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BritCom Club

Upcoming Programs

As Time Goes By
Friday, November 28 at 10:30 PM on IPTV

Last of the Summer Wine
The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle
Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 PM on IPTV

Keeping Up Appearances
Thursday, December 11 at 10:30 PM on IPTV

As Time Goes By
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM on IPTV

Keeping Up Appearances
Saturday, December 13 at 8:30 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

What is the theme song of this show and who performs it?

"Last of the Summer Wine Theme" was composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst, who also wrote the theme music for other Britcoms such as ARE YOU BEING SERVED?, TO THE MANOR BORN, YES MINISTER, and THE FALL & RISE OF REGINALD PERRIN. UPDATE: It was performed by Tony Philpot, whose musical credits include CAMPION, THE BUCCANEERS, PEOPLE'S CENTURY and HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES. A compilation CD was released in the mid-90s, but according to our PBS source is very difficult to find.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

When they have lunch, what is toad in the hole and can it really be made???

Toad-in-the-hole is a classic English dish consisting of sausage cooked in a batter. Sounds a bit like an English version of our corn dog, doesn't it?

WAITING FOR GOD

What is the name of the theme music for the program "Waiting for God"?

It is the last movement from Franz Schubert's Piano Quintet in A, Opus 114, nicknamed "The Trout Quintet."

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