watch Call the Midwife

WETA TV26 logoCategory:TV26

New! Watch Call the Midwife & Masterpiece's Mr. Selfridge

Just when you thought you’d never get over Sundays without Downton Abbey, WETA TV26 and WETA HD begins Call the Midwife season 2 and Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge this Sunday, March 31!

Read the full article to watch trailers of these two series!


This Sunday marks the season 2 U.S. premiere of the popular British drama Call the Midwife. Return to the Nonnatus House as all your favorite characters, and a few new ones, balance romance, friendship, and medicine in East End London during the 1950s.
In episode 1, it’s Nurse Jenny Lee’s birthday celebration at the Nonnatus House but as soon as the party comes to an end, she is assigned a new patient, the pregnant Molly Brignall.  The well-being of Molly and her child is compromised putting Jenny in a difficult spot

.  Trixie and Sister Evangelina care for a Captain’s pregnant daughter but how will the two do aboard a ship?


Prepare to be swept back to early 20th Century England with Mr. Selfridge, the newest Masterpiece series based on real-life events. Follow the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, an American businessman from Chicago, played by Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Selfridge moves to London and opens the department store chain Selfridges at the end of Oxford Street with £400,000 of his own money. Selfridge’s foreign principles and modern retail techniques create quite a stir in London society and the drama commences.

Harry Selfridge was a showman and his flashy, alluring window displays match the plot of this new show, which explores relationships, social change, and style. As the Selfridges climb the social ladder in London, they encounter many extraordinary characters on their way to the top. Follow not only the parties and glamorous gowns of high society, but also follow the stories of the working class Selfridges employees.
WETA UK logoCategory:WETA UK

This Week on WETA UK: WETA UK Schedule November 26 – December 2

You don't have to live in England to watch TV from the UK! Right here in DC, MD, and VA, watch British television 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all for free and without commercials on WETA UK! Read on for our highlights in this week's WETA UK schedule!

Monday tune in for the conclusion of I, Claudius at 8:00pm! All the drama and excitement will come to a close in this last episode of the series Old King Log. We hope you’ve enjoyed this rare and monumental series.

WETA UK: I, Claudius


Tuesday at 6:00am, we begin All Creatures Great and Small season 2! This wholesome series is a family favorite and British classic. Download or print our WETA UK ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL SEASON 2 EPISODE GUIDE. This show also airs Sundays at 8:00am, Tuesdays – Fridays at 6:00am, and Mondays – Thursdays at 2:00pm on WETA UK.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, you can find your laughs with Last of the Summer Wine season 17 episode 1! This series is so funny it ran for 32 seasons. Don’t hesitate, jump right in!

Tuesday at 8:00pm, continue watching the period drama Call the Midwife. In this episode, a baby girl recently delivered by Jenny is snatched from her baby carriage. The local community unites as they search for the missing child. Meanwhile, Cynthia witnesses another type of loss as she assists soon-to-be parents David and Margaret.

Call the Midwife


Wednesday is full of thrill, drama, and crimes! At 8:00pm, catch part 2 of Inspector Morse: Happy Families, then at 9:00pm the final installment of Prime Suspect: The Last Witness, and on Hustle at 10:00pm, the team cons a pair of ruthless venture capitalists by posing as a PR company.


Thursday we want to feed your mystery and crime fix with the best of British dramas. First at 8:00pm Rosemary & Thyme are on to a new case, at 9:00pm Waking the Dead concludes the mystery In Sight of the Lord, and at 10:00pm on New Tricks, the team takes on Powerhouse.

WETA UK | Rosemary & Thyme


Friday start watching the light-hearted comedy My Hero from the very beginning! We’re airing season 1, episode 1 at 4:30pm on WETA UK! Check out this WETA UK MY HERO SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE for an outline of the season!

Friday is the last day of back-to-back episodes of Doc Martin. Return to this blog soon to see the new WETA UK Friday evening lineup and remember to watch back-to-back episodes of Doc Martin on WETA TV26 and WETA HD every Saturday at 8:00pm!


Saturday starting at 8:00pm, we conclude the most recent season of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock during the WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock! The Hounds of Baskerville is a twist on the classic tale: A gigantic hound is legend around Baskerville, a top-secret military compound where, it's rumored, chemical and biological weapons experiments are conducted on genetically engineered animals.  Henry Knight has just seen the hound's footprints in the very location where it killed his father decades before. Sherlock Holmes gleefully sets off to track the demonic hound with John Watson in tow. Then the big finale The Reichenbach Fall: Insane criminal mastermind Jim Moriarty is busy plotting the crime of the century. But bringing Britain to its knees is just a prelude for Sherlock's arch-nemesis, who orchestrates a perilous cat-and-mouse game with the object of his obsession.

WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock


Sunday starting at 8:00pm get your laugh on with Yes, Minister, Miranda, Black Adder, and Mr. Bean



WETA UK logoCategory:WETA UK

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!

Watch WETA UK Here!

Via antenna: 26.2, Comcast: 265, Cox: 800, Verizon FiOS: 474, RCN: 39

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 video. 

Call the Midwife


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. 

WETA UK Event: The Complete Sherlock


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!