Absolutely Fabulous returns after 20 years with two brand new episodes on June 28 and July 5, and Roger Lloyd-Pack (The Vicar of Dibley) and Clive Swift (Keeping up Appearances) star as Zoomers Tom and Roy in the British comedy, The Old Guys. The original documentary series, Notorious Women of the Bible wraps up with the final two installments on July 4 and 11 and then Sex Scandals in Religion has an encore presentation starting July 18. The Canadian drama Just Cause makes a return to VisionTV on July 25, starring Elizabeth Lackey, (Heroes) Richard Thompson (The Waltons) and Shaun Benson (Being Erica).
The Best of the Brits
The Old Guys
Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT starting July 3
Housemates Tom and Roy are not past fancying women, competing with one another, showing off, squabbling and getting into trouble. They may joke about bus passes and incontinence, but they are forever Zoomers and determined not to join the pipe and slippers brigade. Starring Roger Lloyd-Pack (The Vicar of Dibley) as Tom and Clive Swift (Keeping up Appearances) asRoy.
Wednesdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT
This classic series originally aired in the 70’s, but continues to enchant today. The Bellamys and their staff resided at165 Eaton Place, and the large cast included some of the best actors from British stage, film and television. The series won numerous awards, including 8 Emmys, Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards, American Drama Critics Circle Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and a Peabody Award.
Absolutely Fabulous – Canadian Premiere
Thursdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT starting June 28
Two absolutely new Absolutely Fabulous episodes will be followed by an encore presentation of the original first season. Twenty years ago the world was introduced toEdina, Patsy, Saffron, Bubble and Mother, and it has never been quite the same. The outrageous, but undeniably fabulous ladies are back in the limelight for two brand new specials airing June 28 and July 5. The first season begins July 12.
Weekdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Viewers can catch all of the drama, romance and intrigue onBritain’s #1 hit soap with new complete EastEnders episodes, previously only available online. VisionTV now broadcasts full uncut story lines, so viewers will not miss a wink or a nod!
The Benny Hill Show
Mondays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Follow some of Benny Hill’s most memorable characters: Barney the Disgruntled Husband, The Halitosis Kid, Fred Scuttle and Maurice Dribble. Look for Jane Leeves (Frasier) as one of Hill’s Angels.
Only Fools and Horses
Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
If you have never had the pleasure of meeting Del-boy, Rodney and Grandad Trotter An encore presentation of season one starts July 25. In the premiere episode, after flogging one legged turkeys from the back of a three wheeled van,Del’s sure he’s onto a winner with a consignment of Old English vinyl briefcases. Even without the combinations.
Last of the Summer Wine
Fridays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Clegg, Truly and Alvinare back with their usual attacks on the routine of life. The 31st series ofBritain’s longest-running comedy starts July 13.
Notorious Women of the Bible – World Premiere
Wednesdays at 10pm ET /7pm PT ends July 11
This five part series tells the timeless stories of love, adultery, politics, murder, mayhem, and motherhood. It looks at the Old Testament stories of women who dared to take the initiative and assume responsibility for their destiny. The final two episodes air July 4 (Jezebel) and July 11 (Esther).
Sex Scandals in Religion – Encore Presentation
Wednesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT starting July 18
This controversial four-part documentary series takes a look at four world religions and the scandals that shook them.
In the Name of the Ayatollah – July 18
The actions of zealots led to the religiously justified rape of students and gays.
Wall of Silence – July 25
In Winnipegand Brooklyn, allegations of child abuse rock Orthodox Jewry.
In the Name of Enlightenment – August 8
A world-renowned Rinpoche is accused by several women of sexual exploitation.
In the Name of the Lord – August 15
A homophobic black bishop in Atlantais accused of the serial molestation of fatherless boys
The Conspiracy Show
Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT
From crop circles and chem trails to time travel and cover-ups, ZoomerRadio’s Richard Syrett digs into the myths and the mores and sometimes leaves you with more questions than answers.
Join Jessica Fletcher in Cabot Cove
Murder, She Wrote
Weekdays at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
In the notable “Sing a Song of Murder”, Angela Lansbury takes on a double role of both Jessica Fletcher and Jessica’s cousin Emma McGill. This months guest stars include Roddy McDowall, Carrie Snodgress, Robert Stack, and Linda Hamilton. Season three starts July 30.
Friday Night Sing-alongs
Gaither Gospel Hour
Fridays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Bill and Gloria Gaither, along with the Gaither Vocal Band perform Southern Gospel along with a variety of musical guests.
God’s Greatest Hits
Fridays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Learn the history of, and sing along with, some of the most well-known and beloved songs in the world.
Let’s Sing Again
Fridays at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT
Louise Rose plays the piano, leads the singing and hosts this classic sing-along show with notable guests joining in each week.
Great Canadian Drama
Just Cause – Encore Presentation
Weekdays at 5pm ET / 3pm PT starting July 25
Alexandra DeMonaco (Elizabeth Lackey, Heroes) is a good citizen and a devoted mom, who becomes the scapegoat in an insurance scam and is sent to prison while her husband walks away with $5 million and their daughter. While incarcerated, Alexandra studies law and earns a degree. Now on parole and practicing law, she uses her new skills to clear her name and search for her missing daughter. In her new career, Alexandra proves that she has a remarkable gift for getting at the truth and bringing criminals to justice. Also starring Richard Thompson (The Waltons) and Shaun Benson (Being Erica).
Weekdays at 2pm ET / 11am PT
Season three starts Monday, July 9. Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus stars as Dr. Clint “Doc” Cassidy who gives up the simple life inMontanaand takes a position at a small medical center inNew York, only to find that practicing his brand of down-home medicine in the Big Apple isn’t always easy.
Weekdays at 5pm ET / 2pm PT ends July 24
Based on the books by Lauren Brooke, this family drama follows sisters Amy and Lou Fleming and their grandfather, Jack, through the highs and lows of life on a horse ranch inAlberta.
Weekdays at 6pm ET / 3pm PT
Season one starts Friday, July 6 with the pilot episode (a two-parter continued on July 9). Created by Paul Haggis and starring Paul Gross, Due South was the first Canadian-made series to have a prime time slot on a majorUS network.
Sue Thomas F.B. Eye
Weeknights at 11pm ET / 8pm PT
Season two starts July 17. She’s one hard-headed, soft-hearted woman whose talent for reading lips helps crack crimes and bag the bad guys in places listening devices can’t penetrate. Stars Deanne Bray, Yannick Bisson and Rick Peters.
Da Vinci’s Inquest
Mondays at 9pm & 10pm ET / 6pm & 7pm PT
This dramatic series was loosely based on the real life experiences of Larry Campbell, the former chief coroner ofVancouverand elements of the series storylines were taken from sociopolitical issues faced by the real-lifeVancouver.
WHERE TO FIND VISIONTV:
Rogers 60 (GTA)
Rogers 237 (Digital)
Shaw Direct 394/72
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