I'm a US person currently living in the UK, specifically Cambridge, and this is the first election I've been present for. I like to watch election coverage on TV in a pub with a bunch of left-leaning politically-clued-in people. I've sampled a lot of Cambridge pubs and I've noticed that among their many charms is an absence of televisions. Is there a place where I can watch election coverage over a pint (or several)? The closer to the city centre the better, but I'm not picky.
I was just wondering if the MeFi Hive Mind might know of good places in Los Angeles to watch the live election returns for the British General Election (May 7, and running into the small hours) ? Preferably a British pub.... Thanks!
It's generally advised to leave as much behind as possible when moving abroad, but my wife's employer is paying to have a decent amount of our household stuff transported from the US to the UK. And why would we want to waste money buying duplicate items if it isn't necessary and we probably won't be staying more than a couple years? So I'm trying to figure out which of our electronics and appliances might be made to work overseas. I am aware of the voltage difference and the line/mains frequency difference between the US and the UK and I'm considering buying one or two good-quality step-down voltage converters for things that aren't universal voltage compatible. But I have some questions that my Google research has not cleared up. [more inside]
I've finished watching all my favourite things and am televisually lost while I wait for Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire to start again. Can you suggest English/American/Australian etc series (will also accept interesting BBC documentaries) that are actually watchable? [more inside]
Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
Can you help me find some more tv programmes like: Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Spooks, Being Human? [more inside]
Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.
Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
How can I watch the new UK season of Skins in the US? [more inside]
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this 80s UK television program? [more inside]
how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
I'm looking for some UK TV recommendations. Specifically comedy and SciFi shows. [more inside]
Why is Dr Who so popular with adult American audiences? [more inside]
My Sky+ box only receives some channels, others now display a error 25 'No satellite signal is being received'. Sky want to send an engineer at a cost of £65. Is there anything I can do to fix this? [more inside]
Good source for wigs for transvestites in the UK? What to look for and think about when getting a wig? [more inside]
UKLawFilter: I don't watch TV. My housemates do. What legal defence do I have? I think it's necessary to expand a little [more inside]
UK Late 60's/Early 70's Film/TV filter: I'm looking for a film or made-for-TV drama I remember seeing on TV as a kid in the mid/late 70's. It was set in the UK, possibly in a high rise block in a city and there's [more inside]
Name this children's book and TV series from the 80's...? It's Lord of the Flies meets Follyfoot. Kinda. [more inside]
I just moved. I have terrible TV reception and 24 megabit internet. Any ideas? [more inside]
Can UK TV Licensing authorities actually tell via some special ray gun if you're watching TV or not? [more inside]
How can my parents get English TV in Italy? [more inside]
How might I go about trying to locate a copy of a 1950s British TV advert (brand known but agency unknown, a websearch reveals nothing)?
How can I get into writing for (British) television? [more inside]
What's the music used as the theme for Law and Order on five in the UK? It's also used in a trailer for one of the Matrix sequels - here [WMV], music from 1:41 — 2:14.
What are some good message boards to discuss British TV? [more inside]
I am watching ITV's Midsomer Murders at the moment, wherein Detective Chief Inspector John Nettles just heard that a 20 year old student Aidan is told he will inherit £100,000 if he reaches 21 as a non smoker. Are these Will clauses legitimate in UK law? Or are they a convenient dramatic device, long superceded in legal practice?
I live in the UK and I want a TiVo-like device, but I can't get Sky+. What are my best options? [more inside]