VOTE NOW & Decide New Sunday Night British Comedy Lineup
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Attention OETA Britcom Fans! The broadcast rights for "As Time Goes By" and "Keeping Up Appearances" expire in April 2014.
We would like YOU to help select the programs that will replace them at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday nights.
There are six options for replacing the Sunday night Britcoms. Please look below to read descriptions, watch the clips and select your favorite from the choices provided. The top two results will replace "As Time Goes By" and "Keeping Up Appearances" on the Sunday night schedule in April 2014.
Once you complete the survey, you will be automatically entered to win a special Britcom Prize!
Option One: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE (36 episodes)
One Foot in the Grave is an award-winning, imaginative tale of old age and life's little ironies. It explores the world of sixty-year-old Victor Meldrew, a black-humored anti-hero -- and one of British television's great comic creations. Deftly portrayed by Richard Wilson, Victor is a moody, temperamental curmudgeon who rails against the passage of time. A difficult character even on his best behavior, he sorely tries the patience of his long-suffering wife, Margaret and their friends.
Watch a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4alLbXx0fA
Option Two: THE CAFÉ (14 episodes)
Three generations of a family play host to customers at a seafront cafe in this warm and funny observational comedy series. Set in a small seaside town, The Cafe is a homely, comfortable and welcoming seafront restaurant. Middle-aged divorcee Carol owns the place. Mary, in her seventies is Carol's mum. She is very broad minded and a real character. Completing the trio is daughter Sarah. Each heart-warming episode sees all sorts of colourful characters pop in and out of the café. Warm, funny and engaging and with a pedigree of hot comedy talent on and off-screen, The Cafe is the hub for all walks of life, and a lot of very funny comedy.
Watch a clip: http://binged.it/18iR93O
Option Three: TO THE MANOR BORN (21 episodes)
As beneficiary of Grantleigh Manor, the snobbish Lady fforbes-Hamilton becomes a happy widower upon the death of her husband. But in the face of her late husband's creditors, bank, and the government, she can no longer afford to maintain the family's hold on the estate. Reluctantly, she sees it auctioned to a millionaire bachelor of Czechoslovakian extraction who runs a multinational grocery business. With his mother he wastes no time in moving into the Manor. Their differences of background, breeding and behavior are at once infuriating and endearing.
Watch a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF62E2Yg0EQ
Option Four: GOOD NEIGHBORS (AKA The Good Life) (28 episodes)
Determined to do away with all the irritation and tedium of the rat race, Tom Good decides to become self-sufficient in this amusing and poignant comedy series. Barbara, Tom's wife, agrees to his outlandish plan. The first step in their new lifestyle is to dig up the well-laid lawn of their suburban yard and turn it into a vegetable plot. What will the neighbors think? As idyllic as the good life sounds, Tom and Barbara soon find it much harder work than they'd anticipated, but the hilarity still creeps in.
Watch a clip: http://binged.it/IMvNzC
Option Five: FAWLTY TOWERS (11 episodes)
Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. Of course his biggest headache is his 'little nest of vipers' - his nagging wife Sibyl. Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly, and Manuel, the trainee waiter from Barcelona with marginally more intelligence than a monkey.
Watch a clip(s): http://bit.ly/1gkqA0R AND/OR http://bit.ly/1cwWzHw
Option Six: YES MINISTER (21 episodes)
Set in the corridors of power in London's Whitehall and Westminister, this comedy surrounds The Right Honorable James Hacker MP, the newly-appointed Cabinet Minister for Administrative Affairs who soon finds many of his ideas for reform openly opposed by the civil servants whose job it is to implement them. One in particular is his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne). Their respective struggles to gain and maintain the levers of power form the basis of the series.
Watch a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5TFCsixuvY