History-Inspired Series
Reality Television

List of History-Inspired Television Series

From the onset of television programming, producers have found that viewers enjoy shows set in faraway lands and in times long past. We have provided an extensive list of television shows and series set in historical eras. In addition, our features provide summaries and photo galleries of several recommended series, which are now available on DVD.

Arthur of the Britons (1972-1973)
Berkeley Square (1998)
Blackadder (1983-1999)
Bleak House (2005)
Bramwell (1995-1999)
Christy (1994-2001)
Deadwood (2004-Present)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998)
Duchess of Duke Street (1976-1977)
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Gunsmoke (1955-1975)
Into the West (2005)
Ivan the Terrible (1943-1946)
Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983)
Napoleon (2003)
North and South (1985-1986)
Queen of Swords (2000-2001)
Road to Avonlea (1990-1996)
Robin Hood (2006)
Robin of Sherwood (1984-1986)
Servants (2003)
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956-1957)
The Americans (1961)
The First Churchills (1969)
The Lazarus Man (1996)
The Onedin Line (1971-1980)
The Pallisers (1974)
The Petticoat Expeditions (1997)
The Time Tunnel (1966-1967)
The Tudors (2007)
Upstairs Downstairs (1971-1975)



Berkeley Square (1998)


Christy (1994-1995)


Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998)


Emily of New Moon (1998)


Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983)


Road to Avonlea (1990-1996)


Upstairs Downstairs (1971-1975)