The Best in British Drama on MPT Passport
MPT has been bringing you the best drama from across the pond for over 50 years. We’re delighted to present these newly available British series to stream right now on MPT Passport.
Whether you’re looking for a new romance, a first class adaptation of a classic novel or a thrilling mystery, MPT Passport is your key to hours of delightful binge worthy drama!
When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother's house of a young seamstress, Amy Dorrit. Mrs Clennam isn't usually given to charity, so why has she made an exception in taking on Amy? Arthur's quest to discover the truth takes him to the Marshalsea Prison for Debt. Here he meets and befriends Amy's father, William Dorrit. Starring The Crown's Claire Foy.
Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought before London's High Court of Chancery with Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, wards of court who are caught up in the infamous and never-ending case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock finds her world turned upside down when her husband's lawyer Tulkinghorn gets wind of a dark secret in her past, and begins a deadly game of cat and mouse. Starring The Crown's Gillian Anderson.
Pride and Prejudice
Andrew Davies' multi-award winning adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Regency romance. Starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle and a fabulous supporting cast, this Pride and Prejudice pulsates with energy as lively; witty Elizabeth Bennet charms smoldering, haughty Darcy against a backdrop of a picture-postcard countryside, small-town assembly rooms and English stately homes.
Sense & Sensibility
Another great Jane Austen adaptation, Sense & Sensibility stars Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Following a sudden financial upheaval, the Dashwood sisters seek stability through marriage. The two are forced to face social conventions and a whirlwind of emotions over the course of this three-part series. It also stars Downton Abbey favorite Dan Stevens as Edward Ferrars.
Dickensian is a bold reinvention of Charles Dickens' timeless novels, where his most iconic characters live side by side in the same Victorian neighborhood. Free from the straightjacket of adaptation, Dickensian takes familiar characters on new journeys.
In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything") plays romance addict Catherine Morland. Invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies, she forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney (JJ Feild of "Austenland" and "Captain America"), but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short.
Fanny Price, a young and impoverished girl living in Contemporary England, is taken in by her well-off uncle. Now living in her uncle’s country estate, Fanny must struggle for the acceptance of her adoptive family and navigate the social norms of her new life. Based on the Jane Austen novel, this 1983 British drama stars Sylvestra Le Touzel, Christopher Villiers and Nicholas Farrell.
Following the aftermath of a failed relationship, solicitor Jane Kennedy, played by Claire Goose, returns to her childhood seaside town as the local coroner. Along with her childhood-sweetheart-now-detective Davey Higgins (Matt Bardock), the pair investigate a series of sudden, violent and unexplained deaths.
Based on the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is set in the titular town during the 1840’s. This comedy-drama shares the lives of the numerous townsfolk, from new arrivals to middle-classed widows, as they navigate romance, death, and other social entanglements. Originally released in 2007, Cranford is filled with fascinating drama and romance and stars the always delightful Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton.
Return to Cranford
Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton return in this follow up series which picks up the story in 1844. While some things haven’t changed for Miss Matty Jenkyns and the townsfolk of Cranford, plenty of new characters come to town to stir up the drama.
Jane Austen’s final and incomplete novel, written only months before her death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) and her spiky relationship with the charming, enigmatic Sidney Parker (Theo James).