Left & below is one of several shirts bought from a charity shop, and not put on a hanger until this time of year.

Very appropriate colours in this men’s shirt, don’t you think?

It jumped out at me, and I had to have it – recycling for $2 couldn’t be beat. 😉

Below are some of the matchey details. (Click to go to all the details & captions.)

My apologies for any confusion the other day at the bottom of that post. Hope below will clarify.

The Great British Bake Off – The original series from Great Britain. Click link for more details.

  • It started in 2010 in Britain with Season 1 containing 6 episodes
  • It’s continued every year in Britain, with increased numbers of contestants and episodes
  • Currently, Britain is seeing Season 6 containing 10 episodes

The Great British Baking Show – the re-titled, Americanized reruns of The Great British Bake Off

  • Reruns began in America in January 2015 with repeats of Britain’s Season 5 (10 episodes) renamed in the U.S. as “Series 1”
  • Currently, America is seeing reruns of Britain’s Season 4 (10 episodes) renamed in the U.S. “Series 2”
  • Note: All episodes in “Series 1” and “Series 2” are shown in proper order.

in other words…  The world waits whilst Britain sees each new season.  That’s fair ~ they created it!  😍

other shows America sees later

Antiques Roadshow  began in Britain in 1979.  18 years later, PBS bought the idea and created an American version. To further confuse Americans, PBS also bought the rights to replay some of the old British Antiques Roadshows, and renamed them Antiques Roadshow UK.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot We always waited at least a year to see Poirot, and then not necessarily in the order they were originally shown in Britain, and with edited bits. (Americans get edited versions of maaany overseas programmes.)

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is an Australian TV show with great 1928 fashions. Aussies have just seen the 3rd series.  America is waiting.  siiigh . . .

Midsomer Murders US fans: MAJOR spoiler alert in the first paragraph if you click the link. Ohhhh, don’t get me started! The reruns in America are so old & mixed up that one week John Nettles (and only he – you Brits know what I mean & please don’t reveal!) has Sergeant Jones, and the next week Sergeant Troy.

Downton Abbey somehow got a very brief delay between British and American viewings. In Britain, they’re about to begin viewing the newest season. America will probably see it in January.

Other outstanding programs have also been purchased and shown in America on independent network MHz, including Montalbano (Italy), Wallander (Sweden), and Maigret (France).

I wrote a piece about Montalbano over on my other blog with behind-the-scenes videos available from MHz.


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11 thoughts on “changes!”

  1. Love the stripy fabric – are you going to refashion it or wear it as it is? The bake off – the current season is the first one I’ve watched and I’ve never watched downton abbey! I’ve loved the bake off, and have considered downloading Downton on catch up TV but not sure if I’d ever have time to watch it. 😀

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    1. You must watch Downton – it’s a real eye-opener of the way things used to be until relatively recently and, according to those who remember it, pretty accurate in historical detail. I didn’t watch it until series 3, but had the boxed set for Christmas and spent several days on the sofa in the New Year catching up as it is so addictive!

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    2. Will probably leave it as is & just roll up the sleeves… this year.😉 Upcoming hot projects in other areas so am a bit pushed for time. 😳 Thank you for asking!
      About Downton… By all means, check out some YouTube episodes (free) and see if you like it before investing too much time. I watched the first 2 years, but wouldn’t bother to buy them. With all our telly reruns, have gotten very tired of seeing those same faces.

      Also found the plots predictable & silly after a couple of seasons ~ too soap opera for me. But that’s just my thought. Others adore it ~ more power to ’em.

      Let me know what you think when you’ve had time to watch. 😉

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