What should I be watching from England?

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  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Is there anything out there? Jekyll ended a while back, and it's a while before Torchwood and Doctor Who start up, so I'm wondering if there's anything to tide me over...
     
  2. bdlucas

    bdlucas Right side up again.

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    Have you seen all the Creature Comfortses?
     
  3. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    Saxondale series 2 started a few days ago.

    btw, just for future reference,
    Jam and Jerusalem series 2 (Clatterford) starts on the 24th of November.

    I'm wondering what else is on, as well. Good thread idea! :D
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    No, tell me more...
     
  5. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    WinBear Konner Kringle

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    A friend recently recommended the 2 seasons of Hyperdrive, but I haven't gotten around to watching the first episodes yet.
     
  7. rhuntington3

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    Ugh, I didn't like Hyperdrive at all. It was awful.
     
  8. bdlucas

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  9. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

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    Red Dwarf?

    Spooks / MI-5
     
  10. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    How about cars coming from the right when you cross the street? :)
     
  11. timr_42

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    I love RD, I wish BBCA would replay it.

    MI-5 is good as well.
     
  12. Langree

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    I liked hyperdrive.

    I ordered The Thin Blue Line set and will be watching it this weekend.
     
  13. rhuntington3

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    Thin Blue Line is quite good.
     
  14. mattack

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    Coupling
     
  15. dswallow

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    Check out Sea Patrol (though it's from Australia, not England).

    If you've never watched it yet, there's 3 seasons of ReGenesis (from Canada) to catch up with before the 4th season comes out.

    From England, there's Shameless... new episodes won't start for a while yet, but there's 4 seasons to catch up with if you haven't seen it. There's also Skins; the first season ended earlier this year. Robin Hood finished its first season (though it's been shown on BBC America) and is worth watching.
     
  16. RoundBoy

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    although its over... you should find the seasons of 'Life on Mars'.. Great show.
     
  17. WinBear

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    I watched the first couple episodes of Hyperdrive. I thought it was cute, charming, stupid and a little funny. I'll probably keep watching it since the characters were interesting even if the situations were a bit ludicrous.
     
  18. Bob Coxner

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    You must be talking about torrents. I don't see any Saxondale on my guide or mentioned on www.bbcamerica.com Same for Clatterford. I love Saxondale, or for that matter, anything written by/starring Steve Coogan. Keep an eye out for repeats of I'm Alan Partridge and Knowing Me, Knowing You.

    Hyperdrive isn't great but it's not bad.

    Currently running series on BBCAmerica that I would recommend include:

    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
    Coupling
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Top Gear (new to us in the States)
    My Family
    Life on Mars
    Torchwood (starts soon)

    If you get the Sundance Channel then absolutely check out Swinging. It's an extremely funny series of skits with x-rated language.
     
  19. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    +1

    Old episodes play every night on BBCA and I think a marathon is coming up this weekend. I've seen every episode, but I still TiVo it anyway. The early ones with Jeff never fail to make me laugh.
     
  20. Langree

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    Ok, here's a my list, some of which are currently airing in some form, some on dvd.

    Doctor Who
    Fawlty Towers
    Are You Being Served (dated but still fun)
    Keeping Up Appearances
    Black Adder (earlier series' are better, but all good)
    Life on Mars
    Hyperdrive
    Red Dwarf
    Vicar of Dibley
    Father Ted
    My Family
    Little Britain
    Catherine Tate Show
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Benny Hill
    Midsomer Murders
    League of Gentlemen

    eta: The Office (if you haven't seen the original)
     

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