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Sun Dec 5, 2021, 06:53 PM

If you like British mysteries

I cannot recommend Vera enough. It stars Brenda Blethyn as an older police detective in Northern England. It's on Acorn

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Reply If you like British mysteries (Original post)
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 OP
elleng Dec 2021 #1
viva la Dec 2021 #2
Lochloosa Dec 2021 #4
leftieNanner Dec 2021 #6
viva la Dec 2021 #12
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #24
SallyHemmings Dec 2021 #3
IrishAfricanAmerican Dec 2021 #5
montanacowboy Dec 2021 #7
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #9
Shrike47 Dec 2021 #10
MLAA Dec 2021 #8
Arkansas Granny Dec 2021 #11
Fla Dem Dec 2021 #13
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #14
Fla Dem Dec 2021 #20
Beatlelvr Dec 2021 #16
Fla Dem Dec 2021 #19
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #27
csziggy Dec 2021 #18
Fla Dem Dec 2021 #21
csziggy Dec 2021 #25
Me. Dec 2021 #15
demigoddess Dec 2021 #17
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #23
Aristus Dec 2021 #22
stopdiggin Dec 2021 #26

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 06:56 PM

1. I watch as often as I can,

has been on my PBS stations.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:00 PM

2. If ever there was a sign of the difference between the US and UK TV watchers...

Blethyn is a no-nonsense older woman who is the least glamorous "star".

In the US, her character would probably be played by a Jennifer-Garner wannabe who is gorgeous and "old" by Hollywood standards but looks like 30.

I'm always impressed by the British shows where the main character is a middle-aged or older woman.

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Response to viva la (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:18 PM

4. My wife and I watch several UK shows. So much better than US.

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Response to viva la (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:22 PM

6. Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Miren

Beautiful women and fabulous actors.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:08 PM

12. I loved Judi Dench in the Bond series

To James Bond: "I Think You're A Sexist, Misogynist Dinosaur. A Relic Of The Cold War."

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Response to viva la (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 08:28 PM

24. Me too

She's great

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:11 PM

3. It's one of my favorites

I started watching during the pandemic.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:21 PM

5. Yup!

It's a winner and one of my favs.




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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:29 PM

7. Watch British mysteries all the time

but I have the hardest time understanding them sometime (accent wise) especially Vera

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:38 PM

9. I use captions nt

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:42 PM

10. Closed captioning is a life saver.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 07:34 PM

8. Love Vera!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:00 PM

11. One of my favorites. Our PBS station carries the series.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 09:09 PM

13. I just started watching Vera on Brit Box, unfortunately they don't carry the 1st 2 series

so had to start with series 3 ep 1. Looks good.

Have finished Silent Witness,
New Tricks
MI5
Shetland, except for new season
Happy Valley
Unforgotten
DCI Banks

All great series.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 09:33 PM

14. Thanks for the titles nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 10:01 AM

20. Certainly! Happy to share.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 10:17 PM

16. Did you watch all of Silent Witness?

Aren't there a couple decades of programs? I started watching it in the beginning, with Amanda Burton.
My PBS station stopped showing it, so now I'm loving playing catchup.

Vera is awesome, mostly because Brenda is awesome.
Captioning is a great idea, going to try it, especially with Shetland.

Did you see they just made some new Midsomers?
Line of Duty is really good. They develop one story each season.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 10:00 AM

19. Yes I'm watching the current season (23) of Silent Witness.

It was my go to series when I didn't want to start a new one. For a while I'd switch between SW and MI5, but MI5 only had 10 seasons.

Here's a bit of news about Amanda Burton:

Silent Witness has announced that Amanda Burton is set to reprise her role as Sam Ryan in honour of the long-running crime drama's upcoming 25th anniversary. The BBC revealed the news on Tuesday (October 5), following the series 24 finale.

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a37878914/silent-witness-amanda-burton-sam-ryan-return-25th-anniversary/


She was on for 8 seasons so 17 years have gone by. She has aged, albeit gracefully.

Season 24 hasn't been released to Brit Box yet, probably in 2022 as it has just finished telecasting, so season 25 won't be available streaming until probably 2023.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 10:43 AM

27. I'm all watched up on MM

Anxiously awaiting the newest one! All episodes are on Acorn.

Vera is missing some seasons, which is a pain

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 05:48 AM

18. Acorn TV carries the earlier seasons

So you kind of have to go back and forth to watch them all - but it is worth it.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 10:05 AM

21. Thanks, probably won't, already have several streaming services.

If I do, I'll just sign just up long enough to watch the 2 seasons. Now that I think about it, I will do that.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 11:33 PM

25. Acorn is really cheap, like $6 a month, if I remember correctly

Plus, they have a lot of other great British mysteries!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

15. Gillian Anderson In THe Fall Is Brilliant

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 01:55 AM

17. I watch vera and a lot of others. Love Midsomer Murders. Just started The Tower today.

It is darker than most but still good.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 11:04 AM

23. I love Midsomer

I've seen them all more than once, and was looking for something else when I found Vera.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 6, 2021, 10:30 AM

22. Mrs. Aristus and I watched the first two episodes.

We havenít continued yet. Itís too depressing.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 12:21 AM

26. If you like the Brits (doesn't everybody)

you really should give the Aussies, the Kiwis and some of the Scandinavian stuff a go. A lot of it is really, really solid. Not to mention just good entertainment.

Mystery Road
Brokenwood Mysteries
One Lane Bridge
Loch Ness

and, not a mystery - but anybody that had any interest in period series like Downton Abbey or Belgravia - a strong recommendation for 'A Place to Call Home.' Better than either of the above.

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