For those of you anxiously awaiting the next installment, Downton Abbey, Season 6 will be released on DVD on January 26. And for those of you who can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, a special treat awaits you in January! While Season 4 of Sherlock has not yet finished production, the special Victorian episode, Sherlock:The Abominable Bride, will be released on DVD on January 12. If you're going through withdrawal waiting for these highly anticipated shows, feast your eyes and ears on these excellent British period pieces in our collection:
Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, this epic drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience.
Starring: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Nikesh Patel
Arthur and George
World-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' acclaimed novel follows the separate but intersecting lives of two very different men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may or may not have committed, and Doyle, who investigates the case.
Starring:: Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali, Charles Edwards, Hattie Morahan, Art Malik
Bitter rivals fight for control of the Women's Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Separated from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for years at a time, some permanently, they find themselves under extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
Starring: Samantha Bond, Francesca Annis, Claire Calbraith, Ed Stoppard, Claire Rushbrook