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Finished Doc Martin & Ballykissangel...what next?

I really enjoy British TV dramas, with two of my favorites being Ballykissangel and Doc Martin, the latter of which I recently finished. What other British shows would you recommend in this same vein - that is, lighthearted hour-long dramas with a dash of comedy? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Mar 1, 2013 - 19 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

What SCTV sketch is this?

SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for quality British "reality" programming

Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 answers

And the kid drank the glass full of putrid liquid! For science!

What was this TV show? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Brit game show?

What was the British game show that aired on BBCA ... [more inside]
posted by pinkkitty on Jul 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Identifying a British TV series

Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Recommend some good US/British TV Shows!

Can anyone recommend some good (fairly recent) American/British TV shows that my wife and I can catch up on during the ratings lull that's currently occurring in the US? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Jun 6, 2009 - 56 answers

How accurate is the protrayal of British youth in the TV series Skins?

How accurate is the protrayal of British youth in the TV series Skins? [more inside]
posted by procrastinator on Mar 4, 2009 - 12 answers

US to UK transplant shows?

Has there ever been an American TV Show that was remade in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter) [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Nov 14, 2007 - 23 answers

I Wanna Be Blank

Please help me identify a music video that I saw on a British satellite TV station while traveling through Spain. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Wanted: information about this show.

I'm trying to find out the name of a British comedy show I saw on PBS once, but I only have a few details about it. [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jun 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Yet another lost entertainment title (sci-fi)

This is my first 'AskMetafilter' question, but browsing around here, I've noticed that several other people have posted similar queries, so here goes: Sometime in the late '70's, I recalll seeing at least one episode of some British ITV-produced show about a clutch of people who were floating around the galaxy in the British Museum. Yep, THE British Museum. However absurd, I remember that the Earth had somehow been destroyed, and this clutch of heroes was charged with preserving the remains of human civilization en route to a new, undetermined home. While this scenario bears many similarities to 'Space:1999', 'Journey to the Far Side of the Sun', 'Blake's 7', 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Silent Running', I know it is none of those, and it was British. I distinctly remember aliens -actors in costumes, flowing robes, leather, that sort of thing - pursuing the human protagonists within the museum. It very much seemed an episode of a television show, in a hip, Quartermaas key, but with the better production values of the live Gerry Anderson/ITV shows. Any ideas? I really don't think it was Doctor Who...
posted by vhsiv on Apr 30, 2005 - 10 answers

Name of children's TV show?

Back in the early/mid 80's here in S. Africa the local TV station broadcast a live action children's series about two minitaure elves(I think they were elves) who lived amongst normal size folk in the modern day. What was it called? [more inside]
posted by PenDevil on Mar 10, 2005 - 4 answers

What are those red and green things pinned to the lapels of people on the BBC?

What are those red and green things pinned to the lapels of nearly everybody on the BBC these days?
posted by ar0n on Nov 6, 2004 - 16 answers

US Region DVDs of classic BBC Dramas.

I'm a huge fan of the epic British TV-dramas from the 70s & 80s -- the type shown here in America on "Masterpiece Theatre." Though some of the most famous ones ("Upstairs, Downstairs", "I, Claudius") have been out on DVD for a long time, I've noticed that recently some of the more obscure ones are coming out ("The Charmer," "To Serve Them All My Days"). I usually get my DVD news from dvdjournal.com, but that site doesn't list British series. Does anyone know of a site that tracks them? I am specifically interested in versions for the US, since I don't have a region-free DVD player yet.
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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