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BBC tv drama - recommendations?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lunarita, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Any recommendations for drama on the beeb?

    I've watched the first two Trapped but while I like the main character, the story hasn't really got me gripped.

    Doesn't have to be a thriller, just something absorbing that'll have me looking forward to the next episode.

    All ideas welcome
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If you can find it Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Very good adaptation.

    But it was broadcast about a year ago so not on right now.
  3. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    thank you, I'll have a look anyway
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    BTW it's a fantasy series with magic in it... adult themes but if that isn't your thing it might not be for you.
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I do not watch a lot of drama on tv..i have enough in my own life yet I admit i like it on radio where my imagination is allowed to work and i can 'picture' the characters in my 'minds eye'
  6. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Yes, just read it described as a "Harry Potter for grown-ups". I'm not a Harry Potter fan but I think that's because it was for children, not because of the magic. if I can find it I'll watch the first episode anyway.

    Yes, I like the radio dramas too, but they tend to be shorter. In fact I think radio drama is what makes the BBC worthwhile.
  7. MrsArmitage

    MrsArmitage Occasional commenter

    Do stick with 'Trapped' - it has reached a real crisis point now and is really tense! I nearly chewed through a wine glass last week.
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm really glad we stuck at it with Trapped.

    Pure fluke we watched it to begin with.
  9. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Trapped is brilliant-the best thing I have seen for ages, The bleakness and desolation f the landscape fits the story perfectly.
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  10. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    If you like foreign drama, All 4 (the Channel4/More 4/E4 catch up site) has got lots of box sets to watch.
  11. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Thank you all for the comments about Trapped, I will stick with it for now.

    And thanks to @lanokia - I found and watched the first episode of Jonathan Strange and will definitely keep going with it.

    @catmother - thanks for this as well, I will have a look. I'm er, not in the Uk though so some things don't work without a bit of trickery but I will try anyway.
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Does it have to be BBC? Because "Any Human Heart" on 4OD is the best short tv drama series I've seen.
    catmother and lunarita like this.
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You mean you haven't been watching Happy Valley? Shame on you!!!
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  14. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Oh, I started with the first series of Happy Valley but it was just to unrelentingly unhappy. Couldn't do it.
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    i ust be strange but i rarely watch series unless they are factual..but i loved some detective series and especially those set in older days before the invention of mobile phone ,computers etc..such as father brown or that one set i war time or dickenion
  16. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    A new series of Line of Duty starts shortly on BBC2. Well worth a watch.

    Game of Thrones is also due to start shortly but as I have now got rid of Sky I will have to wait for the boxed set.
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  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I must be strange but i rarely watch series unless they are factual..but I love some detective series and especially those set in older days before the invention of mobile phone ,computers etc..such as father brown or that one set i war time or Dickesion
    cant stand weird one like Vera or mablesomething or other
  18. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Thanks and no, it doesn't have to be bbc, it's just I know how to do that.

    I've had a quick look at All4 and it looks like it will work but was very slow loading, will try on the tablet and see if that is better.
  19. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Has 4OD changed to All4? I had no idea - it's been ages since I used it. x
  20. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

    Sorry! Confused two posts there. Will have another look!

    Oh hang on, maybe it has?

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