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Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan.
That show spurred me to check out another series on Netflix (which was recommended by a friend) called "Call the Midwife", also a show out of the UK. Love that show too!

What are some of your favorite British tv series?
It can be drama, comedy, or sci-fi and preferably be available on Netflix.

Thanks!

I did my homework and decided to share in case anyone else is interested:

*************** Available on Netflix: ***************
Being Human (UK)
2009-2013 - 5 series)

Trying to fit into modern society is a vexing -- and often impossible -- challenge for a genius werewolf, a flighty ghost and an urbane vampire who share a household in this engaging supernatural drama.

Doctor Who
2005-2011 - (6 series)

After more than a decade off the air, this epic sci-fi series returns with an all-new look -- and the ninth (and beyond) incarnation of everybody's favorite time-traveling Doctor, who promptly sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes.

Classic Doctor Who
1964-1989 - (18 collections)

Since 1963, the Doctor and his companions have been traveling through time and space in a miraculous police box called the TARDIS. These early seasons of the show develop the character of the Doctor, and introduce familiar villains like the Daleks.

Doc Martin
2005-2011 - (4 series)

Crippled by a sudden and inconvenient fear of blood, flashy surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abandons his bustling London practice and sets up shop as a country doctor in this medically minded British sitcom.

Hotel Babylon
2006-2008 - (4 seasons)

Hardships abound for the wealthy and spoiled clientele of one of London's poshest hotels, as witnessed behind the scenes by the men and women who must serve them as employees of Hotel Babylon.

House of Cards (BBC)
1990-1995 - (3 parts)

After he's passed up for a promotion, British
politician Francis Urquhart vows to exact revenge on the system that's holding him back. Through charm and persuasion, Urquhart gains the trust of his colleagues while simultaneously undermining them.

Prime Suspect
1991-2004 - (6 series)

Jane Tennison, a London homicide detective, finds her perps in the highest echelons of power while combating entrenched sexism on the job.

Monarch of the Glen
2000-2004 - (6 series)

Drama/comedy about a young man who accepts his role as laird of a giant, expensive, run-down Scottish castle.

Sherlock
2010-2012 - (2 series)

In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues.

The Bletchley Circle
2012 (1 series)

Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills are the focus of this murder-mystery drama. Having served as code breakers in World War II, the four now focus their talents on catching killers.

Midsomer Murders
1997-2010 (13 series)

In this detective drama, police inspectors Tom Barnaby and cousin John crack hard-to-solve crimes in the fictional English county of Midsomer.

Land Girls
2009-2011 (3 series)

Set on a farm in the English countryside during World War II, this program follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate.

Foyle's War
2003-2010 (6 series)

Set in the English coastal town of Hastings during World War II, this compelling crime drama follows police inspector Christopher Foyle, who discovers that crooks don't stop for anything -- not even war.

George Gently
2007-2012 (5 series)

On the eve of his retirement, Scotland Yard Inspector George Gently decides to pursue one final murder case, suspecting that it's the handiwork of a gangster who's already gotten away with the murder of Gently's own wife.

Luther
In this innovative police drama, dedicated detective John Luther is trying to keep from losing a grip on his personal life as he contends with the psychological factors underyling the crimes he's been assigned to solve.

Inspector Lewis
2011-2012 (2 series)

Police inspector Lewis returns to solving homicides after a long absence and partners with the clever, university-educated Det. Sgt. Hathaway, whose knowledge of the modern world frequently proves helpful to his old-school boss.
Keeping Up Appearances
1990 (1 season)

This comedy series follows the antics of snooty Hyacinth Bucket -- pronounced bouquet -- whose insistence on proper form at all times is a perpetual thorn in the side of her husband, Richard.

The Vicar of Dibley
1994-1999 (3 series)

When a boisterous woman named Geraldine (Dawn French) becomes their new vicar, the dumbfounded residents of the conservative English village of Dibley have a fit. But with her sharp wit and tender compassion, Geraldine slowly wins the hearts of all those who doubted her. This popular British comedy series co-stars Gary Waldhorn as parish council chairman David and James Fleet as David's polar-opposite son, Hugo.

