I’ve always been a total TV addict. So much good stuff to enjoy, even the bad stuff.
Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister are still relevant. They published the scripts as books and they were key texts for my politics A level. Brilliant at explaining how the political system works. I absolutely loved The Thick of It, about modern politics, but be aware if you have an issue with “bad” language. It makes swearing an art form. The film, In the Loop, written by the same team is nowhere near as good.
I enjoyed the first season of Fleabag, but the second season was much better. Oh the hot priest.... A much more family friendly female driven comedy show is Miranda. Silly but kind and you might recognise her love interest from Lucifer.
Friday night dinner is a lovely sitcom. A slow burner, brilliantly written.
A repeat vote for This Country. Another slow burner but worth sticking with even if you do need subtitles.
For something completely different I highly recommend Taskmaster if you can find it. 5 comedians compete to complete ridiculous tasks over the course of the series. Laugh out loud funny at times, presented by Greg Davies.
I’m really enjoying Sex Education on Netflix at the moment. The title will give you an idea of what it’s about but set in a slightly weird John Hughes 80s movie inspired UK. Worth watching for Gillian Anderson’s wardrobe alone and some of the scenery ( welsh borders) is gorgeous
Gogglebox if you want to see a wide range of real British people chatting whilst watching TV. It can be surprisingly emotional at times,
If you are into podcasts “In Our Time” is worth hunting out. It’s been running for decades on Radio 4. 100s of episodes on any topic you can think of.
Another one I’ve recently discovered is Fortunately with Fi and Jane. Two radio 4 presenters chat with different presenters every week. It’s about the media but it’s really about two middle aged women chatting how women “really” chat. Very funny and thought provoking.