The Official British TV Shows thread

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    Hcour

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    I didn't know it'd been renewed. Excellent. Thanks for the heads-up. Looking forward to it. Going to re-watch the first season this wknd.
     
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    Had a long day yesterday, and got back home in the evening after a hike, my body just out-of-it. Turned on the television and "Downton Abbey" (a middle-of-the-series episode) was being re-run. Dang, even after having watching the full series multiple times, it still stands up as pure excellence.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    This show is amazing. I've loved everything Richard's been in and I'm still a bit bitter they skipped ahead on Medici and he got only a single season. Also BBC and their 6 episode runs make sure there are no dull moments, this show is non stop. All the politics go over my head and yet I still find it one of the most enthralling shows on tv right now.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Interesting...I found it unwatchable. Different strokes, I guess!
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Can I ask what you didn't like about it?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    The thoroughly unlikable characters, mostly. If the story were more involving I could take it, but as it stands...
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Maybe my bias is showing then. :oops:
     
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    A Discovery of Witches

    Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. She is offered help by mysterious geneticist and vampire, Matthew Clairmont. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires they form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world.

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    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177461/
    Starts today on Sky One

     
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    I hope this makes it here on some streaming service. I read the books and loved them.
     
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    It will be on Sundance TV also, if you have that as part of your paytv subscription. They haven’t announced if the linear broadcast will occur along with the streaming or after its available via streaming.
     
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    I’m watching Bodyguard, Vanity Fair and A Discovery of Witches at the moment and enjoying all three!
     
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    Bodyguard has become the most watched, most talked about BBC drama in a very long time. Concluding episode on Sunday so I will put up my own bit of extreme speculation.

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    Chief Superintendent Lorraine Craddock, David Budd’s commanding officer at RaSP (Royal and Specialist Protection) is a corrupt cop, she assigned Budd to the job of protecting the Home Secretary because she wanted an assassination attack on the Home Secretary to succeed.



    Much less viewed and talked about than Bodyguard but Upstart Crow is now playing its third series on BBC, it is a politically astute less than respectful comedy about William Shakespeare, I enjoy it a lot,




    Already mentioned in the The Official New TV Show Thread but more than deserves another mention here.
    Black Earth Rising review – Michaela Coel shines in this rich, demanding drama
     
  15. 7thton

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    Does anyone know how/when this will air in the US?
     
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    A couple of days ago it was announced Netflix had purchased all distribution rights for Bodyguard outside the UK. As far as I know when it will be made available in the US as a Netflix Original has not yet been announced.
     
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    I'm still holding out that
    Julia is alive. Partially because they updated the cast list on IMDB and she's listed for 4 episodes not 3 but also because it's what I want lol. It may be an old overdone cheat if she is, but it's a believable one given the situation.
     
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    Bodyguard guilty party bookies odds:

    David Budd 5-1
    Nadia 6-1
    Mike Travis 8-1
    Vicky's new man 8-1
    Charlotte Foxfield 4-1
    Anne Sampson 3-1
    Lorraine Craddock 20-1
    Luke Aitkins 6-1

    Not dead yet 6-4 >
    Bodyguard finale is due to be watched by millions, here's your guide to the prime suspects | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Just watched the Bodyguard finale. Was on the edge of my seat the whole show! ;^)
     
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    Same!! I had to pause it several times because I had so much anxiety.
    Can someone give Richard Madden all the awards?
     
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