Chance in a Million (1984-1986)

I stumbled upon this British comedy show recently; I had never even heard of it before.   Tom Chance is a man with a curious affliction. Everything that seems practically impossible keeps happening to him – good or bad. But these (for him very probable) improbabilities also very often keep causing havoc in the lives... Continue Reading →


Getting On (2013-2015)

Getting On is a dark HBO comedy show that takes place in a geriatric recovery unit of a large hospital, where elderly patients are sent after their operation either to recover or to die. Needless to say, the humour is often rather dark, awkward, and “uncomfortable" – and occasionally graphically adult. It is difficult to... Continue Reading →

Andy Barker, P. I. (2007)

I had completely forgotten about this one. I saw a trailer for this comedy show many years ago. But when it was so unceremoniously cancelled by those numpties at NBC after only 4 episodes, I assumed it would never see the light of day. But I recently discovered that there is actually a Region1 DVD... Continue Reading →

Campion (1989-1990)

Campion is a BBC TV adaptation of Margery Allingham’s crime novels featuring the mysterious Albert Campion, a character first created in 1929. I only discovered this show a short while ago, never having even heard of the character before. I got the Complete Collection on DVD and watched it in one go. Albert Campion is... Continue Reading →

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998/2000)

Many of you may have heard of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the fairly new Australian drama series in which a young flapper of independent means solves crimes in 1920s Melbourne. I watched many of the episodes (probably about a third) and found the show very enjoyable, although I will admit that it will probably not... Continue Reading →

Come Fly With Me (2010-2011)

Having recently re-watched this series, I thought I should add it here, as I assume that it is relatively unknown outside the UK. Come Fly With Me is a BBC mockumentary about a variety of characters working in and around airports. The show consists of only one season, containing six episodes, and was created by... Continue Reading →

Action (1999)

Meet Peter Dragon. Peter is a shallow, greedy, and selfish Hollywood producer. He is lying, manipulating, and scheming. And he is about the nicest guy you will meet in this town…. Before 30 Rock and before Entourage, there was Action. A short-lived sitcom mercilessly mocking Hollywood without pulling any punches, this very funny show was... Continue Reading →

The Snoop Sisters (1972-1974)

This is a recommendation that will probably appeal to only a small number of people. The Snoop Sisters (1972-1974) is a 5-part TV series that would be an ideal gift for that Murder She Wrote fan in your life.... 😉 Preceding Angela Lansbury's blockbuster franchise by more than a decade, The Snoop Sisters also stars... Continue Reading →

Citizen Smith (1977)

This often overlooked gem is a 4-season BBC comedy series of the late 1970s. It follows the daily life of Wolfie Smith, a layabout and self-proclaimed Marxist revolutionary. Robert Lindsay plays Wolfie with a lot of energy and immerses himself fully in the character. Wolfie Smith is the leader of the Tooting Popular Front, whose... Continue Reading →

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