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Any good British shows?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

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    Trying hard not to be pedantic but S&A is Canadian. It's also some of the best tv ever.

    I wouldn't mind a thread of the good Canadian shows. Trailer Park Boys, Slings and Arrows, Red Green, SCTV, Intelligence, Twitch City, Corner Gas, Degrassi High, The Yard, The Newsroom, The Kids in the Hall and numerous others.
     
  2. Bob Coxner

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    I love BallyK. I'm not sure where it fits. It was produced by BBC Northern Ireland but it was filmed south of Dublin and the fictional setting is Ireland (not Northern Ireland).

    Downton Abbey is soap and it gets a lot of love. For me, BallyK is actually much better than Downton. The character development is fantastic in BallyK.

    BallyK is only on DVD on Netflix. All 6 seasons are available for streaming on Amazon Prime. It's not on Hulu.

    I'm remembering some other shows to add to the list:

    Hamish McBeth - sort of a Scottish version of Northern Exposure
    Clatterford - aka Jam and Jerusalem
     
  3. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    Lazlo's...
    Keen Eddie. Tragically murdered before its time.
     
  4. TampaThunder

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    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace which is a bizarre parody that I found to be hilarious. For you IT Crowd fans it stars Richard Ayoade.
     
  5. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I love Garth Marenghi.

    I've got a few episodes left of "Man to Man With Dean Learner" (which is also Richard Ayoade, playing the same character he did in GM), joined by other actors who appeared on GM. Also, note that Richard Ayoade is not the only IT Crowd actor in GM - Matt Berry also features prominently. (He played the second boss, on the IT Crowd).
     
  6. TampaThunder

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    Argh, forgot Matt Berry! :) I'll have to track down Man to Man. Thanks for the pointer.

    Added: Got Man to Man. Looking forward to this. Thanks again.
     
  7. Bob Coxner

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    Thanks for the tip! I watched the first episode and I'm hooked. It reminds me of The Riches.

    The mother, Robyn Malcolm, plays a recurring character in my favorite Aussie series, Rake. In fact, her character is very similar in Rake.
     
  9. Hcour

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    Has anyone seen "Lark Rise to Candleford"? It has a very good rating on IMDb. Brendan Coyle, who is so good in Downton Abbey, is in it. Thought I might give it a try.
     
  10. tlrowley

    tlrowley Quilt Geek

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    I'm enjoying it a lot. I've watched season 1 and I'm about half-way through season 2. Like you, I started watching it because of Brendan Coyle and also Julia Sawalha. All the seasons are available on Amazon free Prime streaming, which seems to have a lot of British TV.
     
  11. drjlb

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    This is a good list. Thanks.

    My Family is one I didn't see on there.
     
  12. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Another good British series, sometimes very funny, is Dalziel & Pascoe. Only available on dvd, and later seasons only Dutch imports.
     
  13. Bob Coxner

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    Very good series but it's one that I definitely need subtitles for. Not as bad as Trainspotting but very thick northern accents.
     

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