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My friend Richard is a huge TV fan so I recently asked him for some recommendations.

He wouldn't tell me his favourite show but sent me a list of descriptions of some shows he likes to watch:

  • Drama, set in the sixties, focusing on the executive of a company which produces alcoholic drinks from fermented honey.
  • Two wealthy socialites visit a farm to investigate triangles and their generalisations.
  • Documentary presenting a unique look at the pills consumed in the world's most renowned kitchens.
  • A highschool mathlete and her younger brother start hanging out with a group of Mediterraneans.
  • Thriller about two FBI agents tasked with interviewing people with ghosts in their heads.
  • Police investigating corruption tackle one of the most frustrating aspects of sweeping dirt off the floor.

Unfortunately, I could not find any of these TV programmes to watch.
I think my friend is playing a joke on me.

Can you tell me Richard's favourite programme?

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I think Richard's favourite programme is

EXTRAS, which is apparently the name of a BBC sitcom from a few years back.

The shows he listed are:

Drama, set in the sixties, focusing on the executive of a company which produces alcoholic drinks from fermented honey.

MEAD MEN

Two wealthy socialites visit a farm to investigate triangles and their generalisations.

THE SIMPLEX LIFE

Documentary presenting a unique look at the pills consumed in the world's most renowned kitchens.

CHEF'S TABLET

A highschool mathlete and her younger brother start hanging out with a group of Mediterraneans.

FREAKS AND GREEKS

Thriller about two FBI agents tasked with interviewing people with ghosts in their heads.

MINDHAUNTERS (thanks to @cinico for pointing this one out to me in comments!)

Police investigating corruption tackle one of the most frustrating aspects of sweeping dirt off the floor.

LINE OF DUST(y)

and so

the letters we have had to add to get his fanciful new programmes are E, X, T, R, A, S.

Credit where due:

I found all of the above except MINDHUNTERS, kindly pointed out in comments by user @cinico. (And also, slightly later, by @Quantoss.) Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ Have you heard about a TV show called mindhunter? :) $\endgroup$ – cinico May 17 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I have now. I hadn't before reading your comment. (I don't know a damn thing about TV, actually; of the shows used here I'd heard of exactly two before.) Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 17 at 12:39
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    $\begingroup$ The FBI thirller could be rot13(ZVAQU(N)HAGREF) Edit: Damn you @cinico, beat me by minute :D $\endgroup$ – Quantoss May 17 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ Of the shows used here I'd heard of exactly none before. The rock I live under must be bigger than yours :-P $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 17 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ Good work, the title of the second last is just singular, by the way. And to you and @Randal'Thor I would certainly recommend the last two if you have any inclination to watching TV at all. $\endgroup$ – hexomino May 17 at 22:07

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