I've just finished watching eight 1 1/2 hour episodes of Hornblower, on Youtube. It's really good, I recommend it. If you don't know what Hornblower is, it's the story of a young naval officer during the Napoleonic wars.
Before that, I watched a couple of dozen half hour episodes of "Jeeves and Wooster", also very good. If you don't know what Jeeves and Wooster are, then you're obviously not British. Hard luck.