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Is anyone able to recommend a good TV drama series from the past please?

(81 Posts)
Flossieturner Sat 22-Oct-16 21:25:29

My son has just bought be a Kodi box, so I am watching all the old Bake Offs, Brothers and Sisters and Mad Men.

Has anyone else any favourite series that I might have missed.

Luckygirl Sat 22-Oct-16 21:37:15

Foyle's War - brilliant.

Anya Sat 22-Oct-16 21:46:58


phoenix Sat 22-Oct-16 21:47:04

Cracker. The programme that is, I wasn't passing comment on Foyles War, although it is good.

Jalima Sat 22-Oct-16 21:48:10

Ah yes, I should have added Michael Kitchen to my list with Lord Melbourne and Sam Neill!

I couldn't recommend anything as you may not like what I enjoyed.

I liked Wallander (the Swedish version, although Kenneth Branagh was OK too).

Charleygirl Sat 22-Oct-16 22:10:21

I loved Morse when it was on.

ninathenana Sat 22-Oct-16 22:20:41

As jalima says it's hard to recommend anything with out knowing what type of programs would interest you.
Personally I loved Silent Witness, All Creatures and ER. I could go on smile

Linsco56 Sat 22-Oct-16 22:34:54

Shogun (mini series)
The Thorn Birds
Brideshead Revisited
Tutti Frutti

Nanabelle Sat 22-Oct-16 22:43:44

Who remembers Flambards and The Cedar Tree? Guess the filming of these oldies may look rather old fashioned these days but I loved them when they were on.

gillybob Sat 22-Oct-16 23:31:55

How far into the past are we talking here? I agree with phoenix Cracker was...... Well it was a cracker.

I loved River too (although a touch more recent) .

Shanma Sun 23-Oct-16 00:02:43

I remember Flambards, loved it, also the Forsythe Saga, which has just been on radio 4

Christinefrance Sun 23-Oct-16 09:08:36

Michael Kitchen Ooooh !
West Wing
Grey 's Anatomy
Modern Family although recent is funny.

carerof123 Sun 23-Oct-16 09:15:17

what about Upstairs Downstairs.

Nelliemoser Sun 23-Oct-16 09:22:49

Tenko With the womens Japanese POW camp. Brilliant perfomances. particular the wonderful Stephanie Cole who is still going strong in all sorts of things.
Brilliantly written as well.

chocolatepudding Sun 23-Oct-16 09:24:31

House of Cards starring Ian Richardson from 1990. Simply brilliant.

Flossieturner Sun 23-Oct-16 11:16:48

Thank you. I don't mind how old they are, but not very keen on Nast or gruesome

KatyK Sun 23-Oct-16 11:20:42

I agree re Cracker - fantastic. I also loved Boys from the Blackstuff, When the Boat comes in, Bouquet of Barbed Wire (if you want really far back).

Jane10 Sun 23-Oct-16 11:57:55

Ooh I instantly want to see all of these!envy

BBbevan Sun 23-Oct-16 12:07:21

How about The Cazalets ? 60s I think

Maggiemaybe Sun 23-Oct-16 12:10:39

Taxi, St Elsewhere, A Bit of a Do, Thirty Something, Little House on the Prairie (probably just me for that one grin)

miep Sun 23-Oct-16 13:18:52

Little House on the Prairie is still screened on Freeview, as is The Waltons. I loved the original Upstairs Downstairs and, going a looong way back, Callan and some of the old quiz shows. And the Bill, when it first started and Peak Practice.

Maggiemaybe Sun 23-Oct-16 13:24:45

I wouldn't dare search for it, miep, I could get sucked right back in there. I spent far too many hours watching all the repeats on a Saturday morning in the eighties (nineties? perhaps both!)!

Maggiemaybe Sun 23-Oct-16 13:25:08

PS I loved the Waltons too.

Tegan Sun 23-Oct-16 13:25:49

Love for Lydia.

Charleygirl Sun 23-Oct-16 13:30:57

I also loved the vet programmes, cannot remember the titles.