The Lawrence Welk Show
Welk's `champagne music' made for one of TV's most beloved series, first running on ABC from 1955 to 1971, then bubbling along in syndication until 1982. Older viewers in particular embraced his straightforwardly square show, which featured his own band as well as a `family' of regular performers (the most famous being the Lennon Sisters). Some may have poked fun at the stiff, seemingly uncomfortable bandleader, but Welk gave his fans what they wanted and proved to be an enduring TV icon.
Episode title: Tribute to Irving Berlin
Episode description: A salute to Irving Berlin. Included: "Play a Simple Melody," featuring Sandi Griffiths, Gail Ferrell, Mary Lou Metzger and Dick Dale; "Let's Face the Music and Dance," featuring Bobby Burgess and Cissy King; "Annie Get Your Gun"; and "God Bless America," featuring Norma Zimmer.
Scheduled broadcasts of The Lawrence Welk Show:
07-30-2016: 7:00 p.m.
08-06-2016: 7:00 p.m.
Keeping Up Appearances
A Britcom about a middle-class homemaker who aspires to high society.
Episode description: A clip compilation of the British sitcom starring Patricia Routledge as the indomitable social climber. Daisy: Judy Cornwell. Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes. Richard: Clive Swift. Liz: Josephine Tewson.
Scheduled broadcasts of Keeping Up Appearances:
07-30-2016: 8:00 p.m.
08-06-2016: 8:00 p.m.
As Time Goes By
A British series about former lovers reunited by chance after a 38-year separation chronicles their awkward courtship and eventual marriage. It aired in Great Britain in the 1990s and on PBS and BBC America.
Episode title: Too Old...Or Too Nosy
Episode description: Jean and Lionel try to help Penny resolve a dispute with her husband. Meanwhile, Judith and Jean clash when Jean plans to come back to the office for a week to help out. Jean: Judi Dench. Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer.
Scheduled broadcasts of As Time Goes By:
07-30-2016: 8:30 p.m.
08-06-2016: 8:30 p.m.