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ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Sunday, August 18th 2013 at 9:24 am
Being a huge fan of British TV dramas (& mini-series), I'm always looking for news on upcoming UK shows (including their premiere dates).

Does anyone have a favorite site that's focus is solely British TV series?

I used to rely on the brilliance of TellySurfer, but the site was recently shut down. I already check out sites like Radio Times, The Guardian and Telegraph. However, I must scan threw a myriad of stories just to find the slightest information on a new series. And rarely does that info also include it's premiere date. Quite frustrating.

Thanks in advance for any help you may provide!!!


Pentar
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Message Posted On Monday, August 19th 2013 at 3:13 pm
Well, this one may be obvious, but it is the only one I know.
ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Tuesday, August 20th 2013 at 8:41 am
On Monday, August 19th 2013 3:13 pm, Pentar wrote:
Well, Masterpiece]this one may be obvious, but it is the only one I know.


Although I appreciate you taking the time to help, Masterpiece is indeed already on top of my list.

In fact, I highly enjoy watching such programs when they are aired in the UK, which is always months ahead of U.S. premiere dates (e.g. Downton Abbey's upcoming season starts on Sept. 15th in the UK vs. waiting 'til January '14 to watch it here.)

Thanks again for sharing your idea!
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Message Posted On Tuesday, August 20th 2013 at 7:28 pm
http://www.tvwise.co.uk/uk-premiere-dates/

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a40589/tube-talk-presents-the-plp.html

http://www.geektown.co.uk/uk-air-dates/

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/Season_Premieres.asp
ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 21st 2013 at 8:55 am
On Tuesday, August 20th 2013 7:28 pm, Pentar wrote:
http://www.tvwise.co.uk/uk-premiere-dates/

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a40589/tube-talk-presents-the-plp.html

http://www.geektown.co.uk/uk-air-dates/

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/Season_Premieres.asp


Pentor,

Much obliged!

I especially liked GeekTown.co.uk & TVwise.co.uk. Not only did I find out about a few upcoming new series I had yet to read about, I also finally found out the premiere dates of returning series such as Whitechapel & Broen. Yea!

Again, I'm so grateful for your help!!!
Pentar
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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 21st 2013 at 11:11 am
You are welcome. I am also a fan of UK series, though I often have to download the subtitles to help me understand what is being said!
ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Thursday, August 22nd 2013 at 9:56 am
Haha! The cockney accent can indeed be hard to understand, especially when there's a lot of slang involved. It can take me a few minutes to adjust to the sound. However, I do use subtitles while enjoying the 2011 cult horror comedy film "Attack the Block." If you've ever seen it, you'll understand why.

Cheers!

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Message Posted On Thursday, August 22nd 2013 at 2:10 pm
I am a big fan of "Luther", but often have trouble with Idris Elba's accent. Would he be considered Cockney?
ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Friday, August 23rd 2013 at 8:43 am
Oh yes! Although, it's Luther's boss who speaks with such an overdone Cockney accent. It sounds like a really bad impersonation by an American to sound British (think Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins.").

I should note that the Cockney dialect has become a general term associated with the British middle to lower class. However, technically it's dialect comes from the South(mainly working-class London and surrounding areas).

Now, it's the Irish-Gypsy(a.k.a Pikey)accent that I find the most challenging to understand (think Bradd Pitt in "Snatch")!LOL!

Do you even have trouble understanding the upper class British accent, such as in "Downton Abbey?"
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Message Posted On Friday, August 23rd 2013 at 12:47 pm
That's a show I've never seen.
ArgonRed

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Message Posted On Saturday, August 24th 2013 at 7:19 am
No? Too "girly" for you?

What UK series do you enjoy? I bet I've seen them all. Haha. How about "Sherlock?" I'm quite looking forward to the upcoming season which is supposed to start "early 2014." I'm also eager for the final season of "Wallander."

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Message Posted On Sunday, August 25th 2013 at 9:09 am
Sherlock, Luther, Endeavour, Mrs. Browns Boys, Big School

Some older ones include Lewis, Hunted, Pie in the Sky. Primeval
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Message Posted On Wednesday, October 30th 2013 at 9:58 am
Just finished watching series 1 of The Wrong Mans. While mostly comedy rather than drama, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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