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]
Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
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]
Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
What was this TV show? [more inside]
What was the British game show that aired on BBCA ... [more inside]
Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
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]
Has there ever been an American TV Show that was remade in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter) [more inside]
Please help me identify a music video that I saw on a British satellite TV station while traveling through Spain. [more inside]
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]
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...
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]
What are those red and green things pinned to the lapels of nearly everybody on the BBC these days?
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.