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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Samoan » 09 Apr 2018, 21:09

The Write Profile wrote:In no particular order, and there's heaps I've missed out on...

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Heavens, I was only thinking about that series a few hours ago, remembering how superb it was and wishing I'd included it.

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Samoan » 09 Apr 2018, 21:11

Still available on Channel 4 catch up TV for those who wish -

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/traffik/on-demand/7163-001

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby never/ever » 09 Apr 2018, 21:51

1. The X- Files - 12 pts
2. Monty Python's Flying Circus - 11 pts
3. The Muppet Show - 10 pts
4. Star Trek: The Original Series - 9 pts
5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - 9 pts

6. Father Ted - 8 pts
7. Blake's 7 - 8 pts
8. Soap - 7 pts
9. The Young Ones - 7 pts
10. Hill Street Blues - 7 pts

11. QI - 6 pts
12. The Golden Girls - 6 pts
13. Have I Got News For You? - 6 pts
14. TopPop- 5 pts
15. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Drew Carey-version) - 5 pts

16. Scooby Doo! Where Are You? - 4 pts
17. Twin Peaks - 4 pts
18. Cosmos (Carl Sagan-version) - 3 pts
19. Rockpalast - 3 pts
20. Tom & Jerry (1940 Hanna/Barbera-version) - 3 pts

21. Sherlock Holmes (1984 Jeremy Brett-version) - 3 pts
22. All In The Family - 2 pts
23. The Practice - 2 pts
24. Not The Nine O'Clock News - 2 pts
25. Shooting Stars - 2 pts

26. Dr. Who - 2 pt
27. The Mary Whitehouse Experience - 1 pt
28. Taxi - 1pt
29. Clive James On TV - 1 pt
30. LA Law - 1 pt
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby The Modernist » 09 Apr 2018, 22:13

K wrote:
The Banana Splits is not!


I loved it as a kid. I think I got from it what others got from the Muppet Show - this colourful wackiness. Compared to staid British children's tv it seemed really out there and It was also an early taste of psychedelic culture, not that I knew that at seven!

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Quaco » 09 Apr 2018, 22:37

The Modernist wrote:
K wrote:
The Banana Splits is not!


I loved it as a kid. I think I got from it what others got from the Muppet Show - this colourful wackiness. Compared to staid British children's tv it seemed really out there and It was also an early taste of psychedelic culture, not that I knew that at seven!

I haven't revisited it, but I absolutely loved it for those same reasons. Muppet Show was later and not nearly as nutty. It was verging on intelligent.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Apr 2018, 23:30

Quaco wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
K wrote:
The Banana Splits is not!


I loved it as a kid. I think I got from it what others got from the Muppet Show - this colourful wackiness. Compared to staid British children's tv it seemed really out there and It was also an early taste of psychedelic culture, not that I knew that at seven!

I haven't revisited it, but I absolutely loved it for those same reasons. Muppet Show was later and not nearly as nutty. It was verging on intelligent.


And it had Danger Island.

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby martha » 10 Apr 2018, 10:32

I submitted my list and then changed it around. My first list had Deadwood, Late Night with David Letterman, Taxi, and Peep Show, but I sort of whimsically switched those out because I figured those would do well without my vote -- and instead subbed in Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The final list I submitted was:

Archer
Arrested Development
Black Books
Breaking Bad
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Doctor Who
Freaks and Geeks
Home Movies
Jeeves and Wooster
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Nana
Police Squad
The Bullwinkle Show
Spaced
Star Trek (original)
The Avengers
The Inbetweeners
The IT Crowd
The Larry Sanders Show
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Muppet Show
The Prisoner (1967-1968)
The Rockford Files
The Simpsons
The Twilight Zone
The Young Ones
Wild, Wild, West
Yes Minister / Yes, Prime Minister
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby zoomboogity » 10 Apr 2018, 11:13

martha wrote:The Bullwinkle Show


I love the ten-second version right before the final credits. Sort of a late night West Coast jazz thing.

Also good to see some love for Bilko, especially from outside the US. Yihla moja, yihla moja, the man is dead.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Fonz » 10 Apr 2018, 13:11

K wrote:No order.

