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This Week on WETA UK: WETA UK Schedule November 12 – 18

New shows, new seasons, and loads of entertainment this week on WETA UK! In this week's highlight of the WETA UK schedule, you'll find episode descriptions, trailers, and downloadable and printable episode guides for new shows and seasons. So grab a cuppa and settle in as you read this detailed blog post on the WETA UK schedule: all British, 24 hours a day, only here in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Monday evening, Last of the Summer Wine season 16 begins!

Monday tune in for drama and mystery with I, Claudius: Fool’s Luck at 8:00pm, then Foyle’s War: A War of Nerves Part 2 at 9:00pm, and the conclusion of Ashes to Ashes season 1 at 10:00pm. Tune in next Monday for the premiere of Ashes to Ashes season 2!  

 

Tuesday catch the first episode of Are You Being Served? season 7 at 11:30am! No need to watch from season 1, jump right into this hilarious British comedy today! 

 

Tuesday continue the period drama Call the Midwife with season 1 episode 2 beginning at 8:00pm. There’s a new arrival at Nonnatus House named Chummy (Miranda Hart). As Chummy sets about showing her worth, her helping hands are appreciated, but being a people pleaser and not knowing how to ride a bike make gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina difficult. Meanwhile, Jenny has a chance encounter with a pregnant young runaway. 

Wednesday at 8:00pm Inspector Morse continues solving the mystery Dead on Time and Prime Suspect continues with part two of The Last Witness. 

Thursday at 7:30pm watch Keeping Up Appearances season 4 episode 1. Never seen this hilarious show? Here’s everything you need to know: Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced ‘bouquet’) has a pompous, self-serving attitude which makes life miserable for all around her. In marked contrast to Hyacinth’s meticulously ordered life, the rest of her family is as common as muck and can always be guaranteed to show her up. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE WETA UK KEEPING UP APPEARANCES SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE!

 

Thursday join us for the premiere of Rosemary & Thyme at 8:00pm! This charming, contemporary crime series has a unique twist as two gardening enthusiasts find themselves caught up in a series of murder mysteries. Brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend, lecturer Rosemary Boxer and newly-divorced former policewoman Laura Thyme discover a shared passion for horticulture and a talent for investigation. Begin this new series with season 1 episode 1 this Thursday! 

 

Friday at 9:00pm begin a new season of As Time Goes By starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. This witty comedy stars long-lost sweethearts Jean and Lionel, who lost touch after a whirlwind romance in the early 1950s and meet up again 38 years later. Season 4 finds Lionel surrounded by females and grumpier than ever. With a day-to-day whirlwind of excitement, he wants a quiet wedding, of course, but Jean has very different ideas. If you miss episode 1 of season 4 this Friday, catch it again Saturday at 5:00pmCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE WETA UK AS TIME GOES BY SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE!

 

Saturday get ready for the WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock beginning at 8:00pm. Start watching this fast-paced and unique series Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock (BBC Sherlock) from the very first episode this week and continue with back-to-back episodes every Saturday through season 2. 

 

This week, watch season 1, A Study in Pink at 8:00pm and The Blink Banker at 9:30pm. In A Study in Pink, meet the characters that make up this newest rendition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. A modern-day Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) teams up with former Army doctor John Watson (Martin Freeman) to solve a case of serial suicides. Using his deductive skill, Sherlock corners a killer who has mysterious powers over his victims. Stay tuned after episode 1 for episode 2, The Blink Banker. Pursuing the case of a banker and a journalist shot dead by a ghostly assailant, Sherlock and Watson uncover an antiquities-smuggling empire.

Saturday after The WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock lighten up with the WETA UK premiere of William and Mary season 1. A romantic, comedy, drama starring Martin Clunes and Julie Graham as lonely hearts looking for love. Undertaker William Shawcross joins a dating agency in the hope of finding his ideal match and is instantly attracted to put-upon midwife Mary Gilcrest: but she's less than keen to go on a date as she has her hands full. After a lackluster first meeting, Mary agrees to see William again and a spark ignites between the fledgling couple, only for tragedy to strike revealing William’s unappealing occupation in the process. Will their love blossom amidst tragedy?

 

Sunday we’re giving you a reason to wake up early. At 8:00am catch the first episode of season 1 of All Creatures Great and SmallDOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE WETA UK ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

Sunday evening be sure to watch the WETA UK premiere of Miranda at 8:30! This British sitcom stars Miranda Hart. It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat, quite literally. 

