British television certainly has come quite a way from -,..
The intelligence and forethought put in some of the scripted dialogues I have seen lately makes one want to leap from ones seat and cut a path straight over the Silk Road to Britain itself and settle in with the comforts and stresses of London life.
Below have all been excellent viewing and calling cards for the City of London the exciting life the UK portends to visitors in general.
Judge Deed (complete season 5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znOIZM9zxWY
MI-5 (complete season 9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh5sIbyHtIU
An Education (film based on a book of memoirs) http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/an-education/interview-screenplay-memoir
Desert Flower (true story that put female genital mutilation on the international human rights agenda) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKgaXGMPJDs
Backbeat (story of the Beatles rise to fame) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrLGwxh47pM
'The Special Relationship' (HBO film about Tony Blair and Bill Clinton) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWHjHMrRiE4
and 'The Queen' , (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF_KpWfFyR8)
Goal! (like a 'thinking mans Rocky')
All of the afore-highlighted links I have enjoyed on DVD with their Special Features and behind the scenes footage in just the past few weeks.
I can now just imagine a talking head aka well informed hugely protective with adequately swelled with pride over British culture fan saying. "Were a lot ,more than just X Factor over here you know" :)
Gotta' love 'em.