Real talk now, has there been a truly classic British tv show

Since Boys From The Blackstuff?

state of play?

thought the shadow line & utopia were both great too, maybe they’re a level below though

Not seen state of play. Fill me in?

Our Friends In The North

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The day today

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As good (as in amongst the greatest British TV ever)…

Cracker.
Our Friends in the North.

Not quite as good but still absolutely brilliant…

Red Riding.
State of Play.
Between the Lines.
This Life.
The Crow Road.

Before/around the same time as Black Stuff and about as good…

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Smiley’s People.

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Bringing it right back up-to-date, I thought Little Boy Blue was very powerful - particularly Stephen Graham’s performance.

The original BBC House Of Cards.

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some journalists covering what appears to be a standard drug related murder uncover a connection to the government. it’s very tense and quite twisty-turny, but absolutely brilliant. it got remade into a fairly decent film, but the series was way better. it’s only 5 or 6 episodes but well worth a watch

Think there’s a solid argument that Graham’s now, alongside Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan, our greatest TV actor. They all do quite a bit of shite, but…

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The Office

Splash

Literally not heard of a single one of these shows. Did any of yous used to watch Blind Date with Cilla?

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Fawlty Towers

Sherlock
Line of Duty
Luther
The Fall

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Red Riding Trilogy

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Cracker is so good.

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cracker

the last train