Greatest British TV Shows

jays0n

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It’s great that so many people put Faulty Towers as their top pick. I also vote Faulty Towers.

I guess it’s a not like Oscar stuff but I like Mr. Bean too.
 

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I want to add “Only when I laugh”.

I am from LA but had friend from the UK in my teens. He got us watching many UK shows then (in the 80s). This was a good one.
 

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I'm a red, white, and blue-blooded American. I only buy Merican and only eat American food - hamburgers, French Fries, a Greek salad, and a Molson beer.

But I have seen some British TV. I have made a short list of the greatest UK TV shows of all time. Add some I do not know about, if you please.

Here's the Top 5 Greatest British TV shows:

The Avengers
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Monty Python
The Young Ones
The Tube (a live music program from the '80s)
I watched Benny Hill as a young 70s American kid. Love it.
 

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Father Ted is an Irish show. But it is a great one. So...
I'm sorry, but Father Ted was made by a British production company for a British television channel (Channel 4) and the studio scenes were filmed in London. The rest was Irish. 🤢

Ted: “Down with this sort of thing!”
Dougal: “Careful now!”
 

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There's a lot of current drama programmes worth a look also.
Peaky Blinders (In it's final season)
Taboo
Line of Duty
Shetland
The Bodyguard
To name but a few.

Regarding comedy the panel shows have become a bit repetitive and the edgier comedians such as Frankie Boyle got the bullet but there's about 50 years worth of pure gems, starting (in my lifetime) with The Pythons, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and Spike Milligan.

It would take me about 3 days to list the comedy programmes I've enjoyed.
The real jewel in the crown though are the BBC documentaries.
 

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I'm a huge fan of everything Mackenzie Crook does and Detectorists is the best thing I've seen on TV for years. If anyone wants more incentive to try it, it features not only Emma Peel, but also her daughter. Pg-12-dame-rex.jpg
 

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The Quatermass serials
Doctor Who until 1981.
The Prisoner.
Threads.
Downton Abbey.
Steptoe and son.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Red Dwarf.
Tales of the unexpected.
Porridge.
Maigret (Rupert Davies version).
 




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