The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. ADG

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    Murdoch & Frankie Drake return tonight for their 12th & 2nd seasons (respectively).

    Yes I know, they are Canadian and not strictly "British", but this seemed like the correct thread :)
     
  2. JohnB1000

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    Actually there is a different thread for that :)
     
  3. pgogborn

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    Hit BBC drama Bodyguard kept an average 10.4 million viewers on tenterhooks as the series drew to a close on Sunday.

    The audience reached its peak - 11 million - in its final five minutes.

    The overnight ratings make the show - the brainchild of Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio - the most watched drama of the year so far.

    In fact, it is the biggest overnight drama figure since 10.5 million saw Downton Abbey's series two finale in November 2011.

    No BBC drama has drawn a bigger audience since Doctor Who, whose Christmas Day episode in 2008 was seen by 11.7 million people >
    Bodyguard most watched BBC drama in 10 years
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    A good time to repeat something mentioned in a separate thread - Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Sunday 7 October (this breaks the long tradition of Doctor Who being on Saturday).
     
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  4. jr461

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    Anyone know whether Bodyguard will make its way to non-magic platforms? We really like many British shows and with so many accolades would be very interested in this.
     
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    Netflix October 24th except for China, Ireland and UK.
     
  6. jr461

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    Great, thanks!
     
  7. Hcour

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    I will be marathoning "Bodyguard" this wknd. As I've mentioned several times in this thread, I'm a major fan of the incredibly talented and versatile Keeley Hawes so I'm especially looking forward to it.
     
  8. EWiser

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    She is only in 3 episodes of 6.
     
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  9. Jeeters

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    I've been watching; but, haven't watched the very last episode yet. The above should have spoiler tags, imo.
     
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  10. JohnB1000

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    Dude !!! WTF, I'm about to watch the show, that's some pretty major spoiler.
     
  11. JohnB1000

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    Thanks mod
     
  12. TonyTheTiger

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    Currently working my way through Ashes To Ashes, so plenty of Keeley to keep me watching!
     
  13. Hcour

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    Dude, I'd never even heard of this! It's now near the top of my "To Watch" list. Thankye, thankye.
     
  14. TonyTheTiger

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    It's the sequel to Life On Mars. Keeley wakes up in 1981!

    There are three seasons (eight episodes each), but I couldn't find any service that's streaming it right now. However, it can be purchased on DVD or found by 'magical means' ;).
     
  15. Hcour

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    Ok, thanks. I take it you've seen the Upstairs Downstairs reboot (which I thought was pretty darn good) and Line of Duty. Hard to believe it's the same actress. It's the kind of complete character transformation that people used to rave about with a young DeNiro or Sean Penn. She utterly transforms herself. I'm baffled as to why she's not a movie star.
     
  16. JohnB1000

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    I'm not seeing that transformation even though I like her.

    I think there is a strata of major British TV star who just doesn't have interest in being a movie star. There's another group that are movie stars that were barely in anything in the UK. Very few British movie stars spent much time in TV.

    For her you also have The Missing (which is great) and The Durrels (not seen, more light hearted).
     
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    JohnB1000

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    Graham Norton is back on.
     
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    Just watching the first show right now. I’ve missed him so much!
     
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    JohnB1000

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    Cry, the show filling the spot left by The Bodyguard, is pretty good.

    I always find the juxtaposition on Graham Norton between the big Hollywood stars and the "homely" Brits to be quiet funny. Even though Jodie Whittaker is quite famous her Yorkshireness and Britishness was funny compared to Gosling, Cooper and Ms Gaga
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    I was watching Wossy as a GN substitute, but gave up! Welcome back, Graham!
     

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