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By foreign I only mean, those that originated outside your own country, which may or may not be in your own language.


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Doctor Who
Red Dwarf
Orphan Black
Trailer Park Boys
Didge doctorwho1011

Thanks, Doc. That first one was kind of predictable. :)

Tiger Paws

I don't watch any that I'm aware of.:(

Didge Tiger Paws

No British or Canadian? 

Tiger Paws Tiger Paws

Not that I'm aware of!  


Just three over the years that have been great ! 


Monty Python's Flying Circus

The Benny Hill Show

All three were great in their day ! Lot's of laughs !


Actually, all British, Australian, American and other TV shows are foreign productions, and they are, usually, dubbed for Continental Europe; as to our neighbours, they speak one of our national languages, and we have also our own productions, international or European co-productions.

So, we can see quite a few "foreign" TV shows too.

As for myself, I like documentations, certain "brain teasers", good old comedies, some great classic movies, etc.

Didge Marianne

Thanks, Marianne. It sounds as though you have lots of choices. 

Marianne Marianne

Yes, we can catch quite a few channels in three of our national languages (FR, DE, IT), which are also those of our neighbours, further there are 1 in Spanish, 1 in Portuguese, 3 news channels in English, and 1 in Turkish.

Useless to say that I have not enough time for all these channels, but it is quite nice for a "zapping break", from time to time.


Didge Marianne

Turkish must be very difficult. It would be quite different to most other European languages.

Marianne Marianne

Lol - I don't know Turkish, as other languages had and still have priority, and we have already four national languages. Our neighbours are France, Germany, Austria, Italy and the Principality of Liechtenstein. English is still spoken worldwide and a priority for travelling, even if the most spoken language is Chinese ...



British, mostly.

For example, "Keeping up Appearances" was screamingly funny.  :D

(Maybe they recorded this episode in Switzerland?)  :)

Didge TheOtherTink

It was a fun series that ended on a high note. I knew a Hyacinth-type. She detested the show. I understood why.

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

@ Didge:

Your Hyacinth-like acquaintance must have had more self-awareness than most of that type.  :)

Didge TheOtherTink

Oh yeah. 

Marianne TheOtherTink

I'd rather think that it was in a Scandinavian country - lol, if looking at the subtitles.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

Sure, but I meant with respect to the bathroom noises, which are verboten in Switzerland after 2200. :angel: :D

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol - there are too many noise emissions from outside at undue hours, which are "drowning" bathroom noises. :D:D:D

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

But still, it must be awkward to have to wait until a noisy truck or train passes by, before you can safely make bathroom noises.  :angel: :D


Foyle's War

Doc Martin

Dr. Who

Glitch (Australian?)

Many others in Spanish and Italian but they are rare.

Didge AncientOne

Foyle's War was extraordinary. I was only a boy when WWII ended but I can still remember the time vividly and although I was in Australia and not England, I was struck by its validity. Thanks, Ancient One. 

AncientOne AncientOne

I enjoy watching some British and Australian shows because it gives me an insight into the living conditions and styles in various countries. For example I always notice the electrical outlets, when they are shown, the locks on the doors are also very interesting. Most European and British homes have the lever door handles. I installed them on my house. I was amazed and amused at the number of folks who did not know exactly what to do when confronted by such a handle. (LOL)

Didge AncientOne

That's a very interesting way to look at it, Ancient. I never thought of doing that. Back in the days before the Internet I used an encyclopaedia to check up on things on the TV that were unfamiliar, now I just use Google. I've learned a lot that way.