Hi there! Can anybody recommend me good British Channels and TV Series (Drama, Romance, Comedies) ?
May 19, 2016 4:28 PM
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Channel 4 has a good Youtube channel. It is full of short clips of their shows (comedies, documentaries, cookery shows etc..) It is good because the short clips let you focus on a set amount of vocabulary at a time, you can watch it again and again. Also, it contains different British accents. https://www.youtube.com/user/channel4/playlists
May 19, 2016
I really loved the series called 'Allo 'Allo. It's a British comedy. The story takes place in France during the World War. I think the language is not complicated so that it is suitable for English learners. And this is a link to some of the UK channels http://www.filmon.com/group It's free. Enjoy them! :)
May 19, 2016
Hi. If you are familiar with Game of Thrones, a few of the actors have a part in "Misfits", which was/is a supernatural drama (?) series. Not a comedy, but it had it's funny moments. The story follows a handful of the "misguided youth", doing their days of community service for whatever pity crimes they committed, but a sudden supernatural storm grants them weird superpowers based on their greatest inner fears. Iwan Rheon (playing Ramsey Bolton in GoT) and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark in GoT) plays a role in this series. The other one - and my personal favorite - I can suggest is "Peaky Blinders". The show sets in 1919, Birmingham giving the viewer a picture about local gang wars and the fight of organized crime and the chief of the local police. However this series doesn't really fall the romance / comedy section, (and fair warning, it's quite raw at some points) it is one of the better if not the best (gangster) drama series i've ever seen in my 20something years. :) When I was preparing for my Cambrdige CAE exam, I watched Peaky Blinders and Hell on Wheels (which is not UK based, but has a surprisingly wide variety of accents on screen, including various American from both the North and South, British, Irish, Chinese, a Norwegian, and some German characters, also worth checking out if you're practicing your listening skills). I hope my answer helped you a bit. :) Cheers, Tamás
May 19, 2016
Try Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. He reverts to his native English accent after many years in the USA doing House. The Night Manager is a good drama with a James Bond feel to it. It was on the BBC a few months back. Comedies: go for the golden oldies. Try .... Keeping Up Appearances .... and... To The Manor Born.... and... The Good Life. You could even give... George and Mildred ... a go. All have a mixture of accents. The comedies are all many years old, but people still like to watch them. They should be on You Tube.
May 19, 2016
only fools and horses, the inbetweeners, campus, bluestone 42 and greenwing are all comedies, the first is kind of old but classic and inbetweeners/Campus are a bit dirty. I think foreigners sometimes don't get on with British humour though, even those from other English speaking countries :D Campus only managed 6 episodes because its super weird, but the rest had a good run, especially inbetweeners, they even made two movies after the finished the series.
May 19, 2016
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