When learning foreign languages, such as English, it is good to use other sources besides textbooks. One suggestion might be to watch films or TV series in a foreign language, and the British are famous for their many cult series, mostly comedy. Here are examples of four of the most famous that everyone should see at some point:
- Allo Allo- a comedy series produced by the BBC. It is set in France during the Second World War. It tells the story of a café owner’s quiet life, which is turned upside down when the resistance decides to hide two English airmen in his house.
- Doctor Who- a science-fiction series whose production began as early as 1963 and, with one longer interruption, continues to the present day. It tells the story of the life of the last Time Lord, the Doctor. He travels through time and space in a spaceship called the TARDIS, which is shaped like a blue police box and is larger inside. He also often takes earthly companions with him. The role of the Doctor has already been played by many actors, and is explained by the Time Lords’ ability to regenerate and instead of dying, they take on a new form, which means they can live for thousands of years.
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus – translated from English into Polish as “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”; a series created by Britain’s most famous comedy group between 1969 and 1974. Each episode consists of several skits, unrelated to each other.
- Black Adder- a comedy series. The title has been translated as ‘Black Adder’. They tell the story of the Black Adder family through the ages. Produced between 1983 and 1999 by the BBC. The lead character is played by Rowan Atkinson.