British Period Dramas P-R

A Listmania! list by Liz (Baltimore, MD)
The list author says: "Period dramas. Hearts flutter, women swoon, and men find out what it is to be a real Man. This is a list I've compiled of all the period dramas I know of. I've had to narrow it down to those made in the last 20 years (1980s-2000s), although I am aware that there are quite a few older than that.
If I've missed anything (which is more than likely) I'm terribly sorry. I'm always adding more, so keep coming back for updates!
Also, when it comes to Masterpiece Theater, I've only kept the best of the best on my period dramas lists. I have another set of lists just for Masterpiece Theater. So whatever Masterpiece Theater dvd is on this list, I probably have very strong feelings (love, loathe) about it!

**ALSO** I've decided to only have Period Dramas from Great Britain/Europe featured on this list. I may make up a list for American Period Dramas, but the British ones are more fascinating :]"
The Painted Veil
1.  The Painted Veil DVD ~ Naomi Watts
The list author says:
  "I really loved Edward Norton in this movie. The scenery is to die for and Norton and Watts are perfect for this.
Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham
Rated PG-13 - 2007
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg
1920s mostly China"
$9.79   Used & New from: $0.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer
2.  Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer DVD ~ Ben Whishaw
The list author says:
  "Based on the novel by Patrick Suskind
Rated R - 2007
Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol, Gonzalo Cunill, Roger Salvany, Andrés Herrera,
18th century France"
$39.98   Used & New from: $12.12
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (519 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Persuasion
3.  Persuasion DVD ~ Sally Hawkins
The list author says:
  "Ok. Captain Wentworth is a total babe and makes this movie fun to watch, although the Musgroves are a riot as well. Anne is awkward, especially at the end. WHAT is going on with that first kiss?!
Based on the novel by Jane Austen.
Unrated - 2007
Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head, Alice Krige, Marion Bailey, Peter Wight"
$28.49   Used & New from: $6.94
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (503 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Persuasion
4.  Persuasion DVD ~ Amanda Root
The list author says:
  "This is more of the pace of the novel. Beautiful.
Rated PG - 1995
Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave, Fiona Shaw"
$7.50   Used & New from: $3.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,084 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen Edition)
5.  The Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Gerard Butler
The list author says:
  "Beautiful movie. Beautiful music. My only wish is that Raoul would cut his hair.
Rated PG-13 - 2005
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver
19th century France"
$4.57   Used & New from: $1.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,464 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Prestige
6.  The Prestige DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
The list author says:
  "Love Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, BUT this was one of the creepist and strangest movies I have ever seen.
Rated PG-13 - 2006
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie
late 19th-early 20th century"
$7.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (791 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Pride & Prejudice
7.  Pride & Prejudice DVD ~ Keira Knightley
The list author says:
  "Eh.
Based on the novel by Jane Austen.
Rated PG - 2005
Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland
1790 England"
$5.00   Used & New from: $1.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,475 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Pride and Prejudice (Special Edition)
8.  Pride and Prejudice (Special Edition) DVD ~ Colin Firth
The list author says:
  "THE quintessential period piece! Must have!
Unrated - 1995
Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, David Bamber, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Anna Chancellor
1813 England"
$35.08   Used & New from: $3.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,754 customer reviews) | 32 customer discussions

Masterpiece Theatre: Railway Children
9.  Masterpiece Theatre: Railway Children DVD ~ Jack Blumenau
The list author says:
  "Loved this!
Based on the book by E. Nesbit
Unrated - 2000
early 20th-century England"
$11.49   Used & New from: $6.77
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Random Passage
10.  Random Passage DVD ~ Darragh Kelly
The list author says:
  "I really did not like this. Verged on hating it actually.
Unrated - 2002
Aoife McMahon, Darragh Kelly, Colm Meaney, Mary Walsh, Andy Jones, Jessica Paré
early 19th century
*Beware Content*"
$25.44   Used & New from: $10.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Return of the Native
11.  Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Return of the Native DVD ~ Catherine Zeta-Jones
The list author says:
  "Didn't like this either.
Rated PG - 1994
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson, Steven Mackintosh, Claire Skinner"
$22.95   Used & New from: $13.89
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Robin Hood: Season 1
12.  Robin Hood: Season 1 DVD ~ Jonas Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Great show from the BBC. Very addictive!
Unrated - 2006
Jonas Armstrong, Lucy Griffiths, Richard Armitage, Keith Allen, Sam Troughton, Gordon Kennedy, Joe Armstrong, Harry Lloyd
*Some violence, but otherwise good for the whole family.*"
$22.00   Used & New from: $8.71
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (624 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Robin Hood: Season 2
13.  Robin Hood: Season 2 DVD ~ Jonas Armstrong
The list author says:
  "I can't wait for Season 3!
Unrated - 2008
Jonas Armstrong, Lucy Griffiths, Richard Armitage, Keith Allen, Sam Troughton, Gordon Kennedy, Joe Armstrong, Harry Lloyd
*Some violence, but otherwise good for the whole family.*"
$44.18   Used & New from: $18.15
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Robin Hood: Season 3
14.  Robin Hood: Season 3 DVD ~ Jonas Armstrong
The list author says:
  "The best of the three seasons and unfortunately, the conclusion to the show!"
$44.18   Used & New from: $29.93
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (Two-Disc Special Extended Edition)
15.  Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (Two-Disc Special Extended Edition) DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "Eh.
Rated PG-13 - 1991
Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman"
$18.50   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (630 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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