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This Week on WETA UK: April 21-27

Monday at 9pm tune in for the last two mysteries of Midsomer Murders season 7! From 9-10:30pm watch “The Straw Woman”, a traditional festival at Midsomer Parva ends in tragedy when the curate is burned alive inside a straw effigy of a woman then his lover dies. Amid rumors of witchcraft, some villagers blame a particular man but only DCI Barnaby and Sergeant Scott will find out the truth. From 10:30-midnight watch “Ghosts of Christmas Past”, dark secrets and delving into the past to resolve the present are just some of the exciting themes in this festive episode.

Tuesday at 11pm Rumpole of the Bailey begins season 4 with “Rumple and the Old, Old, Story” where Rumpole defends a business man who is accused of trying to murder his partner. Rumpole and Hilda part ways without much regret.

Wednesday at 8pm Inspector Morse takes on “The Sins of the Fathers” by investigating Trevor Radford’s murder. The managing director of the family-owned Radford's Brewery was attacked and killed after hours and Morse becomes immersed in the implications of a hostile take-over bid by another company. Trevor's widow Helen finds her brother-in-law Stephen murdered but she’s particularly upset since she was having an affair with him.

Thursday at 8pm Spy goes undercover with “Codename: Citizen Lame”. Review time in the office approaches and when one employee is dismissed, the team is distraught. Tim changes Marcus' work assignment from ‘Accounting’ to ‘Retail’ forcing him to learn about the sale of merchandise and dreams. Don’t forget British comedies Twenty Twelve, Lead Balloon, and Outnumbered follow Spy.

Friday at 11am Ballykissangel begins season 6 with “God.com”. Vincent Sheahan, the new Australian priest, arrives in Ballykissangel. One of his first tasks is to answer questions from a journalist about a Ballykissangel online confessional. All Vincent can say is that he knows nothing about it. When he finds the website, he realizes that people are paying to have their sins forgiven and decides to investigate.

Saturday at 8pm new documentary series Billy Connolly’s Route 66 premieres on WETA UK! Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world's most famous highway, Route 66. With his unrivaled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history — the world changing events and the comic asides.  In episode one (of four), Billy travels from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO visiting attractions along the way including: the Chicago Tribune Building, the Route 66 "Pie Man," Abraham Lincoln's home, an Amish community and the Chain of Rocks bridge.

Sunday at 11pm begin the famous Doctor Who series from the very first episode “Rose”. Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again. Soon, she realizes that her mother, her boyfriend, and the whole of Planet Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box…
 

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This Week on WETA UK | WETA UK Schedule December 24 – 30

 

Happy holidays to all our WETA UK viewers! Here’s what’s happening in DC, MD, and VA this week on WETA UK’s schedule. There will be more British Christmas specials and new seasons to get ready for the New Year. Read on for our highlights in this week’s line-up!

 

Monday at 4:00pm Doctor Who is in the Christmas spirit! In Voyage of the Damned, it’s modern day Christmas Eve and high above the Earth, a spaceship is transporting voyagers from the planet Sto to experience the festive period on the planet below. The spaceship is themed in the style of the White Star Liner, RMS Titanic, and much of the ship’s décor resembles the famous ship. The Doctor joins the passengers on board and befriends a waitress, Astrid Peth. After a visit to London via the ship’s transmit system, the Doctor and Astrid return to the spacecraft just before it is hit by a meteor, causing severe damage and fatalities. The Doctor, Astrid and a band of survivors must travel across the ship to the Bridge to prevent the Titanic from crashing into the Earth. Meanwhile, the Heavenly Host (the on-board tourist information robots) are malfunctioning and killing the remaining survivors. Who will survive the voyage? 

Monday at 9:00pm catch the second and final part of Foyle’s War: Bleak Midwinter. For more on the case, click here to read an introduction to the case in our blog post from last week! 

 

Tuesday is Christmas Day! Celebrate the holiday season with a marathon of British Christmas specials from all your favorite shows 10:30am-8:00pm! For an in depth breakdown of each show and the schedule, click here to read our blog post from last week An English Holiday in DC | British Christmas Shows on WETA UK!

 

Wednesday at 9:30am dig into Christmas leftovers and Outnumbered season 3! In this first episode of season 3, Pete's Mother Sandra treats the family to sightseeing in London. Jake is not very happy, especially since he forgot to charge his phone and isn’ able to send text messages. Sandra tries to give Sue £3,000, to "help" with the children's education and explains how her marriage is "dead".

Wednesday at 3:00pm watch two back-to-back Doctor Who Christmas specials! The first episode, The Next Doctor is set Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor, with his own sonic screw driver and cockney assistant. How could this be possible? Could this Doctor be a future regeneration? But if so where are his memories? The two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan, who is the Cybermen’s human ally. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

Wednesday at 4:00pm watch Doctor Who, Planet of the Dead. The mysterious Lady Christina de Souza joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger. Then Malcolm’s life becomes connected to the Doctor’s under extraordinary circumstances… When a London bus travels through a worm-hole to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina to help the unfortunate passengers, and themselves, get back home.  But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly swarm gets closer…

 

Thursday at 8:00pm begin Rosemary & Thyme season 2! In season 2, horticultural lecturer Rosemary Boxer and former policewoman Laura Thyme venture further afield, with gardening commissions and restoration projects in the French Riviera and Italy's Ligurian coast, as well as in rural and urban England. The unobtrusive presence of the two gardeners at work gives them access to secrets other detectives might miss — and that murderers would rather not reveal. Download our WETA UK ROSEMARY & THYME SEASON 2 EPISODE GUIDE here!

