Period Piece TV Shows (
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Back in the day, these things really happened. Or really could have happened. The term, historical period piece (also historical, period, costume, and period piece) refers to a work set in an earlier time period. It is an informal crossover term that can apply to several genres and is often heard in the context of historical fiction and romances, adventure films, and swashbucklers. A period piece may be as long and general as the middle ages or as limited as one decade, for example, the Roaring Twenties.

Agatha Christie’s Marple skull-crossbones

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

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Airdates: 2004 - 2013

Anne with an E

A girl is determined to be happy, no matter what life throws at her.

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Airdates: 2017 - current

Black Sails skull-crossbones

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - 2017

The Bletchley Circle

Four women who used to work as codebreakers at Bletchley Park team up and solve crimes after the war.

Network:
Airdates: 2012 - 2014

The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

Former Bletchley code breakers Jean and Millie travel to San Francisco to solve new mysteries.

Network:
Airdates: 2018 - current

Boardwalk Empire skull-crossbones

We don’t need your stinkin’ rules!

Network:
Airdates: 2010 - 2014

Bomb Girls hearts

A 2-seasons + a movie series about a group of women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II. People liked it so much they cancelled it despite good ratings and threw us the crumb of a bad movie to wrap it all up.

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Airdates: 2012 - 2013

Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy

When we said the follow up movie was shitty, we were serious.

Network:
Airdates: 2014

Call the Midwife

Because there’s nothing gay at all about nuns and midwives in 1950.

Network:
Airdates: 2012 - current

Carnivàle

The battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny happens in the dust bowl.

Network:
Airdates: 2003 - 2005

The Cazalets

As the threat of war looms over Europe in 1938, tensions rise in the Cazalet family.

Network:
Airdates: 2001

The Chanticleer star

The family bar’s shady business operations and questionable clientele throw a wrench in the plans of it’s new owner.

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Airdates: 2015