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Old 06-18-17, 09:21 AM
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Have to say, I love this thread. I'm way behind on my UK shows, but it's great to have a thread like this to get new ideas. There's so many great UK shows that I've watched over the years that I'd never know about without online chatter and suggestions.
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Also recommending "Loaded". Like an English version of Silicon Valley. Almost.

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I am also grateful for this thread. I haven't started anything new for quite a while, but most of the UK shows I was following have pretty much wrapped permanently, so I'll be looking for some ideas soon. The good news is I'm sure there are several great ones out there and since I haven't touched them yet they are all binge-able.
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series 3 of the Detectorists just started filming!
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^Awesome! Love that show. It was up in the air as to whether it would return, but I had heard it would be back, about a month ago or so.

For anyone else that enjoys Detectorists, you might also like a series called The Cafe. It was on for a couple of seasons, but unfortunately was cancelled. It has the same dry humour that, IMHO, makes Detectorists so good.
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Matt Berry is planning a fourth series of Toast of London
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-...ast-of-london/

By Huw Fullerton
In news sure to delight comedy fans around the UK, it’s emerged that more episodes of cult Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London are in the pipeline, with star Matt Berry revealing that he’s planning on writing even more adventures with series co-creator Arthur Matthews.

“Yeah, there will be [more],” Berry emphatically told listeners of BBC Radio 6 yesterday while appearing on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie’s show, though added that he didn’t know when the series could be back and that he’d only started writing the stories “in his head”.

Sadly, he didn’t drop any more details on what we could expect from the fourth series –in interviews past he has hinted he’d like to see lead character Steven Toast (an eccentric and self-obsessed actor having misadventures around Soho) head to LA – but it’s certainly a more positive sign for the series than when RadioTimes.com asked Berry about the subject, when he wasn’t sure that there’d be any more at all.

“I don’t know, it depends,” he said at the time. “Because it takes such a long time; it’s a year to write and then it’s the pre-production and then you’ve got to film it.

“It’s your whole year taken up with one series – six episodes – if you’re doing all those things, [if] you’re writing it and you’re in it.”

Now, it sounds like things are finally moving for the cult series, which has recently become a hit with Americans after appearing on Netflix. Though given that Steven’s old nemesis Clem Fandango (aka actor Shazad Latif) is now off travelling the galaxy in Star Trek: Discovery, he might have to shout even louder to get him to listen to him…
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Yes, I can hear you Matt Berry!
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Just recently started watching Detectorists. Love the dry and subtle humor of these reasonably self aware and endearingly eccentric characters.
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Originally Posted by Match
Matt Berry is planning a fourth series of Toast of London
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-...ast-of-london/
Love this show and Matt Berry!
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Still Game returns for series 8, on March the 8th.
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A couple of other good shows I've recently watched.

Drama's
Next of Kin - Kalinda from the Good Wife - Very good. Six episodes
Deals with Radical Terrorists in a very interesting and personal way
McMafia - David Strathairn is the most recognized actor in this, but it's essentially a Russian Mafia show, set in London and Israel with some other locations. Totally enjoying it, last episode lined up to watch this weekend - there are 8


and the absolute best is Derry Girls, an incredible comedy show about growing up in Northern Ireland during the troubles. It's the best thing I've seen on TV in a while.

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Yeah, I've just started watching Derry Girls and I'm enjoying it.
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Originally Posted by BDB
David Strathairn is the most recognized actor in this
Or, ya know, James Norton, being the lead in this and Grantchester, the 2016 version of War & Peace, an episode of Black Mirror, and the bad guy in Happy Valley. Strathairn's been in a million things, as far back as Silkwood and At Close Range... but I only really know him from the Bourne movies.
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That's fair! Strathairn has an Oscar Nom though!

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Really enjoying W1A. Caught the 1st episode on Netflix and I was hooked. Like most UK TV shows the seasons are maddeningly short though. Only 4 episodes the 1st 2 seasons.
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Finished Derry Girls the other week. Fantastic.

"The Young Offenders" is another good new one. Plus season 2 of "Damned". And I'm a sucker for "Two Doors Down". A Scottish sitcom that I think is brilliant.
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
Just recently started watching Detectorists. Love the dry and subtle humor of these reasonably self aware and endearingly eccentric characters.
I may start watching that tonight.

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Still Game returns for series 8, on March the 8th.
I'm a HUUUGE Still Game fan. Whenever I'm not watching anything else, I put Still Game on as background noise. But series 7 really let me down. I gave up after 3 or 4 episodes.
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Just finished up season 2 of Detectorists on Netflix. For anyone looking to watch the 3rd and final season its watchable through the Acorn channel on amazon and their is a 7 day free trial.
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Just learned that Johnny Flynn sings the Detectorists theme song, and he's one of the stars of Lovesick.

and now that I know that, I can't unknow it
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Originally Posted by Thrush
Really enjoying W1A.
Right. Yes. Cool. Cool. Cool.
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Finished up Season 3 of The Dectorists, just a great little show.
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Was doing some poking around and for any Peep Show fans out there I see there was a 6 episode series last fall called Back starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The show has already been picked up for a second series.

I haven't seen it yet but will definitely be checking it out.
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I loved the latest series of Plebs. I wasn't sure about the casting change when it was first announced but I think I might have enjoyed the new character more.

Friday Night Dinner has just been incredible and gotten funnier each week, hopefully they can keep it going for the last two episodes.
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
Was doing some poking around and for any Peep Show fans out there I see there was a 6 episode series last fall called Back starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The show has already been picked up for a second series.

I haven't seen it yet but will definitely be checking it out.
Just watched the first episode and thought this was great. It strikes a great balance of not being Peep Show while definitely keeping the same sensibility. Also, for some reason seeing David Mitchell sporting a full on Andrew Luck neck beard continually cracks me up.

Bottom line, if you liked Peep Show you should definitely give this a watch.
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Originally Posted by Keith6601
Friday Night Dinner has just been incredible and gotten funnier each week, hopefully they can keep it going for the last two episodes.
Totally agree, love the show and the current season. This is one of the rare shows the wife finds just as funny as I do, primarily because the humor isn't nearly as mean-spirited as it is in many of the shows I enjoy (and she tsk-tsks).

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