Madame Bovary – 2000 – Based on the Flaubert novel, this miniseries tells the story of a woman who spends beyond her means to escape a boring life.
Maeve Binchy’s Echoes – 1988 – In 1950s Ireland, a young woman longs to escape her tiny village, but local suitors may hamper her efforts.
Man at the Top – 1970 to 1972 – A Northern man tries to make his way in business down in the cutthroat southern part of the country.
Man of the World – 1962 to 1963 – A journalist and his photographer travel the world, often finding themselves in the midst of glamour and intrigue.
Mapp & Lucia – 1985 to 1986 – When Lucia moves to a small English village, she comes into conflict with Miss Mapp, a woman who controlled the social life in town before Lucia.
Mapp & Lucia – 2014 – This three-part series was based on the Mapp & Lucia novels by E.F. Benson.
McMafia – 2018 to present – Alex, the English-born son of a Russian mafia member, attempts to live on the straight and narrow until a murder brings out his family history.
Medici: Masters of Florence – 2016 to present – When Giovanni Medici is suddenly murdered, his sons must fight to keep the wealth and power of the family.
Merlin – 1998 – Sam Neill and Helena Bonham Carter star in this miniseries adaptation of the Camelot story.
Merlin – 2008 to 2012 – A young sorcerer becomes best friends with Prince Arthur and they both become legends.
Middlemarch – 1968 – Based on the George Eliot novel, the small town of Middlemarch faces the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Middlemarch – 1994 – Pam Ferris and Judi Dench both make appearances in this 1994 adaptation of the classic George Eliot novel.
Mistresses – 2008 to 2010 – Mistresses focuses on the lives, loves, and affairs of four female friends.
Monarch of the Glen – 2000 to 2005 – Young Archie MacDonald returns home to the Scottish Highlands to take his place as laird and save the family estate.
Money – 2010 – John Self is good at making money, but he's better at spending it.
Monroe – 2011 to 2012 – James Nesbitt stars in this medical drama about a brilliant but quirky neurosurgeon and the talented doctors who work with him.
Moondial – 1988 – A young girl finds a portal through time and discovers children who need her help.
MotherFatherSon – 2019 to present – Richard Gere stars alongside Billy Howle in this drama about an American businessman whose son runs his UK newspaper and starts down a self-destructive path.
Moving On – 2009 to present – This anthology series of daytime plays always focuses on a person moving through a major life change of some sort.
Mr. Wroe's Virgins – 1993 – Based on the novel by Jane Rogers, this series focuses on the seven young women who served a cult leader in 1830s Lancashire.
Mrs. Biggs – 2012 – This miniseries tells the story of Charmian Brent, a rebellious young woman whose relationship with the wrong man led to a descent into a crime.
Mrs. Wilson – 2019 – A woman is happily married to a mystery writer until he dies suddenly and another woman shows up claiming to be the real Mrs. Wilson.
My Brother Jonathan – 1985 – Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this miniseries about an idealistic doctor working in an area where poor industrial conditions cause numerous health issues.
My Mother & Other Strangers – 2016 to 2017 – A Northern Irish village struggles to maintain some semblance of normal life after a US military base is set up in the middle of town.
My Uncle Silas – 2001 to 2003 – Based on stories by H.E. Bates, this series features a colorful Bedfordshire man.
Nancherrow – 1999 – Joanna Lumley stars in this two-part miniseries about a colonel's daughter trying to maintain control of her family home.
Nancy Astor – 1982 – This miniseries focuses on the first woman elected to the House of Commons.
National Treasure – 2016 – This drama about a comedian accused of raping a young girl was inspired by Operation Yewtree, a police operation that led to the prosecution of several celebrities.
New Worlds – 2014 – This sequel to The Devil's Whore focuses on changes on both sides of the pond in the 1680s.
Newton's Law – 2017 to present – Australia – After her neighbourhood solicitor's office is burned down, a woman is persuaded to return to the high-flying world of Knox Chambers.
Nicholas Nickelby – 1977 – A kind-hearted young man attempts to save his family from a cruel uncle.
Noah's Ark – 1997 to 1998 – In the Worcestershire countryside, an eccentric veterinarian treats animals with the help of his team.
North & South – 1966 – In the fictional town of Milton, England, a transplanted Southern woman falls in love with a small-town Northerner.
North & South – 2004 – This miniseries is a modern update of the 60s adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic novel.
North Square – 2000 – This acclaimed but short-lived legal drama takes place at a defence chambers in Leeds.
Notorious Woman – 1974 – Rosemary Harris (Spiderman) stars in this series about novelist George Sand and her romance with Frederic Chopin.
Number 10 – 1983 – This drama dives into the private lives on the men to occupy 10 Downing Street from the late 1700s to the early 1900s.
Occupation – 2009 – Three British Army soldiers return to Morocco for different reasons – love, money, and personal convictions.
Oliver Twist – 1985 – Miriam Margoyles and Lysette Anthony make appearances in this adaptation of the Dickens classic.
Oliver Twist – 1999 – Michael Kitchen, Julie Walters, and Keira Knightly all play roles in this version of the Dickens novel.
Oliver Twist – 2007 – Morven Christie, Tom Hardy, and Sarah Lancashire all appear in this star-studded adaptation of the Dickens classic.
One Child – 2016 – In this British-Chinese miniseries, a girl discovers she has a brother who’s about to be put to death for a murder he didn't commit.
One Night – 2012 – In one night, four people are linked by an event in their area.
Onedin Line – 1971 to 1980 – In 1860s Liverpool, a man tirelessly attempts to establish a shipping line, marrying to get a ship and finding love.
Ordinary Lies – 2015 to 2016 – Each series is set in a perfectly ordinary location, but the people have dark secrets.
Orphan Black – 2013 to 2017 – Canada – When Sarah Manning witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, she begins down a path that leads to a much bigger conspiracy.
Our Girl – 2013 to present – This military drama focuses on a working-class London girl who feels directionless and joins the military.
Our Mutual Friend – 1998 – Based on the Dickens novel of the same name, this miniseries tells of love and greed in 1860s London.
Our World War – 2014 – This miniseries attempts to tell the story of World War I through the eyes of soldiers.
Our Zoo – 2014 – This BBC One drama tells the story of George Mottershead and his journey to the creation of Chester Zoo.
Out of the Unknown – 1965 to 1971 – This vintage anthology series features tales by science fiction greats like Frederik Pohl and Isaac Asimov.
Outlander – 2014 to 2018 – In 1945, an English nurse is mysteriously transported back in time to Scotland in 1743.
Overshadowed – 2017 – A young woman meets the personification of anorexia, and it becomes her destructive new best friend.
Oxbridge Blues – 1984 – This miniseries features seven unrelated teleplays about relationships.