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Old May 23rd 2010, 6:03 am
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Whilst thinking about my favourite films, it occurred to me how many great British TV series we used to watch in our younger days at home with our parents. Some that spring to mind include the following;

Till Death Us Do Part
The Avengers
Fawlty Towers
Taggart
Steptoe and Son
The Champions
Some Mothers Do Have Em
Inspector Morse
The Darling Buds of May
Shoestring
Only Fools and Horses
The Professionals
Dr.Who
Black Adder
The Good Life
Dads Army
Man About The House
Bergerac
Last of the Summer Wine
Poirot
The Likely Lads
Wycliffe

What was that one with Wendy Craig as your typical mum trying to raise a family?
Any others spring to mind?

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What was that one with Wendy Craig as your typical mum trying to raise a family?
Butterflies
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How could you possibly have left out 'Are You Being Served?'.......
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Not that one. Butterflies was more about married life rather than about kids. It was "And Mother Makes Three", having cheated by looking it up on the internet. As for the omission of "Are You Being Served", you will see that I also left out "Please Sir" and "On The Buses", simply personal preference. Perhaps "To The Manor Born" should have been included.

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and

The Sweeney
On the Buses
Love thy Neighbour
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and

The Sweeney
On the Buses
Love thy Neighbour
Yes, I couldn't remember the name of "The Sweeney", definitely a British classic. How about "Lovejoy"?
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Not that one. Butterflies was more about married life rather than about kids. It was "And Mother Makes Three", having cheated by looking it up on the internet. As for the omission of "Are You Being Served", you will see that I also left out "Please Sir" and "On The Buses", simply personal preference. Perhaps "To The Manor Born" should have been included.
bit before my time that

used to enjoy the Comic Strip Series - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door, Funseekers and The Yob being three of my faves

oh and I love the reruns of Allo Allo
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I'm currently downloading 'In sickness and in Health'

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Not that one. Butterflies was more about married life rather than about kids. It was "And Mother Makes Three", having cheated by looking it up on the internet. As for the omission of "Are You Being Served", you will see that I also left out "Please Sir" and "On The Buses", simply personal preference. Perhaps "To The Manor Born" should have been included.
oh I loved Please Sir. What was the name of the series that Terry Venables wrote.... Oh and Widows and Prime Suspect
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oh god brings memories back, a lot of these programs i wasn't allowed to watch, my mam was quite old fashioned, she thought Pans People and Hot Gossip were sinful, I used to watch through the crack of the lounge door from the stairs. Or i would arrange a sleep over at one of my friends so i could watch.
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oh I loved Please Sir. What was the name of the series that Terry Venables wrote....
Do you mean "Hazell"?
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Do you mean "Hazell"?
lol thats it
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lol thats it
But did you know that Nicholas Ball was once married to Pamela Stephenson, until she met and ran off with Billy Connolly? Not alot of people know that.

Another classic comedy series...The Young Ones.
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Sutherland's Law
Budgie
Dr Finlay's Casebook
Callan
Ivanhoe
Robin Hood
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Sutherland's Law
Budgie
Dr Finlay's Casebook
Callan
Ivanhoe
Robin Hood
Father Ted?
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