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samgail
10-18-2005, 03:13 AM
'allo, 'allo,
Do you set your DVR for anything Monty Python?
Do you find yourself calling family members sweetie darling when you really want something?

Shwebb
10-18-2005, 03:18 AM
Ooooh, I really like BBC America. I was raised on Monty Python. Have most of the episodes on tape; hoping to buy the DVD version soon. Used to watch AbFab until I realized Edina reminded me too much of my mom. (Seriously!) Love "Father Ted." And "The Kumars at No. 42."

three seven
10-18-2005, 03:21 AM
Top Gear's the best thing on the BBC.

Dawno
10-18-2005, 03:42 AM
I used to watch Spooks and occasionally Manchild (with the totally dreamy Anthony Stewart Head) haven't been watching any Beeb lately...thanks for the reminder!

three seven
10-18-2005, 03:54 AM
Spooks is a bit rubbish now.

Sarita
10-18-2005, 04:04 AM
Love "Father Ted."

I love Father Ted! (My friend Silas was an extra once) I'm currently watching Fawlty Towers on DVD. Perfect gift from some friends in Ireland.

maestrowork
10-18-2005, 04:05 AM
I love Fawlty Towers.

Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
10-18-2005, 04:14 AM
Father Ted was genius (esp the second series), Spooks will get worse - they reached too high too soon.
if you want to watch something kind-of-different and half-funny, try the Mighty Boosh.

don't try ITV. ever

actually, try Peepshow. bid 'adult' in places but good monologues - comedy

Marion and Geoff - good monologues - well acted - moving comedy

three seven
10-18-2005, 04:15 AM
Agreed. ITV's been crap since 1983.

TheIT
10-18-2005, 04:56 AM
Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf.

Shwebb
10-18-2005, 05:51 AM
Oh, yeah--my husband and I always enjoyed Red Dwarf, but I don't think they play it anymore right now. At least, not on BBCA. :mad:

Carole
10-18-2005, 06:28 AM
I used to just cackle over Keeping Up Appearances, but I haven't seen it in ages.

Dad & I are both big fans of British humor in general. Some is so subtle that you find yourself saying, "Wha?...OMG ~cackle~" Yeah...that was an impression of me.

Perks
10-18-2005, 06:31 AM
I used to just cackle over Keeping Up Appearances, but I haven't seen it in ages.

Dad & I are both big fans of British humor in general. Some is so subtle that you find yourself saying, "Wha?...OMG ~cackle~" Yeah...that was an impression of me.

Carole, you must read The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. I had to put it down three times in the first six pages because I was crying from laughing. It is pure genius, straight through to the last page.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program...

Carole
10-18-2005, 06:37 AM
Carole, you must read The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. I had to put it down three times in the first six pages because I was crying from laughing. It is pure genius, straight through to the last page.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program...
Fabulous! I haven't had a reason to buy a book in a while. :)

AdamH
10-18-2005, 08:26 AM
The Office, Fawlty Towers, and (goin' WAY back) Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Special Mentions to the original Dr. Who and Who's Line Is It Anyway? (with Clive Anderson)

And I can't believe I almost forgot Black Adder!

WVWriterGirl
10-18-2005, 09:14 AM
BBCA is all I have here, too, so I'm fairly limited.

I like most of what's already been mentioned, my favorites being AbFab, Fawlty Towers and Monty Python...but I'd like to add Little Britain, Coupling and Are You Being Served on the comedy side. I must admit, I'm a hopeless Cash in the Attic devotee...I'll watch the same episodes over and over (my husband hates British programming, but loves CitA...we like Jon T or Jaunty or...never could get his name just right...we don't like "that other guy"). Can't stand Bargain Hunt...and absolutely love Changing Rooms!

triceretops
10-18-2005, 09:18 AM
It's been awhile--Upstairs Downstairs--Are you Being Served? Way back when.

Tri

Lyra Jean
10-18-2005, 09:23 AM
Ground Force

Changing Rooms

What Not to Wear

The mystery show with the guy who lives in the windmill....he's just dreamy.
Does anyone know the name of it? I haven't been following in a while and forgot.

