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Good old british (and some US) TV shows

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by dandan, May 19, 2012.

    May 19, 2012
  1. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    I grew up watching Fawlty Towers.... and Monty Python. My Mum had them on 'tape'.

    I used to think she was nuts.

    Not so anymore :cool:
     
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  2. May 19, 2012
  3. smcinoz

    smcinoz Experienced Member

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    Fawlty and Monty would have to be my 2 fave old tv shows.

    Some other classic faves

    Dads Army
    Minder
    Are You Being Served
    Mr Bean
    Benny Hill Show
     
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  4. May 19, 2012
  5. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    OMG!!! Benny Hill! That was a super funny show!
     
  6. May 19, 2012
  7. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    Love Benny Hill and:

    Last of the Summer Wine
    Waiting for God
    Keeping Up Appearances

    The humor is so much better than US shows.
     
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  8. May 19, 2012
  9. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    One of my favorites.


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  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    OMG... Fawlty Towers, and Monty Python.... and what was the space ship one... Red Dwarf? And Rising Damp.... and there was another.... Young Ones (?).... Hilarious!

    There was also one that was about the couple moving to the country.... dang it... can't remember the name of it. Hubby and I tried to think of it the other day and couldn't remember. Haven't seen that one on anywhere in years.

    We both love Top Gear, also. (The U.S. imitation is embarrassing.)

    Thanks to PBS (our USA Public TV) and BBC America for glimpses of excellent Brit humor. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. May 20, 2012
  13. jetset

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  15. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I've never even heard of it. I'm Canadian and not a young man so I remember when a lot of our programming was british. Back in the 70s we had On the busses, Some mothers do ave em, The two Ronnies, Benny Hill, Are you being served and many more aired daily.

    I download pretty much everything I watch and a large portion of that is British panel shows, quiz shows and talk shows. I guess I can relate to that dry English sarcasm.
     
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  17. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    You might enjoy it - if you type the title into the search panel over at Youtube it throws up several old episodes.

    I used to enjoy Not The Nine 'O Clock News. too...and Blackadder always gave me a good laugh.

    More recently I've enjoyed the Have I Got News For You show, too.
     
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  18. May 20, 2012
  19. Westland Bowl

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    The British shows that I watched Stateside were:

    Benny Hill
    Are You Being Served?
    Keeping Up Appearances
    Mr. Bean

    Having a hearing condition, I rely on captioning to be able to understand what is said as the British seem to talk very fast, at least in these shows. I would have enjoyed Monty Python and Blackadder more if they were captioned.

    Slight derail: I can NEVER find any of the Beatles movies with captioning. I wish Apple Music would add captioning to the Beatles Anthology series too.

    Also, while not really British but Canadian, I like the Red Green Show too.
     
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  20. May 20, 2012
  21. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I did that after I made my last post. Funny stuff.

    HAGNFY has been around forever hasn't it?

    Try Youtubing 10 oclock live. David Mitchell is a genius.
     
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  23. Surasanji

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    Dr. Who, anyone? :3

    One of the best British, if not general Television programs I have ever known! :D

    Also fond of the British Sketch Comedy format, made famous by the Python players.

    American, for shows that I enjoy.. well. Star Trek. Can't beat it! (Trek may be beaten, with a stick.)

    Though, these days I lament the state of SciFi on US TV.

    Not enough creativity- everyone wants to try the same thing again and again.

    They've all forgotten the creative crap, and chances, the oldheads at the studios used to do. :p
     
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  24. May 20, 2012
  25. jetset

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    I did that - I wasn't familiar with 10 o'clock Live and it looks like a good program - I recognise a couple of those guys as guests on the Stephen Fry show "Q.I."

    Have I Got News For You has been around for awhile, with a number of talented hosts - I've always enjoyed it.
     
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  26. May 20, 2012
  27. LOOKAWAY

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    Loved Red Dwarf back in their day, not so much the newer series. If they ever make the movie...Original cast please!

    More recent, Peep Show.
     
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  28. May 21, 2012
  29. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    David Mitchell and Jimmy Carr have been on more shows than I can count, including QI.

    I've seen every episode of QI. I'm waiting for the next season.
     
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  30. May 21, 2012
  31. smcinoz

    smcinoz Experienced Member

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    Blackadder, thats another classic. So many classic one liners


    A few recent one ive enjoyed from UK have been

    Blackbooks
    Peepshow
    Benidorm
     
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  32. May 21, 2012
  33. PNEFOREVER2

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    Morecambe and wise/The two Ronnies make me laugh to no end.

    The "Fork Handles" sketch is one of my favourites ever.

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  34. May 26, 2012
  35. secret2

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    OMG! How did I miss this thread?

    Ok, all of the above!

    You can't beat the Brits for this humour...Anyone see the first show ever on the NEW 'Channel Four'..'Five go Mad In Dorset'?

    LOL ;)
     

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