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The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. jamesl

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  2. Robin

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    I've just started watching with my kids. My 5yo is obsessed. Every thing that comes in the screen: "We HAVE to make that!" A couple dozen times per episode.
     
  3. Hcour

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned in this thread yet - "Prime Suspect: Tennison" starts on Masterpiece this Sun. It's a prequel to the Helen Mirren series, taking place in 1973. I already watched the Brit broadcast and it's excellent, especially the last few episodes. Stefanie Martini is very good as the young Tennison, as well as being quite a beauty.
     
  4. EWiser

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    Prime Suspect:Tennsion was a good show we enjoyed it. Watched it last fall on ITV.
     
  5. Mikeguy

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    Could be fun to give the kiddles some technical challenges. ;)

    I just noticed that the PBS website for the series includes recipes from the show, including at least some based on what was baked by the contestants--cool!
     
  6. TonyTheTiger

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    I also enjoyed Prime Suspect 1973 as it was known. Not sure where the Tennison came from, but IMDB shows it as an AKA title.
     
  7. EWiser

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    Just finished Fearless



    Great 6 part series.
     
  8. lynncosbm

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    Has anyone watched The Loch on ITV? I thought my husband would like it since he's Scottish. Haven't started watching yet though.
     
  9. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Recorded but not watched yet.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It was...interesting. The characters and setting especially; the story was pretty convoluted.
     
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  11. lynncosbm

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    Well, if it has nice views of the Scottish countryside, I'm sure he'll like it. ;^)
     
  12. Wilhite

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    (Also posted elsewhere on here...)

    OK - no spoilers PLEASE (we are still in the midst of watching the most recent season).

    My wife and I were wondering about the logistics for this show. Does anyone know if the contestants actually spend 10 weeks at a location and only bake 2 out of the 7 days for those weeks? Or is it (more likely) something like two days baking, one day off, repeat until finished.
     
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  13. Mikeguy

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    Thanks for the "no spoiler" plea, for us PBS watchers.

    My latest impression is that the group gathers for 2 (or 3?) days at a time, being home in-between to practice their specialties for the next week. Based on the timings, it's typically felt as if the first 2 segments of the show could be done day 1, with the 3rd segment day 2.
     
  14. Wilhite

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    That's pretty much what we came up with on the taping of the actual baking days. I have noticed in this season that they are wearing the same clothes throughout the weekly show. I guess footage from each segment (looking in the oven, etc.) might be used whenever they need it.

    Seems like a lot of travel for the eventual final 3 or 4 people, but I guess it's a sacrifice that is made to get that far and potentially win.
     
  15. Malcontent

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    FYI,

    The new season of 'The Great British Bake Off' starts in the U.K on August 29, 2017.

    It will be the first season since the show left the BBC and moved to Channel 4. There are some cast changes. Some of the cast chose not to continue with the show when they announced the move to Channel 4. If you want to know who left/stayed/joined you can search for it. I don't want to spoil anything. Episodes will be 75 minutes long to compensate for commercial breaks. We still get the full hour per episode.
     
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  16. Wilhite

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    Is this watchable anywhere (via legal means) in the US as it airs? I'm guessing not, but thought I would ask.
     
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  17. osu1991

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    Nope have to wait for PBS to air it later
     
  18. lynncosbm

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    This show that will be coming soon to BBC looks interesting. Can't wait to find out if Jon Snow knows anything about being a mastermind! ;^)

     
  19. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Well we do know he can handle fire !!
     
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  20. lambertman

    lambertman LIVE! On tape

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    Regarding the new season of British Bake Off...
    If they will. The current plan is to run an older series (assuming S3) of the BBC version as the next PBS season.
     

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