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!