Nobody Does It Better - Why Brits Love The BBC
We Brits moan a lot about the BBC, but deep down we love it and many of us couldn’t be without it. The BBC is a worldwide ambassador, known for consistently producing top quality British programmes. It’s one of the things that ex-pats miss the most when living abroad. Loved by royals and common folk alike, this great British corporation is positively ingrained in our culture. We’veall grown up with the BBC and it’s given us unforgettable memories and moments.
Here’s just a few examples of why nobody does it better than the BBC.
The BBC has always been the leader in cutting edge, award-winning drama, but we love it even more for giving us:
- Colin Firth as the delectably aloof Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
- Benedict Cumberbatch as the sociopathic genius with a modern twist in Sherlock
- David Tennant as the most favourite Dr Who of all time
- The best of British talent such as Bill Nighy, James McAvoy and John Simm in State Of Play
BBC documentaries are at the forefront of quality television. No natural history programme is complete without David Attenborough. Innovative and visually spectacular series such as Life, Walking With Dinosaurs and Planet Earth have enthralled and educated viewers like no others of their genre.
The Nazis: A Warning From History, a graphic account of the history of the Third Reich, has been heralded as one of the greatest documentaries of all time.
It’s hard to know where to start. From timeless classics such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers to modern sitcoms such as My Family and Gavin And Stacey, no other nation does comedy as well as the British.
The BBC has given us some of the most-loved characters in television including:
- Neurotic, self-obsessed Edina and her nicotine-addicted sidekick, Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous
- Loveable rogue, Del Boy Trotter and his younger brother, Rodney in Only Fools And Horses. (the scene in which Del Boy falls through the bar has been nominated the funniest comic sketch of all time.)
- Villainous cad, Edmund Blackadder and his gormless servant, Baldric in the Blackadder series
- Self-delusional, cringeworthy boss, David Brent, famous for his unintentional faux pas and hilarious dance moves in The Office
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