Ripper Street
2013 (1 series)

In April 1889 -- six months after the last Jack the Ripper killing -- East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that the murderer's reign of terror might have finally run its course.

The IT Crowd
2006-2010 (4 series)

In the age-old clash of IT vs. the corporation, a pair of basement-dwelling dweebs squares off against their cloddish owner-come-lately, with their ambitious but tech-illiterate manager running interference.

The Office (UK)
2001-2002 (2 series)

Set in suburban London at a dysfunctional paper company, this caustic British sitcom follows the day-to-day troubles of the firm's uninspired desk jockeys while a documentary team captures every cringe-inducing moment on film.

Gavin & Stacey
2007 (1 season)

Twentysomethings Gavin and Stacey finally meet in person after a six-month long-distance courtship, but they must contend with friends and family who all have strong opinions about their love lives.

Peep Show
2003-2012 (8 series)

Thrown out by his girlfriend, slacker Jeremy moves in with his friend Mark, who has a very different -- but still dysfunctional -- view of the world.

Saxondale
2006-2007 (2 series)

This quirky Britcom profiles Tommy Saxondale, a former roadie stuck in his glory days who isn't afraid to speak his mind -- loudly and offensively.

Top Gear (UK)
2003-2013 (18 series)

Jeremy Clarkson and his crew of car lovers test the limits of luxury vehicles -- and even wreck them, if they choose. Highlights include the segment "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car," which puts celebrities behind the wheel.

Touch of Frost
1992-2010 (15 seasons)

Nonconformist Det. Jack Frost avoids trouble with his disgruntled superiors by consistently solving his hometown's most perplexing criminal cases.

Spiral (Engrenages)
2005-2012 (4 seasons)

This gritty crime drama set in the dark underbelly of Paris follows police officers and lawyers as they investigate and prosecute crimes.

Upstairs, Downstairs
1971-1975 (5 series)

This addictive English series, set in early 1900s London, centers on the aristocratic Bellamy family, whose lives often parallel their loyal servants.

The Inspector Lynley series
(2002) – 4 titles on Netflix

“Well-Schooled in Murder”
"Payment in Blood”
“Missing Joseph”
“For the Sake of Elena”

Rosemary & Thyme
(2003-2006) - 3 series

Former constable Laura Thyme and plant pathologist Rosemary Boxer find common ground in catching criminals in this British mystery series. Together, the two investigate a singer's death, a political dispute and more.

Inspector Morse
(1987-1990) - 4 series

Inspector Morse has an abundance of intellect, but not much patience when it comes to his superiors or low-brow culture. Along with his cheerful sergeant, Lewis, Morse tackles the most devious crimes found in the diverse community of Oxford.

Call the Midwife
(2012) - 2 series

Set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London's East End.

The Fall
(2013) - 1 series

When the Belfast police are stalled in their investigation of a spate of murders, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson is drafted to investigate. Under her lead, the team uncovers an intricate web of lives entangled by the killings.

***************Not Currently Available for Streaming on Netflix: ***************
Orphan Black
Life on Mars
Mad Dogs (same cast as Life on Mars, British Breaking Bad, it's AWESOME)
Ashes to Ashes
Cracker
Are You Being Served
Father Ted
Absolutely Fabulous
Spooks
Touching Evil
Wire in the Blood
McCallum
Outnumbered
Friday Night Dinner
The Benny Hill Show
Ready Steady Go
Silent Witness
Misfits
One Born Every Minute
Only Fools and Horses
Green Wing
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
The Hour
Line of Duty
Death in Paradise
Broadchurch
Coronation Street
Emmerdale
South Riding
Poldark
Stella
Being Eileen – Lapland
Wycliffe
Uncle
Panorama
Horizon
Dolphins – Spy in the Pod
HollyOaks
Eastenders
Last Tango in Halifax

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Default  Posted: 4:58 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

The British version of Being Human is a favorite of mine.


