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The Official British TV Shows thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JohnB1000, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Sep 26, 2013 #1 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    I hope this thread is not against the rules and I hope it generates some interest. I'd like to use it to document, without spoilers but with show descriptions stuff that's currently on the UK (At any given moment). There's so much good stuff that never reaches here.

    My list could be endless but what I've recently watched

    * Vera (Season 3): Grumpy northern detective, similarities to Morse
    * The new season of Whitechapel
    * What Remains: A 4 part mystery, not as good but similar to Broadchurch)
    * Moone Boy, a fantastic, light hearted 30 min comedy starring Chris O'Dowd of IT Crowd fame, though it's really about the boy.
    * New Tricks: It's in it's last season and really not that good anymore
    * Good Cop, a dark cop-gone-bad show starring Warren Brown from Luther
    * Life of Crime, about a policewoman at 3 points in her career over 20 or so years
    * Scott and Bailey (season 3 I think). 2 female detectives


    As you can see I prefer cop/drame to comedies but they are all good shows.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2013 #2 of 944
    trainman

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    Not currently airing, but if you have the means to get it, check out "Black Mirror," which is a sci-fi anthology series akin to "The Twilight Zone." There are only 6 episodes so far (they've done 2 series of 3 episodes each). It'd be rated TV-MA if it aired in the U.S., so don't watch with your kids.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2013 #3 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    For reasons I cannot explain I have never been able to bring myself to watch them. I have them downloaded but no watching.
     
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    EWiser

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    Love Black Mirror you really should watch it the shows are very inventive.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2013 #5 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    Look at my list, I don't need inventive, just down and dirty cops :)
     
  6. Sep 26, 2013 #6 of 944
    rhuntington3

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    Moone Boy is available on Hulu.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2013 #7 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    It's a gentle, harmless, but really fun show. The little kid is pretty amazing.
     
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    Edmund

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    Can't wait to get to see the third season of Vera. Enjoyed the first and second seasons.
     
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    JohnB1000

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    For some reason i found this to be a better season. I think the stories were tighter.
     
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    mattack

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    Best British shows ever:
    Coupling (sitcom that everybody derides as being like Friends.. it vaguely is, but is also raunchy, probably even more than Two Broke Girls.. but still very funny)
    Blake's 7 -- The only sci fi show that I think is as GOOD as Star Trek.
     
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    Edmund

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    If you're here, and Vera was only televised a month ago in UK, how did you see it?
     
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    gweempose

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    Is this thread only for shows that are currently airing across the pond and still in production?
     
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    gweempose

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    Isn't that what BitTorrent is for? :)
     
  14. Sep 27, 2013 #14 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    Nah, I kind of meant it for relatively recent stuff but if you have something original :)
     
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    JohnB1000

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    There's quite a lot of ways to watch. Torrents, vpn tunnels, simple things like the Media Hint extension, friends in the UK.

    I watched the latest Whitechapel tonight, about 2 hours after it aired.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2013 #16 of 944
    murgatroyd

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    For anyone who prefers not to watch shows by other means, New Tricks is showing on some PBS stations. The next episode in my Guide Data is #704 OAD 9/30/10.

    Also, though the shows aren't British, if the OP likes cop shows, I recommend the adaptations of the stories featuring Detective Inspector Irene Huss. Those also turn up on PBS from time to time. And I assume you've already seen Death in Paradise?
     
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    TomK

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    Doc Martin is back for season 6, already has had 5 episodes shown.
     
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    Malcontent

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    Vexed - Cop Dramedy - Similar to 'Castle'

    Shetland - The murder-mystery is set against the stunning backdrop of the Shetland Islands and centres on Detective Jimmy Perez played by Douglas Henshall.

    Murder on the Home Front- drama series based on on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure, the secretary to the Home Office Pathologist, Lennox Collins, and is set during the London Blitz of World War II. Together, they hunt down a killer who is terrorizing through the streets.

    Line of Duty - Stars Lenny James - drama series which takes a look at the world of police corruption

    Frankie - Frankie is a medical drama that follows Frankie Maddox (Eve Myles), a district nurse whose work always appears to take priority over her personal life.

    The Fall - Starring Gillian Anderson - In the five part drama series made and set in Northern Ireland, Gillian Anderson stars as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson who is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to help catch the killer when a murder in Belfast remains unsolved.

    Case Histories An unusual take on the detective genre featuring Jackson Brodie, who has served with the army and the police, and is now a private investigator.

    Father Brown (2013) Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime solving Roman Catholic priest.
     
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    Bob Coxner

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    Cracker
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Prime Suspect
    Blackadder
    The Good Life (aka Good Neighbors in the US)
    Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister
    Fawlty Towers
    any Alan Partridge series
    Father Ted
    Inspector Morse
    House of Cards (long before Netflix)
    The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
    Doc Martin

    and many more for me

    Coupling was fantastic.
     
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    Bob Coxner

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    Doc Martin season 6 will be available on acorntv starting Oct 7th. They're offering a free first month so anyone can watch. https://signup.acorn.tv/
     

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