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Old 09-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #21
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If you're into 80s cheese, you can always try Robin Hood.


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Old 09-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #22
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1. Pie in the Sky
2. Doc Martin
3. George Gently

Though it is hard to limit it to three.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #23
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It's so hard to choose with such a selection, but for what it's worth.....

The Avengers
Upstairs Downstairs (1970s version)
Keeping up Appearances

Just one more....
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:30 PM   #24
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What, no votes for Spooks/MI-5---streaming on Netflix, lots of familiar faces on that one.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #25
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Can't limit it to just 3:

Life on Mars
New Tricks
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Vera
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Yes, a big +1 for Foyle's War. Michael Kitchen is fantastic in that.
A big +2 for Foyle's War. We bought several Foyle's War DVD's and loan them around regularly. His driver is a favorite character of mine.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:43 PM   #27
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:25 PM   #28
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My son downloads British shows and brings them over on his laptop for us to watch. Last night we watched the first episode of the new season of Downton Abbey. Looks like a good season, but it's been so long we were trying to remember where it left off.
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I am not sure if there are any other British shows worth watching after you have seen Benny Hill.
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I enjoyed the "Happy Valley" mini-series on Netflix recently.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #32
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #33
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Absolutely Fabulous is by fare the #1 on my list.

Benny Hill and Downton Abby are good also.

Ab-Fab is one of the funniest shows that ever aired though. Patsy and Edwina are not roll models by any means - but they are very funny.
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The quirky cooking show "Two Fat Ladies" also comes to mind. I really enjoyed those ladies.
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1. Absolutely Fabulous
2. Catherine Tate Show
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Okay, only really one series.
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What, no votes for Spooks/MI-5---streaming on Netflix, lots of familiar faces on that one.
Had forgotten about that, but it was a truly fantastic series. I think my two favorite characters were Harry (of course) and Ruth. I understand there is a follow-up coming in the form of a film called "Spooks: The Greater Good" which began production this year.

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A big +2 for Foyle's War. We bought several Foyle's War DVD's and loan them around regularly. His driver is a favorite character of mine.
Samantha, played by Honeysuckle Weeks has such a wonderfully English down to earth and "righty-ho, can-do" attitude. Her character is great!
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #39
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We have omitted most of the documentaries. For example:

Who do you think you are? (My favourite episode is the one on Stephen Fry) -Geneology
If Walls could talk:The History of the Home - Social History
Supersizers - historic cuisines (from the Romans to the 1970s) presented in a very humorous way
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What are your 3 favorite British TV series?
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What are your 3 favorite British TV series?

Old shows:
***Monarch of the Glen
***Ab Fab
***Rumpole

Current shows:
***Last Tango in Halifax
***Orphan Black (Canadian, however on BBCA, does that count?)
***Downton Abbey

Honorable Mention:
***Torchwood
***Father Brown
***Agatha Christie's Poirot & Miss Marple
***At Home with the Braithwaites
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