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More Funny Ladies of British Comedy!

December 8, 2009

Iowa Public Television Presents National 

Premiere of New PBS/BBC British Comedy Special

More Funny Ladies of British Comedy Debuts Saturday at 8 p.m.


(Johnston, Iowa) – Iowa Public Television has produced a comedy special for distribution on PBS stations nationwide. The program, More Funny Ladies of British Comedy, was produced by Iowa Public Television for PBS and the BBC. Its national premiere will be on Iowa Public Television Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

More Funny Ladies of British Comedy is hosted by beloved British comedy actress Penelope Keith and features some of the funniest moments from Britcom favorites like Dawn French, Judi Dench, the late Mollie Sugden, Patricia Routledge, and more. 

Viewers will have the opportunity to pledge their support for British comedies and for this special during the program December 12. The pledge breaks will also be recorded for national distribution. Both the program and the pledge breaks will be available for PBS stations nationwide beginning in March. 

This special follows several other successful partnership productions Iowa Public Television has created for PBS and the BBC. Over the past several years, Iowa Public Television has produced specials like Celebrating Mollie Sugden, Funny Ladies of British Comedy, Funny Blokes of British Comedy, Fawlty Towers Revisited, Life Lessons from Onslow, and more. 

The production team is also working on a special about the writers of British comedies, to air at a later date. 

Details about More Funny Ladies of British Comedy are available by calling 515-242-3146 or emailing Jennifer.konfrst@iptv.org. 


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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 1.4 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. 


For immediate release:
December 8, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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