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Old June 20th, 2011, 12:36 am
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British TV imo is the best, doesnt take itself too seriously. Dont get me wrong I love the glamour of US TV but I love how more down to earth British TV is.


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Old August 12th, 2011, 10:41 am
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I have a new favourite show: Sirens. It's totally over the top and ridiculous and I love every minute of it. Rashid and Ash crack me up every time. It's a great little British series.


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I watch a lot of things of BBC America. But that's my only network for any British tv....just recently found a British radio station though xD it was just so random.


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Which British Radio Station did you find? I know that Radio 1 and 2 are available overseas, but I'm not sure how


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All of the BBC including local stations have live streaming on the web (although some sport shows have geographic blocks) and iPlayer for radio (but not TV).


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Which British Radio Station did you find? I know that Radio 1 and 2 are available overseas, but I'm not sure how
It's called Absolute radio...I think.


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I adore all Graham Linehan's shows like Father Ted, IT Crowd, Black Books, Big Train...
I also love Spaced, Being Human and Garth Marenghis Dark Place.


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Old August 28th, 2011, 11:18 am
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I love Torchwood, Doctor Who... and virtually everything else!
(Although not spooks, I don't like that I find it really boring =D)


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Reviving this thread to say I just got around to watching State of Play and thought it was fantastic! I wasn't too keen on how things ended in the final episode (lots of unexplained bits), but it's such a well-written thriller with great performances from both David Morrissey and John Simm (Bill Nighy seems to have some of the best lines too). I especially loved the cinematography: great shots of Westminster, but also a great overall portrayal of London in all its variety. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves political thrillers.

Anyone else here a fan of Up the Women? I thought it was off to a fabulous start and I can't wait to see more from Jessica Hynes! Speaking of which, she was brilliant as the utterly clueless, jargon-spouting Siobhan Sharpe () in Twenty Twelve.


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I saw State of Play a few years back (mainly because of Yates ). I loved it. I should really try to watch it again sometime.


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I recently discovered The Bletchley Circle. I have only seen two episodes of series two, so I can't say for sure if it's constantly great TV but I really liked the two episodes I have seen.


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In addition to Doctor Who and Sherlock, we watch a lot of mysteries. We have particularly liked Midsomer Murders, Wallender, and Prime Suspect.


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In addition to Doctor Who and Sherlock, we watch a lot of mysteries. We have particularly liked Midsomer Murders, Wallender, and Prime Suspect.
I really enjoyed Prime Suspect . It was a well acted and well written show.


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Currently making my way through the classic Doctor Who episodes, in order & from the beginning. Just started on the Second Doctor era earlier this week. "The Moonbase" is up next on my watch list.

(And yes, I know there are a lot of missing episodes, video-wise at least, but the reconstructions that have been made from the production stills & audio are still quite watchable )


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I recently discovered The Bletchley Circle. I have only seen two episodes of series two, so I can't say for sure if it's constantly great TV but I really liked the two episodes I have seen.
I caught a couple of episodes of the first series repeated on ITV3 a while back and also thought it was very good.

Another femalecentric detective show I've discovered a bit late in the day via ITV3 is Scott and Bailey.


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Recently I've been watching this British show called Father Brown. It's a cute and amusing show featuring Mark Williams (who played Arthur Weasley in the HP films). It's set in the fifties in England - I can't remember if they mentioned what town. The premise is that the priest helps solve crimes - usually murders - alongside the rather incompetent police detective.


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Recently I've been watching this British show called Father Brown. It's a cute and amusing show featuring Mark Williams (who played Arthur Weasley in the HP films). It's set in the fifties in England - I can't remember if they mentioned what town. The premise is that the priest helps solve crimes - usually murders - alongside the rather incompetent police detective.
I saw the first series of that last year - it's loosely based on the Father Brown stories by G.K. Chesterton (which are set in London in the 1920s - they apparently moved it to a [completely fictional] village for largely budgetary reasons. Why they moved it to the 1950s is not at all clear)

I think it's a charming and very watchable programme - remarkably so, given it's a very low budget daytime TV show.


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I forgot to mention Foyle's War. - a terrific detective show set during WWII. I've been thinking about it since Foyle's son turned up on Downton Abbey, presumably as a potential love interest for Mary. (I didn't mention Downton because it's a phenomenon - pretty close to "must-see TV" in the US).

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I really enjoyed Prime Suspect . It was a well acted and well written show.
Yeah, it really was brilliant.

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Currently making my way through the classic Doctor Who episodes, in order & from the beginning. Just started on the Second Doctor era earlier this week. "The Moonbase" is up next on my watch list.

(And yes, I know there are a lot of missing episodes, video-wise at least, but the reconstructions that have been made from the production stills & audio are still quite watchable )
I am really looking forward to watching some of those reconstructions. You are much more methodical than I am with Classic Who. We just watch random serials. I've seen a bunch of Hartnell, Troughton, and Pertwee, but not necessarily in amy kind of order.

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Recently I've been watching this British show called Father Brown. It's a cute and amusing show featuring Mark Williams (who played Arthur Weasley in the HP films). It's set in the fifties in England - I can't remember if they mentioned what town. The premise is that the priest helps solve crimes - usually murders - alongside the rather incompetent police detective.
I would really like to see this. Where would I find it?


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I forgot to mention Foyle's War. - a terrific detective show set during WWII. I've been thinking about it since Foyle's son turned up on Downton Abbey, presumably as a potential love interest for Mary. (I didn't mention Downton because it's a phenomenon - pretty close to "must-see TV" in the US).



Yeah, it really was brilliant.



I am really looking forward to watching some of those reconstructions. You are much more methodical than I am with Classic Who. We just watch random serials. I've seen a bunch of Hartnell, Troughton, and Pertwee, but not necessarily in amy kind of order.



I would really like to see this. Where would I find it?
I forgot about Foyle's War. That was a good show too. Who does Foyle's son play in Downton Abbey?


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I forgot about Foyle's War. That was a good show too. Who does Foyle's son play in Downton Abbey?
Can't remember his character name, but the guy investigating the economic viability of the aristocratic houses - the guy Mary watered the pigs with.


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