Top 5 favourite programmes of all time

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Post: # 69006Post bogit & legit
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:16 pm

1. george & mildred
2. man about the house
3.bless this house
4.robins nest
5.river cottage

also the good life,on the buses,doctor who,the profesonals,love thy neighbour,father dear father,loads of seveties stuff
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Post: # 69010Post sosia
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:47 pm

I'm not sure I have five favourites, but anyway - things I would go out of my way to watch ...

Doctor Who (old and new series - does that count as two??)


The Goodies

erm ... that's about it.

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Post: # 69190Post Directbulbs
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:25 pm

My top 5 would be

1. Rhubarb and Custard
2. Vicar of Dibley
3. How to look good naked!!
4. The Young Ones
5. Blackadder (second series - Miranda Richardson was fab)

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This needs 2 lists!

Post: # 71720Post maggienetball
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:15 pm

I'm new to this forum and this is my first post so be kind...

I think we need 2 lists.. current favs (what you can't miss now)and all time favs (what you'd take on a desert island). Makes sense don't 'cha think?

Current-ish favs in no particular order

1. Men in Trees
2. Anything with Hugh F-W in it past or present
3. Gardener's world
4. Ghost Whisperer (yeah a bit dodgy I know - but she is very cute and the storyline can be quite scary)
5. Rick Stein's Med escapes - the man has the soul of a poet.

All timers

1. Good Life
2. Red Dwarf (all of them really)
3. Fork to Fork (found it quite inspirational)
4. Star Trek (either Next Gen or DS9)
5. Michael Palin's 80 days (but all are brill)

That's mine anyway. Hope my choices haven't revealed too much at the first post.

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Post: # 71949Post camillitech
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:27 pm

i would quite happily throw our tv in the sea :lol: i know several media types and have been and involved in several programs, it's all smoke and mirrors :shock: i stopped taking it seriously when ford motor company ran the adverts that had two dennis hoppers in them :pale: however from times past it would have to be

1 red dwarf
2 monty p
3 fawlty towers
4 fatty owls
5 flowery tw**s

and certainly nothing from over the pond (well apart from 'my name is earl' :lol: )
please bear in mind when reading this post that i'm a taurus so prone to talking bull.

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Post: # 71953Post farmerdrea
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:32 am

Funnily enough, even though I was born and raised "over the pond," I also grew up watching BritComs (as we called them in high school) on the public TV in the US. And I hate most US TV!

I have different favourites from different phases of my life, but the ones we always come back to (hubby and I, and now our children, who love them) are, in no particular order:

Father Ted
Vicar of Dibley
Red Dwarf
Blackadder (1 and 2 are my favourites of the lot)
Fawlty Towers
The Good Life
Ab Fab
Midsomer Murders
Inspector Morse (sorry Andy, I really can't just choose 5!)

We get them all in repeats over the years, and I've seen them all, many times. We have all the Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted, The Good Life and Blackadder on DVD, because our children love to watch them again and again.

There have been some really creative programmes to come of the the US since we left it 5 years ago, but they can't seem to sustain their "power" of entertainment (House, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Boston Legal and that ilk). They're good for a series or two, and then fall flat, relying on the same formula, over and over and over again, and going totally soap-opera-ish. Had to laugh out loud when we first heard that Hugh Laurie was doing another American character, because his accent in the Stuart Little movies is laughable. Now, he sounds just like any other jaded American.


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Post: # 72533Post Super.Niki
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:09 pm

I can't really think of 5 TOP faves becuase it changes regularly but my favroute programe of ALL time for ever and ever and ever is....
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman! Love it so much!! got the DVDs and pics and all sorts!!

as for t'others it changes loads!
Fawlty Towers
Robin Hood (the 2006 one that the BBC did with :love10: Jonas Armstrong & Richard Armitage :love4: ... comming back soon! yay!!)
Tony Robinson's Worst Jobs
anything presented by David Starkey
Sharpe (or does that count as a movie?)... I have a thing for costume dramas methinks!
Dog Brostal
also I'm kinda worried about myself because I LOVE:
Air Crash Investigation and Seconds From Disaster (the first series was the best... the narrator was more scary!)

...yea... so kinda varied? bit DQMW is my ALL TIME fave!and I'm kicing myself for not taking my box sets to uni!!!
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Post: # 73175Post womble
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:20 pm

Tv programmes of the 70's and 80's are the best

1. Worzle Gummidge
2. The Wombles (Mike Batt ones)
3. Blakes 7 (Avon was so sexy)
4. The Good Life
5. Open all Hours


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Post: # 104195Post gettingthere
Mon May 19, 2008 11:01 pm

1. The Two Ronnies
2. On the buses
3. Are You Being Served
4. Last of the Summer Wine

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Post: # 104247Post mrsflibble
Tue May 20, 2008 10:14 am

1. Red Dwarf
2. Neighbours (gotta have my fix, thank god for channel 5's little offshoots on freeview)
3. The IT crowd
4. ER
5. anything that's not bala-flipping-mory
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 104258Post ocailleagh
Tue May 20, 2008 10:56 am

Only five?? ok...

Buffy/Angel (that counts as one lol)
Doctor Who, both the revival and the classic series
Heroes, I can't miss it!
Monty Python
The Good Life!

And an honourable mention goes to DesWives (don't look at me like that!) and also to Spongebob Squarepants!
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Post: # 104349Post JR
Tue May 20, 2008 2:56 pm

Five is hard, but here we go all classic british comedy. My number one is recent and I never thought only fools would ever get knocked off. If you have never seen it, it's pue genius!

1. Peter Kay's Phoenix Knights
2. Only Fools & Horses
3. Black Adder
4. Porridge
5. Extras

Up high also

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Post: # 104439Post JustinFun
Wed May 21, 2008 7:56 am

glenniedragon wrote:I liked green wing too Stew, having worked in the hospital environment some things (like the annoying Orthopod) seemed like places I had worked!
Me too. What's more the HR department in Green Wing is a fairly accurate representation of every NHS HR department I've ever come across.

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Post: # 104446Post JustinFun
Wed May 21, 2008 8:24 am

My five:

Doctor Who (especially any Stephen Moffat-written episodes)
The Mighty Boosh
Taking Over the Asylum (managed to re-acquire this one recently due to the magic of the internet and it's really stood up well)

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Post: # 104459Post MrsD'ville
Wed May 21, 2008 10:12 am

Oooh 'eck, I'm going to have to do an all time and a now!

All time:
To The Manor Born (there, I've admitted it in public!)
The Good Life (well it had to be, didn't it?!)
Brideshead Revisisted, if a miniseries counts?

Child of Our Time (Robert Winston drives me mad but I'm a sucker for parenting progs)
Poirot mysteries (bit of a 30s fan)
Really loved the Chinese School series that's just finished
Also enjoyed The Medieval Mind ditto, so in short anything that's co-produced with the Open university, it would seem!

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