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I like the one where they play darts for prizes. That one always seems to be on when I go the UK.


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I grew up on the Avengers and whole lot of ITC.

Gerry Anderson's Space 1999 and UFO
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
The Persuaders!
The Prisoner
The Saint
Whitechapel

On the BBC side
Rome
Prime Suspect
Fawlty Towers

I disagree, Ashes to Ashes was great but you have to love Bowie, Adam Ant, and Audi Quattro

Does Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful count?
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I admit I do the same. I also found it very useful to bookmark an online American english to proper Queens english translation guide. When I first started watching British shows, I was like what the hell is a pram?
What is a tosser? Did that help. Now I can converse proper Queens english with the best of them (minus the cool accent).
Quick threadjack. What the heck is a PRAM to Americans? Stroller, baby carriage, perambulator, ...?

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May be a regional thing, usually stroller but baby carriage is OK too. Double wides get there name.



Sigh, my wife gives me the speaking treatment.
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Quick threadjack. What the heck is a PRAM to Americans? Stroller, baby carriage, perambulator, ...?
Stroller in American. Now a tosser, I have to much manners for that.
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I disagree, Ashes to Ashes was great but you have to love Bowie, Adam Ant, and Audi Quattro
Well I love those things as well and saw Bowie in concert during the 80's, yet Ashes to Ashes (the TV show not the song) is sh1te.

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Now a tosser, I have to much manners for that.
I use that word frequently.
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tosser = wanker


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Stroller in American. Now a tosser, I have to much manners for that.
Thanks, regional English is fun. This is part of the attraction of regional TV shows. I love learning new words or usages. British English is very similar to Australian, but their regional English often throws up interesting words.

Tosser is Australian too, we have lots of them.

This reminds me of an Australian workmate who went to work in an open plan office that covered a whole New York city block. So noisy you couldn't hear yourself think. First day, she makes a mistake and realises her pencil doesn't have the rubber eraser. So she says to no-one in particular, "does anyone have a rubber?". Only time the whole floor went silent. Rubber is what we call erasers.

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Life On Mars – BBC One
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(Don't watch the follow on Ashes to Ashes series since it sucked!)
Life on Mars was on Hulu but unfortunately it was pulled a few months ago. Ashes to Ashes was also pulled but I thought it sucked as well so not a problem!

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Life on Mars was on Hulu but unfortunately it was pulled a few months ago. Ashes to Ashes was also pulled but I thought it sucked as well so not a problem!
It's a shame Life on Mars got pulled.
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It's a shame Life on Mars got pulled.
Yes. Luckily I'd seen all of it.

Ashes to Ashes was a dead loss for me. I thought the idea of Gene Hunt in the 80's with his Audi Quattro was great, but when they used the same plot it was an immediate disappointment.

I couldn't take the Alex Drake character, she was supposed to be a hostage negotiator but she was just pretentious and patronizing, two things that a hostage negotiator isn't.
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Yes. Luckily I'd seen all of it.

Ashes to Ashes was a dead loss for me. I thought the idea of Gene Hunt in the 80's with his Audi Quattro was great, but when they used the same plot it was an immediate disappointment.

I couldn't take the Alex Drake character, she was supposed to be a hostage negotiator but she was just pretentious and patronizing, two things that a hostage negotiator isn't.
Yep, my wife and I enjoyed Gene Hunt and Sam in Life on Mars, but we hated Drake, she just rubbed us the wrong way, wasn't convincing etc.

Which is another thing Ashes to Ashes felt more like coming home to our memories of the 70's (we were kids back then). Whereas the 80's in Ashes didn't feel right at all, it just watched like a bad caricature.
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Yep, my wife and I enjoyed Gene Hunt and Sam in Life on Mars, but we hated Drake, she just rubbed us the wrong way, wasn't convincing etc.

Which is another thing Ashes to Ashes felt more like coming home to our memories of the 70's (we were kids back then). Whereas the 80's in Ashes didn't feel right at all, it just watched like a bad caricature.
Funny, my wife grew up in the late 80's and she loved the show.
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Why are 90% of British shows about murder investigations?
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