British Tv Shows to Watch

Are You Being Served? (1972-1985)

Rated NR

At London’s Grace Brothers department store, the oddball staff — including colorfully coiffed Mrs. Slocombe, cheeky Miss Brahms and mincing Mr. Humphries — busy themselves arguing, flirting and joking around with one another and their customers. Chock-full of quirky and memorable characters, this long-running British sitcom offers hilarious humor in the form of puns, innuendos and double entendres.

As Time Goes By (1992-2005)

Rated NR

This endearing British television series captured sentimental minds and hearts around the world as former lovers Lionel  and Jean reunite forty years after their first romance. But their new relationship has its own drama, as Jean’s daughter’s matchmaking games, Lionel’s burgeoning writing career and Jean’s trepidations about love in life’s later years risk interfering with happily ever after.

Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995)

Meet everyone’s favorite snobbish pretender and social climber, Hyacinth Bucket and her wacky extended family in this hilarious British series that first aired on the BBC. While Hyacinth’s days are spent performing “charitable” acts for the lower classes (including her sisters), she still finds time to give her long-suffering husband, Richard, plenty of unnecessary advice and keep her neighbors on edge.

MI:5 (2002-)

Rated NR

In this BBC television series following the personal and political dynamics facing so-called “spooks,” the agents who deal in information and secrecy for Britain’s MI-5. Because life as an employee of a counterintelligence agency is anything but typical, any given day can involve life-threatening situations, hurry-up-and-wait scenarios — and moments when the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007)

Rated NR

When the villagers of Dibley heard they were getting a new vicar, they expected the prototypical calm, sedate and male head of church to which they’d grown accustomed. What they got instead was the spirited (in more ways than one) Reverend Geraldine Boadicea Granger, who teaches them about religion, expectations and life.

 synopsis by Netflix.

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