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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by pressboxer, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Had to do Christmas with mom and brother early this year because they're heading Down Under to visit sis and her family for three weeks.

    Li'l Bro shelled out a few bucks (more than I'm worth) on the 18-disc box set of the BBC comedy Red Dwarf (an entire season is only six or eight episodes, but there's a load of extras). Gifts the past couple of years have been complete DVD sets of Fawlty Towers and Black Adder.

    I got hooked on watching these shows when I lived close enough to Dallas to get KERA, the PBS channel, which has aired British programs on weekend nights for nearly three decades. Not having BBC America on the local cable system and having never sprung for a satellite dish, DVDs are about the only way I have of watching these shows anymore.

    It's kind of odd how many American shows were based on British series, All in the Family and Sanford and Son being among them.

    There are a few other British series I'd like to get, like As Time Goes By and Goodnight Sweetheart. Any other recommendations, or should I just wait for American versions?
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    The Office... obviously.
  3. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    I'll second that, and Mr. Bean.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Fawlty Towers and the original BBC series of The Office are the funniest shows I've ever seen, by a pretty wide margin.
  5. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Am I the only one who just loved The Vicar of Dibley? Such a funny show.

    Of course, there aren't any American shows being made out of it. But funny just the same.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    The Vicar is funny, also "Are You Being Served" and the "Last of the Summer Wine." If you want to see a bunch of old geezers do childish things, that show is the one to watch.

    And of course, don't forget Benny Hill.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The American version bit ass, but wasn't the British version of Coupling pretty good?
  8. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Little Britain.

    Hilarious, as is Footballers' Wives.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Absolutely Fabulous is a must.
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The British version of "Coupling" is excellent, especially the first three seasons. The key to it was they got good comedy actors, unlike the American version, which was terrible.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Do Shut Up
  12. ARD

    ARD Member

    Jeeves and Wooster
    A Bit of Fry and Laurie
    The Goon Show
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