Thursday at 10:00pm begin season 4 of New Tricks. Amongst the many cases the team has to deal with in the fourth series, they head to the big top to investigate the murder of a circus owner and ringmaster, and look into the case of a rich old lady who loved her cats more than her relatives, leaving the cats all her money in her will.

 

Friday we hope you’re still in the holiday spirit because at 2:00pm catch the Good Neighbors Christmas special.

Friday at 3:30pm be sure to tune in for My Hero season 2 episode 1 which is also the Christmas special!

For more on these two episodes read our blog post from last week by clicking here!

 

Saturday at 8:00pm continue the WETA UK Event: The Complete Wallander with the beginning of the third series! This is the most recent Masterpiece Mystery! Wallander episodes so be sure to watch An Event in Autumn and The Dogs of Riga this Saturday!

 

Sunday at 3:00pm begin Red Dwarf season 2! Download our WETA UK RED DWARF SEASON 2 EPISODE GUIDE here!

 

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This Week on WETA UK: WETA UK Schedule November 19 – 25

Check out this week’s highlights from the WETA UK schedule! We bring DC, Maryland, and Virginia the very best of British comedies, dramas, and mysteries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Monday is the beginning of the work week and the beginning of new seasons of all your favorite WETA UK shows! Start watching the popular series Doctor Who from the very beginning as we air season 1 episode 1 today at 4:00pm. Wise and funny, cheeky and brave, the Doctor is an alien and a loner. His new assistant is Rose, a shop-girl from the present day, and from the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soul mates. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond her imagination.

 

Monday at 9:00pm catch Foyle’s War as he begins a new mystery Invasion part 1. It’s April 1942 and cultures clash as the first Americans arrive to build an airfield near Hastings. Some locals see the "invaders" as a threat. Others find the chance for romance among the young girls. But when a barmaid turns up strangled, Foyle's investigation strains British-American relations to the breaking point. Be sure to come back next week for the conclusion of this murder mystery!

 

Monday at 10:00pm, stay tuned for the premiere of Ashes to Ashes season 2. It's now 1982 and DI Alex Drake, still haunted by sudden visions and unable to prevent the death of her parents, is still no nearer to returning to her own time. But there is a new man in these visions: unseen but offering a glimmer of hope of a return home to her daughter. Could he be real? Meanwhile, DCI Gene Hunt has his own problems, as an investigation into the death of policeman reveals an intricate web of corruption that could stretch all the way to the top of the force.

 

Then at 11:00pm Monday, catch Are You Being Served? season 9 episode 1. The fun and games in the world’s most eccentric department store continue!

 

Tuesday at 11:00am laugh along with the funniest old British men you’ve ever met as we launch season 16 of Last of the Summer Wine.

Tuesday evening catch Call the Midwife episode 3. Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster for a few weeks, to extend her experience of community practice. During her rounds, she attends to Joe, a gentle old soldier, and a friendship forms. At the neonatal clinic, Trixie and Cynthia enroll Winnie as a new patient. In her 40s, Winnie, who thought her days of diapers and babies were long gone, seems upset by her pregnancy.

 

 

Wednesday at 8:00pm Inspector Morse begins a new investigation with Happy Families part 1. The head of a wealthy and dysfunctional family is found bludgeoned to death in the family estate as Morse is forced to deal with the resultant media frenzy. Tune in next week for the second part of this mystery!

Wednesday at 10:00pm the gang is at it again in the season 5 premiere of Hustle. Download and print this WETA UK HUSTLE SEASON 5 EPISODE GUIDE to follow along with all the action!

 

 

Thursday at 10:00am, Keeping Up Appearances season 4 begins! If you haven’t seen previous episodes of this show, don’t worry! This hilarious British sitcom is easy enough to watch at any episode, so start this week! Here’s some background: Hyacinth Bucket is so obsessed with etiquette and breeding that she makes her husband's life a perfect misery. In season four, Hyacinth is determined to buy a cottage in the country as a weekend retreat. Needless to say, her idea of what is suitable matches neither Richard's wishes nor his wallet. Luckily, an amorous farmer makes her realize that country life is not as idyllic as she thought. But Hyacinth decides to make another attempt at finding a weekend country home - much to Richard's horror. Download and print this WETA UK KEEPING UP APPEARANCES SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE!

Thursday at 9:00pm watch the launch of season 4 Waking the Dead on WETA UK! Chief Inspector Boyd and his team are back to reopen the files of more cold cases. Download and print this WETA UK WAKING THE DEAD SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE!

 

Friday at 10:30pm get more laughs from Black Books as we begin series 2 of this British comedy. Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures that are sure to have you laughing.

 

 

Saturday beginning at 8:00pm, continue The WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock with the last episode of season 1, The Great Game, and the first episode of season 2, A Scandal at Belgravia. Have you played the PBS.org Sherlock game? See if you have what it takes to assist Sherlock in his investigations.

 

Sunday check out our line up of comedies beginning at 8:00pm! Yes, Minister at 8:00pm, Miranda at 8:30pm, Black Adder at 9:00pm, and Mr. Bean at 9:30pm.