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Old 09-27-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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What are your 3 favorite British TV series?

What are your 3 favorite (old or new) British TV series?

My picks are.
1. Downton Abbey.
2. Doc Martin.
3. Last Tango in Halifax.
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All Creatures, Great and Small (can watch this..forever)
Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
Doc Martin (sublime subtle comedy)
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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In no particular order:

Downton Abbey, Poirot, and Keeping Up Appearances
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Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.

Only two, but hey I'm an American.
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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Foyle's War, Downton Abbey, Inspector Lewis
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3? We're supposed to limit it to only 3? British series' are practically all I watch on Netflix/Hulu or wherever else I can find them! I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to break the rules and list just a very few of the ones that have really tickled me pink over the years (in no order whatsoever) -

Brideshead Revisited
Downton Abbey
The Forsyte Saga
Life On Mars (the original British version, and not the American one)
Doc Martin
Single-Handed (Irish, but still good )
Vera
Inspector Morse
Inspector George Gently

+ lots more. Anything British that is halfway decent tends to pull me in. I just discovered that there is a new series called Peaky Blinders which is coming to Netflix on Tuesday. This should be reason enough to renew my Netflix subscription for a bit of binge-watching along with a new box of wine in the refrigerator - although after viewing the trailer, the "modern" production technique is putting me off a bit.

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Foyle's War, Downton Abbey, Inspector Lewis
Yes, a big +1 for Foyle's War. Michael Kitchen is fantastic in that.
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The Good Life ( Good Neighbors on PBS)
Mr Bean
Mulberry
Dr Who
Monte Python
Benny Hill

Probably others, just some I remember seeing on PBS.
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Historically, Dr. Who, The Prisoner and Cadfael. Honorable mention, Coupling (season 1).

Today, Dr. Who and Sherlock.


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I have also enjoyed Endeavor, Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, A Touch of Frost and Wallender. Hard to pick just 3! Oh, and how could I forget "Are You Being Served"!
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Historically, Dr. Who, The Prisoner and Cadfael. Honorable mention, Coupling (season 1).

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And Cadfael, too! How could I forget? I have loved Derek Jacobi since "I, Claudius".
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1. Downton Abbey
2. Mr. Selfridge
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Monty Python, Fawlty Towers and Top Gear (the latter is very middlebrow, but I've watched over 100 episodes so it must have something going for it).
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And Cadfael, too! How could I forget? I have loved Derek Jacobi since "I, Claudius".

Forgot about I, Claudius. Thank you.

All in all, I have to say British shows, at least the ones that have been mentioned, are superior to the vast majority of US shows.


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