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did/does Polish TV show any British Sitcoms?


Tim Bucknall 7 | 98    
26 Nov 2012  #1
and if so were they popular over there, does the humour translate?
i'm thinking of Last of the summer wine (the early series were best), Rising Damp, Steptoe & Son, Father Ted, Red Dwarf, Porridge, Open all hours, Dads Army, Black Books, Blackadder?

excluding Mr Bean, which i know gets screened everywhere
I've always wondered about this
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
26 Nov 2012  #2
Keeping Up Appearances for one, dubbed with one voiceover

Mr Bean, dubbed as above where necessary

I think they used to show Allo Allo.
Lenka 2 | 1,063    
26 Nov 2012  #3
I think they used to show Allo Allo.

You can still watch Allo Allo on Comedy Central Family
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
26 Nov 2012  #4
I thought he meant on the main channels that are free to air, not cable or subscription.
OP Tim Bucknall 7 | 98    
26 Nov 2012  #5
thats amazing! how does the Mr Crabtree Character work in Polish? you know: "i was just ******* by..."
i was amazed to find that was shown in Belgium, i can't get my head round how that would work in another language!

aaah keeping up appearances, written by the Brilliant Roy Clarke, i guess theres snobs everywhere so that would travel well.
i imagine his more Yorkshire- based stuff like Last of the summer wine or Open all hours may not translate as well.

cable or terrestrial, i'm interested in either if they've been dubbed or subtitled in Polish

thanks for such a quick reply
Ziemowit 12 | 3,312    
26 Nov 2012  #6
Keeping Up Appearances

was my favorite one. The Polish title: Co ludzie powiedzÄ…!?
smurf 39 | 1,983    
26 Nov 2012  #7
They don't show anything modern, just all that MOR crap like My Family/ 'Allo Allo

Would love to see some brit stand-up comedy on tele, really miss that about living here, no stand-up at all, just incredibly tame caberet, full of mother-in-law jokes and guys falling over.
kondzior 8 | 940    
26 Nov 2012  #8
They used to show Benny Hill. It is still my all time favorite British comedy
smurf 39 | 1,983    
26 Nov 2012  #9
They used to show Benny Hill

Really? That's like grandad humour :P
p3undone 8 | 1,135    
26 Nov 2012  #10
Smurf,that show was hilarious;have you ever watched it?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209    
26 Nov 2012  #11
Somehow I don't think they aired Father Ted in Poland;)

Shame really, it's fekkin hilarious
SeanBM 35 | 5,809    
26 Nov 2012  #12
This evening my favorite British comedy is 'only fools and horses'.

I don't know if the humour, cockney rhyme would translate well, though the circumstances would, I know a few Del-Boys in Krakow.

The real question is "did/does British TV show any Polish Sitcoms or films or anything at all?"

Somehow I don't think they aired Father Ted in Poland;)

Shame really, it's fekkin hilarious

The people I have exposed father Ted to here will never be the same again :)

It is very well received and the mentality is the same.

I'll file that under Irish/Anglo but thank goodness British TV saw the genius, while RTE look like fools.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209    
26 Nov 2012  #13
The people I have exposed father Ted to here will never be the same again :)

I am certainly not the same man after watching it. I'll never look at a lingerie department ever again without ******* myself laughing;)

Hope you are well by the way... it's been a while
Ironside 47 | 9,503    
26 Nov 2012  #14
Somehow I don't think they aired Father Ted in Poland;)

Why not?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209    
26 Nov 2012  #15
I would have thought ridiculing priests would have been frowned upon by the 'establishment'. Am I wrong in thinking that?

<this is where Ironside tells me that every episode has been shown in prime time and makes me look less clever than Father Dougal>
Ironside 47 | 9,503    
26 Nov 2012  #16
I would have thought ridiculing priests would have been frowned upon by the 'establishment'. Am I wrong in thinking that?

Well I don't see Establishment in Poland as particularly religious.
zetigrek    
26 Nov 2012  #17
Really? That's like grandad humour :P

Well, all in all Benny Hill could be your grandma. I have fond memories of that series from my childhood (as well as Allo allo, which I still love to watch)

Not really a sitcom but also a humour show: "Little Britain".
Monty Pythons were popular too.

I think that's all.

