Jam & Jerusalem

UKTV – Sundays from 30 May, 7pm

Where the ladies do much more than lunch. The ladies of the Clatterford Women�s Guild are back in the acclaimed Jam & Jerusalem.

In this series Sal Vine continues to build her new life, after the death of her husband. Her daughter has moved out, but only as far as the old van that is parked next to the house.

Even more vexing, the barn at the back of Sal�s house is being developed. Jock the builder upsets Sal and half the town, until the ladies of the Women�s Guild put two and two together and presume that the barn is being developed for a famous actor to live in.

Despite her distrust of Jock, Sal finds she is becoming drawn to him. Could there be romance in the air, and more importantly, will Jock get the well known actor to come to the special event laid on by the Women�s Guild?

Written by Jennifer Saunders and starring some of the best-loved names in comedy, Jam & Jerusalem is a programme that takes an affectionate look at village life and the empathy and togetherness found in a local community where everyone knows everyone�s business.

Starring: Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Waking the Dead), Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Iris, Quills), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders), Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley, The Chronicles of Narnia), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones� Diary, Smack the Pony), and David Mitchell (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look).

UKTV – Friday 19 September, 8:30pm

The ladies of the Clatterford Women’s Guild are back for a second series of the acclaimed Jam & Jerusalem. Set in a small West Country town, series two follows the continuing exploits of widowed ex-practice nurse Sal Vine and the memorable – and a little eccentric – members of the local Women’s Guild. Written by Jennifer Saunders and starring some of the best-loved names in comedy, Jam & Jerusalem is a comedy that takes an affectionate look at village life and the empathy and togetherness found in a local community where everyone knows everyone’s business.
Stars: Sue Johnston (Waking The Dead and The Royle Family), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders), Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary and Green Wing).

UKTV – Friday September 12, 8:30pm

Every year the Women’s Guild put on a Christmas panto in the Town Hall. It’s the yearly event that brings everyone in the town together and is always directed by the very disorganised Queenie who is more concerned with what biscuits will be supplied in the interval than the actual casting. It’s the behind-the-scenes organisation of Sal and Eileen that saves the day. Everyone gets involved – even the vicar and doctor are roped in to take part – reluctantly at first but the quietly begin to enjoy themselves… Amongst all the panto hype Sal is trying to deal with her first Christmas alone and realises it’s about time she dealt with Mikes ashes. As the big night arrives, Sal comes up with an idea to give Mike his send off but like the Christmas panto the scattering of his ashes doesn’t quite go to plan…

Summer Nights Of Comedy: Jam & Jerusalem

UKTV – Starts Monday 3 December, 8.30pm

With a superb ensemble cast, this is an hilarious and heart-warming comedy from Jennifer Saunders, the writer and star of Absolutely Fabulous. The Women’s Guild: its ideals are to promote truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship – or is it just an excuse for a good old gossip? Clatterford is a small town, but big enough to have a good cross section of people, local shops and a late night convenience store – a place which also has a thriving Women’s Guild. When Sal’s husband dies suddenly of a heart attack, she is forced to give up her role as practice nurse at the local surgery. Without a job and feeling very much alone, Sal slowly realises that she needs the support of the Women’s Guild as much as they need her, so she decides to join them and give the Guild a try…

Stars: Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous and Sensitive Skin), Jennifer Sunders (Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders) Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders)