Top 5 favourite programmes of all time

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Top 5 favourite programmes of all time

Post: #59455 Andy Hamilton
Thu May 31, 2007 10:57 am

hmm a difficult one this one as it keeps changing.

Would have to say in no particular order.

1. Friday/Saturday night Live. - The UK version that was on TV in the 80's. It was at a time when alternative comedy was at its best. Despite not being the greatest fan of some of the people who were on it now (well Ben Elton) at the time it was really funny.
2. Ray Mears bushcraft.
3. The good life
4. Grand designs - Would not have been in the top 5 last year, I think this is a transitory one.
5. Q.E.D. another old program from the 80's. It wasn't just informative it was entertaining.

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Post: #59457 magnuscanis
Thu May 31, 2007 11:13 am

Well, my number one would definitely be Bagpuss. After that it gets a bit harder to choose. Doubtless if I wrote the list yesterday or tomorrow it would be slightly, if not completely, different. At the moment, however, my list will go as follows:

1. Bagpuss [especially the classic episode with the mouse mill]
2. Firefly [sadly only one series, axed mid-season, but excellent SF nonetheless. NB this was the precursor to the film <i>Serenity</i>]
3. Red Dwarf [particularly the earlier seasons]
4. Babylon 5
5. Blackadder [season 2 is my favourite, although I think season 4 was by far the best for combining humour with some serious points]

Other close contenders included Dr Who (especially the "classic" series), the Flumps, Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers. I also quite enjoyed the Good Life, although I haven't seen it for years.

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PS I don't have a telly, which may explain why there's little in the way of recent TV shows on my list. Or it could just be that they don't make TV like they used to.

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Post: #59459 Thomzo
Thu May 31, 2007 11:48 am

1. Blakes 7 - I cried when the first series ended but then I was only about 9! I did have the whole series on video but the ex got that in the separation settlement.

2. Grand Designs - but that would fall out of favour if Kevin McCloud stopped presenting it.

3. BBC breakfast news. I can't get going in the morning without it.

4. Gardeners World - but I don't panic if I miss it.

I did used to watch Ground Force and Changing Rooms but I haven't really missed them since they went off air.

I can't really think of any more. I just tend to watch what's on for 5 minutes then get bored and find something else to do or fall asleep. I certainly don't bother recording anything if I'm not going to be in to see it.

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Post: #59474 Andy Hamilton
Thu May 31, 2007 12:33 pm

Oh I forgot Dr Who, I never miss an episode.

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Post: #59476 Thomzo
Thu May 31, 2007 12:37 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Did you know that Blakes 7 is being remade at the moment?



Oh wow! Tell me more! But it won't be the same without the wobbly special effects and the piece of string the pulled the model liberator along!

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Post: #59480 red
Thu May 31, 2007 1:34 pm

now I have the blakes 7 music in my head....
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Post: #59483 red
Thu May 31, 2007 1:40 pm

errmm ok I reserve the right to change my mind..... in no particular order

1 red dwarf (earlier series)
2 blackadder
3 porridge
4 my name is earl
5 river cottage
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Post: #59487 Nikki
Thu May 31, 2007 2:03 pm

Of all time?
1. Frasier
2. Blackadder
3. Fawlty Towers
4. Seinfeld
5. Six-feet Under


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Post: #59498 Andy Hamilton
Thu May 31, 2007 3:20 pm

Thomzo wrote:Oh wow! Tell me more! But it won't be the same without the wobbly special effects and the piece of string the pulled the model liberator along!

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I don't know that much about it, I saw it on News 24 the other day they just sort of mentioned in passing. Apparently after the success of Dr. who they want to keep with sci-fi and are going to spend a lot of money on this. I think that they are remaking the whole series rather than doing any writes
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Post: #59501 Shirley
Thu May 31, 2007 3:52 pm

Gadz this is a hard question. I don't really have a top five. Don't watch that much telly really.

Errmmm

1. The good life
2. the hairy bikers cook book
3. Ray Mears
4.
5.

Can't think of 4 and 5 but will think about it... I tend to like programmes that teach me something rather than soaps (irritating!!!!)
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Post: #59503 Dave
Thu May 31, 2007 4:06 pm

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No, not really, there's a lot of bad TV around at the moment, I'd say top five also in no particular order.

1.Peep Show
2.Father Ted
3.Good old Ray Mears
4.Family Guy
5.Black Books

Five's a hard one, top three might be easier but most of those I could watch again and again. Futurama should be in there somewhere too and the Simpsons although that is starting to loose it's appeal a little.

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Post: #59504 hamster
Thu May 31, 2007 4:14 pm

1. University Challenge

It's about the only thing I'd go out of my way to watch. Sad but true. Also like, in no particular order:

2. Frasier
3. West Wing
4. Jewel in the Crown
5. The BBC Pride and Prejudice.

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Post: #59533 Milims
Thu May 31, 2007 6:47 pm

Oooohhhh - a hard one!
1 Butterflies - I thought recently how nice it would be to see it again now that I was "grown up" (allegedly), to see if I changed my opinion about it.

2 Antiques road show - came here once, I went with my x-mother-in-law who was very p****d off that my vase was worth lots more than her entire collection of plates - she was fuming!!! :lol:
3 Never mind the buzzcocks (the Mark Lamar one) - about the funniest programme on TV apart from who's Line is it Anyway

4 House/Shark (yeah I know thats 2 but its about all I watch on TV these days and I watch them back to back - so it counts as one sitting!)

5 QI/ that other quiz I caught once about the english language/grammar etc but don't know what it was called (OK I know thats two again but I can't remember the name of the other one so it doesn't count!)
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Post: #59548 Andy Hamilton
Thu May 31, 2007 7:20 pm

Milims wrote:....that other quiz I caught once about the english language/grammar etc but don't know what it was called (OK I know thats two again but I can't remember the name of the other one so it doesn't count!)


was it Never, mind the full stops?
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Post: #59562 Evilspartacus
Thu May 31, 2007 8:31 pm

1. Babylon 5
2. Robin Of Sherwood ( 80's Version)
3. 24
4. Lost
5. Black Books


other favs include :- The Prisoner, American Gothic, Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, Father Ted, Firefly and many many more


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