Mr Benn was my favourite show and I failed to realise how few episodes there actually were of this genius creation.

Mr Benn was my favourite show and I failed to realise how few episodes there actually were of this genius creation.

The Good Life a BBC TV sitcom: Tom Good played by Richard Briers; Barbara Good played by Felicity Kendal.

The Good Life a BBC TV sitcom: Tom Good played by Richard Briers; Barbara Good played by Felicity Kendal.

Citizen Smith 1977-1980: "POWER TO THE PEOPLE!"

How common were Maoist groups in 1970s Britain?

Fawlty Towers The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty (Cleese), his bossy wife Sybil (Prunella Scales), a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly (Booth), and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs) and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests.

Best British TV Shows & Series: 1970s & 1980s

Fawlty Towers The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty (Cleese), his bossy wife Sybil (Prunella Scales), a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly (Booth), and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs) and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. "Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor."

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. "Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor."

Wendy Craig stars as the rather dreamy hopeless housewife who is married to a boring dentist with two grown up sons. She is relentlessly pursued by a playboy and finds it hard to resist his advances, though resist she does. Sweet , sad and funny in turns Butterflies is an English classic.

Wendy Craig stars as the rather dreamy hopeless housewife who is married to a boring dentist with two grown up sons. She is relentlessly pursued by a playboy and finds it hard to resist his advances, though resist she does. Sweet , sad and funny in turns Butterflies is an English classic.

Wolf Hall: now a mini-series based on the novels by Hilary Mantel. Follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates the shifting political waters of Henry VIII's England.

Wolf Hall: now a mini-series based on the novels by Hilary Mantel. Follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates the shifting political waters of Henry VIII's England.

life on mars. absolutely obsessed. Second favorite show here (under Sherlock of course;)

life on mars. absolutely obsessed. Second favorite show here (under Sherlock of course;)

The Young Ones - Nutters. Neeeeeiiillll Guuuys...awww guysssss.

Details about THE YOUNG ONES - 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION- COMPLETE DVD SERIES 1 & 2

The Young Ones - Nutters. Neeeeeiiillll Guuuys...awww guysssss.


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Another excellent British TV show, Life on Mars is set in the 1970s ~ fun and suspenseful.

Another excellent British TV show, Life on Mars is set in the 1970s ~ fun and suspenseful.

TV:  Good Neighbors (British TV comedy about the ups and trials of living self-sufficient).

TV: Good Neighbors (British TV comedy about the ups and trials of living self-sufficient).

Any Human Heart, William Boyd. Perhaps my favorite book ever.

This Darkness Light

An ex-girlfriend's roommate loaned me a copy of this book in the fall of 2001.  She said it was her "favorite book in the world."  I've still not read it.

An ex-girlfriend's roommate loaned me a copy of this book in the fall of 2001. She said it was her "favorite book in the world." I've still not read it.

The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin

The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin

Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), Life On Mars, 2006-7.

Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), Life On Mars, 2006-7.

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