The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. Lady Honora

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    I've taken to using closed captioning all the time because of background music and on-screen noise, actors/characters who mumble, and for my beloved British shows it is sometimes because of the local accents and dialects. When Jane Tennison went to Manchester, I really needed it. It is especially useful when I'm watching old programs, like the Mrs. Gale Avengers and early Doctor Who stories, where the sound quality is not the best.
     
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  2. Mabes

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    I said I had just started watching it. Didn't know if I could forget it was Dominic West playing Jean Valjean (The Wire is my favorite show) but he is good. Look forward to the rest
     
  3. Mikeguy

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    I have to admit, the songs and scenes from the musical kept on "filling in" the action, in my mind.
     
  4. Lady Honora

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    My Thirteen guide says that all 6 episodes are available on Passport
    I've only watched the first episode, but so far it is the most true to the book version that I have seen. But they do have 6 hours to work with, don't they. I think I'm not going to binge it on PBS Passport. I will savor it week to week, but I'm recording it just in case.
     
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  5. Mabes

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    I saw the movie version that came out a few years ago, not the musical, and it was not bad. I'm not usually a fan of movies made before the 50s or so, but the original French version in 1934 was really, really good. 5 hours

    Les Misérables review – Philip French on the best screen version of Victor Hugo’s seminal thriller
     
  6. TonyTheTiger

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    S5 of Line of Duty has just finished in the UK.
     
  7. Hcour

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    I plan to marathon it this wknd. Great show.
     
  8. Hcour

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    Just finished Line of Duty, season 5, another great one. The last episode is absolutely awesome. Not really a spoiler, doesn't reveal any plot points, but just in case:

    Most of the final ep takes place in the interview room. That you can have sequences that long of five or six people sitting around a table talking and make it that fascinating and tense is a testament to some really great writing and plotting.
     
  9. Agatha Mystery

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    Had anyone been watching Unforgotten series 3?

    The ending makes me think that the show might not come back for another series. It would make me sad. I like the show and how they portray the cold cases.
     
  10. ADG

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    Peaky Blinders Season 5 begins August 25
     
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  11. tivotvaddict

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    Yay! Love Cillian Murphy, especially in this role.
     
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    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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  13. 7thton

    7thton No raindrop ever falls in the wrong place

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    Have any of you watched Mum?

    BritBox has it and it is quite good, IMHO.
     
  14. JohnB1000

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    Do you mean Cillian Murphy? :)
     
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  15. tivotvaddict

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    Ugh, yes, i thought I had corrected that already. Thanks!
     
  16. lynncosbm

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    Can’t wait for this! I’m on vacation at the moment and will have to wait until I get home next week.
     
  17. EWiser

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    I have been watching this new show and if you liked the bodyguard you should like this one.

     
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  18. Rob Helmerichs

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    The Bodyguard bored me to tears (I think I lasted two episodes before deciding I didn't like any of the characters, and didn't care what happened to them), and I really like The Capture...
     

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