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    uk18flashback

    [1]May 25, 2010
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    It can be any genre but it has to be British. If you have more than one that's ok because I can't seem to find just one myself.


    Being a fan of comedies I would have to say Monty Python's Flying Circus is my favourite as it never gets old for me I could watch them again and again.


    Doctor Who is the longest running show on Television and currently one of the best.


    But I can't not mention Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes. Perfection is only word to describe these great shows.


    I believe these showsto besome of the best shows in British TV history.


    What are yours?

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    troysilver

    [2]May 25, 2010
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    My choice of best british shows:-

    Doctor Who Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister
    Fawlty Towers
    Ashes to Ashes
    Only Fools and Horses
    Black Adder
    The House of Cards Trilogy
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    steveg42

    [3]Jun 1, 2010
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    Doctor Who has to be my all time favorite. I've watched it since I was a kid back in the William Hartnell days. Here is a list of my other favorites -

    Spooks
    Life On Mars
    Ashes to Ashes
    Torchwood Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
    The Avengers
    The New Avengers
    Blake's 7
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Only Fools and Horses
    The Professionals
    Red Dwarf
    Scrapheap Challenge

    Edited on 06/01/2010 4:39am
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    Heather_H

    [4]Jun 2, 2010
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    The Inbetweeners
    Jonathan Creek (The early seasons)
    Top Gear
    Doctor Who / Torchwood
    Only Fools and Horses
    Outnumbered
    Robot Wars


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    Missybea

    [5]Jun 2, 2010
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    I have a completely inexplicable love of Waterloo Road. I know it's not the best thing ever made but I love it!


    Looking back on things they never show any more, I adore the old style 'one off' dramas the BBC used to make...Fortunes of War, Tutti Frutti, The Crow Road and Stephen Poliakoff's stuff.


    Comedy has to come into it some where though too, so I'd have to add Blackadder (especially series 2) Chef (a bit like Waterloo Road...I'm not sure as to why!) The Brittas Empire, Absolutely Fabulous and Spaced.


    I'm still in love with The Avengers though as well, even after all these years!


    x


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    thejigsaw999

    [6]Aug 25, 2010
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    Not a fan of British TV shows but Doctor who is decent

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    BenHL

    [7]Sep 7, 2010
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    Top Gear is the first thing that comes to mind for me.
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    basnobua

    [8]Sep 7, 2010
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    Peep Show


    Honorable Mentions: Spaced, Black Books, Shameless, Being Human, The Hitchhikers Guide..., Top Gear, and most anything narrated by Attenborough.

    Edited on 09/07/2010 7:44pm
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    archangelwho

    [9]Sep 11, 2010
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    1. Doctor Who 2. Yes, Minister/Prime Minister 3. Waiting for God 4. Black Adder 4. The Goodies 5. Fawlty Towers 6. Rumpole 7. Cadfael 8. I, Claudius 9. The Sharpe's series 10. The Hitchhikers Gude/Red Dwarf/ Blake 7. So many that if you ask me next week the list would not be the same.

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    melpeacheyfan

    [10]Sep 24, 2010
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    Doctor Who
    Torchwood
    Roulette Nation Bingo Stars and any show hosted/presented by Melissa"Mel" Peachey
    check out Mel's Official Fansite on yahoo. rick
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    kirstyrey

    [11]Sep 30, 2010
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    Its got to be only fools and horses and top gear - does the apprentice count - I realise it was based on the american version but I still think its a great show.

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    Bad_prat

    [12]Oct 19, 2010
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    Way too many, but I'll try and list most


    Blackadder (first series), I'm Alan Partridge, Brasseye, One Foot in the Grave, Red Dwarf, The Inbetweeners, The Fast Show, Big Train, Still Game, Nighty Night, Jam, Harry Enfield and Chums, Psychoville, Greenwing, The Day Today, The League of Gentlemen, Bottom, The New Statesman, Father Ted, The Singing Detective, The House of Cards. The list is endless lol.

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    sockenfresser

    [13]Oct 21, 2010
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    Doctor Who is an all-time favourite. Other than that, I loved Sherlock and Life on Mars. Oh, and the original version of queer as folk was pretty good.

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    aliceapple

    [14]Oct 22, 2010
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    Spaced, Coupling and The Thick of It come to mind immediately as brilliant. Of those, Coupling is my favourite. The mix of serious and downright crazy storylines is really well handled and nothing has made me laugh so much -so consistently.


    I also love Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News for You but while they can be the funniest shows on tv, they also can really suffer if the guests are rubbish.


    A good period drama doesn't go amiss either-Pride and Prejudice is the best adaptation of anything I have ever seen!

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    NickVolikakis

    [15]Feb 5, 2011
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    I would like for someone to help me with this. I remember a series of 5 minute voice-over documentary series (I think it's a British one, as I can tell buy the narrators accent), which was about scientific and historical issues . I also remember that it hadn't a a normal video footage but cutten images passing by, and also some famous quotes about each subject. Also I think there was a tree at the beginning. Maybe the company's logo or the intro. As for the production year, I think it's around late '90s early '00s. PLEASE someone help me! I don't even know the title of this series and it's almost impossible for me to search in google. I would be thankful to anyone who gives me a clue about this. Thanks!

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    AlanFenwick0

    [16]Jun 5, 2011
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    Heartbeat is the show I miss most of all, Sunday nights are so boring now but at least the Royal is starting a new series

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    MistyMeg

    [17]Sep 7, 2011
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    Outnunbered
    Big Brother ( sorry !)
    Keeping up apperances
    Four in a bed
    Come dine with me
    Monkey World
    Monkey Life


    Actually most of my faves are American..even though I am from UK!!
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    transanime

    [18]Sep 23, 2011
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    Doctor Who what else?Come in with Tom Baker.


    Sci/fi fan so most has been said already.


    some not said


    Shappire and Steel


    Metal Mickey


    Swap Shop


    Joe 90


    Thunderbirds


    Edge of Darkness

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    transanime

    [19]Sep 23, 2011
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    Add on.


    The Young Ones.


    Dangermouse

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    TrevPlatt

    [20]Sep 25, 2011
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    I can't believe noone has said CRACKER. Brilliant show. My fave. has to be Red Dwarf.


    Also, Outnumbered,


    The Inbetweeners,


    The IT Crowd,


    Being Human,


    Wire in the Blood,


    A Touch of Frost (can't believe that wan't mentioned before either),


    Inspector Moorse,


    Jonathan Creek,


    Blackadder,


    Misfits,


    early seasons of Shamless,


    there's loads, I could be here all day. If I think of any other "must see" shows I'll add them. Oh and Dr. Who, of course.

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