Any good British shows?

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  1. Jan 4, 2013 #1 of 53
    mwhip

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    Anything good in Britain I should download?

    As the IT Crowd thread reminded me there is usually some great shows I am missing.

    I usually prefer English or Australian comedies.
     
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    Malcontent

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    MikeAndrews

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    Based on the mention on the Leverage Thread, I recorded Hustle.

    I would say that Leverage stole the concept but it may be the other way 'round.

    The black guy is in charge and Robert Vaughn is a totterer in the background!
     
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    Satchel

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    We've been watching Doc Martin on KERA.

    Kind of reminds me of Northern Exposure set on the English coast. Quaint town, eccentric residents, doctor there kind of against his will.

    All in all a very enjoyable show.
     
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    Cainebj

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    My favorite British comedy of recent years was Gavin and Stacey - it's already 3 or 4 years old but I loved it and you might have already seen it.
     
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    MikeAndrews

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    Yeah! I should have mentioned Doc Martin. I caught the whole run on Amazon Prime Instant.
     
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    cal_s7

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    My Hero

    Its very funny, but they replaced the lead in the last season. That killed it. I loved the show till the last season. It was still ok but it just was not the same.
     
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    pdhenry

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    Peep show is good.

    Last week I saw one episode of Twenty Twelve, a mockumentary about staging the 2012 London games, with Hugh Bonneville. It felt a lot like a Rob Reiner/Christopher Guest production. Not on Netflix yet but available to purchase from Amazon (streaming or DVD)
     
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    The Two Ronnies
    The Benny Hill Show

    Going back a few years there :)
     
  11. zordude

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    Hustle debuted February 24, 2004
    Leverage debuted December 7, 2008
     
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    Wasn't there also a US production of Hustle?

    Anyway, MWhip might also like QI.

    It is a comedy quiz show of 'Quite Interesting' facts which challenge the facts that most of us grew up believing. Many of the episodes have an XL version, which contains a further 15 minutes of material cut from the production in order to fit the show into it's 30 minute timeslot, these are worth seeking out as they mostly contain the panelists (mostly comedians) becoming carried away with the humor of the subjects in focus.
     
  13. KungFuCow

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    Its on Hulu

    They have a guy trying to portray an American accent. Funny to listen to when you hear his accent drop for a second. I bet British people dont even notice.
     
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  15. TonyTheTiger

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    No, never. There were several episodes filmed in the States, though.

    QI is great and one of my must-sees.
     
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    Poirot of course!
     
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  19. RonDawg

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    If you do get this, also get the follow-up series Ashes to Ashes.

    Other than a title change, I don't see what the advantage is in getting the UK version as opposed to an official US DVD of the show. Even if the TV version was hacked up for commercials, the DVD version is pretty much what was aired on the BBC. At least the episodes of the UK version of Top Gear that I bought on iTunes appear to be that way.
     
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