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9 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Regarding time travel and London, one of my favourite British sitcoms is Goodnight Sweetheart, which is about TV repairman Gary Sparrow (played by Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst), who discovers he can time travel back to 1040s London.

Other British sitcoms I enjoy are A Fine Romance, As Time Goes By (both staring Dame Judi Dench), and On The Up, staring Dennis Waterman.

Did you see the specials they made for the 65th anniversary of sitcoms ? They've picked up Porridge, which is being shown in weekly episodes but is available as a whole series online. They also picked up Cold Feet. I enjoyed the special of Goodnight Sweetheart and I hope they pick that up too. Do you watch Still Open All Hours ?

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I've got all the episodes of Porridge (including the rarely broadcast pilot episode, Prisoner and Escort) on DVD, and the short lived (one season) sequel, Going Straight.

Never watched Cold Feet.

Haven't seen the Goodnight Sweetheart Special.

Saw the first episode of Still Open All Hours, but wasn't overly impressed, particularly by the fact Granvile didn't finish up with his milk lady. :( 

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On 19/10/2017 at 9:26 PM, Stephen Hawking said:

Regarding time travel and London, one of my favourite British sitcoms is Goodnight Sweetheart, which is about TV repairman Gary Sparrow (played by Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst), who discovers he can time travel back to 1040s London...

I used to love that show. Still do I guess when I think about it.. That show was awesome. First Cricklewood and the East End and then he established roots in the East End in the 1990's to secure his time portal by way of a shop selling antiques he bought through as good as new and then his wife became a success and they moved to somewhere along the Thames (the river), like some Wharf or the other (nice apartments, think that TV show Fraiser on the DLR close to Canary Wharf, like a mini Manhattan at night and everything, way cool! somewhere there - anyway, I believe in the 1990's they relocated there and he kept his ties to his little shop in the East End close to his time portal, and in the 1940's, knowing where would turn to rubble and where wouldn't he bought his way into the West End close to Soho somewhere Mayfair way, and then his buddy Ron (the only guy who knows about his time travel who Gary gets to talk about it with) needs a place to live because his own life and marriage turn to **** as his pal Gary has 2 wives living the high life in 2 decades, so Gary lets Ron live in the same West End pad in the 1990's.

13 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Haven't seen the Goodnight Sweetheart Special. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xy3KnqI3so

This video can't be embedded, but it's on YouTube and hopefully it'll work for you and your IP if not use of a UK proxy 'or whatever' to be able to view it, it's called; Goodnight Sweetheart S07E01 - Many Happy Returns

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@Stephen Hawking Perhaps by use of a UK Proxy you can;

Sign up and view The BBC iPlayer (for IDK, whatever the BBC has on 'new show called Gunpowder starting tomorrow in the run up to Guy Fawkes Day/5th of November, said to be bloody and historically accurate, 3 part mini series),  ITVHub (to watch Timewasters) and sign in with Facebook for UKTVPlay (for a couple of UK networks and their productions including new episodes and previews of next week's episodes of  Red Dwarf 7 days before they air); 3 websites to watch UK TV streamed with a UKProxy...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

https://www.itv.com/hub/itv

https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/

There's probably more TV streaming sites for our TV but, these are the ones that I use.

 

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37 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

I can't use BBC Iplayer, because I don't have a TV Licence.

It doesn't actually ask you when you register.

I just imagine it assumes you have with a UK proxy.

View any of these players on a UK proxy and they should in theory, work.

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3 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

I'm aware of that, but it's illegal to view Iplayer without a Licence.

Well, ITVHub is where Timewasters is on ITV2 and that's paid for through advertising and UKTVPlay is where new Red Dwarf is.. So, out of things to watch that's not the Gunpowder Plot 'Gunpowder, episode 1 airs tonight' - everything I recommend's on the other 2 players anyway.

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My favorite British Sitcom is Fawlty Towers and My favorite British Drama is the 1971-1975  TV Series Upstairs, Downstairs.  

I have a hard time liking British Sitcoms. There only a couple I I like. But British Dramas (Mainly the oldies) are truly Classic Television 

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Try ' One Foot In The Grave' which is where I suspect the BBT writers get many of their ideas.

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Sad news about Emma Chambers who has passed away at the age of 53. I loved her in the 'Vicar of Dibley' one of the best British sitcoms of all time.

She had amazing comedic chemistry with Dawn French.

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Loved the 'Car Share' finale. I was so upset at how they ended the last series but they brought it back for a final episode with a much better pay off for those that loved the show.

Probably the end for good, but I hope one day we see more from them, or seeing Peter and Sian working together again on something else.

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