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The BBC Strikes Again
Yes, Minister
bakedjake




msg:4326863
 12:46 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

You Brits need to warn me about this stuff.

[bbc.co.uk...]

The funniest show I've seen in a very long time.

 

Leosghost




msg:4326866
 1:08 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

That was a BBC documentary series that began in the Thatcher years.

bakedjake




msg:4326926
 3:47 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not a documentary - a sitcom... and it's hilarious!

Leosghost




msg:4326948
 4:43 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

:) I forgot my irony tags :) if you'd known the Thatcher years in the UK ..you'd know why I said it..the writers of Yes Minister were having many a sly dig at the Thatcher government of the time, and civil servants in general in their scripts.

If you like that, also look out for "the young ones" and Blackadder"..

lucy24




msg:4326993
 6:14 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

That was a BBC documentary series that began in the Thatcher years.

<fe>Thatcher years? Really? I always thought of it as timeless, as was its “Yes, Prime Minister” follow-up.</fe>

trillianjedi




msg:4327037
 7:44 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

A man of the classics eh Jake ;)

We brits are brilliant at the satirical stuff. Something other continents just haven't been able to zone in on for some reason. We're subtle, make you think. That really works in satire. *Especially* political satire.

Leosghost




msg:4327041
 7:49 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Spitting Image

Status_203




msg:4327204
 8:04 am on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Spitting Image


<sarcasm>Yep, that one was subtle.</sarcasm>

About as subtle as The New Statesman (with Alan B'Stard)

Visit Thailand




msg:4327234
 9:15 am on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Black Adder is another amazing comefy to search for, and I think the BBC had something to do with Only Fools and Horses, but I may be wrong about that. Both worth searching for on YouTube.

engine




msg:4327248
 9:48 am on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

If you liked Yes Minister, you'll love its follow up, Yes Prime Minister. They are timeless classics.

johnhh




msg:4327529
 7:32 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

If you like Yes Minister , the best thing that was on UK TV for years, you might like .. House of Cards [bbc.co.uk ] the darker side of UK politics - although as usual real life is often more amusing/darker

On the other hand you could also try "The Good Life " :)

Leosghost




msg:4327534
 7:51 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

!

johnhh




msg:4327536
 7:52 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

You might think that but I could not possibly comment

topr8




msg:4327539
 8:00 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

agree on House of Cards - have just watched it again on dvd - very good.

johnhh




msg:4327586
 10:51 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just ordered the trilogy from a well known DVD rental site - must watch again

graeme_p




msg:4327683
 7:30 am on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

A lot of it is based on real incidents. The book about government waste in "A question of Loyalty" is based on one that really exists.

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