Literary Adaptions

Bleak House
Bleak House

A Charles Dickens adaptation about the 19th-century English system.

Persuasion
Persuasion

Amanda Root stars in a great adaptation of Austen's classic novel.

Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen's classic novel where a naive young girl visits the wealthy Tilney family.

Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park

Sylvestra Le Touzel stars in this lavish adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.

The Cazalets
The Cazalets

The Cazalets take up residence in Sussex after World War II breaks out.

South Riding
South Riding

Anna Maxwell Martin & David Morrissey staring in the 1930s novel adaptation.

Daniel Deronda
Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda is an intelligent gentleman who sparks the interest of Gwendolen Harleth.

Our Mutual Friend
Our Mutual Friend

A Charles Dickens tale of murder, inheritance and love.

The Dorothy L Sayers Mysteries
The Dorothy L Sayers Mysteries

Edward Petherbridge is the aristocratic detective Peter Wimsey in the superb mystery.

The Paradise
The Paradise

Set amid the Victorian splendour of Britain's first department store.

Birdsong
Birdsong

An epic love story set against the First World War.

The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby
The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby

This modern-day interpretation of the classic Charles Dickens tale.

The Agatha Christie Hour
The Agatha Christie Hour

A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by novelist Agatha Christie.

Parade's End
Parade's End

Staring Benedict Cumberbatch Parade's End is adapted from the novels by Ford Madox Ford.

Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley

Based on the P.D. James novel, we visit the characters of Pride and Prejudice.

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens' classic novel starring Tom Hardy, Timothy Spall and Julian Rhind Tutt.

The Forsyte Saga
The Forsyte Saga

The epic tale of drama starring Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Dominic Cooper.

Sherlock Holmes - The Case of the Silk Stocking
Sherlock Holmes - The Case of the Silk Stocking

Rupert Everett takes on the role of the great detective.

The Scold's Bridle
The Scold's Bridle

Miles Anderson stars as Detective Inspector Harmer in this Minette Walter adaptation.

PD James: Death in Holy Orders
PD James: Death in Holy Orders

Based on the best-selling novel of PD James and starring Martin Shaw as Adam Dalgliesh.

Great Expectations
Great Expectations

Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Gillian Anderson star in the Dickens classic.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel

Loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's novels and starring Richard E. Grant.

David Copperfield
David Copperfield

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the adaptation of Charles Dickens's David Copperfield.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

The classic, four-part drama series based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.

Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility

King of period drama Andrew Davies adapts the much-loved novel by Jane Austen.

Cider with Rosie
Cider with Rosie

Cider with Rosie is the novel adaptation starring Juliet Stevenson.

The Lost World
The Lost World

Bob Hoskins stars in the fantastic adaptation of Conan Doyle's novel.

Riders
Riders

Show jumping aristocrat Rupert Campbell-Black has money, women and fame.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The two-part period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.

Sherlock Holmes: Terror By Night
Sherlock Holmes: Terror By Night

Terror By Night is a Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Surviving Love
Surviving Love

A couple agree their marriage has died, but choose to negotiate the details by themselves.

Emma
Emma

Four-part period adaptation starring Romola Garai as the titular heroine.

Eastenders: Unveiled - A Wedding Special
Eastenders: Unveiled - A Wedding Special

This special programme relives classic weddings from the much-loved soap.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year stars Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler and Warren Christie.

Mrs Bradley Mysteries - Speedy Death
Mrs Bradley Mysteries - Speedy Death

The engagement party of Mrs Bradley's god-daughter ends in murder.

Casanova
Casanova

David Tennant stars in this bawdy drama about the famed lothario Casanova.

Catherine Cookson: The Black Candle
Catherine Cookson: The Black Candle

An enlightened mill owner faces problems when her sister marries badly.

The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of man who's past misdeeds come back to haunt him.

Catherine Cookson: The Man Who Cried
Catherine Cookson: The Man Who Cried

Abel Mason attempts to build a new life, but can his son Dick keep his father's secret?

Catherine Cookson: A Dinner of Herbs
Catherine Cookson: A Dinner of Herbs

Catherine Cookson's saga of love, hate, betrayal and revenge spanning three generations.

Act of Will
Act of Will

Powerful, personal and heart-warming, Act of Will is the story of three remarkable women.

North and South
North and South

Opposites attract as Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage fall for each other.

Tipping the Velvet
Tipping the Velvet

Daring drama based on the best-selling debut novel by Sarah Waters, starring Keeley Hawes.

Fanny Hill
Fanny Hill

Rebecca Night and Alison Steadman star in this adatption of John Cleland's novel.

To Be the Best
To Be the Best

The trilogy that began with A Woman of Substance ends with this epic tale.

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth star in this lavish adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.

Lark Rise to Candleford
Lark Rise to Candleford

Laura Timmins makes the move to town in this delightful drama with an all-star cast.

Crimson Petal and the White
Crimson Petal and the White

Chris O'Dowd stars in this powerful saga of love, lust, desire and revenge.

Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm

Kate Beckinsale stars in this adaptation of Stella Gibbons's comic novel.

A Woman of Substance
A Woman of Substance

Blockbuster mini-series based on Barbara Taylor Bradford's bestselling romance.

Hold the Dream
Hold the Dream

Adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's sweeping sequel to A Woman of Substance.