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This Week on WETA UK | WETA UK Schedule December 3 – 9

WETA UK is your DC, MD, VA all-British broadcast television channel and this week we have new shows, new seasons, and new adventures to share with you! Here's what's coming up this week on WETA UK.


Monday at 7:00pm begin watching the new comedy My Family! This British family sitcom follows the Harper family: married couple Ben and Susan and their three children. Each character has a unique and hilarious personality, get to know them Mondays – Thursdays at 7:00pm. Learn more about the series in our Coming to WETA UK in December | New British Shows blog post and download our WETA UK MY FAMILY SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE!

My Family


Monday at 8:00pm join us for the premiere of Reilly Ace of Spies, the suspenseful dramatization of the real-life adventures of Sidney Reilly. Tonight at 8:00, discover the man who was said to be the inspiration behind Ian Fleming's James Bond. Learn more about the series in our Coming to WETA UK in December | New British Shows blog post!

Reilly Ace of Spies


Tuesday at 6:00pm tune in for the start of season 4 Born and Bred. Life is changing for the villagers in this new season of the popular countryside drama. Dr. Tom Gilder has left to make peace with his father so Dr. Donald Newman takes over the practice. New face Dr. Logan, young, good-looking and very confident sets feathers flying and even some romantic sparks! Deborah’s pretty, but self-centered and immature younger sister, Nancy, comes to live with the Gilder family.

Tuesday at 10:00pm kick off season 4 of the action-packed detective series MI-5! A terrorist attack hits London and MI-5 has only 48 hours to prevent a catastrophe. Adam faces a life-and-death situation and by going undercover, Fiona hopes to put her demons to rest. Blackmail, manipulation, personal agendas, and more means this season of MI-5 isn’t one to miss! Click here to download our free WETA UK MI-5 SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE.


Wednesday at 6:00pm catch the first episode of season 4 Ballykissangel! Continue to experience the spark of forbidden love and whimsical goings-on of this rural Irish community. Be sure to check out our WETA UK BALLYKISSANGEL SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE to help you stay on top of the drama and excitement! This episode repeats Sunday at 11:00am!

WETA UK | BallyKissAngel


Wednesday at 8:00pm open a new case with Inspector Morse: Death of the Self. He and Lewis head to Italy to investigate the death of an Englishwoman. Ruled an accidental death, the woman’s husband thinks otherwise. What will Inspector Morse uncover about this mysterious death?

Wednesday at 9:00pm Detective Superintendent Tennison’s career heads toward its inevitable conclusion in this new story of Prime Suspect: The Final Act. When the body of missing schoolgirl Sallie Sturdy is discovered, the hunt for her killer begins. But as Tennison and her team work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the brutal murder starts to take its toll. This episode re-airs Saturday at 6:00pm!


Thursday at 8:00pm continue the light hearted mystery series Rosemary and Thyme as they begin a new adventure, Sweet Angelica. While trying to restore the lawns at a school that caters to the children of wealthy foreigners, Rosemary and Laura find themselves involved in a murder mystery. Angelica, an attractive Polish student, spurns the advances of more than one male at the school. When one of her suitors turns up dead, she is among the suspects.


Friday at 8:00pm start Fawlty Towers from the beginning! Watch season 1 episode 1 at 8:00pm then stay tuned for two more episodes at 8:30pm and 9:00pm!

WETA UK | Fawlty Towers


Saturday at 8:00pm we invite you to the WETA UK Event: The Complete Wallander! Start watching this week with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00pm Sidetracked and Firewall. Learn more about the series in our Coming to WETA UK in December | New British Shows blog post!

WETA UK Event: The Complete Wallander


Sunday at 3:00pm is the first of many new seasons today! Watch the global phenomenon Red Dwarf from the very beginning! On board the Jupiter mining ship Red Dwarf, Dave Lister ranks 169 out of 169, lower than the Skutters, the maintenance robots. Lister has recently been dumped by Officer Kristine Kochanski but is still in love with her. By the end of the first episode, all the crew except Lister dies from a radiation leak caused by a badly sealed Drive plate. Click here to download our free WETA UK RED DWARF SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE! Episode 2 follows at 3:30pm!

Sunday at 6:00pm watch episode 1 of Monarch of the Glen season 4! This season brings more drama and romance, be sure to schedule your day around this British favorite!

WETA UK | Monarch of the Glen


Sunday at 8:00pm celebrate the premiere of Yes, Minister season 3! Government Ministers come and go, but Civil Servants are in the Ministry forever. Therefore it is the job of every responsible Government bureaucrat to ensure that meddling politicians do not rock the boat. This is the last season and certainly one of the funniest. Print and download our free WETA UK YES, MINISTER SEASON 3 EPISODE GUIDE!

Sunday at 10:00pm Doctor Who takes on season 3 episode 1. From the moment the Doctor walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones he changes her forever. Together they find themselves travelling through time and space encountering extraordinary events, amazing worlds and faces both old and new.


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Coming to WETA UK in December | New British Shows

We're thrilled to announce the WETA UK premieres of My Family, Wallander, and Reilly Ace of Spies! You can watch these new shows plus watch Downton Abbey from season 1 all this December on WETA UK the 24/7 British television channel in DC, MD, and VA! Read on for video previews, descriptions, and more. Come back to the Programmer's Choice Blog every Monday for highlights from the upcoming week's schedule!


Coming in December 2012 to WETA UK


Join us for the premiere of My Family, a British comedy about a family just trying to stay afloat in a crazy world. Dad, Ben is a dentist struggling to understand his wife Susan the terrible cook, daughter Janey the selfish shopping addict, youngest son Michael the brain, and eldest son Nick the lazy goof. Although loving and caring parents, Ben and Susan have a little trouble showing their children these true intentions since the kids are always up to something. Watch this series Mondays – Thursdays at 7:00pm beginning Monday December 3!

My Family


Reilly Ace of Spies is a witty drama based on the incredible escapades of MI6 secret agent, Sydney Reilly. Reilly was a Brit known as the best spy in the world and is also believed to be the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s famous fictional agent James Bond. This series is based on the 1967 book Ace of Spies by Robin Bruce Lockhart, the son Reilly’s fellow agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. With thrill, suspense, drama, romance, and action, this series has it all. Dive into this exciting and legendary series with us! Watch Mondays at 8:00pm beginning December 3.

Reilly Ace of Spies


This month we’re introducing a new complete series for the WETA UK Event on Saturday nights: WETA UK Event: The Complete Wallander! Although his personal life is in shambles due to a broken marriage, a tragic relationship with his daughter, and an aging father, Inspector Kurt Wallander continues to solve heinous crimes as he has for decades. His focus is in high demand as he faces new bizarre crimes that are more complicated than usual. Watch all three seasons Saturdays at 8:00pm. Begin with season 1, episode 1 December 8!

WETA UK Event: The Complete Wallander


Downton Abbey season 1 comes to WETA UK! As season 3 approaches in January, catch up and relive the first season Tuesdays at 8:00pm beginning with episode 1 on December 18!

Hear what Hugh Bonneville (plays Robert Crawley) has to say in this PBS Q&A with the actor!