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Best British Series

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FellOutOfBed2wice Sat 11-Jun-16 17:57:35

So I was just flicking around Netflix and saw Vincent Franklin in Twenty Twelve- which got me thinking about how amazing he was in last years Cucumber on Channel 4. I honestly think that was one of the best things I've ever seen on telly ever... I love well written and well acted British TV comedies and dramas and Cucumber blew my socks off.

So what have your favourite British series been? I would love recommendations for things I've not seen.

For me my top five have to be:

- Cucumber
- Queer as Folk
- The Office
- Jake's Progress
- Peep Show

I could continue with lots of others (especially great comedies- Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners, Catastrophe) but those five are the series that I immediately think of when I think of great British TV.

scarlets Sat 11-Jun-16 20:52:12

Upstairs Downstairs
Forsyte Saga
Duchess of Duke Street
(I like old stuff lol)

Gavin and Stacey
The Office
Only Fools and Horses
Friday Night Dinner
Riyle Famiily

123rd Sat 11-Jun-16 20:57:51

Peaky blinders... Chuffing awesome. In a gruesome sweaty type of wayconfused

123rd Sat 11-Jun-16 20:59:58

sweary -although it is a little bit sweaty!!!

DeathByMascara Sat 11-Jun-16 21:00:05

Spooks - still my favourite thing ever in tv, even beating Game of Thrones (by a whisker)

The Night Manager - I clearly have a theme!

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 11-Jun-16 21:02:13

dyou know OP I saw your thread title only and straightaway thought: Cucumber and Queer as Folk

Lucked Sat 11-Jun-16 21:02:54

This life
Press gang
Queer as Folk

I bloody missed The Night Mansger and it was whipped off I player really quickly.

Mumanddadtoone Sat 11-Jun-16 21:03:32

Not going out, best comedy series of last 10 years for me

Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Jun-16 21:03:46

Life on Mars
Pride and Prejudice (Firth version)
Alan Partridge

I do watch Peaky Blinders, but as a Brummie find the accents unconvincing!

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 11-Jun-16 21:04:57

Queer as Folk
Pulling or Catastrophe, can't decide
The Office
The Trip (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in the Lakes)

...awwww, can we do 10

Mumanddadtoone Sat 11-Jun-16 21:05:29

Ooh yes, Alan partridge and life on Mars were fab

Lweji Sat 11-Jun-16 21:05:47

I'm a Spooks fan and Hustle Adrian Lester.

annymay Sat 11-Jun-16 21:05:48

Our Friends in the North.

Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Jun-16 21:05:50

Forgot the League of Gentlemen...

Mumanddadtoone Sat 11-Jun-16 21:07:30

You lot have great memories, loved Hustle

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 11-Jun-16 21:09:58

Queer as Folk
Pulling or Catastrophe, can't decide
The Office
The Trip (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in the Lakes)

This Life
War and Peace (don't do costumers but that was FABulous)
Peep Show (older the better)
Horrible Histories
Grandma's House (gloomy Simon Amstell sitcom and work of genius)

Lucked Sat 11-Jun-16 21:10:30

How could I gorget Gavinsnd Stacey. Also Luther and the first couple of series of Misfits were great.

Currently loving

The Fall
happy valley

Loved Soldier Soldier, Red Dwarf and Hamish Macbeth on my teens.

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 11-Jun-16 21:11:02



<gets over-excited>

Daffydil Sat 11-Jun-16 21:11:47

Queer as Folk
Black Books
Green Wing
Casanova (does that count? I think it was a miniseries)

Lucked Sat 11-Jun-16 21:17:09

Oh I have a Green Wing box set so where, must dust it off.

Lots for me to look up, I have never heard of Cucumber orJakes progress.

JurgenKlopp Sat 11-Jun-16 21:25:51

Line of Duty
The Fall
Happy Valley
This Life

(Just noticed that these are all BBC productions, can't really think of any on other channels that do dramas as good as the BBC)

Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Jun-16 21:57:20

Ah yes, Our Friends in the North!

This Life

midsomermurderess Sat 11-Jun-16 22:02:09

2 oldies but gosh they are so good', Jewel in the Crown and Brideshead Revisited.

SavoyCabbage Sat 11-Jun-16 22:05:00

One Foot in the Grave
Love Soup
Gavin and Stacey
The Smoking Room
Him and Her

scarlets Sat 11-Jun-16 22:22:38

Oooooh yes- I forgot about The Fall and Brideshead.

I've got Happy Valley on my Netflix list. Lots of people have raved about it.

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