Americans, who watches BBC America?

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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:39 PM
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Americans, who watches BBC America?

Some of you posters mention that you watch 'Changing Rooms', 'Ab Fab' or other such programmes on this channel. So how many of you do watch BBC America? (Don't phone, it's just for fun!)
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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:41 PM
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Watch it quite a bit, including the news.
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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:42 PM
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I'm one. I watch mainly the DIY shows and the gardening shows. I have watched the news at times for a different perspective and I've occasionaly watched a movie or a sitcom.
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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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I don't have cable, but I watch the Britcoms on unltrhigh, like As Time Goes By, My Hero and Coupling. Listen to BBC America on NPR, though.
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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:46 PM
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By the way,
>>(Don't phone, it's just for fun!)<<
Sorry to sound stupid, but what does "don't phone" mean, besides the obvious? Is this a British expression?
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It was a catchphrase for a tv or radio programme in the past. The programme would pose questions for competitions, but when it didn't want masses of phone calls and was just posing a question for people to muse on, the presenter would say the above words.
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Jul 17th, 2004, 10:50 PM
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I LOVE 'Coupling' and 'The Office'!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 11:14 PM
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Nigello,

Got it...thank you!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 11:45 PM
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I watch BBC America most of all. Love the DIY, sitcoms and the mysteries. I think Allistair Appleton with his dimples is the cutest man in the world. He is host of Cash in the Attic and one of the can't sell your house shows,House Dr. I think. Love House Invaders, Phil is so cute too.
I watch the Monday night mysteries evey week. The only one I don't like so far is The Vice. I thought the mini series they had on Sunday nights recently, political intrigue show about who killed Sonya Baker was terrific. Can't remember the name of it. I was crushed that I watched so much of it and was in Provence when the the final episode was on. I still don't know who killed Sonya Baker. Can anyone tell me? I discussed the great comedy on another thread.

I started watching BBC in the beginning to help my travel "fever" between trips. But realized IMHO the programing is much better. Between BBC America and Fodor's I manage to survive until I am off again.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 04:39 AM
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Watching BBC for entertainment is one thing,For the "news" quite another.Their outrageous editorial bias and lack of professional integerity has been thoroughly exposed.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 05:03 AM
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Unlike the high professional standards of the Faux News network.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 05:11 AM
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At least Fox gives both sides unlike the "news" orginizations you seem to prefer.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:05 AM
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Guess margate hasn't seen " Outfoxed" yet!
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:15 AM
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Ground Force. Alas, it's started to rain. And Charlie can't seem to find her jacket. Oh dear.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:15 AM
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What partisan crap. I don't listen to the crap that people like Limbaugh or M. moore spew.I do however feel on Fox even with their self admitted conservative Bias you at least get both sides of the issues that can't be said of many liberal "news" media orginazations
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:20 AM
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BACK TO THE TOPIC

I LOVE BBC America. I just love getting my weekly dose of "Keeping Up Appearences" The other showa are good too ... for those w/ no cable, most public broadcasting channels do a block of Britcoms on Saturday nights.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:20 AM
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I love BBCA. That's the whole reason I subscribe to digital cable. I love Changing Rooms, House Doctor, The Family, Coupling, The Office, Bargain Hunt, Cash in the Attic.

I liked the older mysteries they used to show - Morse, Frost. I don't care for the newer ones. And how many mysteries have Robeson Green and John Hanna been in?

I also loved Monarch of the Glen when it was on - particularly the early seasons before Hector departed.

I live in the metro-Detroit area and we can get the Canadian CBC station. So my perfect Sunday morning routine involves a cup of tea and a two-hour presentation of Coronation Street. It's about 7 months behind the episodes shown in England. I'm watching it right now!
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:22 AM
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I was watching "Queer Eye" UK Version yesterday...it was really fun. I read the BBC news web site...it is in my favorites. I LOVE Ground Force too...and of course the BEST show on TV...Antiques Roadshow UK version.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 07:53 AM
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Oh, of course mgmargate would post here, never missing an opportunity to attack, and of COURSE he would think Fox is "fair and balanced." Since he will undoubtedly question people's credentials here, too, I have a PhD in journalism history, and I'm here to tell you that Fox is there to tell the sensationalist side of any story, above all. And "balanced" is not at all the same as objective or truthful -- I'd have loved to see what Fox would have done with "both sides" of the rise of the 3rd Reich.

And for the record, Nigello, Americans do watch BBC America but not in great numbers, usually the more educated and well-traveled -- the vast majority see BBC productions on public broadcasting, which is probably where many posters find the programs (programmes) you mention.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 07:58 AM
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Soccr: Don't you mean the more Liberal? Chasing you around refuting your nonsense is becoming tiresome.
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