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The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #41 of 941
    Edmund

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    I hope someone here will know, there was 1980's British tv show, it was about young female, by day was secretary at large private detective firm, at night she had her own PI cases. Usually turns out needing help from someone at her day job. Can anyone recall such a show? I haven't seen it since the 80's, when it was on A&E.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2013 #42 of 941
    TonyTheTiger

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    Luther and Sherlock are both 'must-see' TV.

    Panel 'game' shows - QI and Have I Got News For You

    Quiz shows (VERY different from US game shows!) Pointless and The Chase.

    While in London last week, I got to see a taping of The Chase - Celebrity Special, which was not only educational, but also great fun.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2013 #43 of 941
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    I've picked up a few shows when I rented discs from NetFlix as well as some that air on BBCA. These aren't all current, but worth a mention:

    Red Dwarf (I thought it stopped with season 6 and recently discoverred it went up to season 10)
    Orphan Black (this show got better as it progressed)
    The Office (I'm amazed they made a US version of this because the UK version pretty much sucks)
    Derek (heard about this in another thread; definitely a departure from anything else Ricky Gervais has done)
    Luther
    A Bit of Frye and Laurie
    Black Adder
    Mr. Bean
    Blake's 7
    Tripods (similar to War of the Worlds)
    Spaced
    11th Hour (with Patrick Stewart)
    Hexed
    Jeeves and Wooster (with Hugh Laurie)
     
  4. Oct 8, 2013 #44 of 941
    unitron

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    Is New Tricks the one about the older male cops working for the younger female one? All of them detectives?

    PBS in NC ran about a season's worth a few years ago, it was pretty good.

    So it probably got them abysmal ratings.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 #45 of 941
    unitron

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    I'm most of the way through the first season pilot (NC PBS just started running it a few months ago), and wondering if I should give it more of a chance before moving on.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 #46 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    I realize I have no control over this but the intention here was for currently airing shows, Blakes 7 etc. are 40 years old !!!

    New Tricks just ran it's final ever episode last week.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 #47 of 941
    AeneaGames

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    Where did you read it was cancelled?
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 #48 of 941
    TonyTheTiger

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    It wasn't cancelled. It came to the end of its run.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 #49 of 941
    Malcontent

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  10. Oct 8, 2013 #50 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    Interesting, they said last year that this year was the last one. I guess they changed their minds.

    I really think it's run it's course.

    Spoiler about the cast.

    With all the cast changes
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 #51 of 941
    AeneaGames

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    It has become less fun for me with the cast changes, yes, but I would have found it odd that they would do some changes mid-season to not have it continue after it...
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 #52 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    I'm aware of the changes but haven't watched yet so I didn't know how they worked out. Clearly they new about 11 before finishing 10 :)
     
  13. Oct 10, 2013 #53 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    Misfits final season is scheduled to start on 10/23/13.

    Teaser Trailer

     
  14. Oct 23, 2013 #54 of 941
    Malcontent

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    'The Tunnel'

    It's an U.K. remake of 'The Bridge' (Scandinavian version). It's airing now in the U.K. Instead of a bridge they focus on the Chunnel.

    "The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5-kilometre undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover."

    http://www.sky.com/tv/show/the-tunnel/article/about

     
  15. Oct 23, 2013 #55 of 941
    Bob Coxner

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    This is getting to be like Big Brother, with multiple countries having their own version. It started with Sweden/Denmark, then the US and now the UK. I guess every country that shares a border with another country can do it. :)
     
  16. Oct 29, 2013 #56 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    A new series started today called The Escape Artist starring David Tennant.

    BBC
     
  17. Oct 29, 2013 #57 of 941
    tlrowley

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    Thanks for the heads-up - looks good. And I do <3 David Tennant :eek:
     
  18. Oct 30, 2013 #58 of 941
    cheesesteak

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    15 mins...
    But I hate lawyer shows.
     
  19. Oct 30, 2013 #59 of 941
    BrettStah

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    Has it been announced how many episodes there will be for the first season (series, whatever)?
     
  20. Oct 30, 2013 #60 of 941
    Malcontent

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    Looks like three episodes.
     

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