Absolutely Fabulous: From humble beginnings as a sketch on the French and Saunders show, comedianne Jennifer Saunders launched Ab Fab into a three year, 18 episode pop-culture phenomena. Over 7 years later and still fans want more! (more...)
All Creatures Great And Small: Based on the novels by James Herriot these stories have become well-loved classics. The scenario is a simple one that plays for a lot of great characters and laughs. Essentially it is the misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire. (more...)
Are You Being Served?: Hand it to the BBC to churn out a TV show that essentially takes place all within the confines of a department store andd somehow keep it consistently funny from it's inception in 1972 to it's demise in 1985. This includes finding time to make a feature length movie called - what else? Are You Being Served? - The Movie. (more...)
Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Lauire, Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall, Miranda Richardson, Tony Robinson, Robbie Coltrane, Peter Cook, Colin Firth and so many more have all taken part in a Black Adder episode at least once...virtually a who's who of Britsh comedy in this great BBC series. (more...)
Coupling: Basically, and this is not an insult, but take Friends, mesh it with Sex and The City, add some very talented British actors and the result is Coupling. A BBC TV show where each half hour follows the exploits of Jeff, Steve, Jane, Susan, Sally and Patrick with their day in/day out observations and dealings with the opposite sex. (more...)
The Darling Buds of May: Catherine Zeta Jones was essentially an unknown when this show took to the airwaves in Britain...but that didn't last long. This show, based on the novels by H.E. Bates, is the most popular show in British Television History according to the Sun Telegraph. Knowing what the BBC has put out over the years, that really is saying something. (more...)
Father Ted: Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), Father Dougal Maguire (Ardal O'Hanlon) and Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly) have been banished to remote Craggy Island by Bishop Len Brennan (Jim Norton) because of various misdemeanours and character defects. Although only three seasons were ever shot fans consider this one of the best of BBC offerings in the last thirty years.
Fawlty Towers: Starting off by saying John Cleese was in Monty Python is almost like saying, did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings? Check out our Fawlty Towers page with trivia, full episode guide, a behind the scenes history and more. (more...)
Based on the novels by Colin Dexter, Inspector Morse ran from 1997 through to 2000. While the plot of the show is your basic cop premise it gets kudos for being more clever than most 'sleuth' style shows.
Jeeves and Wooster:
Never read Jeeves and Wooster by P.G. Wodehouse? Then take the high school student's way out and watch the episodes on DVD. Some might argue this is cheating, but it is also the easiest way of reading the books, at least capturing the essence of the books. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are perfectly cast in this series. (more...)
Keeping Up Appearances:
In one of Britain's most popular comedies, we are presented with a humorous look at the eternal battle of class struggles as Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet") tries to raise her status in life. The show ran from 1990 to 1995.
Monty Python's Flying Circus:
You have probably never heard of this show. A minor blip really. No one saw it...it didn't spawn several feature films or launch the careers of any comedy Gods...in fact, I'd skip this one altogether...nothing to see...really. (more...)
Poirot: In 1989 the BBC unleashed a new 'Poirot' to Agatha Christie fans...and in a way, there has never been a better one. David Suchet not only nails the role, he makes it his own, making you forget about Ustinov's Poirot and the others that came before him. (more...)
Red Dwarf: Not content to be a mere spoof of sci-fi, Red Dwarf went one better and carved out it's own niche. Bizarre characters, story lines and one helluva sense of humour made this show run from 1988 until 1999 with some minor backstage skirmishes creating some interesting tales as well. (more...)