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7/2/13 8:46 P

some of it is ok

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7/2/13 8:41 P

OMG...how could I have forgotten Top Gear??? Those guys are hysterical! And the original version of The Office.....

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7/2/13 8:37 P

*high fives Tig123ger* I love Life on Mars also... I may be crazy, but I LOVE Gene Hunt!

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7/2/13 7:51 P

I love British comedy!! That's all I watch. I have not watch regular tv in years!! It drives my dh and kids crazy!!

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7/2/13 2:12 P

Love British TV!!! I often arrange my schedule around some shows. Love Doc Martin, (I also loved the actor in William and Mary) Candleford, Downton, Call the Midwife, etc.

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7/2/13 11:52 A

My best friend's daughter, who is 9, recently told me that Mr. Bean was "inappropriate." Ha!

Love Rowan Atkinson!

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7/2/13 11:22 A

yes

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7/2/13 11:08 A

I love all of the British comedies. It started with Monty Python for me. I also like BBC news and it covers the more-important news stories and in more detail. Not too many mentions of Kim K or Paula Deen for instance.

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7/2/13 10:38 A

Yes Doc Martin, Copper, Graham Norton, old Star Trek:TNG episodes, Luther and Bang! I have more of the British sense of humour and sensibility according to many people who know what I watch on TV. I don't find most US comedies funny at all. Most I find absolutely horrid. I did enjoy Frasier and Mad About You go figure~

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7/2/13 10:28 A

I adore British television, especially the comedy!

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7/2/13 9:34 A

LOVE it. I don't like it more or less than American TV. It's just a different pace and sense of humor. Well worth checking out!

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7/2/13 9:10 A

I absolutely love it!!! I watch it every chance I get (usually on Netflix). I wish they would add more seasons of the shows that I watch (the ones that are still airing).

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7/2/13 8:33 A

Love Life on Mars. Enjoy the comedies. Don't get to watch that often but very enjoyable.

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7/2/13 8:21 A

Oh these lists bring back memories. Morse, Foyle, Sherlock and Midsomer are definitely favorites. But I am reluctant to watch any new Midsomer episodes without Barnaby. Oh I had forgotten all about Ab Fab and Black Adder--they were hilarious! And I too cannot believe they are killing off Matthew--that really sucks.

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7/1/13 3:29 P

I watched 'Copper' on Netflix. Liked it at first, but it seemed to get more R rated as it went on. Just an FYI

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7/1/13 3:28 P

Such a fan of British TV from 'MI5', to 'Sherlock', to 'Midsomer Murders'. My favorite though is 'Foyles War'.
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7/1/13 3:10 P

I'm a huge Whovian so much so that if I ever get married I'm having a Doctor Who themed wedding. I'm such a fangirl.

Sherlock is equally amazing.

Primeval is also good.

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7/1/13 3:10 P

its ok

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7/1/13 3:08 P

when I watch commercial TV, I always check out BBC America.

I grew up on The Avengers and Monty Python's Flying Circus

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SHERYLDS Posts: 12,822
7/1/13 2:21 P

I've seen some wonderful British Drama and Comedy
Downton Abbey,
Line of Duty,
Prime Suspect,
Sherlock,
Fawlty Towers
Black Adder
Planet Earth
Doc Martin
I'm looking forward to watching
The Hour
Call the Midwife
Copper

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 7/1/2013 (14:22)
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7/1/13 2:01 P

Okay, so here's a BBC show that I watch that hasn't been listed, Black Adder with Rowan Atkinson. Now that was hilarious. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are great in that too.

I liked Mr Bean. Mr Bean was just plain ODD. I had a hard time with that show. However, I did enjoy the Thin Blue Thin. That was terrific.


Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 7/1/2013 (14:03)
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7/1/13 1:51 P

Yes! I enjoy British tv programs. I love Doc Martin, Downton Abbey, Dr. Who.

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7/1/13 1:35 P

Huge fan!! Besides pretty much everything listed here, I'm also a huge fan of the Law & Order: UK series and Jeeves and Wooster. If you like Brit comedies, you'll *love* Jeeves and Wooster.

The Brits do sci-fi so well: Sanctuary, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, etc.

Monarch of the Glen, Top Gear (most watched TV show in the world, btw), Eastenders, (the originial) The Office, The Tudors.

New series: The White Queen (based on the Phillipa Gregory books - looks fantastic!)

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7/1/13 12:53 P

I love "Copper" on BBC. I watched it last season and instantly loved how authentic the clothing, the background; just everything is. The characters also seem so authentic and I must say, Cochran is so hot. I missed the 1st episode for the 2nd season, but will catch up. Most shows on BBC I can't get into. I guess it's because of the cultural differences between us and them. Guess we've pulled away from the mother land in many ways.

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6/30/13 11:38 P

Yes!

