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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 27, 2013 #21 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    Bob, none of those shows are remotely current :)

    Murgatroyd, as I believe we discussed before I thought Death In Paradise was pretty poor.

    Netflix has a decent selection of UK mini series and Series. I think The Fall is on there, but some good recent/old stuff like Survivors, a good Irag war series Occupationm, Jekyll.

    Another good recent show is Monroe, this is about a hospital.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2013 #22 of 944
    StacieH

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    I just finished "The Fall" on Netflix. Loved it!

    Another good one is "Wallander," which is cancelled I think, but it's very good. It's a BBC production, but set in Sweden.

    I also loved "Derek."
     
  3. Sep 27, 2013 #23 of 944
    Bob Coxner

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    The original post was talking about all time great Brit shows.

    For current series, I'm loving:

    Spy
    Luther
    Orphan Black
    Dad's Army (yes, it's old but the BBC is running it)
    Bad Education
    Gavin and Stacey
    Peaky Blinders
    Fresh Meat
    Being Human
    Peep Show
    Shameless
    Misfits
    Miranda
    Episodes
     
  4. Sep 27, 2013 #24 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    You might want to read that original post again :) Since I wrote it.

    Interestingly Orphan Black is not a British show.

    You still manage to make most of your new "current" list older :) No problem though, I'm just ragging on you :up:
     
  5. Sep 27, 2013 #25 of 944
    gweempose

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    I don't watch that many modern British shows, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first couple seasons of Hotel Babylon. I also thought Hex was pretty good.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2013 #26 of 944
    cheesesteak

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    I liked Hotel Babylon a lot.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2013 #27 of 944
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Ah, right. That thread had slipped my mind.

    Sorry, carry on.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2013 #28 of 944
    Malcontent

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    'Shadow Line' - A sophisticated conspiracy thriller in seven parts that brings to life a cinematic world of blurred morality and the conflicted characters who inhabit it, it features a star-studded cast, including: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Sir Antony Sher and Stephen Rea.

    'Hunted' - Hunted delves into the world of espionage as Melissa George is cast as a operative that has to fight against her own team as they try to kill her. Not knowing where to turn, she must find out who she can trust and those she cannot. From the creators of The X Files comes a eight-episode drama that goes deeper into the secret world than few others have been before.

    'The Fades' Paul (Iain De Caestecker) is the reluctant teenage hero of The Fades. He's haunted by apocalyptic dreams that neither his therapist, best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya), nor his unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless) can provide answers for. Adding to his terrifying dreams, Paul starts to see spirits of the dead, known as "The Fades," all around him but they can't be seen, smelt, heard, or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, Paul, Mac, and their loved ones are all in the eye of the storm. The fate of humanity now rests in Paul's hands as he has to stop Polus - and all of the dead - from breaking back into the world and attacking the human race.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2013 #29 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    I liked Shadow Line and The Fades (Was that on BBCA?) was very original and great but got cancelled after one season.

    Another show, Utopia, was somewhat similar to The Fades and also enjoyable.

    The Hunted I found overly complex and dense.
     
  10. Sep 27, 2013 #30 of 944
    Malcontent

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    It was a BBC3 commissioned show. It did air here on BBCA.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2013 #31 of 944
    EWiser

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    Peaky Blinders is on episode 3 this week. Its a good show about 20's gangs.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2013 #32 of 944
    ADG

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    Great thread. My wife and I have enjoyed many of the shows listed here. Silk is another that is especially good. Season 1 was shown in the US recently on Masterpiece Mystery. Season 2 is just as good (if not better) and can be found elsewhere for download. And I know The Fall was listed in an earlier post - but it deserves a second mention. It is absolutely fantastic!
     
  13. Sep 27, 2013 #33 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    I noticed today that a new season of The Indian Doctor started last week.

    Also, of course, the IT Crowd special was on today.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2013 #34 of 944
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I watched eps 1 and 3 of Black Mirror last night and today and thought they were very good. Ep 2 just couldn't get my interest.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2013 #35 of 944
    Bob Coxner

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    Shadow Line was phenomenal. It's disappointing that it got so little love.
     
  16. Sep 28, 2013 #36 of 944
    IGWTAOPC

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    "The Thick of It" - Outstanding!!! Should not be missed. A movie follow up is "In the Loop".

    If you like "Peep Show" then try "That Mitchell and Webb Look".

    "In the Flesh" for a very different treatment of zombies.

    "Roger and Val" - some very fine acting by Dawn French and Alfred Molina.

    "Torchwood" - Even if you don't care for this on first look, watch season 3, "Children of Earth" which is a 5 part series. Season 4 was shared with and shown on Starz and was verfy disappointing.

    "The Hour" - refers to a 1950's BBC news program and offers some juicy political and criminal intrigue.

    "The Royale Family" - a quirky sitcom that I sure wouldn't guarantee you will like, but I did and say try it.
     
  17. Sep 28, 2013 #37 of 944
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Number Wang!
     
  18. Sep 29, 2013 #38 of 944
    JohnB1000

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    The second part of a new show called By Any Means was on tonight, starring Warren Brown from Luther.

    Downton Abbey also, but I don't watch that :)
     
  19. Sep 29, 2013 #39 of 944
    pantherman007

    pantherman007 Blah blah blah

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    No Heroics (2008) - A group of D-list superheroes hanging out in the local pub. Raunchy and broad, but I enjoyed it for a laugh. Wish ITV had picked it up for a second season.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2013 #40 of 944
    Malcontent

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    'Breathless'

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsideth...n-draper-in-preview-of-next-pbs-masterpi.html

    It starts airing in the UK on October 10, 2013.
     

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