Americans, who watches BBC America?

Oct 7th, 2005, 10:58 AM
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I just read about it in the NY times last week about a lottery winner who was a chav, the Beckhams are even considered chav.
Oct 7th, 2005, 11:06 AM
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Is the "Office" still on? Whenever I do a search for it on our digital cable I just get the American version. "Our" version is pretty good, but not as funny as the original. I watch "Ab Fab" sometimes, but I've seen most of them by now. My 13 year old daughter loves it, God help me.
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Oct 7th, 2005, 11:29 AM
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Ricky Gervais stopped "The Office" after 2 series and a handful of Christmas specials. No doubt you'll see his new offering - "Extras" where the stars really take the mickey out of themselves. I can't really see it making it in the US as, apart from Samuel L Jackson, Patrick Stewart and Ben Stiller - the stars that Gervais is extra-ing for would mean nothing to you and therefore not be funny (for instance, would Les Dennis - whilst having sex - shouting "I don't really know" in the voice of Mavis Wilton at his climax mean anything to anyone accross the pond?).
Did "Dad's Army" ever really make it to the US. I know that there was a poor US version.
Also, how is Father Ted on BBCA as it was made by Channel 4? I watched the Christmas special being filmed in London in 1994.
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Oct 7th, 2005, 11:49 AM
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I am living in the Uk now, and I just can't believe the show Little Britain. It's hysterical. Since I live in Wales, Daffyd, the Only Gay in the Village cracks me up, since everyone here sounds like they come from the village. Also, the spa lady, the laydeees and andy in the wheelchair - i want that one. If you haven't seen this yet, check it out here... it's milk-though-the-nose funny.
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Oct 7th, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Little Britain is doing a tour of the UK at the end of the year. I like the puking lady and then there's Bitty (a 30 something that still suckles at his mother and grandmother's breast in public).
BTW, it's Dafydd (Welsh for David) not Daffyd (which means nothing).
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Oct 7th, 2005, 01:20 PM
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When 90% odf the journalists in America admit to voting democratic, how can the news not be biased.

i agree. it does show that the news is biased...but toward conservative. a real liberal would not vote democratic!
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Oct 7th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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I really enjoyed Murder in Suburbia and Waking the Dead as well as Murphy's Law. I also like anything with John Hannah in it. I'm not really into the British comedies, but my hubby loves Benny Hill (yuk!).

Oh, and ThinGorjus, I think I've seen every episode of Jonathan Creek!

And what was the series with Robert Carlyle that takes place in Northern Scotland? Loved that too!
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Oct 7th, 2005, 05:26 PM
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I'm glad "Little Britain" was mentioned - I find it pretty amusing. The general premise seems to be that Britain is a nation, not of shopkeepers, but of slackers, schnorrers, posers and frauds.

In reply to Imhornet, I would only point out that probably the two most influential pieces of American reporting since Woodward & Bernstein were Jeff Gerth on Whitewater and Judith Miller on Iraq/WMD. These reports had several things in common:

1. They were for the New York Times.

2. They were unfavorable to a Democratic administration (Gerth) or favorable to a Republican administration (Miller).

3. They were utter bulls**t.

Some liberal media.
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