Top 10 awesome shows like Cradle to Grave that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Cradle to Grave and you can't get over how good this show was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar shows which are created by the likes of Sandy Johnson, Peter Kay and Laurie Kynaston . Here goes the list -

  1. Family
  2. All or Nothing at All
  3. Blackeyes
  4. Anglo Saxon Attitudes
  5. Tender Is the Night
  6. Small Time Gangster
  7. Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls
  8. Crime and Punishment
  9. Jake's Progress
  10. The Ginger Tree
  1. Family

    Family

    This four-part made-for-TV drama focuses up close on a Dublin couple with four children. Charlo is a hustler, a head-first footballer, a thief, abusive. Paula drinks, objects to Charlie's thievery and adultery without the will to chuck him out. John Paul worships his father who's initiating him into the world of beer and football but recoils at Charlo's treatment of mom; asthma and misbehavior at school follow. Daughter Nicola is a young woman, starting work in a garment factory. When Charlo begins to stare at her, she's frightened and Paula's furious.

    This show, created by Michael Winterbottom, Sean McGinley and Ger Ryan, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. All or Nothing at All

    All or Nothing at All

    In this compelling story of a daring conman, Leo Hopkins (Hugh Laurie) prospers from the greed of others - but his undeniable charm and willingness to take risks plunge him into a mess of troubles and worry. Addicted to gambling, seduced by his secretary and threatened by his corrupt boss, his life spirals downward and Leo must find a way to straighten himself out before he loses everything.

    This show, created by Andrew Grieve, Hugh Laurie and Jessica Turner, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Blackeyes

    Blackeyes

    Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the interweaving narrative threads include novelist Maurice James Kingsley who appropriates accounts by his niece Jessica about her life as a professional model. Kingsley's embellishments become a trashy bestseller, "Sugar Bush," tracing the rise and decline of fictional fashion model Blackeyes, victimized by men. Angry and betrayed, Jessica begins to rewrite Kingsley's novel to set Blackeyes free from the abuse of men.

    This show, created by Dennis Potter, Michael Gough and Carol Royle, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Anglo Saxon Attitudes

    Anglo Saxon Attitudes

    Three part miniseries about Gerald Middleton, an aging historian, who reflects on his youth, relationships (especially the one with his best friend's girl), career (shadowed by a scandal), and current issues, like his marriage and kids.

    This show, created by Diarmuid Lawrence, Richard Johnson and Douglas Hodge, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

  5. Tender Is the Night

    Tender Is the Night

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, and John Heard in the leads.

    This show, created by Robert Knights, Peter Strauss and Mary Steenburgen, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Small Time Gangster

    Small Time Gangster

    Little' Tony Piccolo is a family man and small time, blue collar enforcer who, gripped by a sudden mid-life crisis, decides he wants out of the gangster business.

    This show, created by Jeffrey Walker, Steve Le Marquand and Sacha Horler, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

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  7. Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls

    Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls

    Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960's novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and get all messed up in the process.

    This show, created by Walter Grauman, Catherine Hicks and Lisa Hartman, scores 5.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment

    This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a highly intelligent and striking young student who decides to test his courage and integrity by killing a mean old woman who he is sure nobody will miss. But his crime goes seriously awry and, although there's no clear evidence against him, wily investigator Porfiry sets up a complex series of traps, encounters and conversations which slowly but inexorably allow Rashalnikov to incriminate himself, and eventually confess. Rashalnikov is young, impassioned, lonely, and lost. Despite being a murderer, he is a man possessed by both good and evil who cannot escape his own conscience and his inevitable punishment.

    This show, created by Michael Darlow, John Hurt and Anne Orwin, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Jake's Progress

    Jake's Progress

    A couple attempts to deal with big changes in their lives, their son Jake's (Barclay Wright's) increasingly troublesome behavior, and a very worrying palm-reading.

    This show, created by Robin Lefevre, Robert Lindsay and Julie Walters, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. The Ginger Tree

    The Ginger Tree

    In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman.

    This show, created by Anthony Garner, Samantha Bond and Daisuke Ryû, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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