Which is your favourite period drama from the 60s and 70s

Long before Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife, British TV were showing homegrown period dramas that captured the imagination and kept us all tuning in week after week.

A good British period drama with its accents, costumes, historical sets and dramatic landscapes somehow tap into the British psyche leaving us enthralled and wanting more.

The 60s and 70s were the time of prolific period drama output both on the BBC and ITV. Here are some of our favourites:

Which is your favourite period drama from the 60s and 70s

Lorna Doone (1963)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1964)
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
The Caesars (1968)
A Family at War (1970)
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
The Onedin Line (1971)
The Strauss Family (1972)
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
When the Boat Comes In (1976)
Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978)
Danger UXB (1979)
Based on 1135 public votes.

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Busy Betty
16th Mar 2021
Thanks for voting!
Enjoyed Upstairs Downstairs so much would gladly watch it again if it came on.

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