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Old Brit shows
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:21:12 AM »
You'll  be on Top of the Pops any day now ;D
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 01:48:46 AM »
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on Top of the Pops

LOL Jackie, that's a term I haven't heard in a long time.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 02:24:57 AM »
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... a term I haven't heard in a long time.

Another old one for you ... I listen to The Archers via podcast 6 nights a week  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 11:25:17 AM »
That show has been running for a very long time! I've never listened to it, too much like Coronation Street!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 11:40:10 AM »
Aye, it was on the radio when I was a kid  ;D   Used to watch Eastenders twice a week until BBC America replaced it with Ricky Gervais (the office) over 15 years ago; What a piece of junk  :(
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 12:05:38 PM »
Yip, I agree, not my sense of humour either.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2016, 07:37:11 PM »
I wish I had a Brit sitting next to me while watching all the Monty Python episodes. They were hysterically funny and I didn't understand half of the humor. They would mention people, places and products I had no clue about so I would not understand the joke. Meanwhile the audience is on the floor. Same thing with Faulty Towers.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2016, 07:40:25 PM »
Change the channel ...

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Meanwhile the audience is on the floor.

This audience would be on the floor covering my eyes and ears.

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Same thing with Faulty Towers.

Slightly better than Monty Python, but not much.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2016, 07:48:27 PM »
How about Dads Army and Doctor Who will live forever.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »
Dad's Army was great in its day, but is now so corny!

Doctor Who ... oh no!
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 08:05:03 PM »
Also Till Death Us Do Part.  We would never have had All in the Family without it.
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 10:16:00 PM »
Change the channel ...

This audience would be on the floor covering my eyes and ears.

Slightly better than Monty Python, but not much.
;D That is funny. A lot of that humor was over my head too. Mind you, I bust a gut at This Hour Has 22 Minutes and my American friends give me blank looks.
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2016, 10:39:57 AM »
I had a neighbor tun me onto "Keeping Up Appearances" a long time ago.  I haven't seen it in a long time now, but i used to enjoy that one once in a while......  The Bucket Lady was a riot.
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 10:42:40 AM »
not old, but DW and I got hooked on a Brit show called MI5 on Netflix.  I understand it was called "Spooks" over there.  We binged watched that one. 
Then later, we found one called "The Fall" that was well done.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 10:56:41 AM »
Aye, Mr & Mrs Bucket (Patricia Routtledge and Clive Swift) played their parts very well, as did her BIL Onslow (Geoffrey Hughes) - the slob who spent all day watching TV and asking his wife to bring him another beer  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2016, 01:00:56 PM »
Aye, Mr & Mrs Bucket (Patricia Routtledge and Clive Swift) played their parts very well, as did her BIL Onslow (Geoffrey Hughes) - the slob who spent all day watching TV and asking his wife to bring him another beer  ;D

Not a python fan either too sophisticated for me, the oh loves it. The films were ok.

Onslow  was on corrie too! Hilda Ogden's lodger.

The Fall was great loved it. The UK has had some good TV shows. I used to love Morecambe and Wise and the 2 Ronnie.
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2016, 07:15:28 PM »
Used to like Benny Hill.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2016, 04:24:09 PM »
I once heard that Benny Hill show was twice as long in the UK as the US version. It was said that they had to take a lot out due to censorship.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2016, 09:05:33 PM »
A Brit I worked with (I worked for British Telecom at the time) gave me about 100 hours of 'The Goon Show'.  Peter Sellers was awesome.  Hard to understand though.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2016, 11:36:44 PM »
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Hard to understand though.

Not surprising, given the numerous Brit colloquialisms. A couple of 'goons' had "other careers":

Peter Sellers - career in movies.
Harry Secombe - known for his "golden voice" (as a singer).
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2016, 06:00:29 PM »
Firesign Theater was more my style.   :o
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2016, 07:04:38 PM »
I first got hooked on "Good Neighbors"  then on to "Keeping up Appearances"   
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2016, 10:47:40 PM »
I like Dave Allen's humor and skits.  I first saw him in the late 70s about the time Benny Hill was popular, they syndicated a season of Dave Allen at Large to US TV.  Didn't have too many takers and disappeared after the initial run.

Lately for some reason more and more of his stuff is showing up on YouTube.  I'm enjoying catching up on everything I mssed.
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Re: Old Brit shows
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2016, 09:10:28 AM »
I like Dave Allen's humor and skits.  I first saw him in the late 70s about the time Benny Hill was popular, they syndicated a season of Dave Allen at Large to US TV.  Didn't have too many takers and disappeared after the initial run.

Lately for some reason more and more of his stuff is showing up on YouTube.  I'm enjoying catching up on everything I mssed.
Two things I remember about him...
1. His inventive use of the index finger that is missing the first joint. Something to do with his nose  :)
2. The one time he told a joke and cracked himself up trying to finish it. He said "I hadn't heard that one before".
We lived in Lakenheath, England from '74 to '79 so saw most all of his shows.
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