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British TV Shows America has copied or stolen From Britain
Sex & Intimacy / 5:22 PM - Sunday February 06, 2011

British TV Shows America has copied or stolen From Britain

Thought this mite be pretty intresting,anyone recognise any from their youth or whatever,wich was your favourite or favourites?

(And yes i know some of the shows were sold on to the US,im just teasing =)

The List is....




The Office

Britains got Got Talent (Renamed "Americas got talent")

Pop Idol (Renamed "American Idol")

Who wants to be a millionare

The weakest link

Da Ali G show

Agony ( Renamed "The Lucie Arnaz Show" in the US)

Antiques Roadshow

Are you being served ( Renamed "Beanes of Boston" in the US)


As If

Ballykiss Angel (Renamed "Hope Island" in the US)

Being Human

Birds of a feather ( Renamed "Stand by your man" in the US)


Blackpool ( Renamed "Viva Laughlin!" in the US)

Brat Camp

Cash in the Attic

CD-UK (Renamed CD-USA)

Celebrity fit club

Changing Rooms ( Renamed "Changing spaces" in the US)

Cold Feet



Dads Army ( Renamed "The Rear Gaurd" in the US)

Dancing on Ice (Renamed "Skating with Celebrities" in the US)

Dear John


Dog eat Dog

Dont forget your toothbrush

Eleventh hour

Faking it

The rise and fall of reginald perrin (Renamed "Reggie" in the US)

Fawlty Towers

Footballers wives

Ant & Decs gameshow marothon ( Renamed "Gameshow marothon" in the US)

George and mildred ( Renamed "The Ropers" in the US)

Gladiators ( Renamed "American Gladiators")

Hells Kitchen

The Grimleys ( Renamed "The Grubbs" in the US)

Hit me baby one more time

Holding the baby

Home to Roost ( Renamed "You again" in the US)

Honey were killing the kids

How clean is your house

Id do anything

Its me or the dog

Im a celebrity get me out of here

The IT crowd

Keep it in the family ( Renamed "To close for comfort" in the US)

Krypton Factor

Life on Mars

Little Britain

Love thy neighbour

Man about the house (Renamed "Threes company" in the US)

Master chef

Max hedroom

Men behaving badly

Mind your language (Renamed "What a country" in the US)

Mr Men and little miss ( Renamed "Mr men show")

Never mind the buzzcocks

The 1900 House (Renamed " Frontier House" in the US)

Not the Nine O'Clock News ( Rnamed "Not Necessarily the News" in the US)

On the Buses (Renamed "Lotsa Luck " in the US)

One Foot in the Grave (Renamed "Cosby" in the US)


Porridge ( Renamed "On the Rocks" in the US)

Queer as folk

Kitchen nightmares

Red Dwarf

Robin's Nest (Renamed "Three's a Crowd" in the US)

Robot Wars

Scrapheap Challenge (Renamed "Junkyard Wars" in the US)

Secret Millionare


Spooks (Renamed "MI5" in the US)

Spitting Image (Renamed "D.C. Follies" in the US)

Steptoe and Son (Renamed "Sanford and Son" in the US)

Strictly Come Dancing (Renamed "Dancing with the Stars " in the US)

Super Nanny


That was the week that was

The thick of it

This Life (Renamed "First Years" in the US)

Till Death Us Do Part (Renamed "All in the Family" in the US)

Touching Evil

Top of the pops

Trigger happy TV

Two's Company ( Renamed "The Two of Us" in the US)

Upstairs Downstairs (Renamed "Beacon Hill" in the US)

The Vicar of Dibley (Renamed "The Minister Of Divine" in the US)

Undercover Boss

What not to wear

Who do you think you are

Whos line is it anyway

Wife Swap (Renamed "Wife swap USA & "Trading Spouses")

Wild at heart ( Renamed "Life is wild" in the US)

The worlds strictest parents

The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Renamed "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" in the US)

- Asked by cheekymatt25, A Career Man, Male, 29-35, London, Body Work

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"Man About The House" and one that I didn't see on the list which was called "Who's The Boss?" here in the states. "All In The Family" is brilliant as well.

- Response by zerotohero2, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Los Angeles, Who Cares?

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"Smoke me a kipper. I'll be back for breakfast."

~Ace Rimmer

Red Dwarf. Classic!

- Response by bluegenel, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, Who Cares?, Technical

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well, copying you is a form of appreciation.....Can I keep Simon Cowell please?

- Response by kmf1, A Life of the Party, Female, 46-55, Minneapolis, Who Cares?

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I'll watch reruns of the originals on PBS or BBC-America. British TV is da bomb - once Hollywood gets hold of it, it's ruined.

- Response by justpassingthru, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Financial / Banking

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hi cutie pie ;)

- Response by jojo914, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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and how many of those did Americans screw up badly?

- Response by iwetwired, A Hippie Chick, Female, 29-35, New York

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i didn't see FRIENDS on that list, which brittan stole from US!!!

- Response by nicky711, A Thinker, Female, 36-45

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