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Default  Posted: 5:00 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Doctor Who (of course)
Orphan Black


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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Life on Mars
Mad Dogs (same cast as Life on Mars, British Breaking Bad, it's AWESOME)
Luther
Doc Martin
Hotel Babylon
House of Cards (the original)


Prime Suspect (not on Netflix in Canada :*( )
Ashes to Ashes ('')

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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

I am watching Monarch of the Glen on DVD; it's a comedy-drama about a young man who accepts his role as the laird of a giant, expensive, run-down Scottish castle. It's pretty hilarious. I think it ran from 2001-2007.


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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Sherlock! I think that's a British one.


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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

You all are awesome!
I'm adding all of these to my list to check out!

Thanks so much.


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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

The Bletchley Circle
Midsomer Murders
Land Girls


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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Foley's War
Life on Mars
George Gently


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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Thanks!


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Default  Posted: 9:42 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

EDITED:

The list has been moved to my initial post so you don't have to dig.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 8:09 PM, February 24th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Sherlock Holmes
Inspector Lewis
Cracker
Dr. Who
Are You Being Served
Keeping Up Appearances.


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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Father Ted

The Vicar of Dibley

Absolutely Fabulous

Spooks

Ripper Street

I love the BBC!


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Default  Posted: 10:53 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Thanks Random and Jaded!
I updated the list with your contributions.


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Default  Posted: 11:12 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

I really liked Foley's War and Land Girls. I loved call the midwife at first, but then all the grunting and groaning got too much.

I do streaming on netflix and I am bummed I can only get season 1 of downton abbey!

Awesome list GB. Thanks!

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Default  Posted: 11:20 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

I loved call the midwife at first, but then all the grunting and groaning got too much.
LOL it was a bit much, but the series was so good, I could get by that part.


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Default  Posted: 11:39 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Touching Evil
Wire in the Blood
McCallum


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Default  Posted: 11:49 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)

Thanks PJ!


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Default  Posted: 12:39 AM, February 24th (Monday)

That's a great LIST you made Gaby

I'd add The IT Crowd because I think Chris O'Dowd is a cutie.


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Outnumbered

Friday Night Dinner


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Default  Posted: 3:52 AM, February 24th (Monday)

The Benny Hill Show
Ready Steady Go


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Default  Posted: 4:06 AM, February 24th (Monday)

If you can (not sure of its availability on Netflix) check out Silent Witness and Spooks.

Our version of The Office is amazing.

So many more...

Sherlock
Gavin & Stacey
Misfits
Peepshow
Call The Midwife
One Born Every Minute
Only Fools and Horses
Outnumbered
Green Wing


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Default  Posted: 4:39 AM, February 24th (Monday)

Top Gear


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I like the old Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett. It was on in the 70's and I couldn't get enough at the time.
And of course Monty Python's Flying Circus and Benny Hill.

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Default  Posted: 7:29 AM, February 24th (Monday)

Another vote for both Doctor Who and The IT Crowd here!


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Default  Posted: 7:40 AM, February 24th (Monday)

I would so much rather watch British produced programming. The filming is superior and the characters less plasticized looking. Downton , Call the Midwives, Foleys War, Midsomer Murders, House of Cards, .....they're all terrific.


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Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, February 24th (Monday)

Great thread. Thanks for the list/leg work Gaby.

Another big plug for:
The IT Crowd---a scream
Saxondale--funny, for men
Touch of Frost
Prime Suspect
Spiral -(Engrenage-french w/subtitles, but great)


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, February 24th (Monday)

Love it!!!
Thanks for all the suggestions!
I'll get them added to the list ASAP.


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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, February 24th (Monday)

Love, love, love, Prime Suspect but couldn't recall the title.

Spoiler Warning: if you are sensitive to the subject of abortion, maybe Prime is not for you.


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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, February 24th (Monday)

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH...

