings towards his bosses daughter, Belle, who is married to a madman.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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