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Re: British TV shows

Postby TomCotton » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:07 pm

Good Neighbors was about a couple who decided to leave the corporate world and set up a farmstead in their backyard. Most of the episodes dealt with how the people next door (especially the wife) dealt with them and the farm animals in suburbia. :)
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Ah, that was The Good Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7Vy9lHv6I
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Re: British TV shows

Postby TomCotton » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:19 pm

Yeah, in the same notebook there is a small notation, almost rubbed out over the years, that it was also called The Good Life. Perhaps Good Neighbors was alternate title for the USA. Talkin' many, many years ago. :)
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:24 pm

Ah, right. I didn't know they retitled shows for American audiences.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:49 pm

And I love All Creatures great and small. Loved the books as well as the TV show.

How about Absolutely Fabulous?
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:17 pm

That's a lot of fun, sweetie!
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Re: British TV shows

Postby TomCotton » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Candy Kane wrote:Ah, right. I didn't know they retitled shows for American audiences.
Yep, stuff gets lost in the translation. :P :D :cheers:


I read the All Creatures books befor seeing the TV show. Both are very enjoyable.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:48 pm

Oh, yeah! I loved the books but the series was very well done.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:20 am

Yes, it was very true to the books!

We don't get Absolutely Fabulous over here, I just know it by chance (watched it when I was on holiday in Ireland), and I loved it.

Tomorrow and Friday is Jane Eyre time, the 2006 version will air. I'll have to watch this one.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:21 am

Ireland? That's where I'm from. You should be able to watch it online.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:23 am

Padfoot wrote:Yes, it was very true to the books!

We don't get Absolutely Fabulous over here, I just know it by chance (watched it when I was on holiday in Ireland), and I loved it.

Tomorrow and Friday is Jane Eyre time, the 2006 version will air. I'll have to watch this one.

I love the James Herriot series - both! My mother-in-law bought a hard-bound copy of his cat stories for me for Christmas. I still haven't read it *blush* but I remember all the cat stories from the books.

Absolutely Fabulous has run over here on both BBC-America and LOGO - hard to miss it :) .

Let me know what you think of the '06 Jane Eyre, Paddy :) .
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:09 pm

Candy Kane wrote:Ireland? That's where I'm from. You should be able to watch it online.

My rocky wireless DSL connection won't let me. It takes me about 30 minutes to watch a 5 minute video online, because the darn thing keeps stopping and reloading. :bang:
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:13 pm

Oh, that's really bad! :(

Is there an opportunity to get broadband? That'd solve the problem. Alternatively, I suppose you could buy the DVDs.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:14 pm

Candy Kane wrote:Oh, that's really bad! :(

Is there an opportunity to get broadband? That'd solve the problem. Alternatively, I suppose you could buy the DVDs.

Or rent them from a video store? And this is going to sound like a stupid question - and very few can ask them as well as I can :) - but how about your local library carrying them? I'm amazed by the stuff I can get at mine.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:06 am

Candy Kane wrote:Oh, that's really bad! :(

Is there an opportunity to get broadband? That'd solve the problem. Alternatively, I suppose you could buy the DVDs.

We have been promised to get broadband for about five years or so now... However, the progress is zero, and the excuses are just :roll: :roll:

My local library does rent videos or dvd's, but they would have to order the ones I ask for especially for me (I've asked), so I might as well buy it. There aren't any local video stores left, the last one closed about a year ago. I download what I can get from YouTube (I have to do that at work [if I find the time], because we have broadband connection there - all the more ridiculous because I live only 4 km away from the office, but this is town centre, and I live in a suburb :roll: ), but watching it on computer is nothing compared to TV. :lol: So buying it is, if I want to get the real thing. Hence I always point my family to my amazon wishlist... :lol: Sometimes it works!
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