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8 Magnificent TV Shows You Might Have Missed In 2013

Time to play catch-up.

1. Fabulous Fashionistas.

Channel 4

A lively, inspiring and sometimes emotional documentary following six women who refuse to believe that you have to “dress for your age”.

Watch it here.


Simon Chilvers

@simonchilvers

TV CATCHUP: C4’s FABULOUS FASHIONISTAS. They weren’t lying with the fabulous bit. I love these women. Totally inspiring amazingness. Love

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Sali Hughes

@salihughes

Words to live by: “Don’t wear beige, it might kill you” #FabulousFashionistas #C4

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2. The Call Centre.

BBC3

Ostensibly a real-life version of The Office, this fly-on-the-wall documentary set in a Welsh call centre has a sweet backbone. Manager Nev’s eccentricities bumble their way into your heart.

Find out more here.


Harriet Walker

@harrywalker1

I can’t tell if The Call Centre is real or not

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The Call Centre's on @bbcthree tonight at 9. It's bloody brilliant and makes me miss South Wales. Check it out.

— Jen Long (@jenlong)

Jen Long

@jenlong

The Call Centre’s on @bbcthree tonight at 9. It’s bloody brilliant and makes me miss South Wales. Check it out.

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3. Dates.

C4

“From the creators of Skins” paints a different picture to what this actually was - a smart, funny and sometimes complicated series about, well, a series of dates.

Watch it here.

Catching up on that Channel 4 show Dates. It's so awkwardly bang on, it's brilliant.

— Georgie Thompson (@OfficiallyGT)

Georgie Thompson

@OfficiallyGT

Catching up on that Channel 4 show Dates. It’s so awkwardly bang on, it’s brilliant.

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Finally watched the Channel 4 series "Dates." The David and Ellie episode is gold.

— Julian Coldrey (@jcoldrey)

Julian Coldrey

@jcoldrey

Finally watched the Channel 4 series “Dates.” The David and Ellie episode is gold.

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4. Burton and Taylor.

BBC

Vampy and glamorous, this BBC retelling of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton love story was a gem. Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter wallowed in the roles, making their scenes together electric.

Find out more here.

BURTON AND TAYLOR isn't perfect, but it's beautiful.

— sonia saraiya (@soniasaraiya)

sonia saraiya

@soniasaraiya

BURTON AND TAYLOR isn’t perfect, but it’s beautiful.

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Finally watched BBC4's Burton and Taylor. Brilliant drama. Dominic West excels and a sublime performance from Helena Bonham Carter. Love her

— Kevin Hughes (@Popprince)

Kevin Hughes

@Popprince

Finally watched BBC4’s Burton and Taylor. Brilliant drama. Dominic West excels and a sublime performance from Helena Bonham Carter. Love her

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5. The Fall.

BBC

A pacy crime thriller with Gillian Anderson (and Jamie Dornan - soon to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades…). Series two is coming in January 2014, so you’ve got time to catch up.

Find out more here.

Just watched BBC's The Fall. Did not expect a drama about a sexually motivated serial killer to be so progressive and conscious about gender

— Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson)

Laura Hudson

@laura_hudson

Just watched BBC’s The Fall. Did not expect a drama about a sexually motivated serial killer to be so progressive and conscious about gender

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Tired. Up all night watching entire first season of The Fall. Brilliantly crafted police procedural from BBC. Get on that!

— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern)

Andrew Zimmern

@andrewzimmern

Tired. Up all night watching entire first season of The Fall. Brilliantly crafted police procedural from BBC. Get on that!

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6. Top of the Lake.

BBC

With more than a touch of Twin Peaks, Top of the Lake was murky, creepy and mysterious. Elisabeth Moss’s Kiwi accent isn’t half bad either.

Find out more here

Thank you Top of the Lake for the most perfectly strange, beautiful and difficult 7 chapters of television I've seen in a long time.

— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams)

Patrick J Adams

@halfadams

Thank you Top of the Lake for the most perfectly strange, beautiful and difficult 7 chapters of television I’ve seen in a long time.

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Trying to get into Top Of The Lake but it's like some kind of weird grown up version of Round The Twist.

— Stefan (@stefanatical)

Stefan

@stefanatical

Trying to get into Top Of The Lake but it’s like some kind of weird grown up version of Round The Twist.

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7. Southcliffe.

Channel 4

A brooding, almost suffocating four-parter, about a town in England coping with a spate of shootings. Also features Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins).

Watch it here.

Just caught up on the first three eps of Southcliffe (channel 4). Beautiful and sad.

— Jeremy Warmsley (@jwojwo)

Jeremy Warmsley

@jwojwo

Just caught up on the first three eps of Southcliffe (channel 4). Beautiful and sad.

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Who's seen #Southcliffe? Pretty darn good TV. Such cinematic shots.

— Nagmeh Phelan (@SomeSomersaults)

Nagmeh Phelan

@SomeSomersaults

Who’s seen #Southcliffe? Pretty darn good TV. Such cinematic shots.

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8. Welcome to the World of Weight Loss.

BBC

From acclaimed documentary-maker Vanessa Engle, Welcome… focuses gently yet unrelentingly on the weight loss journeys of a number of people - young and old. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny.

Find out more here.

Exploring why we have such a complicated relationship with food, our documentary 'Welcome To The World Of Weight Loss' starts at 9pm.

— BBC Two (@BBCTwo)

BBC Two

@BBCTwo

Exploring why we have such a complicated relationship with food, our documentary ‘Welcome To The World Of Weight Loss’ starts at 9pm.

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On now, director Vanessa Engle on #weightloss- "people struggle with eating for all sorts of complicated reasons and triggers".

— BBC Woman's Hour (@BBCWomansHour)

BBC Woman’s Hour

@BBCWomansHour

On now, director Vanessa Engle on #weightloss- “people struggle with eating for all sorts of complicated reasons and triggers”.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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