 

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New British Shows Coming to DC in November!

This November, WETA UK introduces all new British comedies and dramas to our television schedule including Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Bean and more! Read on for details on these great British series and when in November you can watch them!

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Call the Midwife begins November 6

You may have heard the buzz on the newest British drama to hit American television when PBS stations including WETA aired the six part series earlier this fall. With Call the Midwife, step into East London during the 1950s as novice nurse Jenny Lee travels through her new life as a midwife alongside an Order of Nuns, the Sisters of St. Raymond Nonnatus. While settling in and making friends, the Sisters and the midwives must overcome the medical struggles of that time and help bring safe childbirth to women in the East End. You can watch Call the Midwife on WETA UK Tuesdays at 8:00pm beginning November 6, 2012. Get a behind the scenes look at Call the Midwife on PBS.org video. 

 

Blackadder begins November 11

When tomorrow is Monday, you need a good laugh to enjoy your Sunday night and WETA UK is your place to find the very best in British humor. Joining Yes, Minister and Fawlty Towers on Sunday evenings is Blackadder. Many great dynasties, strong and brave, have played a part in shaping Britain's heritage. The Blackadders are not one of them. From cowards to cads and back again, the Blackadders have managed to seriously lower the integrity of every era through which they have wended their serpentine way. This comedy is broken into four series, each set in a different era with actor Rowan Atkinson portraying a different Blackadder family member in each series. We begin with series 1, The Black Adder: the first recorded Blackadder, cursed from youth by a deformed haircut, creeps around medieval England in a pair of unattractive tights. His career starts with the murder of his own charming Uncle Richard III, and heads downwards from there, never helped by his companions, pea-brained Percy and pea-sized Baldrick. Join us at 9:00pm for the premiere of Blackadder November 11, 2012 and catch more episodes Sundays at 9:00pm. Want more details on series 1? Download THE WETA UK BLACKADDER SERIES 1 EPISODE GUIDE!

 

Mr. Bean begins November 11

Also joining the comedy bunch on Sunday nights is the one and only Mr. Bean! Laugh along with the exploits of Mr. Bean, a child in a grown man's body, as he blunders through everyday tasks wreaking havoc as he goes. Influenced by physical performers such as comic actors from silent films, Mr. Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson, rarely speaks and largely uses physical humor. Watch this classic British comedy premiering on WETA UK November 11 and watch every Sunday at 9:30pm! Print THE WETA UK MR. BEAN SERIES 1 EPISODE GUIDE so you don’t miss a second of the laughs! Download official Mr. Bean computer goodies like wallpapers and calendars at the Mr. Bean website

 

Rosemary & Thyme begins November 15

Meet Rosemary Boxer (Felicity Kendal) and Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris), the new ladies of mystery on WETA UK. Two gardening enthusiasts, looking for a new direction after major changes in their lives are brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend. Soon after, they find themselves caught up in a series of murder mysteries and use their talent for investigation to garden and solve crime as Rosemary & Thyme. British mysteries are our specialty and we hope you’ll enjoy this new addition to our schedule. Watch Thursdays at 8:00pm beginning November 15, 2012.

 

The WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock begins November 17

Watch both series of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock on your television for free and without a Netflix subscription during The WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock! A thrilling contemporary version of the Victorian-era mystery based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is a consulting detective in 21st-century London with Dr. John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, as his loyal companion and side-kick. Fast-paced, funny, and captivating, this series is a must watch. Beginning November 17, catch two back-to-back episodes of Sherlock Saturdays from 8:00pm – 11:00pm through November. Watch this PBS video as co-creators and writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat discuss their Sherlock history, motivation, and casting for the show. 

 

Miranda begins November 18

Midway through the month, one truly funny British woman joins the Sunday comedy block at 8:30pm. Miranda, is a unique woman standing 6’1” tall, owning and living in a joke shop. Trying to fit in with her old boarding school friends is just one of her struggles along with her exceptionally awkward behavior around men which doesn’t help as her mother constantly pushes her to find a husband. Naturally, a woman who can find humor in these uncomfortable situations encounters hilarious run-ins with her childhood friend and co-worker Stevie. Beginning November 18, every Sunday at 8:30pm watch the British comedy Miranda. Get acquainted with actor Miranda Hart in the BBC Blog for her Miranda

 

We look forward to beginning these new series with you. Leave a comment telling us what you’re most excited to watch on WETA UK this November!