Response to Can You Guess If These News Stories Are Real?:
There’s a segment of the public radio quiz show Wait, Wait - Don’t Tell Me in which the panel presents three news stories for a quiz participant (or celebrity guest in some cases) to figure out which of the three is the real story. For whatever reason, I usually ACE that quiz every week, but this one was kinda hard.
Shockingly accurate! I got 50, I am 50!
Apologies for above redundant post. Can’t delete it (had thought my edits didn’t take on post below).
And you were nice enough to list Inspector Morse up there but not the prequel (Endeavour) and the sequel (Lewis)? Lewis concluded for good last year, but Endeavour is one of the best dramas on either side of the Atlantic these days. Also missed: Waiting For God, As Time Goes By (with Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer — in a gentle sitcom!), The Last Detective (with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison!), Ashes to Ashes (the sequel, if you will, to Life On Mars) … I could go on and on but I’ll stop. Try again, BuzzFeedies.
A lot of those weren’t “classics” (by which I mean the talent and reality shows). How could you overlook …
The Young Ones
Are You Being Served?
Waiting For God
Life on Mars
Look Around You (Peter Serafinowitz and Robert Popper’s hilarious spoof of educational programming)
Inspector George Gently (definitely not to be confused with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, BTW)
And lets not forget Endeavour and Lewis, the prequel and sequel, respectively, to Inspector Morse!
Hell I’ll throw in Old Grey Whistle Test because there were some amazing live performances on that show. So I had to tick the “FAIL” box. Try again!
I was hoping I’d be Socks (the Clinton family cat during Bill’s administration), but I guess a cat isn’t weird enough.