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British Comedies | August 2022
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What's so funny about British humor? Find out for yourself on Saturday nights (plus a couple of Thursdays and a Sunday) with infamous funny business from across the pond.

MUM: 
OCTOBER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 8:30 PM

It is early morning, and Cathy is preparing for work. Jason has an interview for a job in Australia, and Kelly is upset that she might have to move there. After a heavy night out with Derek, Michael finds himself on Cathy's sofa with a secret to keep from Cathy.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/06/2022 @ 8:30 PM

NEW TRICKS: 
BANK ROBBERY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 PM

When one of Gerry's informants returns to England and provides him with new evidence, the team re-opens the case of a 1987 bank robbery where one of the bank employees was killed. The prime suspect was always Ray Cook, but the police could never get the evidence to charge him. Cook's alibi has always been that he was with his dying mother at the time of the robbery, but the team finds evidence that brings their basic premise into question.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/06/2022 @ 9 PM

NEW! THE GOES WRONG SHOW: 
THE LODGE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 10:05 PM 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:05 PM

In The Goes Wrong Show, the well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Drama Society perform a half-hour play on TV. Their show combines a horror story, wartime drama, legal thriller, period romance, deep south melodrama and a Christmas fable, and the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong. Sets collapse, special effects fail, actors risk life, limb and the studio audience are threatened. But the show must go on.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/13/2022 @ 10:05 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/18/2022 @ 11:05 PM

 

NEW! THE GOES WRONG SHOW:
THE PILOT (NOT THE PILOT)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 10:45 PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:45 PM

The Cornley Drama Society has chosen to put on a Second World War drama, rarely performed because of its historical inaccuracy and poor research. Director Chris plays Rufus Heal, a dashing pilot reduced to a desk job solving German codes in a top-secret Allied facility after losing his leg, assisted by uptight Englishwoman Valerie Sky and French codebreaker Camille, under the watchful eye of Wing Commander Wickham. Will they crack the code and unmask the spy in their midst in time to win the Vietnam war?

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/13/2022 @ 10:45 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/18/2022 @ 11:45 PM

MONTY PYTHON'S BEST BITS CELEBRATED
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 11:30 PM

Monty Python's influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music, a pivotal moment in the evolution of television humor. Celebrating the cultural legacy and impact of the troupe, this special pairs their original material with new and entertaining commentary from celebrities who consider Monty Python hugely significant, both personally and to the history of screen satire.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/21/2022 @ 11:30 PM