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Rebecca Jansen
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Forgot about those oldsters... Waiting For God, One Foot In The Grave... and Mulberry were all faves here!

I think the only games show I know much of is Countdown, U.K. shows of this kind just don't seem to get shown at all over here, maybe because people would win in pounds and not dollars. I would be curious to see some vintage Golden Shot though.

We have had various Aus programmes over the years, at least from Skippy The Bush Kangaroo onward... lots of Reg Grundy productions for some reason. I watched the first year or so of Home And Away.
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Occurs to me to add LAW & ORDER UK. Fun in that it reuses American scripts, but "translates" them for the British system.
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I remember The Golden Shot, filmed in Birmingham with
Bob Monkhouse initially presenting aided by the lovely
Anne Aston, i am surprised it hasn`t been revived! We
get a lot of Reg Grundy stuff here too, i remember
Skippy from my childhood!

What about The Weakest Link? I remember this
question...`Which Jeff wrote the musical version of The
War of the Worlds?` The old guy contestant answered
`Jeff Leppard` hilarious!
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Edge Of Darkness was excellent (never seen the movie remake).

The Guardians was a fantastic dystopian look at a near-future Britain. I don't know if Alan Moore's ever credited it as a source for "V For Vendetta", but they're similar in some respects.

Horizon is a good science documentary series.
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Bottom 
Blackadder the Third
Red Dwarf

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Trevor, Bottom but not The Young Ones?????
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Bill, Iíve seen reruns and I appreciate it but Bottom is my all time favourite. I should mention Only Fools and Horses, which is a classic.
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Only Fools and Horses definitely is! Have you seen
Filthy, Rich and Catflap?

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Yes, seen Filty Rich. I liked it but Wasnít a big fan.
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I don't believe Only Fools And Horses has ever been shown in America. I've only seen it thanks to some free with the U.K. paper giveaway DVDs. We have gotten Open All Hours, Butterflies, Goodnight Sweetheart and Darling Buds Of May more than once though.

I used to like On The Buses as a kid, doesn't really stand up well but a lot of characters (Oh, oh... I 'ate you Butler' 'But Arfur!'). Also The Rag Trade, another old one, lots of broad characters and routines. The Liver Birds and Rising Damp have their moments too. A lot of people say The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads are classics, but haven't seen quite enough myself. The Dustbinmen had Trevor Bannister before Are You Being Served.
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Only Fools and Horses started OK, then got good, and slowly turned to brilliant.

My favourite single episode is probably when Rodney won the holiday with his painting of Marble Arch, but has to pretend to be 14 years old.

There's also the one where Del and Rodney run toward the camera as Batman and Robin...
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