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Old 09-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #31
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Peaky Blinders is on episode 3 this week. Its a good show about 20's gangs.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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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!
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #33
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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.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #34
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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.
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.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #35
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Shadow Line was phenomenal. It's disappointing that it got so little love.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #36
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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.

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #37
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #38
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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
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #39
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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.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #40
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'Breathless'

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethe...-masterpi.html

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It looks as though Don Draper might have a doctor cousin across the pond.

In the first U.K. trailer for "Breathless," coming to PBS' "Masterpiece" in 2014, Jack Davenport ("Smash") arrives as a brilliant surgeon in early '60s London, caught up in a cauldron of lies and guilty secrets, driven by love, ambition and sex. Sound like someone we know?
It starts airing in the UK on October 10, 2013.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #41
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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.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #42
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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.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #43
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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)
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:01 AM   #44
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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?
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.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:04 AM   #45
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Doc Martin is back for season 6, already has had 5 episodes shown.
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.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #46
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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.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #47
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New Tricks just ran it's final ever episode last week.
Where did you read it was cancelled?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #48
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It wasn't cancelled. It came to the end of its run.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #49
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Yeah, season 11 of New Tricks is set to start filming this November.

*Spoilers* possible if you follow the link. If you haven't watched the last 2 seasons of New Tricks don't read the article.

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainme...ama-New-Tricks

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #50
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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.

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With all the cast changes

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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.

Spoiler:
With all the cast changes
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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...

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #52
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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
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #53
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Misfits final season is scheduled to start on 10/23/13.

Teaser Trailer

Misfits Season 5

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Old 10-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #54
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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

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The Tunnel is a gripping new thriller from the makers of Broadchurch, set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis.

When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Games of Thrones’ Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Harry Potter's Clémence Poésy) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. The case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.

As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, Karl and Elise are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.
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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



The Tunnel

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. :-)
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #56
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A new series started today called The Escape Artist starring David Tennant.

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Talented junior barrister Will Burton specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname - the Escape Artist. But when Will's talents acquit his latest client of a brutal and high-profile murder, the consequences are chilling.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #57
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A new series started today called The Escape Artist starring David Tennant.
Thanks for the heads-up - looks good. And I do <3 David Tennant
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #58
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Thanks for the heads-up - looks good. And I do <3 David Tennant
But I hate lawyer shows.
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Has it been announced how many episodes there will be for the first season (series, whatever)?
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Has it been announced how many episodes there will be for the first season (series, whatever)?
Looks like three episodes.
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