Saturday 8 October 2016

#Blogtober16 Day 8 Favourite TV Programmes


#Blogtober16 Day 8 Favourite TV Programmes

I thought this would be difficult as I don't have Sky or Netflix and I don't watch any soaps or the usual; Strictly, X Factor and so on, but as I started writing a list it quickly filled up. Here's my top 10 in no particular order.

1. Poldark

This had to be number one as I was watching it whilst I wrote this list. I saw the original series and read the books. Even though it's full of pain and skullduggery (I love that word) it is strangely addictive. Absolutely nothing to do with Ross at all......

2. Victoria

This is on at the same time as Poldark so thank goodness for the facility to record and then fast forward through the adverts.
I don't know why I like this, I have tried to watch lots of different period dramas and failed but there is something about Victoria. Her strength? Her guile? 

3. Hinterland

This isn't on at the moment but I like the darkness of it. I love the mix of Welsh and English, although I live in wales I do not speak the language but it is refreshing to have it as an integral part of a programme, just like it is in real life.

4. Great British Bake Off

Of course! I just love it. I can't cook and am in awe of how they manage with all the pressure they are under. I have my favourite this year, don't we all?

5. Have I Got News For You

A new series has just started and I love Paul Merton and Ian Hislop in this. they always make me laugh. Each programme rests on how good the guest presenter is and whilst some have been awful, some are just so funny.

6. Location, Location, Location

Kirsty, Phil and those poor people who can't find a house to buy for half a million! Although sometimes they have first time buyers too. It's the voyeur in me, I just love looking around other peoples houses.


How can a programme that makes me cry everytime also make me laugh? Well this one does. 

8. Detectorists

Detectorists -BBC

This is not on at the moment either but I loved it. A gentle British comedy that I missed when the series ended. If you haven't heard of it, it is about two men Andy and Lance, who are looking for treasure with a metal detector. Thats about it, a little about their loves and lives but beautiful scenes of sunny fields filmed in Framlingham in Suffolk.

9. Any science programme presented by Jim Al-Khalili

I love the way he tells me about things that I really do not understand. He's never patronising or lecturing just so brilliant. Below are just a few of his programmes;

Light and Dark
Order and Disorder

10. Death In Paradise

I wonder what will happen this week? Will someone get murdered and the police catch the culprit? Of course they will. I love the sun, the jokes, the little bit of escapism.

There are so many I could have included. 

Call The Midwife
Time Team
Last Tango in Halifax
Not Going Out
University Challenge
Question Time - but only when they stop taking about Brexit!
Would I Lie To You

What are your favourite TV shows?



  1. Great choices of shows...
    I keep thinking I need to watch Victoria but never got around to it...I will have to get it off catch up I think.

  2. Great show choices, there's a lot of these that I want to watch but haven't gotten around to yet! #Blogtober16


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