I am dancing on my tip toes clapping my hands, I love this threat THAT much

My faves (that I can think of right now)-

Luther
Downton Abbey (of course)
Absolutely Fabulous
Dr. Who
Upstairs Downstairs (the new one... which is not on Netflix )
Sherlock
The Office
Keeping up Appearances

I am going to go back and read, bookmark, take notes, etc on all of these shows. And then when the kids go to bed, watch them all on Netflix tonight...

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Default  Posted: 5:17 PM, February 24th (Monday)

GabyBaby - thanks fro the list and comments. I'll add

The Hour - fantastic
Upstairs, Downstairs - some trigger capability, though

There's a series about 3-4 ex-police detectives brought out of retirement to give a job to a disgraced detective (blonde woman, drives a Saab convertible, IIRC) investigating cold cases - can't think of the name.

The Thomas Lynley series

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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, February 24th (Monday)

Thanks!
I can't make access Netflix at work, so I'll have to wait until this evening to update the list.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one excited about all these shows!


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Default  Posted: 8:28 PM, February 24th (Monday)

The list is updated.
FYI, I moved the list to my initial post so that folks don't have to "dig" for it.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!


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Default  Posted: 8:43 AM, February 25th (Tuesday)

Absolutely LOVE Midsomer Murders - such a wonderful series!

If you like that (Brit murder mysteries), try Rosemary and Thyme. It's available on Netflix also. Very fun (for a murder mystery series)


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Default  Posted: 10:32 AM, February 25th (Tuesday)

I'm a brit and would be glad to share my resources for gathering and watching brit TV old, new and live. Brit TV heaven. PM me

Other "little gems";
Stella - comedy drama about a struggling single mum.

Being Eileen - Lapland (that's on Youtube)There's also a series.

Cracker - An oldie about an alcoholic, gambling addicted police psychologist. Robbie Coltrane.

Inspector Morse - preceded Inspector Lewis.

Doc Martin. My fave, it used to be home.

Wycliffe - Local detective type stuff.

Uncle - Not for kids, according to taste. Comedy about a deadbeat uncle, an OCD kid and a mum in recovery.

Panorama and Horizon - documentaries.

Dolphins - Spy in the pod. Two part documentary studying dolphins using spy cameras. Fanflippingtastic. Could watch it over and over.

Look out for Vicar of Dibley specials, including one with the delicious Mr Depp (swoon)

Enjoy! :)


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Default  Posted: 6:59 AM, February 27th (Thursday)

Love Call The Midwife and would recommend it. I love trashy British TV too like HollyOaks .


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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, February 27th (Thursday)

If you like Holly Oaks, you might also like Coronation Street, Emmerdale and or Eastenders.

Coronation Street has been running the 60's, Emmerdale since the 70's. I grew up with some of the characters.


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Default  Posted: 8:13 AM, February 27th (Thursday)

Last Tango in Halifax-

I love this- it's a drama/comedy about childhood sweethearts who find each other (on facebook with help of grandsons) and re-marry- in their 70s...might sound daft but it's amazing. Both series can be found on YouTube I think.

I also hope you can get Silent Witness- I love it. Oh and Law and Order UK.

I'm another who recommends I.T. Crowd too.

Oh and The Fall with Gillian Anderson- that was good.

The Bletchley Circle was good too.

I was trying to think what I had/have on my series link on Sky.

Can you get any of our soaps? Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale? That's proper English telly!!


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Default  Posted: 8:53 AM, February 27th (Thursday)

Ooooh more goodies to check into!

I'm about 2/3 through season TWO of "Monarch of the Glen" and I'm loving it.


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BrooklynLove
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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, February 27th (Thursday)

If you like Holly Oaks, you might also like Coronation Street, Emmerdale and or Eastenders.

I use to follow the Jackson storyline from Emmerdale on YouTube years ago and I'm gonna check out Eastenders on BBC America.


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Edie
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Default  Posted: 3:53 AM, February 28th (Friday)

Line of Duty. gripping stuff.

As good as all the recent Scandi hits like The Bridge and Borgen.


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idiot85
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Default  Posted: 6:41 AM, February 28th (Friday)

Death In Paradise...

