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[01/10/07 - 02:48 PM]
Jennifer Saunders Returns to BBC America
Newcomer "Clatterford," one of two brand-new BBC America comedy co-productions written by and starring "Absolutely Fabulous" creator and star Jennifer Saunders, will premiere Friday, March 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from BBC America]

Jennifer Saunders Returns to BBC AMERICA

New comedy premiere lifts the lid on small town life

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 10 -- BBC AMERICA presented its new co-production, Clatterford, to critics at Television Critics Association press tour today, marking Jennifer Saunders' return to the channel. Written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, Clatterford is an affectionate comedy about a small town women's club that has more than its share of lovable eccentrics. The series also stars Joanna Lumley, who teams up with Saunders for the first time since they starred together in Absolutely Fabulous. Clatterford premieres Friday, March 9, 9:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT.

In stark contrast to her role as Patsy, Lumley ages decades to play Delilah, an outspoken, eccentric old lady who rides a bike with training wheels around town. The cast also features some of the UK's most acclaimed comedy actors -- Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley), Pauline McLynn (Father Ted), Sally Phillips (I'm Alan Partridge) and David Mitchell (Peep Show). The executive producer is Jon Plowman (The Thick of It, The Office).

Clatterford is one of two brand-new BBC AMERICA comedy co-productions written by and starring Absolutely Fabulous creator and star Jennifer Saunders. The second, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, is Saunders' take on daytime chat shows and will premiere later in 2007.

For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, art work and news from the channel, log on to http://www.press.bbcamerica.com.

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring razor-sharp comedies, provocative dramas, life-changing makeovers and news with a uniquely global perspective. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV.

For more information about BBC AMERICA visit http://www.bbcamerica.com

SOURCE BBC AMERICA
http://www.bbc.co.uk http://www.bbcamerica.com http://www.press.bbcamerica.com





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· LIFE & TIMES OF VIVIENNE VYLE, THE (SUNDANCE)





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