WVWriterGirl
10-18-2005, 09:25 AM
Oooh! I forgot! It's not on BBC-A, but it is (or was) a BBC program. It's on the Travel Channel now - "Most Haunted". I just love it! Set my clock by it on Friday nights!

maestrowork
10-18-2005, 06:03 PM
I used to watch Are You Being Served. Mrs. Slocombe's ever-changing hair colors and p*ssy jokes cracked me up all the time.

I also liked A League of Gentlemen. They're just bizarre.

I grew up with a lot of British TV but I don't remember much of them (except the Monty Pythons) and some YA mystery stories.

Lyra Jean
10-18-2005, 08:31 PM
Benny Hill we can't forget him

aadams73
10-18-2005, 09:00 PM
Steptoe and Son.

No, the American ripoff was not funny. Not even a little bit.

And how can anyone ever forget "Frank Spenser" in Some Mothers Do Ave 'Em. As a young girl I actually burst blood vessels in my cheeks from laughing so hard at that show.

sassandgroove
10-18-2005, 10:58 PM
The Viccar of Dibley rocks!!!

samgail
10-19-2005, 01:29 AM
House invaders, mmm mmmm mmmm those hot bodies in peoples very own homes trying to decide what to do with all that mdf. They can come show me what to do with my bits and pieces anytime.
God save the Queen

samgail
10-19-2005, 09:14 PM
Benny Hill we can't forget him

Back in the day, before cable, late at night you did not get many choices.
This left me quite bored when I babysat. One night Benny Hill came on and I was hooked. To a sheltered 13 year girl it was like porn!!! I was laughing so hard, I forgot to watch for the parents to come home. They walked in and tried to pretend they were shocked but I think they were laughing too. I have discovered that my husband also watched it when he was young.
cue chasing girls music

AmyBA
10-19-2005, 10:35 PM
I *love* BBCA, in particular:

Coupling (before Jeff left the show)
Manchild
The Office
Trading Places
My Family
So Graham Norton (the episode with Jerry Hall was the best!)

I could go on and on....

aspier
10-19-2005, 11:22 PM
What is BBC?

Sully
10-19-2005, 11:57 PM
Black Adder, Bernie and Wooster (love Hugh Laurie)
BBC's Cash In The Attic (Alistair Appleton is luscious!)
Monty Python, Falty Towers
Bargain Hunt
BBC's Antique Road Show
Flambards (long time ago...)
I used to hate Benny Hill and lately he cracks me up.
BBC's Pride and Prejudice from the 70's

and many more...

Mary

Azure Skye
10-20-2005, 02:11 AM
Monty Python, My Family, Kumars, Little Britain, Changing Rooms, The Office, Coupling (the older ones when Jeff was still on) and Absolutely Fabulous.

MarkButler
10-25-2005, 11:49 PM
Back in the day, before cable, late at night you did not get many choices.
This left me quite bored when I babysat. One night Benny Hill came on and I was hooked. To a sheltered 13 year girl it was like porn!!! I was laughing so hard, I forgot to watch for the parents to come home. They walked in and tried to pretend they were shocked but I think they were laughing too. I have discovered that my husband also watched it when he was young.
cue chasing girls music

Benny Hill was great for guys, all those women in their teeny weeny skirts and usually losing a piece of clothing or two.. the high-speed no-talking skits were so funny and I love the songs he wrote.. great stuff... I notice I am starting to watch it again.. its kind of like MXC or 3 Stooges, when you go by on the channel its impossible not to stop and watch for awhile.

My all-time BBC fav was Dr. Who. - Tom Baker rules!
Curent fav's..
ground force, although without Alan its not the same at all.
Avengers, I had forgotten how goofy and funny that show was.

I used to have Coupling on the list, but we purchased the entire series on DVD and now don't watch on tv any more.. that is just the most amazingly funny comedy.. everything is so wrapped up into little twists and its so real.

Mark

samgail
10-26-2005, 10:07 PM
Anyone else worried about jackie pascoes baby? I have never seen desperate housewives but footballers wives is getting interesting.
Mark, coupling is one of my favorites-the pregnancy episodes are great-"I told you I could fix it with a good snogging" and the birthing classes are hilarious. I miss Jeff but I really like Oliver, yeah?
Sam

MarkButler
10-26-2005, 10:12 PM
Whats really funny is that Jeff is really "everyman" just a bit over the top, the things he thinks about are real for guys, "melty man" is a real problem.. looking at everyone like they are naked is a tool that is in common usage.
Mark