No writer has ever explored the soul of our nation like Charles Dickens.
How much does the gripping Scottish crime drama Shetland owe to the original novels?
Prepare yourself for brooding looks, unbuttoned shirts and cheekbones...
Here are some of the writers whose worlds you can explore…
Artist creates real-life representation of Jane Austen's leading man.
By Prof John Sutherland and Prof Amanda Vickery.
Sense and Sensibility is adorned with quiet comedy and casual revelations…
A follow-up to A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream sees Paula take over the business.
Sir John Middleton might just be the secret hero of Sense and Sensibility…
Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr star in the drama from the pen of Barbara Taylor Bradford.
It's universally acknowledged that the central figures are quite simply ideal together.
Find out more about the wartime drama featuring heroines Nancy, Esther, Bea, and Annie.
If you’re excited about getting to know Elizabeth and Darcy, here is what’s to come…
Find our more about the antiques and detective drama starring Ian McShane.
If you’re on the lookout for love, get some tips from the woman who snared Mr Darcy...
Who could forget Darcy emerging dripping wet from the lake at Pemberley? Enough said!
Discover how the action-packed officer leapt from page to screen.
Think the 1960s are all peace, love and long hair?
Celebrate TV's longest-running cop show with our brief history of Taggart.
He’s charming, honourable and an all-round hero, but with an edge too.
Gently has seen it all before. The North East hasn't...
Why the 60s-set series about a London copper going up north is a must-watch.
The comedy sitcom filmed in the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth.
From cowardly aristocrats to evil soldiers to scheming seducers...
Find out more about the medical drama from the creator of Broadchurch.
He’s a lover as well as a fighter.
Two ordinary women are recruited to go undercover in occupied France. Find out more...
Just a handful of reasons to come home to Drama this Christmas…
Find out more about Miss Marple's journey from the printed page to the small screen.
Here is a list of the successful Drama competition winners.
All about the detective drama starring stand-up and QI panellist, funny man Alan Davies.
Are you ready to enter the dark world of Kenneth Branagh’s iconic detective?
Martin Shaw has come a long way since bursting onto screens in The Professionals.
Why the bleak and beautiful world of Nordic Noir, stand apart from other TV dramas…
Find out more about the final part of the trilogy that began with A Woman of Substance.
These telly detectives all started out in the pages of a book…
Find out more about the creator of Last Of The Summer Wine and Open All Hours.
Meet the investigator who never stops until she unmasks local villains...
He's one of our biggest stars, the quitesential Englishman and a reluctant sex symbol.
Meet the bolshy boys who have chanced and charmed their way into our hearts.
The lowdown on the sexy star of Sharpe, Goldeneye and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The world is a scary place, and quite frankly we need Ken Boon to make things better.
A brief history of the unit that features in Sharpe, the 17th Light Dragoons regiment.
Let’s hear it for the audacious OAPs who are nabbing villains…
Sharpe gives us a fascinating insight into the real historical events of the time.
Will any of these women live to see the end of the war?
There's a lot of life lessons to be learnt from Jane Austen and co. Get the knowledge...
Boon is up for anything.
Find out more about this classic courtroom drama, created by John Mortimer.
What you can expect from the trailblazing drama which puts women right at the forefront.
Find out more about the hit series that ran for a whopping 9 series and 102 episodes…
Despite being a fictional account, the storylines featured in Tenko were based on fact.
Tenko follows the harrowing ordeal endured by women interned in a Japanese POW camp.
Jane Austen’s story manages to cover every last aspect of this strange thing we call love…
Make room for new detective drama in your life with The Brokenwood Mysteries
We trace the history of the show set in Sun Hill police station.
NoneAre you ready for the unconventional hero of The Brokenwood Mysteries?
This exclusive series delves behind the scenes of one of British comedy's best-loved acts.
Never mind the big cities. In TV-land, it's the cuter and quieter locations...
We go behind the scenes of the hit series and look at the life of the writer.
We look at the highs, lows and near-death scrapes of Frank Spencer and his beloved Betty…
Just what inspired Stella Gibbons to write this richly, comic novel?
From his battle with a robotic toilet to mayhem on roller skates…
With its new faces and fresh revelations, series 11 is a game-changer for the series.
One of the greatest ever British dramas here. Here’s what you need to know.
Adapted from John Cleland's novel, Fanny Hill is the story of a young country girl.
As season two gets underway, here’s a little reminder of what’s been going on…
We took a look at some of the real resistance legends who fought against the Nazi machine…
Read about the drama that brought a welcome slice of Scotland to our Sunday night telly.
Meet the characters of the World War Two saga set during the darkest days of the conflict…
Meet wise-cracking, ladies’ man Tommy Murphy, as we go behind the scenes
All about the drama featuring a group of retired ex-coppers back on the case.
Find out more about the novel North and South by Margaret Gaskell.
We go behind the scenes of the landmark drama, based on the book by Sarah Waters.
Find out more about the hit drama exploring the dark underbelly of Sixties London.
Adrian Hodges chatted to us about how it all came about.
Phillip Pullman is also the creator of the thrilling fantastical Sally Lockhart series.
This two-part drama brings to life one of the most of the dramatic stories of WWII.
With an impressive cast featuring Dawn French and Julia Sawalha, Lark Rise was a huge hit.
With 30 years of episodes, there are more than a few comedy gems to choose from.
The creative team behind Call the Midwife explain their duty of care.
A young nurse, Jenny accepts a post at Nonnatus House expecting an ordinary job…
Real name Camilla Cholomondely-Browne, Chummy is crippled by shyness.
A fellow midwife, she’s a resident at Nonnatus House when Jenny arrives.
Adding a touch of glamour to Nonnatus House, Trixie is something of a matchmaker.
The serious and intelligent young nun who finds herself at odds with her orders.
Raised in the area she serves, Sister Evangelina has a tough approach to her work.
Deeply religious, Sister Julienne is the Sister-In-Charge at Nonnatus House.
Sister Monica Joan horrified her family by becoming a midwife - one of Britain's first.
The writer and stars of Silk explain why we will always be fascinated by legal dramas.
The head of UCOS, she brings to it her professionalism and attention to detail.
Softly spoken and methodical, he has been deeply affected by his wife's accident.
Nicknamed ‘Memory Lane’, he has a keen eye for detail and has total recall.
‘Jack the lad’ Standing mixes well with criminals and is a top ‘thief-taker’.
Laura works for Dorcas Lane at the Post Office in Candleford.
Dorcas runs Candleford's Post Office and owns the town's forge.
Sir Timothy is the squire – the principal landowner in the area and justice of the peace.
Meet the other residents of Lark Rise and Candleford, from Lady Adelaide to Zillah.
Caroline is one of the Timmins's neighbours and one of Lark Rise's liveliest residents