WETA's British Programs

British Programs on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

The British programs listed below some of the series currently airing on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. Click the titles below to get full schedule information.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

David Suchet stars as mystery novelist Agatha Christie's great detective Hercule Poirot.

As Time Goes By

A British series about former lovers reunited by chance after a 38-year separation chronicles their awkward courtship and eventual marriage.

BBC World News America

International news from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Doc Martin

This British comic-drama stars Martin Clunes as a socially inept doctor who must contend with an array of quirky locals and offbeat medical cases after moving from London to take up practice in a small coastal English village.


A long-running British serial charting the ups and downs of London's East End working class who reside in the fictitious neighborhood of Albert Square.

Keeping Up Appearances

A Britcom about a middle-class homemaker who aspires to high society.

Masterpiece Classic & Contemporary

PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works.

Masterpiece Mystery!

Masterpiece Mystery! presents the best British mysteries such as Hercule Poirot, Inspector Lewis and Miss Marple.

Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes mysteries feature Jeremy Brett as the famous detective in this classic series based on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.

Additional British Programs on WETA UK

We are also proud to offer WETA UK, a subchannel dedictated to providing great British programming 24 hours a day! For more information, including how you can watch WETA UK and a full program guide, please visit the official site.  Some of the programs currently airing on WETA UK include:

All Creatures Great and Small

Based on books by British veterinarian James Herriot, this series details life while working in an animal clinic in the Yorkshire Dales prior to and during World War II.


An English priest, Father Peter Clifford, tries to make his mark in the small Irish town of Ballykissangel

Doctor Who

A time-traveling alien called "The Doctor" and his human companions deal with crises set on Earth and other worlds.


Five expert con artists let loose on the streets of London, keen to liberate cash from the amoral.

Lark Rise to Candleford

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's memoirs about life in the English countryside at the end of the 19th century.

Last of the Summer Wine

Three elderly men stay young by acting like adolescents in this long-running comedy series.


This exciting spy thriller follows the work of British Security Service agents who battle threats to national security.

Monarch of the Glen

A London chef inherits a Scottish estate and its eccentric staff in this British drama.

New Tricks

A team of retired police officers gets a new lease on life by re-opening unsolved cases in this procedural drama.

Prime Suspect

Helen Mirren stars as detective Jane Tennison, battling crime, prejudice and politics in London.