Somehow I don't think they aired Father Ted in Poland;)

According to wikipedia Father Ted is aired in Poland since 2009 on BBC Entertainment.

I forgot: "Fawlty Towers" (Hotel Zacisze)
SeanBM 35 | 5,809    
26 Nov 2012  #18
I am certainly not the same man after watching it.

Well they have launched their own search engine:

Hope you are well by the way... it's been a while

I am. I've been busy, which is a great complaint in these times.
thanks for asking.

I hope you are still enjoying the black stuff, then I know you are doing well.

According to wikipedia Father Ted is aired in Poland since 2009 on BBC Entertainment.

Yeah but who watches BBC Entertainment? they just seem to show third rate British comedies and 'come dine with me' which as a program I just can't get my head around.

Black adder is now my favorite British comedy, this will change as the night draws in but hear, I'm like the weather.
smurf 39 | 1,983    
26 Nov 2012  #19
Smurf,that show was hilarious;have you ever watched it?

Course I watched it, it was about a dirty old man who chased after bimbos in sexy underwear. It was on for 30mins every saturday evening.

Not funny in any way.
Redneck humour imo

Oh and Father Ted isn't british :P
p3undone 8 | 1,135    
26 Nov 2012  #20
Smurf,Oh well;different tastes.
Lenka 2 | 1,063    
26 Nov 2012  #21
I thought he meant on the main channels that are free to air, not cable or subscription.

I never fought of this.

I would have thought ridiculing priests would have been frowned upon by the 'establishment'. Am I wrong in thinking that?

One word:Ranczo :)
Benny Hill and Mr Been-I never understood what's so funny.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
27 Nov 2012  #22
Not funny in any way.

I didn't find most of BH that funny either, although I know lots of people that did.
Ditto Mr Bean, which probably you adored.

I'll never look at a lingerie department ever again without ******* myself laughing;)

For anyone wondering, that was the episode where the main characters (priests) accidentally entered a dept store's ladies underwear section which was so huge that they couldn't find their way out of it, as if it were a jungle or forest.
pgtx 29 | 3,160    
27 Nov 2012  #23
I forgot: "Fawlty Towers" (Hotel Zacisze)

ah! remember! very funny! :)
jon357 64 | 14,382    
27 Nov 2012  #24
TVP 1 or 2 showed all the episodes of Ab Fab and the ill-fated Wizja Jeden was showing the League of Gentlemen dubbed into Polish (with more than one voice, thank God) under the title 'Pcin Dolny'.
Ant63 11 | 403    
27 Nov 2012  #25
It surprises me that Dr Who appears totally unknown in Poland. Its well made (now) with intelligent story lines and my partners kids love it. Saturday evening isn't the same without it. The kids end up in a Mexican standoff when trying to discuss it with their cousins on Skype.

Father Ted Lingerie dept

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=beN7FftWNCM
jon357 64 | 14,382    
27 Nov 2012  #26
I believe they show it on TVP but it evidently hasn't caught on.
Ant63 11 | 403    
27 Nov 2012  #27
It's a pity it hasn't caught on. I think its rather good and deals with moral issues very well.

It surprises me so many people like "Keeping up appearances" in Poland. It portrays a society that has all but disappeared now. I'd say in the seventies, there was one or two Hyacinths on every road. It's the domain of footballers wives now.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,312    
27 Nov 2012  #28
It surprises me so many people like "Keeping up appearances" in Poland. It portrays a society that has all but disappeared now. I'd say in the seventies, there was one or two Hyacinths on every road.

The reason for that may be that Poland still has her Hyacinths on every road. We are behind England in almost everything. Notice that our own Guy Fawkes appeared more than 400 years after the original one. If things don't speed up significantly, we'll have to wait until 2419 for our Hyacinths to disappear. But things risk not to speed up since David Cameron wants to cut down on funds which are aimed to help Poland speed things up.
p3undone 8 | 1,135    
27 Nov 2012  #29
InWroclaw,see now,I didn't find Mr. bean funny at all.
Ant63 11 | 403    
27 Nov 2012  #30
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I have very strong opinions on this because currently my partner, her children and I are badly affected by crappy Polish Law. I think they should be spending money on changing laws that they have promised to, to make the country more compatible with its European friends.

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