1. Monty Python's Flying Circus
2. The Young Ones
3. A Bit of Fry and Laurie
4. The Bridge
5. I'm Alan Partridge
6. The Thick of It
7. Fawlty Towers
8. The Killing
9. Blackadder (series 2 if specific)
10. Breaking Bad
11. The Wire
12. Porridge
13. Match of the Day
14. Line of Dury
15. Hancock's Half Hour
16. Father Ted
17. Threads
18. The Handmaid's Tale
19. The Phil Silvers Show
20. Sesame Street
21. I, Claudius
22. Strike (The comic strip presents...)
23. The Day Today
24. Mid-Morning Matters
25. The Singing Detective
26. Red Riding
27. The Office (UK version)
28. The League of Gentlemen
29. Talking Heads
30. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


Red Riding. Sean Bean. Genius.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby clive gash » 10 Apr 2018, 13:57

Loved (probably not the right word) the books, deeply dissatisfied with the TV version.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby joels344 » 10 Apr 2018, 20:56

Legend of the Galactic Heroes - 12
Twin Peaks - 10
Dekalog - 9
Breaking Bad - 9
Neon Genesis Evangelion - 9

Scenes from a Marriage - 7
Monster - 7
True Detective - 7
Cowboy Bebop - 7
The West Wing - 7

Cosmos - 6
Texhnolyze - 6
Paranoia Agent - 6
The Wonder Years - 6
Serial Experiments Lain - 6

Macross - 5
World on a Wire - 5
Monty Python's Flying Circus - 5
The Tatami Galaxy - 5
Games of Thrones - 5

Ergo Proxy - 2
The Twilight Zone - 1
Zeta Gundam - 1
M*A*S*H - 1
The Simpsons - 1

Columbo - 1
Twelve Kingdoms - 1
John Adams - 1
Kaiba - 1
Rocko’s Modern Life - 1

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Apr 2018, 21:37

K wrote:26. Red Riding

Yes!

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Apr 2018, 21:39

Samoan wrote:26. Shooting the Past = 4

Yes!

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Apr 2018, 21:46

7.5 points
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Wire
The Killing (Denmark)
The Thick Of It
The Sopranos
Mad Men
Arena
Dads Army
Fawlty Towers
Brasseye
Cracker
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
The Simpsons
The Nazis A Warning From History
House Of Cards (US)

2.5 stars
State Of Play
Reginald Perrin
Deadwood
The Crow Road
Edge Of Darkness
The Fast Show
Homeland
Frasier
The Day Today
Auf Weidersehen Pet
Tutti Frutti

That’s all i managed. Fill in Father Ted, Twin Peaks, Shooting The Past and Red Riding and you’ve got my 30.

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Nikki Gradual » 10 Apr 2018, 23:30

My votes were:

Twin Peaks - 25
Blue Planet/Planet Earth - 15
Boys from The Black Stuff - 10
GBH - 8
The Six Nations - 7
Channel 4 News - 6
The Young Ones - 6
The Day Today - 6
The Inbetweeners - 6
Animal Magic - 5
The Sweeney - 5
Not only but also - 5
Whoops Apocalypse - 5
Rugby Special - 4
Steptoe & Son - 4
The Office - 4
Top Gear - 4
The Word - 3
The Professionals - 3
Yes Minister - 3
The Changes - 2
The Comic Strip presents - 2
Vision On - 2
Peep Show - 2
Only Connect - 2
I’m Alan Partridge - 2
Going Live! - 1
Top of the Pops - 1
Drop the Dead Donkey - 1
Porridge - 1
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby Quaco » 11 Apr 2018, 01:23

Nikki Gradual wrote:My votes were:

Twin Peaks - 25

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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby fange » 11 Apr 2018, 03:27

The Sopranos
Chappelle's Show
Fawlty Towers
The Muppet Show
The Simpsons

South Park
Sesame Street
The X-Files
Deadwood
The Office (UK)

Only Fools and Horses
Frasier
Summer Heights High
Twin Peaks
Father Ted

Late Night With David Letterman
Spongebob Squarepants
Game of Thrones
Seinfeld
The Young Ones

The Twilight Zone
Northern Exposure
Red Dwarf
How I Met Your Mother
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Porridge
Modern Family
The Ed Sullivan Show
Blackadder
Steptoe and Son

Some i wished i had remembered, or just couldn't squeeze in - Police Story, Black Books, Rockford Files, Get Smart, Monkey... damn, a ton of shows.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby The Red Nosed Heifer » 11 Apr 2018, 07:12

fange wrote:Spongebob Squarepants


Probably would've thrown it in if I had remembered it!
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby fange » 11 Apr 2018, 07:40

Honestly, some of the biggest laughs i've had watching TV shows since my kids were born have been while watching Spongebob! And now that they're in their teens, we quote Spongebob lines to each other when something in real life reminds us of the show. It holds a really special place for me.
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Re: your top 30 TV programmes

Postby The Write Profile » 11 Apr 2018, 07:50

Samoan wrote:
The Write Profile wrote:In no particular order, and there's heaps I've missed out on...

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Heavens, I was only thinking about that series a few hours ago, remembering how superb it was and wishing I'd included it.


Yes, it's better than the Steven Soderbergh film, if only because it's tackles a much wider canvas, both emotionally and geographically. The episode where the politician tries to search for his junkie daughter is superbly wrought and acted.

I also considered State of Play and Red Riding, not sure why I didn't choose them in the end.
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