The Top 50 UK TV Shows Ever [Pic+]

Submitted by: ferdyfred 3 years ago in Entertainment

Follow up from the US T.V post- this is blighty"s
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Male 15,832
This article would have been better titled as "Some guy you never heard of lists his 50 favorite TV shows."
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Male 176
Wasn`t the US list voted for or something? This one was combined by a panel of "experts", who might actually have been embroidery experts or something, because apparently they don`t know much about what`s popular on British TV. No voted list of 50 popular British TV shows would miss out Blackadder or Red Dwarf.
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Male 91
How can "The Young Ones" not be on this list???
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Male 20
Top Gear needs a place. 350 million viewers a week can`t be wrong.
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Male 369
No Father Ted, Blackadder or Red Dwarf? But Big Brother got on it? Seriously? :/

Gerry1of1: It`s the UK`s opinion on the best shows, not solely UK shows.
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Male 2,860
@byfield Pity Dirk Gently got cancelled, while it wasn`t the original storyline, the people involved obviously `got it` and did a nice job. All of them were fans of the original, even the lead actors.
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Male 464
No Dirk Gently? C`mon. Besides the fact that theres American shows in there, they completely forgot some of th ebest programming ever.

Blackadder, Traffic Cops (im serious, its a good show), Road Wars. Red Dwarf! Inbetweeners. Did they sit down and think about this and not come up with this stuff?
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Male 1,558
Where are Something for the Weekend or Naked Elvis
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Male 916
bull pucky...
where are the young ones, misfits, are you being served, keeping up appearances, east enders, spaced, goonight sweetheart, the benny hill show and the last leg?

seriously, any list of the best british shows that leaves out "are you being served?" certainly hasn`t done much research into TV ratings and continuing play in syndication.
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Male 1,060
Finally a list that doesn`t include The Big Bang Theory.
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Female 2,228
You folks don`t laugh at "The Simpsons?" Oh come on, I don`t believe you, that`s hilarious! Although you know what I don`t get? "The Office",(US version) slow pace, awkward silences, bizarre asides...just doesn`t tickle the funny bone I guess.

Oh hey, they mentioned "The Rugrats" in the intro, I grew up with that show! Good times.
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Male 38,507

Madduck, a few BritComs made it over on the PBS, public broadcasting. Thinks Vicor of Dilby & Good Neighbors. They`re still playing Keeping Up Appearances and Are You Being Served.

Mostly I watch these on the web. I`m currently following Butterflies & Waiting for God. I`ve seen one George & Mildred and thought it was good.

Oh.. Thin Blue Line!!! Love Rowan Atkinson as anything. Blackadder, MrBean
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Male 7,123
Well, if we have Attenborough in play, it`s just a question of who takes second place. In my opimion.
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Male 1,803
Life on earth definitely deserves to top the list.

Bill and Ben should be there (First ever children`s show). Others I can think of include tomorrow`s world (which really should be brought back), Grandstand (pre Sky Sports it was amazing) and Teletubbies (a global success story). Also, Big Brother isn`t British, it`s Dutch.
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Male 7,123
Gerry,

I`d forgotten about Wating for God. That was a good show. You got that in the states?
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Female 7,867
I agree about Life on Earth.. a few others I can`t see ( TW3?) on the list- but I have not actually watched TV for the last 10 years so I am not sure about some of them.
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Male 38,507

Brit shows I like...
Qi
Waiting for God
Black Adder
Graham Norton
Avengers
To the Manor Born
Space 1999
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UFO - it`s fun to see what the 60s thought the 80s would look like
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Male 7,123
Robin Hood (1955 -1960) was written almost entirely by blacklisted Hollywood writers using pseudonyms. I saw re-runs as a kid, it was a classic show.

I`ve been checking out US shows I used to love as a kid. Bonanza is still outstanding and Car 54 Where Are You? made me laugh out loud, as did F Troop. Classics.
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Male 7,123
Gerry,

They were popular in the UK. Don`t quibble.

The Sweeney
Doomwatch
Blake 7
Father Ted
Spaced
Black Books
Quatermass
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Male 7,123
Gerry,

They were popular in the UK. Don`t quibble.
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Male 7,031

Danger UXB
An Englishman`s Castle
Up Pompeii!
Thunderbirds
Danger Man (aka Secret Agent)
The Saint
The Prisoner
The Benny Hill Show
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Male 38,507

A lot of American shows on that UK list.
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Male 13,624
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