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Old 09-29-2014, 06:56 AM   #61
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I should have added as honorable mentions to my original 3:

Benny Hill
Red Dwarf (haven't seen anyone mention this one yet)

Red Dwarf is definitely good, but I felt it went down hill after a while.

Nobody mentioned Blake's 7 either. Some good British sci-if there (interspersed with cheese).


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Old 09-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #62
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All of the above, well almost.

DW and I are Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery groupies. Have been viewers since the 1970's.

The Inspector Morris series in Netflix DVD's has a huge amount of ones not shown on PBS. The new Endeavor is great and the lead actor plays a convincing young Morris.
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My top 3:
Dr. Who
Benny Hill
Red Dwarf

Honorable mention:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Blackadder
Mr. Bean
Monte Python
Torchwood
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We watched Red Dwarf and loved it! We still use the term "Shiny Thing!"

(the character that was a cat, but played by a person, was easily distracted by anything shiny)
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Jeeves and Wooster
Good Neighbors
Are You Being Served?
Fawlty Towers
Prime Suspect
As Time Goes By


More recent:

Sherlock (B. Cumberbatch version)
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #66
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Only current one is Top Gear

I don't watch a lot of TV but I do watch TG when I can
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Nobody mentioned Midsomer Murders. Maybe not in my top three, but charming never the less. Plus, there are a zillion of them, I think it's in it's 16th season. Doc Martin was so funny through the wedding, but the last few were kind of a let down.
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Nobody mentioned Midsomer Murders. Maybe not in my top three, but charming never the less. Plus, there are a zillion of them, I think it's in it's 16th season. Doc Martin was so funny through the wedding, but the last few were kind of a let down.
Really enjoyed Midsomer Murders when A&E carried it. How are you watching current shows?
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Pride and Prejudice - the long version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy
Horatio Hornblower
Dr. Who (the new)

Comedies:
Many of the situational comedies are so funny.
I think "Chef!" was my all time favorite.
Thin Blue Line also absolutely hilarious. We still use phrases from that show.
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I remember Chef! I too liked that and Vicar of Dibley.
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Nobody mentioned Midsomer Murders. Maybe not in my top three, but charming never the less. Plus, there are a zillion of them, I think it's in it's 16th season. Doc Martin was so funny through the wedding, but the last few were kind of a let down.
Midsomer Murders made my list (right above your post). Charming is exactly what it is!
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Really enjoyed Midsomer Murders when A&E carried it. How are you watching current shows?
Netflix now has the first 15 seasons of Midsomer Murders. That's where I watched it.
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Netflix now has the first 15 seasons of Midsomer Murders. That's where I watched it.
Thank you Calico, I'll have to look into Netflix!
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Thank you Calico, I'll have to look into Netflix!
You're welcome!

I cut the cable in May of 2013, and haven't missed it at all. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HuluPlus I can see everything I want. Might have to wait a while for things to turn up, but it's just one more area where I practice delayed gratification. Eventually almost every show or movie turns up.
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Thanks. I'll put Midsomer murders on my list.
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This is a great reference thread for our future viewing and reminders of some shows we have alreafy enjoyed but forgotten about.

One thing I have learned from British shows is that any problem or crisis, regardless of size, can be helped by a cup of tea.

Do many people here use Acorn?
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Do many people here use Acorn?
I used it for a short while about a year ago, but only found a few shows of interest. The selection at the time seemed limited, so I cancelled my subscription after watching the shows I was keen on.
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Only Doc Martin currently but liked Monty Python, Black Adder, and Fawlty Towers alot.
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1. Sherlock Holmes (with Jeremy Brett) my all time favorite show. I wish that I had visited the Granada set before it was taken down. I even love the soundtrack.
2. Inspector Morse
3. Keeping up Appearances

Honorable mentions:
Poirot (I even find the music comforting), Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson, Partners in Crime (Tuppence and Tommy), Home to Roost (comedy with John Thaw) Vicar of Dibley, Mr. Bean, Campion, The PD James mysteries in the 80's and early 90's with Roy Marsden (haven't watched them since) Monty Python, Faulty Towers

This thread reminds me that I haven't watched much of Absolutely Fabulous. Not sure why because I always found it hilarious.

Does anyone remember a British show on A&E called Smack the Pony? It wasn't on for very long, but I found it very funny.

I admit I haven't watched TV in YEARS! I don't have cable but am thinking about Netflix, Hulu or something like that now that I have more time.
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