24Sep/06Off

Another reason to love the Brits

There’s a plethora, a bevy even, of quirky British shows that I love to catch here in Canada on TVO or CBC. Some get franchised, like Antiques Roadshow (now done in America and Canada).

One that hasn’t made it to franchise, mainly cuz we don’t have enough history I wager, is Time Team. That’s the one where Tony Robinson and crew go off to a hill where they’re going to build a new estate and uncover a medieval smithy or something. I love the interdisciplinary concentration of nerds and geeks – there are artists, historians, archeologists, techno-weirdos with magnets and computer imaging systems…

For my money, the CBC could do well in taking the inspiration and coming up with their own quirky programming. You can’t tell me we don’t have enough quirks to go around.