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funny british TV shows

fajufaju Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited March 2009 in International Students
hey Guys,

I like to watch US TV shows such as How I met your mother, Nip Tuck, Boston Legal etc.
I'm going to take the Cambridge Certification this year and the listening part is obvilously in British English.
I was wondering if there are any good British TV shows, so that I can get used to the British accent. Of course, there is always BBC but I thought about a more entertaining show.
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Replies to: funny british TV shows

  • lilygraceslilygraces Registered User Posts: 1,195 Senior Member
    SKINS!!! WATCH IT! It's amazing.
  • KarpovKarpov Registered User Posts: 647 Member
    Well the British sense of humor is quite different from the American. It might take you some time getting used to it.
    There are some really good shows. There's Rowan Atkinson's Black Adder Series. I think BBC prime airs it frequently. There is YEs Minister. Not bad at all. and if you like the american apprentice you might wanna wacth the british versionmtoo. But the best thing they have by far is Top Gear.
  • hopeful878hopeful878 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Vicar of Dibley. It's not new anymore, but I love it!
  • KING IS HEREKING IS HERE Registered User Posts: 426 Member
    yeah british TV is much different then UK TV. I was raised in the US so dont find the British Humor or their shows any 'worthwhile' so i just stick to my US shows - 24, Prison Break, Lost and etc
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Registered User Posts: 2,846 Senior Member
    It's not really comedy, but Torchwood is great. :)

    so that I can get used to the British accent.
    There isn't a "British accent" any more than there is an "American accent" (perhaps even less so). People from, say, Somerset have very different accents than those from Liverpool (scouse). You'll hear different accents from different people on different shows.
  • cdovercdover Registered User Posts: 483 Member
    The Catherine Tate Show, Little Britain, The Office, Peepshow umm those are my favourite. I'm sure I'm missing something.
  • KelesoKeleso Registered User Posts: 344 Junior Member
    Torchwood is the best show, ever. ;D

    Red Dwarf is a good British comedy from the '80s.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Registered User Posts: 2,846 Senior Member
    I can't believe I forgot Sunday Night Project earlier. It's a bit campy but hilarious. :D
  • talha_adnantalha_adnan Registered User Posts: 715 Member
    Watch BBC Entertainment. Easiest way to get used to British accent.
  • petrina_678petrina_678 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    little Britain , the office (the UK one) , oh and Monty python !!!

    its not too hard to get used too though :)
  • sephirothxsephirothx Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I‘ve watched only skins for same reason with u. It's difficult to understand British kind of humour. For me, at least.
  • FlibbFlibb Registered User Posts: 1,044 Senior Member
    British are the funniest comedies!

    Watch A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder!
  • DerDeutscheMannDerDeutscheMann Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    EXTRAS!!!!! Ricky Gervais is just a genius. If you wanna get used to the real harsh british accent, watch Extras. It is funny as hell and since there are some American famous actors in some episodes you will have a chance to compare.

    But I dont think that there will be a real strong accent in the Cambridge Certificate listening section.
  • scaredycatscaredycat Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Blackadder Goes Forth is hilarious!! So is My Family. I faintly remember Yes Minister, but what I do remember is funny so go for it.
  • cdovercdover Registered User Posts: 483 Member

    if you like quirky humour, handmade costumes and spontaneous outbursts of song, you will love this show. It's probably one of my favourite shows ever
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