US TV shows that had different titles in UK

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Boss Cat - Top Cat
Champion the Wonder Horse
Hart of the Yard- Nobody's Perfect
Bullpen - Hardball
The Ellery Queen Whodunnit - Ellery Queen
A Man Called Ironside - Ironside
Ticket to Ride - A Fine Romance

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Sgt Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show
Search Control - Search
Twist in the Tale - Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected
The New Adventures of Superman - Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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Danger in Paradise - Big Hawaii
Island of adventure - Swiss Family Robinson
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - Teenage Mutsnt Ninja Turtles

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I know this is not exactly inkeeping with the title of this thread but:
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on Swedish TV was titled as Öl, kvinnor och tegel which translates as Beer, women and bricks

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Not sure about the US, but Midsomer Murders is called Inspector Barnaby in Europe, which probably explains why , when John Nettles left, he had to be replaced by another 'Barnaby'.

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Taggart was sold overseas and that didn't seem to suffer from having no Taggart, although I don't know if the title was changed.

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ITV screened GUNSMOKE as GUN LAW, although selected episodes of the original radio series aired on the BBC Light Programme under the original title.

As did short BBC television runs in 1972 and 1993.

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OT: Some Australians complained that it was called A Country Practice with the American spelling of practise. Other Australians pointed out that we no longer say darnce and charnce anymore either.

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paul.austin wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:20 am
OT: Some Australians complained that it was called A Country Practice with the American spelling of practise.
"Practice" is the correct spelling of the noun in all varieties of English (British, Australian and American). It's the verb where there are differences - "practise" in Britain and Australia, "practice" in the US.

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then there's flat vs apartment. Flat is falling out of use thanks to tv

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I always thought flat should be on one floor, possibly with a shared outer front door and apartment could be on two or more floors with a separate outside front door.

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I was in a shop a few weeks ago. I took a box of chocolate digestives off the shelf. A man near to me said "Oh, those are the best cookies there are".

In time, all speech will be Americanised.
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The (completely unfunny) US version of Men Behaving Badly was renamed It's A Man's World for all non-US countries.
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Reversing the thread - US Britbox has 'The Good Life' listed as 'Good Neighbors'

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ozsat wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:50 am
Reversing the thread - US Britbox has 'The Good Life' listed as 'Good Neighbors'
I believe it was known as Good Neighbors in the US because NBC had an unrelated one-season series called The Good Life a couple of years previously.

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Brock wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:12 pm
ozsat wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:50 am
Reversing the thread - US Britbox has 'The Good Life' listed as 'Good Neighbors'
I believe it was known as Good Neighbors in the US because NBC had an unrelated one-season series called The Good Life a couple of years previously.
The NBC series had been run on BBC1 just the year before but no one considered it confusing then.

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Would it be more to do with syndication broadcasts after the initial US transmission causing the confusion with another series of the same name rather than it being a year later and being thought fresh in the viewers mind? There was no chance of two different series of the same name turning up at the same time in the UK as there just weren't the channels.

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JezR wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:16 pm
Brock wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:12 pm
ozsat wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:50 am
Reversing the thread - US Britbox has 'The Good Life' listed as 'Good Neighbors'
I believe it was known as Good Neighbors in the US because NBC had an unrelated one-season series called The Good Life a couple of years previously.
The NBC series had been run on BBC1 just the year before but no one considered it confusing then.
Well I didn't know that, but Genome says it was broadcast on weekday afternoons during 1974, so I doubt whether many viewers were confused by its home-grown namesake...

(Starring Larry Hagman as "Albert the butler"? Wow.)

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