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Go to IMDB.com and look up 10 TV shows you like(d).
-Post three official IMDB “Plot Keywords” for these 10 picks.
-Have your friends guess the show names.
-No searching IMDB to find them either! 😉

For added value – often these are not the first things that would come to mind.  
The keywords get more bizarre nearer the end.

1. strike, nudity, headmaster    GBH – guessed by


2. famous opening theme, judo, cold war – The Avengers guessed by

  and

 
3. historical, incest, insanity   I, Claudius  – guessed by

 
4. hallucination, self-referential, suicide The Singing Detective guessed by

5. big city life, despair, hope 
6. moon, police, space    Star Cops – guessed by

  
7. devil worship, violinist, attempted drowning  Rumpole (yes, Rumpole!?) guessed by

  
8. spy, secret agent, title spoken by character – Dangermouse guessed by

 
9. ignorance, washing machine, address book –Hancock’s Half Hour guessed by


10. animal attack, ex Nazi, subliminal message – Columbo guessed by

All guesses welcome.  There is one American show and one cartoon.  Further clues will be provided later.
 
Edited to add further clues: From numbers 4, 5, 9, and 10 – one began as an adaptation of a stage play, one is from the 1950s, and one became a film. 

Edited to add further clues:  Number 4’s keywords also include psychoanalysis.  Number 5’s keywords also include murder.  Number 9’s keywords also includes Post box.  Number 10’s keywords also include Writer, Matador, and Military Academy.

Edited to add further clues: Number 5 keywords include London England; number 9 includes juror; number 10 includes car bomb.

 

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36 Responses to memery

  1. brooschlee says:

    1. strike, nudity, headmaster GBH?
    2. famous opening theme, judo, cold war Doctor Who?
    3. historical, incest, insanity I, Claudius?
    4. hallucination, self-referential, suicide
    5. big city life, despair, hope
    6. moon, police, space Star Cops, Moonbase Three?
    7. devil worship, violinist, attempted drowning Rumpole?
    8. spy, secret agent, title spoken by character
    9. ignorance, washing machine, address book
    10. animal attack, ex Nazi, subliminal message The Zoo Gang?

    • 1. strike, nudity, headmaster GBH?
      Yes.
      3. historical, incest, insanity I, Claudius
      Yes.
      6. moon, police, space Star Cops, Moonbase Three?
      Star Cops – available from on-line retailers on DVD.
      7. devil worship, violinist, attempted drowning Rumpole?
      Brilliant. How did you get that? NOt the first three expressions that would come to mind regarding Rumpole.
      The others are wrong.
      Scott

      • brooschlee says:

        Actually, blame ITV3. The last time I had adequate free-time to watch TV, it was repeats of Rumpole. The one with the supposed ‘Devil Worship’ was handy un-revision for dealing with child witnesses in court. I couldn’t think of any other show where Devil-worship and ‘Attempted Drowning’ would be tagged (Although thinking about it, ‘Don’t look now’ would have applied too).
        Is 4 Rentaghost?

    • Number 10 (animal attack, ex Nazi, subliminal message) was Columbo. There are only two left now – numbers 9 and 5.

  2. surliminal says:

    10 – scooby doo!

  3. Is 4 Life On Mars? Um, somehow.
    I’m intrigued by ‘ignorance, washing-machine address book’ but nothing comes to mind except 70s sitcoms.

  4. ravensthorpe says:

    8 – Danger Man or perhaps The Prisoner?

  5. ravensthorpe says:

    2 – The Avengers?

  6. tanngrisnir says:

    famous opening theme, judo, cold war – The Avengers?
    hallucination, self-referential, suicide – Life On Mars?

  7. peeeeeeet says:

    4 – The Singing Detective?

  8. tanngrisnir says:

    Ah, The Singing Detective. Of course.
    Number 10 – is that Columbo?

    • tanngrisnir says:

      Ah, must be. I have only just noticed your extra clues (Matador, Military Academy.

      • Yes. the Columbo keywords provide a particular joy. The worst is that I can associate most of them to stories (including the awful newer episodes with the likes of Tyne Daly and the one with the relationship counsellors). I love the show and intend slowly working my way through the DVDs.

      • Oh, and I was relying on you to get number 9 (and surliminal for number 5). The extra clues may make number 9 easier.

          • No. I only ever managed to watch two minutes of any episode of This Life. Not watching it became a matter of pride (I was a lawyer at the time and my life was nowt like that). Myself and my flatmate battled to see who would press the remote to switch over first. It’s around the same era of TV though.

          • tanngrisnir says:

            I never watched it either. ;o)

          • tanngrisnir says:

            OK, completely at a loss about that I went and looked up the keywords, so I see which programme it must be… and I have never heard of it. 😀

          • It’s worth hiring on DVD. The scriptwriter is writer of tonight’s C4 drama (as long as they don’t capitulate and cancel it again) and the cast was fantastic – David Morrissey, David Calder, Sam Kelly, Phil Daniels.

        • tanngrisnir says:

          Wait a mo, number 9 is a sitcom, right? And one of the keywords is juror? “Hancock’s Half Hour”?

          • Yes. The keywords included “blood donor” on IMDB but IIRC that was a different series (Hancock) so I didn’t use it.
            I first saw it when the Beeb had repeats in the early eighties. My dad told me to watch it the first night. Thereafter it was appointment telly and I collected all of the tapes when at secondary school. While others listened to music I learned Hancock scripts 😉 I guess Twelve Angry Men is why I became a lawyer.

          • tanngrisnir says:

            That’s right, the final Hancock BBC series was simply titled Hancock (I think the episodes might have been slightly shorter, closer to 25 minutes than half an hour), didn’t have Sid James or the Railway Cuttings residence of the earlier series, and did include some classics like “The Blood Donor” and “The Radio Ham”. One of them, I forget the title, featured only Hancock with no supporting cast at all.
            “Twelve Angry Men” is superb. I can still hear his, And what about Magna Carta? Did she die in vain?

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