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6/30/13 11:15 P

no

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6/30/13 8:49 P

I love Sherlock, Luther, and Downton Abbey. Always great writing and acting.

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6/30/13 5:52 P

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6/30/13 5:51 P

I like Doctor Who, especially Nine and Ten, I liked the Eleventh Doctor but the story lines started to get a bit tiresome to me and then I didn't have cable anymore to try and keep up. Sherlock I bought on DVD after seeing so much of the pix and gifs on Tumblr. That was an instant love.

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6/30/13 5:47 P

I remember Coupling, just barely but I know I loved it when I watched it. (LOL...dang, I'm old and showing it but I've watched a little bit of Brit tv between now and then!)

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6/30/13 5:00 P

I like British TV - but then I'm British! I loved Downton Abbey, but such a shame they killed off Matthew. (Inevitable though as he wanted to move to Hollywood.)
I loved Call the Midwife too (but you should read the books if they're available across the pond as they're better than the TV programme and give a lot more detail.)
A touch of Frost, Morse, Lewis and Poirot have been favourites of mine over the years, and I always watch Casualty every week. (No-one's mentioned that - do you get Casualty? It's been going since 1986 and has a spin off programme called Holby City.)
Glad lots of you seem to like our British comedy too!

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6/30/13 3:37 P

Sorry, I do not.


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6/30/13 3:34 P

I love it too! My all-time favorites are probably A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Doc Martin.

I am currently LOVING a comedy called Miranda. The first season is available on Hulu right now, but I am going to have to track down the subsequent two seasons online. I laughed like a hyena. The actress who plays Miranda is the one who plays Chummy on Call the Midwife.

For the person looking for Season 2 of Call the Midwife, I think that it is available at pbs.org.

Why do so many British shows have such limited seasons? I loved Kingdom, which ran a few years ago, but there are so few episodes. The same with the new version of Sherlock--great, but 3 episodes per season? Come on!

I am less interested in period costume dramas (hate anything Jane Austen-y) but did enjoy Downton Abbey. The first two seasons were much stronger than the third though. I hate that they are killing off the Matthew character...boo!

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6/30/13 3:21 P

I emoticon BBC TV !

Over the years, I've watched Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery. Anyone for Upstairs, Downstairs ? There would be no Downton Abbey without Upstairs, Downstairs. How about Brideshead Revisited ? I, Claudius... the Jewel in the Crown. Prime Suspect ! I can go on and on with some of the British shows I've watched. Remember when they did the Shakespeare plays ? those were fantastic.

And along with Monty Python, I'm going to add Benny Hill.

So, yeah, I'm a Anglophile !


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6/30/13 3:05 P

I detest British TV with great passon. I find them so boring

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6/30/13 2:58 P

Yes!

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6/30/13 2:24 P

YES! My favorites are Masterpiece Mystery & Classic. Also the comedies like Keeping Up Appearances & As TIme Goes By. I used to like Are you Being Served but it does not come on anymore.

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6/30/13 2:21 P

I have two words for you....Monty Python...enough said

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6/30/13 1:58 P

I loved the sitcom "Coupling". It's hilarious. Never caught on in the states.

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6/30/13 12:18 A

No

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6/30/13 12:11 A

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6/29/13 10:48 P

In addition to many of the shows mentioned in earlier posts, I am a big fan of the "Mystery" series that PBS has shown on Sundays at 9 pm for years -- in particular, Inspector Frost and now, Inspector Lewis.

... and I was a regular viewer of "All Creatures Great and Small" years ago.

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6/29/13 10:44 P

Yes, especially fond of Dr. Who, including ALL the doctors.

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6/29/13 8:29 P

Does Downton Abby count? I really like that show!

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6/29/13 8:22 P

Ah, Downton Abbey, I haven't seen it yet but I will. For some reason I tend to always be behind the trend of popular British tv by at least a few years. *g* I'm a hardcore believer that a British accent is SUPER sexy....and the men over there are really, really hot!

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TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
6/29/13 8:21 P

One of the funniest things I find on British television at the moment is Mrs Brown's Boys but like the previous poster Monty Python is sheer British classic comedy, along with Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses.

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MOTTAMAMALOU Posts: 7,238
6/29/13 8:19 P

Yes. I loved AB/FAB when it was on. I have the tapes tho and can watch it at anytime.

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6/29/13 7:54 P

Sure do. I miss Benny Hill & Monty Python....too funny!!

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6/29/13 6:59 P

I just finished watching the first season of Call the Midwife on Netflix, can't wait til they add the second season. Then there's Downton Abbey of course. I also watched another show call Land Girls but it wasn't that good. Nice costumes though.

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6/29/13 6:30 P

I absolutely LOVE British tv, the latest ones are Sherlock, Mad Dogs, Graham Norton and others are Life on Mars, Doctor Who, State of Play, I could go on....anyone else? What do you like to watch?

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