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BritCom Club

Upcoming Programs

As Time Goes By
Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 PM on IPTV

Keeping Up Appearances
Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 PM on IPTV

Are You Being Served?
Strong Stuff This Insurance
Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 PM on IPTV

Last of the Summer Wine
Man Who Invented Yorkshire Funny Stuff
Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 PM on IPTV

Are You Being Served?
Strong Stuff This Insurance
Monday, May 30 at 10:30 PM on IPTV

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This special club is available to members who give their support for an additional gift of $25. For information, contact Darla at (800) 728-2828 or darla@iptv.org

If your Saturday evenings are often spent watching IPTV's British comedy lineup, you should be part of the Britcom Club!

Your investment helps us purchase the rights to your favourite British comedies -- which means you can help make sure these shows stay on IPTV. Your membership includes The BritCom Bulletin, a monthly e-newsletter with details on what's happening with British programming on IPTV, mouth-watering recipes and the scoop on all things British. You will also receive invitations to special Britcom events throughout the year.

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BritCom Q&A

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

Where was that filmed and what year was it filmed?

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE is the longest-running British comedy in England. It began in 1972 and is still in production. It is filmed in Yorkshire in the Holme Valley including the villages of Holmfirth and Marsden. Want to know more? Try this great fansite located at http://www.summer-wine.com/summer-wine/indexbackup2.htm

VICAR OF DIBLEY

How many Teletubbies were at Hugo's wedding?

Two of the "attendants" were dressed as Teletubbies at the wedding of Alice and Hugo.

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

What happened to Compo? On the show they suddenly had a funeral episode. Did the actor playing the part die?

Bill Owen (Compo) died of cancer three years ago at age 85 . He had been with the series for over 25 years from the beginning. The character Compo was written out of the series, and the writers devoted three episodes to his death and funeral. Bill Owen's son Tom then joined the series as Compo's long-lost son. At his request, Bill Owen was buried in the Yorkshire village where the series is filmed.

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