It's OK, I watch it if there's nothing else on but some people love it.

While I'm writing I can't remember if 'Broadchurch' was on the list- Broadchurch was AMAZING.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, February 28th (Friday)

While I'm writing I can't remember if 'Broadchurch' was on the list- Broadchurch was AMAZING.
I don't think it is, but I'll update the list this weekend and check out some more series.


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Clearview
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Default  Posted: 9:01 AM, February 28th (Friday)

Mini t/j;

Can you get any of our soaps? Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale? That's proper English telly!!

I didn't see Corrie or Emmerdale for over ten years. I picked up on them again around two years ago and I was amazed to find that I could pick up on everything with ease. It's like "going home" for an hour a day and I'm as addicted as I ever was.


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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, March 1st (Saturday)

Another to add;

South Riding - set in 1934, with David Morissey (governer, walking dead) and Penelope Wilton (Downton) :)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1688606/


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ISPIFFD
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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, March 1st (Saturday)

Can't believe I forgot to list Poldark! Really, watch Poldark. *sigh*

Just read that the BBC has announced a remake, but the original was sooooooo good.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 1:35 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

The list has been updated again.


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Cally60
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Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

I agree that Broadchurch was superb. I found the first episode was harrowing, but the rest of the series made me glad I hadn't abandoned it at the first episode.

****Not Currently Available for Streaming on Netflix:***

This is the problem with a lot of the films and television series from overseas and why why we decided to keep our DVD subscription, in addition to the streaming. We decided that the extra cost was worth it, in terms of entertainment. (Especially since we almost never go out for the evening!)

The good news is that quite a lot of things we've watched on DVD do eventually turn up on the streaming service, as well.

Most of my favorites are already listed here. I think that only person mentioned "Morse" though, so I'd like to second it. Likewise, "Last Tango in Halifax".

If you are a "Downton Abbey" fan, you might be interested in a really old comedy series called "To the Manor Born". It was a huge hit when it first appeared, so I hope it has stood the test of time. It's about a widowed member of the Downton Abbey class,(played superbly by Penelope Keith) who is extremely snobbish, but left financially strapped and thus she has to sell up. She rents a small home from the estate's new owner, who has plenty of money, but not the "breeding". The comedy comes, of course, from the interactions between the two and the contrast between them.

Gabybaby, you're too young for this But those who are approaching the age when the body starts protesting about undue exertion, might enjoy "Waiting For God". It's a light-hearted series about two highly intelligent, independent thinkers, who are forced by health issues to move into a retirement community - to their intense frustration. The comedy stems from their anarchic exploits within the community and their refusal to sit down and join in inane activities, as good little retirement community residents are supposed to do. It's amusing, rather than hilarious. But I think that anyone whose head is considerably younger than his/her body will probably relate to the series, and to the bittersweet element therein.

[This message edited by Cally60 at 1:09 AM, March 3rd (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

The just added the second series of Bletchley Circle to Netflix in Canada.

Two series that I used to watch with my parents are All Creatures Great and Small and Good Neighbours. Haven't watched them in years but they were both quite funny.


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Lyonesse
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Default  Posted: 7:06 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

Did anybody say Cranford? It was a mini-series; quite good!

We also liked the mini-series Island at War.
Both are period pieces.

And we liked Zen. It is about an Italian detective but it is a British production and stars Rufus Sewell (warning: there is an infidelity sub-plot).

Out of the ones people mentioned, our faves were:
The IT Crowd
Life on Mars
The Bletchley Circle
Inspector Lewis


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DragonBunker
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Default  Posted: 4:11 AM, March 2nd (Sunday)

Well, I'm English, so I've seen all of these. All time faves are
Only Fools And Horses
Peep Show
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
Goodnight Sweetheart
Misfits


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SlowUptake
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Default  Posted: 5:03 AM, March 3rd (Monday)

Two more for the list.

To The Manor Born
Fawlty Towers


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Clearview
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Default  Posted: 9:52 AM, March 3rd (Monday)

Appropriate Adult;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1831575/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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