Top 5 favourite programmes of all time

Do you think The Good Life could be remade, with me or Dave playing Tom Good (maybe not!)? If you have seen something on TV or heard something on the radio recently that you want to talk about, tell us here.
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Post: #59573 Magpie
Thu May 31, 2007 9:13 pm

In no particular order...

-My name is Earl
-Grand Designs
-Country Calendar (NZ)
-River Cottage
-The Young Ones

Am also enjoying "it's not easy being green", I think we are getting the first series now, with the water wheel and the guy off Junkyard wars? Actually, I like that show a lot, too...

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Post: #59577 Muddypause
Thu May 31, 2007 9:50 pm

When I was a boy, Blue Peter was indispensable. Christopher Trace would show us how to make sledges and go-carts using real woodworking and metalworking skills, while Valerie Singleton would set to with the toilet roll tubes and sticky backed plastic to make other wonders.

For some reason, in my youth, The Persuaders was essential viewing (Tony Curtis and Roger Moore). Watching it more recently was extremely disappointing - only the John Barry theme tune merited the re-run.

Does anybody remember a Channel 4 sketch show called Absolutely? It started off on the radio as a show called Bodgers Banks and Sparks, but I'm certain no one here will remember that.

Ten years ago This Life was unmissable. They repeated it all recently, and it still made for good viewing, but the subsequent ten-years-on update was a big disappointment.

Was I the only person who watched Green Wing recently? Hilarious off the wall antics of socially incapable people in a hospital. Only two series, sadly, and the only thing on TV that I've ever been tempted to buy the DVD of (although no DVD player would make that a bit of a gamble).
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Post: #59583 Andy Hamilton
Thu May 31, 2007 10:09 pm

Muddypause wrote:Does anybody remember a Channel 4 sketch show called Absolutely? It started off on the radio as a show called Bodgers Banks and Sparks, but I'm certain no one here will remember that.


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Post: #59624 Millymollymandy
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:31 am

1. Dallas
2. Ab Fab
3. Fawlty Towers
4. Cheers
5. 24

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Post: #59633 chadspad
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:42 am

1. Beverley Hills 90210 (I know its duff but Ive watched it hundreds of times now altho Ive still never gotten round to seeing the last few series)
2. Lost
3. ER (never missed an episode)
4. Prison Break (altho this should have finished several episodes ago and theyre def now dragging it out oo much)
5. Vicar of Dibley (first series)

I loved others as a kid - The flumps, Pipkins and Grange hill for years (good ole Tucker Jenkins!)

I love grand designs but hate the way the bloke makes it into something really tense and belittles the people. Just get on and report at it!
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Post: #59648 glenniedragon
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:05 am

I liked green wing too Stew, having worked in the hospital environment some things (like the annoying Orthopod) seemed like places I had worked!
CSI, the original one rather than Miami or NY
Mock the week
And a comedy with Marcus Brigstock called 'The savages' which was only on for a single series I think a while back

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Post: #59650 Bonniegirl
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:11 am

1. Only Fools and Horses
2. Frasier
3. Boston Legal
4.Grey's Anatomy
5. Jackanory :lol:
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Post: #59679 Wombat
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:12 pm

1. The Good life
2. Bugs bunny show
3. Monty python
4. Futurama
5. Black adder (NOT the first series)

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the trap door!



And maybe cound Duckula

Sorry Dave.......can't get into the Family Guy!

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:17 pm

1. Blackadder
2. Doctor who
3. Desperate Housewives
4. University Challenge
5. South Park
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Post: #60020 baldowrie
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:57 am

There are so many but................

Of course The Good Life
Ripping Yarns
Michael Palin, around the world in 80 days
Keeping up Apearances
One foot in the Grave
anything to do with house buying/selling/building/decorating
Most Haunted
X Files

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Post: #60021 baldowrie
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:58 am

or and very recently

The Return of the Tribe

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Post: #63911 roundthebend
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:23 am

most documentories
house
my hero,are you being served,faulty towers,robins nest ect, most english comedy :cheers:
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No doubt i'll think of more.............at 3am :lol:

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Post: #68245 Directbulbs
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:14 am

There was a programme on recently about Blakes 7 and recapping the various comings and goings of the crew. I used to like Avon but no accounting for taste. Also there was a programme about Oliver Postgate who did Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss etc - that brought back some memories.

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Post: #68249 Martin
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:21 am

1 The Good Life
2 Rising Damp
3 The entire Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin series
4 Frasier
5 Midsomer Murders (I know it's rubbish, but it's a nice escapist couple of hours, where I chortle at the similarities between Midsomer and the local surrounding villages and their inhabitants)
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