What are the best TV shows for advanced English listening skills?

Here we will propose some great movies or series to improve your listening at an advanced level. Lets get started! 

1. The Big Question:

The “Big Questions” is an interfaith dialogue and ethics television program usually presented by Nicky Campbell. It is broadcast live on BBC One between 10:00am and 11:00am on Sunday, replacing The Heaven and Earth Show as the BBC’s religious discussion program. 

2. Head to Head:

The host chats with various special guests and witness experts provide an in-depth analysis of the topic being discussed.

3. TED Talks:

TED Conferences LLC is an American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was conceived by Richard Saul Wurman, who co-founded it with Harry Marks in February 1984 as a conference; it has been held annually since 1990. Highly recommended!

4. Sherlock (UK version):

“Sherlock” is a British crime television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017 and a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016. The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films

5. The Mentalist:

“The Mentalist” is an American drama television series that ran from September 23, 2008, until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS.[1] Created by Bruno Heller, who was also its executive producer, the show follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and his boss, a senior agent, Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people’s minds.

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