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We get Jam and Jersualem here on vision tv. It's stupendous and hits the key elements of the women's institute. Making jam and singing - the life of the WI (Clatterford in the uk).

If we are talking about David Jason, then we absolutely have to include Darling Buds of May - an absolutely brilliant series. After watching it, you want to become Pa Larkin. The humble beginnings of Catherine Zeta-Jones pre Michael Douglas and cosmetic surgery.

I do intend to see Foyle's eventually, but not taking up any new shows until Le Tour is over. I feel another thread coming on. :D
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Ah, yes, "The Darling Buds of May"; TV doesn't get any better than that does it? I liked him also as Del Boy Trotter in "Only Fools and Horses" and as Granville in "Open All Hours", to name just a few. David Jason (actually Sir David White) started life as an electrician.
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Rufus wrote:Ah, yes, "The Darling Buds of May"; TV doesn't get any better than that does it? I liked him also as Del Boy Trotter in "Only Fools and Horses" and as Granville in "Open All Hours", to name just a few. David Jason (actually Sir David White) started life as an electrician.
Yup. All "perfect" shows fer,sure.

I even recall a shaving scene or two in Darling Buds and Fools & Horses, methinks.
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Get the Foyle, get the Foyle, get the Foyle.
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Now that I've mentioned "Open All Hours" I got thinking about "The Two Ronnies", Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker. Another brilliant programme
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Oh. The joys of an era passed us by. What about On The Buses & Are You Being Served? Thigh slapping stuff back in the day.
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Im watching the pilot episode of Judge John Deed tonight. I like it. Not on a Kavanagh level, but enjoyable.
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Thanks guys for this thread. I am not so much a fan of some of these shows as my wife is. But I have watched a few of them. We both liked A Touch of Frost and Inspector Morse and are looking for some others to view. Wife has seen Foyles War and likes it so I want to get into that one especially after Squire & Wendell recommend it.

Some one mentioned my favorite British Comedy, "Are You Being Served". Just a great funny show. Have seen many of the episodes more than once. Another one we enjoy is "Keeping Up Appearances" which is just hilarious. I even use a pix of my favorite character from that show, Onslow played by the late Geoffery Hughes as my avatar.

Speaking of British comedies I would also recommend "Little Britain", a funny but often vulgar, though not so much in language but in the skits, which my son-in-law told me about a couple years ago. Can be found on Amazon here in the states.

Need to bookmark this thread so I can refer back to it often.
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In my book the funniest of the British comedies are "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister"; I just love the way Sir Humphrey manipulates and contorts the English language. Fortunately we are still able to get theses programmes. My other favourites, over and above those I've mentioned in earlier posts, include "The Thin Blue Line", Ricky Gervais' the original "The Office", "Are You Being Served", "Fawlty Towers", "Blackadder", "The Vicar of Dibley", "Chef", "Absolutely Fabulous", "The Royale Family", "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin", "The Good life", "Hi-de-Hi", "Rising Damp", "To the Manor Born". I could go on and on, but I think I've bored you enough. Regardless, for those of you this side of the Pond who are lovers of the British/English sense of humour my list should provide you with ample grist for your comedy mill.
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Back to Endeavour - I find Roger Allam very appealing, if only because he is a perfect double for Christopher Hitchens.

Allam:
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Yes he does now that you mention it, I miss Hitch.
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Episode 2 was outstanding. The creating of morse is like a good super hero origins movie. No, that's not fair. It's nothing like that .... it is far, far better. And to coincide nicely with this series being run on our PBS station, they are also,running Morse again, having just aired The Remorseful Day which have what may be the best final scene of all British television - including MI-5/Spooks and that is saying a lot.

Regarding Yes, Prime Minister, it's just been reduxed as,an anniversary series by the same two original writers. I watched the first 2 episodes on the plane back from Winnipeg this morning and thought it very good. Although I have to say that no one will come close to Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey, I actually think that David Haig is a better Jim Hacker than was Paul Eddington. Hope it gets to BBC Canada soon.
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I watched the final Lewis last night. Now I'm reading that there might be periodic new episodes:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox ... bably.html
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The Fugue espisode was simply outstanding! =D>
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Craig_From_Cincy wrote:I watched the final Lewis last night. Now I'm reading that there might be periodic new episodes:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox ... bably.html
A fitting end to a fine series in my opinion. I like how the BBC wasn't afraid to end the series --- a few specials could well be enjoyable -- they certainly worked with Morse.

Endeavor series one is only a few episodes totaling 4. I get a kick out of the one-word titles. Home and Rocket are the remaining episodes to air on PBS the next couple of weeks. All the acting is outstanding, and seeing the many foreshadowing of how Endeavor becomes Morse is fabulous. Last night, while we watched Fugue, it dawned on me in the final scene how Fred Thursday has elements of Lewis as an older inspector. Which means the cycle of Thursday --- or Lewis --- influences Endeavor, who then tutors Lewis (Thursday), who in turn mentors Hathaway (Endeavor). The interconnection of the characters is really quite astounding. The writers, producers, directors and actors have really got this down.
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I have to confess that I'm now hooked on "Endeavour". Can't say the same thing about "Inspector George Gently". Martin Shaw irritated me in "Judge John Deed" and he gets under my skin equally as Gently. I guess you can't win them all, but with "Endeavour" now on the scene I feel pretty good. Now to complete my summer "Dr Who" needs to be aired regularly, but failing that I'd settle for re-runs of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
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We've just begun watching Endeavour. We're looking forward to the experience.
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Make sure you see the initial tv special before devling into series 1. See how many random Morse references you can find. There's a good one in the closing credits.
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Anyone reprising the role made famous by Nigel Hawthorne's portrayal of Sir Humphrey is indeed a hard act to follow though I'm looking forward to viewing the effort.
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Not a great fan of Morse but m wife is. Told her about Endeavour and she watched it last Sunday evening. Liked it and I think she will continue watching it even if I have to record it on our DVR for her.
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