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For more John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, check out "The Sweeney". After watching it you'll realize it was most likely the inspiration for "Life on Mars" Speaking of LOM and ATA, Philip Glenister is outstanding as DCI Gene Hunt and the reason the shows works.

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I don't think I've seen anyone mention 'The House of Cards'. The British version knew when to call it quits and, thus, is much superior to the American version.


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I could never get into the US version after watching Ian Richardson's original.

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Anybody remember "Jeeves and Wooster" starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry? Short-run, based on the book series, but pretty funny if you like British slapstick


I wouldn't call it "slapstick" given that Wodehouse was really very cleverly examining the actual nature of England's social structure during the post Edwardian period.... Look at the title of the stories: Jeeves (the so called servant.. I mean "Gentleman's Gentleman") and Wooster.... But if I go too far down that road I start to sound like someone who should have a lot less intelligence and a lot more money (and tenure)...

So instead I simply say (as someone who has managed to collect as best I can tell an example of every single P G Wodehouse written work, I still cannot read a Jeeves and Wooster novel or story without picturing Fry and Laurie as the characters.

Other notable series not already mentioned:

A bit of Fry and Laurie (see above, it's more and varied and even better)

Only Fools and Horses (This time next year we'll all be millionaires!)

The Piglet Files.

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How could I forget "Between the Lines". I bought it from Amazon UK.

A multi region DVD player is a must for fans of Brit shows. PBS often edits the versions they show and then sells the shortened shows on their DVDs. For all the original content, buy directly from the UK if possible.


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I found her picture on Google Images, right-clicked, then left-clicked "Copy Image," pasted the text into "Image URL."

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Oh, c'mon! Nobody remembers The Avengers?


I had a huge crush on Diana Rigg and I wanted to be just like John Steed when I grew up
The Brits had a lot of good TV. I addition to the Avengers, my favs are Top Gear (C,M,H cast), New Tricks, Monthy Python and an obscure comedy from the 70's called Doctor in the House
 
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Oh, c'mon! Nobody remembers The Avengers?


I had a huge crush on Diana Rigg and I wanted to be just like John Steed when I grew up


Diana Rigg/Emma Peel left a lasting impression on me....shoots guns and martial arts......she still remains my ideal woman. Smile

I actually liked John Steed better than James Bond.

The Avengers
Monty Python
Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Britt)
Fawlty Towers
Sherlock
I, Claudius
Morse
Prime Suspect (Helen Mirren)
Wire In The Blood (Robson Green as Dr. Tony Hill. Really great series if you haven't seen it)
Foyle's War
Case Histories (Jason Issacs as Jackson Brodie)
Top Gear (Clarkson, Hammond, and May)
Doctor Who (starting with Tom Baker)

There are actually a bunch of newer Brit mystery shows on Netflix and Amazon that I enjoy.

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My wife and I watch mostly British series and there are many.
Midsomer Murders
Foyle's War
Shetland
Brodchurch
Death in Paradise
Bletchey Circle
Sherlock but was very disappointed in the last season.

I enjoyed those plus "Peaky Blinders" and "Ripper Street".

Actually most any British police show. Too many to list. I was sorry to see "Inspector George Gently" end.


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Thought of three others
Open All Hours
Mini-series Worricker
Michael Palin's travel series

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Doctor who throughout the run. Although my childhood Who was Tom Baker. I really liked Christopher Eccleston too.

Also Faulty Towers. What a hilarious show.


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Does anyone remember Saphire & Steele, which stared David McCallum and Juanna Lumley? It's a bit hard to describe, but sort of a mashup of Doctor Who, the X Files, and the Avengers.




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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



I remember seeing several episodes of this on PBS back in the day, like 30-40 yrs ago,



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The Saint, Benny Hill and Monty Python.

Add: Shelly and Mrs. Brown's Boys.


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Does anyone remember The Protectors? Ran in syndication for two seasons in the early '70s. Starred Robert Vaughn of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fame, with a somewhat similar story-line.



Had a pretty cool theme song, not as good as Secret Agent Man, but not bad...

 
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Does anyone remember The Protectors? Ran in syndication for two seasons in the early '70s. Starred Robert Vaughn of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fame, with a somewhat similar story-line.



Had a pretty cool theme song, not as good as Secret Agent Man, but not bad...

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he was also good in a more modern series
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I watched Dempsey and Makepeace in the 80's.
 
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Red Riding trilogy
Red Riding 1974 (2009)
Red Riding 1980 (2009)
Red Riding 1983 (2009)
 
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Just finished Paranoid on Netflix which was good and just started Hinterland which so far is pretty good too. I really like Shetland and Broadchurch!
 
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I liked Death in Paradise (it's on Netflix). Mainly for the island scenery.
 
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Mr Bean, Top Gear and An Idiot Abroad.
 
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Too many to choose from. If I had to narrow it down:

Blackadder Goes Forth
Fawlty Towers
Monty Python
Sherlock


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