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Father Brown: Season Five of Father Brown  Season 5, Ep 0

The good Father returns to solve more mysteries with some new companions.
posted by drezdn on Nov 6, 2017 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PROJECTED MAN  Season 9, Ep 1

"Born a man... turned into a living laser beam by science's most gruesome experiment!" "A Billion Volts of Death in Every Finger!" Another dang fool scientist is inventing a teleporter, and again he's impatient for results so he tests it on himself and becomes a monster. Isn't it weird when a movie's hubristic Tampering In God's Domain amounts to moving somewhere? Hey here's a thought, why not just walk a few steps across the room and maybe not turn into a deformed horror? Lembeck is staying! The movie's okay but the thing about this episode is that the "endless chase" subplot is finally over, although it takes a season for the opening theme to catch up with this fact. Pearl and henchies finally arrive at and settle into ancestral family home Castle Forrester, the show's site until the end of the classic era. Pearl discovers a family history in which she finds out her family has been forcing bad art on hapless subjects for ages. In this, we find out that the female half of her family basically have the same first-naming conventions as the Crystal Gems, which could make for some really odd fanfiction if anyone wants to write it. (Kinga breaks that trend though.) YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 22, 1997. 25 episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 2, 2017 - 7 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 8, Ep 1

Cake Week sees the bakers take on a fruity challenge. Prue sets her first technical - a kids' party favourite. Plus, the trickiest showstopper ever set in the first week of Bake Off: an illusion cake. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Aug 29, 2017 - 14 comments

Marcella: Marcella : Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Former London detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. When Marcella is visited by a senior detective on the murder squad seeking information regarding an unsolved, 11-year-old case of a serial killer who seems to have become active again, Marcella returns to the murder squad. [more inside]
posted by daybeforetheday on Dec 3, 2016 - 3 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread  Season 7, Ep 3

It is bread week, and Paul Hollywood has put together three of the toughest challenges ever. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 7, 2016 - 28 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuits  Season 7, Ep 2

It is week two of The Great British Bake Off, and it is crunch time as Paul and Mary set the bakers three biscuit challenges. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Aug 31, 2016 - 33 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cakes  Season 7, Ep 1

Twelve new amateur bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent in the heart of the British countryside. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Aug 24, 2016 - 34 comments

My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World  Season 1, Ep 1

After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Happy Valley: You're barely scraping by in this troubled town  Season 2, Ep 0

Happy Valley's second season is a six episode series where the Calder Valley police force is tracking a serial with the detectives getting many assists from Cawood and the new police officer on the force. Personal life and crime collide once again for Cawood as she continues to deal with the fallout from season one.
posted by CMcG on Mar 29, 2016 - 5 comments

Happy Valley: Where the only thing that's pretty is the thought of getting out  Season 1, Ep 0

The BBC One Six-Part Series can also be found on as "Netflix Original" in the US. The series follows the chaotic life of police sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) set in the Calder Valley as she investigates crime and deals with the fallout from a traumatic loss.
posted by CMcG on Mar 28, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Alan Partridge

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 17, 2015 - 14 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Victorian  Season 6, Ep 7

In a Bake Off first, the entire episode is devoted to the period of history that gave birth to modern baking - the Victorian era [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 17, 2015 - 13 comments

Movie: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 14, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 6, 2015 - 6 comments

Inside No. 9

British black comedy at its finest. Series 1 has already aired and is available on DVD and amazon. Series 2 is currently airing. It's an anthology series so you if you don't like one episode, try the next one. Any interest in discussing this? [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Apr 6, 2015 - 3 comments

Foyle's War: The German Woman  Season 1, Ep 1

In which we meet Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, establish his style as a quiet, dogged, highly ethical dude, attempting to carry out police work during WWII, and are also introduced to his driver/sidekick "Sam", his son, newly enlisted Andrew, and his future assistant and recent war veteran, Paul Miller. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Mar 20, 2015 - 10 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MOON ZERO TWO  Season 1, Ep 11

(1969, Color, Sci-Fi, Warner Bros., British, Western, Comedy, Sixties, Moonopoly) In the near future, mankind has a base on the moon. The pilot of a moon ferry based there is hired by crazy richguy "Hundred Percent" Hubbard to crash a satellite made of gemstone into the lunar surface. Meanwhile, go-go dancers flail about in a "Moon Bar." "The first moon 'western.'" "An Asteroid Worth Millions. A Robbery. A Murder." Moon Zero Two is a weird one. Parts of the movie seem to want to be comic, which is something the guys shied away from in later seasons, and there's animated titles as in Catalina Caper. This is also a very sixties movie, with sexy moon dancers and a blaring trumpet soundtrack. It's still the first season, but the riffing is improving, and I think the movie helps out a bit from sheer strangeness. YouTube (1h37m) First aired around January 20, 1990. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 3, 2014 - 8 comments

Movie: Pride

During the UK coal miner's strike in 1984, a group of gays and lesbians in London decide to raise funds to support the miners, in a show of solidarity against the tactics of Margaret Thatcher's government. When the national union won't accept their donations, they contact a small village in Wales directly, where an initially hesitant reception gradually opens hearts and minds all around. A warm hearted comedy, chock full of great British actors including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, and Andrew Scott. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Oct 2, 2014 - 12 comments

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