10 British Tv-Shows

8 Jan

1. Doctor Who – a time traveler who comes from another world, and his companions find themselves in the most bizarre situations while they explore the Universe. The show first appeared on BBC television at 17:16:20 GMT on 23 November 1963 and it run until 1989. On 26 March 2005 it returned on screen as a direct continuation of the 1963-1989 series.


2. Downton Abbey- depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the Edwardian and post-Edwardian era. The first series spanned the two years before the Great War. The second series covered the years 1916 to 1919, and the 2011 Christmas Special covered the 1919 Christmas period, ending in early 1920. The third series and Christmas special covered 1920 through the fall of 1921.


3. Early Doors, 2003-2004. In a small public place called The Grapes, the regulars come to share their local wisdom. Joe and Duffy- 2 childhood friends; dull couple Joan and Eddie; old grumpy Tommy; single mother Janice and Phil and Nige, the crooked local policemen and the landlord Ken who has been left by his wife and live with his stepdaughter and mother, all love a good piece of gossip and a fresh beer.


4. Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python, that often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life especially that of professionals. It was broadcast by BBC from 1969 to 1974, and The Pythons played the majority of the series characters themselves.


5. Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The adaptation of Christies novels for Tv, starring David Suchet as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.


6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams’s eponymous work broadcast in January and February 1981 on UK television station BBC Two. The series follow the original radio series in 1978 and 1980, the first novel and double LP, in 1979, and the stage shows in 1979 and 1980, making it the fifth iteration of the guide.


7. Mr. Bean is a British comedy television programme series written by and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. It was first broadcast on 1 January 1990 on ITV with the last television episode, “Goodnight Mr. Bean” broadcast on 31 October 1995. The series is based on a character originally developed by Atkinson and described as “a child in a grown man’s body” who tries to deal with various everyday problems and often causes disruption in the process.


8. Jeeves and Wooster . Bertie Wooster is a rich man of limited intellect who has a tendency to get into a spot of bother now and again. His servant, Jeeves, on the other hand is an intelligent man who can be relied upon to rescue his master from trouble.(British Comedy Guide synopsis).


9. Call the Midwife. The plot follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee and the work of midwives and the nuns of a nursing convent, coping with the medical problems in a deprived area of East London in the 1950s.


10. A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s collection of short stories A Country Doctor’s Notebook, the series follows a recently-graduated young medic (Radcliffe) who is forced to say farewell to life in bustling Moscow to take up a post as a doctor in a small, remote hospital a thousand miles from the capital, and half a day’s journey from the nearest shop.(British Comedy Guide synopsis)


Sources: http://www.comedy.co.uk/




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