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Fri October 18, 2013
"The Cafe" joins the WV PBS British comedy lineup
You're about to be introduced to a zany cast of characters at a small seaside English cafe. Run by three generations of women, The Cafe -- the newest British comedy to be added to the WV PBS program library -- plays host to the strangest array of customers to hit the small screen. The series is warm and funny, and as is the case with most of our British comedies, it's filled with observational humor.
The Cafe will begin airing on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 11:30 a.m. It will air during that time slot for two weeks because of two special one-hour episodes of Keeping Up Appearances. The Cafe then moves to it's normal Saturday morning time slot of 11 a.m. beginning Nov. 9.
Relatively new, this comedy first aired in Great Britain in November 2011. While we will continue to bring our viewers the classic British comedies they know and expect on Saturday mornings, we are also hoping to introduce new favorites, like The Cafe, which has garnered critical acclaim in the UK.
Set in a small seaside town, The Cafe is homely, comfortable and welcoming. 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. Having lost her job and been dumped by her boyfriend, she's had to move back home from London, where a host of old school friends await. Until she gets her life back on track she's helping out in the welcoming cafe that's a bit like Friends' Central Perk – but not quite as trendy!
Each heart-warming episode sees all sorts of colorful characters pop in and out of the cafe, including old school friends like Richard, who secretly fancies Sarah, and best friends Chloe and Keiran. John, another former school-friend and former 'fat kid', is also back in town but is now a successful businessman, driving a Porsche and looking good. There is a definite spark between John and Sarah, making Richard wildly jealous of the obvious attraction.
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.