Upstairs Downstairs axed as BBC admits defeat in battle of the Sunday night dramas
The Corporation hoped its lavish new version of Upstairs Downstairs would serve up the same sort of success enjoyed by ITV’s country house saga Downton Abbey, but it was not a ratings winner.
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10 top-rated period dramas you've probably never heard of
With the recent incredible popularity of Downton Abby and Call the Midwife, the period drama has seen a resurgence in popularity. There's just something about classic tales of romance, heartache, and friendship told in foreign settings and time periods that is appealing to our modern sentiments. With their strong characters, elaborate costumes, beautiful settings, and fascinating historical plots, here are the best period dramas of the past 5 years that most people have probably never s