Call in a Vote for Your Favorite!: 7 pm Saturday, March 9
Sample five British comedies and then call in a vote for one of them during WILL-TV's Great BritCom Vote XIV, hosted by David Thiel, at 7 pm Saturday, March 9. The show with the most votes will win a spot in the BritCom Saturday night line-up on WILL-TV.
Among those those vying to be in the program schedule are two new shows and three former candidates:
7 p.m.: In Allo! Allo!, Rene, the proprietor of a small café in occupied France, is hiding three members of the British military while the German Army is camped at his bar. Meanwhile, he’s also involved in hiding a priceless painting and in affairs with two waitresses.
7:40 p.m.: Blackadder II is set in England’s Golden Age and features Rowan Atkinson as the arrogant Lord Edmund in search of grace and favor from stark raving mad Queen Bess.
8:20 p.m.: The Café is a new series featuring three generations of women involved with running a welcoming neighborhood eatery. Numerous colorful characters from all walks of life pop in to this hub, usually with comedic results.
9 p.m.: Lead Balloon, another new entry, centers around Rick Spleen, a disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer who combines a mass of neuroses and petty grievances with a propensity for lying.
9:45 p.m.: Fawlty Towers is headed by the manic and arrogant Basil Fawlty, the put-upon hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff.