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The very best costume drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest costume drama shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular costume drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining costume drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite costume drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of costume drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This list below has everything from House of Harmony and Vengeance to Bottled Passion.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best costume drama show of all time?" and "What are the greatest costume drama shows?"

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Pride and Prejudice Colin Firth, Lucy Davis, Alison Steadman

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North & South is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
North & South Richard Armitage, Sinéad Cusack, Daniela Denby-Ashe

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Reign Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
sanja-mslim added Jane Eyre Ruth Wilson, Georgie Henley, Toby Stephens

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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Emma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Emma Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Romola Garai

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I, Claudius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
I, Claudius Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips

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Little Dorrit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Little Dorrit Andy Serkis, Freema Agyeman, Matthew Macfadyen

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
mac1949 added Ripper Street

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Anna Massey

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Copper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Copper Franka Potente, Anastasia Griffith, Kyle Schmid

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Land Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Land Girls Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton

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Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Pan Am Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Titanic Jenna Coleman, Toby Jones, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows

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Desperate Romantics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Desperate Romantics Tom Hollander, Aidan Turner, Amy Manson

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Roman Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Roman Mysteries Simon Callow, Francesca Isherwood, Harry Stott

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David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
David Copperfield Ian McKellen, Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith

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Shōgun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Moonpie66 added Shōgun Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune

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The House of Eliott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The House of Eliott Louise Lombard, Aden Gillett, Cathy Murphy

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Heartbeat Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds

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Berkeley Square is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Berkeley Square Sean Murray, Jason O'Mara, Victoria Smurfit

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Garrow's Law is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Garrow's Law Andrew Buchan^! Lyndsey Marshal^! Rupert Graves

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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Great Expectations Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone, Harry Lloyd

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A Song to Remember is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
A Song to Remember Qi Yuwu, Chen Hanwei

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The Shadow of Empress Wu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Shadow of Empress Wu

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The Legend of Lady Yang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Legend of Lady Yang Liu Kai-chi, Anne Heung, Kwong Wa

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Relic of an Emissary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Relic of an Emissary Chia Hui Liu, Ruco Chan, Sammul Chan

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The King's Doctor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The King's Doctor Kim So-eun, Lee Yo-won, Lee Sang-woo

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He Knew He Was Right is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
He Knew He Was Right Bill Nighy, Laura Fraser, Anna Massey

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall James Purefoy, Rupert Graves, Toby Stephens

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South Riding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
South Riding

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The Yang's Saga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Yang's Saga Chow Yun-Fat, Andy Lau, Kenneth Tsang

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Grace Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Grace Under Fire Elliot Ngok, Kenneth Ma, Ruco Chan

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Ancient Terracotta War Situati... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Ancient Terracotta War Situation

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The Last Steep Ascent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Last Steep Ascent Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Elliot Ngok, Moses Chan

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The Return of Iljimae is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Return of Iljimae Sandara Park, Kim Min-jong

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Casanova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Casanova Frank Finlay, Norman Rossington, Zienia Merton

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Wide Sargasso Sea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Wide Sargasso Sea Rebecca Hall, Victoria Hamilton, Nina Sosanya

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The Love School is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Love School Ben Kingsley, Peter Egan

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Bottled Passion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Bottled Passion Niki Chow, Raymond Wong, Raymond Cho

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The Life and Times of a Sentin... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Life and Times of a Sentinel Kenneth Ma, Lai Lok-yi, Power Chan

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Amaya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Amaya Marian Rivera, Kris Bernal, Glaiza de Castro

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Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackle... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles Damian Lau, Ron Ng, Kenneth Ma

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Beauty at War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
Beauty at War Moses Chan, Raymond Cho, Ada Choi

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King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyan... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang

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The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Costume Drama TV Shows
The Wild Bunch