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World Entertainment: England


newbloodmoon

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Yup you’ve read that correctly, this entertainment section comes at us from merry ole England. I’ll break this down by genre and list some shows then pick one to do a brief synopsis on. Some shows will be quite familiar too Americans as some had appeared on PBS (public broadcast station), and cable channels like BBC America, and Britbox. Check your local listings for your region of the world. Those in England may choose to ignore this post or point and laugh as an alleged know it all American butchers your entertainment.

With comedies we have some greats both old and new. Black Adder, Father Ted, Vicar of Dibley, Monty Pythons Flying Circus (and their movies), Yes Minister, Fawltey Towers, Young Ones, Keeping Up Appearances, Absolutely Fabulous, Are You Being Served?, The Thin Blue Line, and many others. The one I would like to focus on for know is, Red Dwarf.

Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.[1] The series follows low-ranking technician Dave Lister, who awakens after being in suspended animation for three million years to find that he is the last living human, and that he is alone on the mining spacecraft Red Dwarf—save for a hologram of his deceased bunkmate Arnold Rimmer and "Cat", a life form which evolved from Lister's pregnant cat.

Skipping on over to Sci-Fi, and yes Red Dwarf is a sci-fi show that squarely sits in the lap of comedy but can be mentioned here as well, just look up at the line above and you’ll see ^. Others shows include, Blakes 7, Torchwood, Space: 1999, UFO, Quatermass, Black Mirror, and The Sarah Jane Adventures. The focus show is Dr. Who.

List of actors who played Dr. Who here———> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_actors_who_have_played_the_Doctor

Notable and not so notable monsters in the Whoverse. Those ever loving pepper pots the Daleks, Cybermen, Ice Warrior, the Yeti, Minotaur, the Master (yes this time lord is very much a monster), Sontorans, Sylurians, and so many more.

My favorite Dr below.

Spoiler

 

Some of my favorite Dr episodes.

 

Drama - Broadchurch, Poldark, Outlander, Downton Abbey, and my pick is Foyle’s War.

Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after the Second World War, created by Midsomer Murders screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitzand commissioned by ITV after the long-running series Inspector Morse ended in 2000. It began broadcasting on ITV in October 2002. ITV director of programmes Simon Shapscancelled Foyle's War in 2007, but Peter Fincham (Shaps' replacement) revived the programme after good ratings for 2008's fifth series.[1][2] The final episode was broadcast on 18 January 2015, after eight series.[3

Crime Shows - Strike, Killing Eve, Luther, Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and others. My focus will be Shetland (I know it’s cheating because this is a crime show set in Scotland).

Shetland is a Scottish crime drama series made by ITV Studiosfor BBC Scotland and first broadcast on BBC One on 10 March 2013. Based upon the novels of Ann Cleeves and adapted for television by David Kane, who has remained a principal writer throughout, it stars Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Pérez. Also starring are Alison O'Donnell as DS Alison "Tosh" McIntosh, Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson and Mark Bonnar as Duncan Hunter. Lewis Howden, Erin Armstrong, Julie Grahamand Anne Kidd are also principal members of the cast. Henshall won the 2016 BAFTA Scotland award for best actor and the series received the award for Best TV Drama.[1] From Series 8 (2023), Ashley Jensen stars as DI Ruth Calder, replacing Henshall.

Fantasy - Merlin, Discovery Of Witches, Britannia, The b@stard Son of the Devil Himself, and the focus show about a werewolf, vampire, and a ghost being quirky flatmates we have Being Human.

Being Human is a British supernatural comedy-dramatelevision series created and written by Toby Whithouse and first broadcast on BBC Three in 2009.[1] The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. The pilot episode starred Andrea Riseborough as Annie Sawyer (a ghost), Russell Tovey as George Sands (a werewolf), and Guy Flanagan as John Mitchell (a vampire) – all of whom are sharing accommodation and attempting as well as they can to live a "normal" life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them, striving to fit in more.

Music: a few popular bands that people may have heard of.

The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Pink Floyd.

Some movies that you may or may not have heard of…

James Bond series, my favorite Bond’s in order of the following. Sean Connery and Roger Moore. That’s it.

1) Snatch,  2) Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie)

Billie Elliot

Red Shoes

Monty Pythons Holy Grail, Life Of Brian (and others)

The Kings Speech

 

Sports: football,  Chelsea premier league plays on NBC here in the states, Cricket and I still don’t get it, and running from Hooligans from the local pub.
 

So there you have it, the England edition. Not sure if I’ll continue this particular series in the future. Perhaps I’ll highlight particular films, actors, directors, and genres instead. We’ll just have to wait and see, until then I hope you’ve enjoyed.

 

Edited by newbloodmoon

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