Each night on WETA UK, the program lineup includes comedies followed by classic and contemporary dramas such as Doctor Who, MI-5 and Inspector Morse.
WETA UK Comedy Fridays
Each Friday, WETA UK will present comedy programming around the clock, including popular British imports Men Behaving Badly, Outnumbered, and Coupling, among others. The Friday lineup is in addition to the comedies that will air throughout the week.
The WETA UK Event: Prime Suspect
Saturdays in May, 8 p.m.- midnight
The WETA UK Event in May features Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren in her signature role as police detective Jane Tennison in the dramatic series Prime Susupect. The productions, which garnered multiple Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards and a Peabody Award, were created in seven series from 1991 to 2006. WETA UK reprises series four through seven (the fi nale), following Tennison’s career as she is assigned major inquiries in different stations and advances through the ranks of the maledominated police world to ultimately head all murder investigations in London. WETA UK presents the series in 18 parts as follows: Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child/Inner Circles/The Scent of Darkness (6 parts); Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment (4 parts); Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (4 parts) and Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (4 parts). Four parts air each Saturday night, beginning May 4.
Also Airing on WETA UK This Month
- Comedy series Lead Balloon, starring Jack Dee, airs Sundays at 9 p.m., beginning May 5.
- Comedy of errors The Worst Week of My Life airs Sundays at 9:30 p.m., beginning May 12. (See schedule for details)
Frequently asked questions
Isn’t WETA UK just another BBC America?
Absolutely not. WETA UK is a unique independent channel programmed specifically by WETA for its members and viewers. The channel features the kind of entertaining and intelligent programming that historically has been popular with WETA audiences. While WETA UK features programming from British networks, it is not affiliated with a British television entity.
Why is WETA launching a television channel devoted to British imports?
WETA UK is the first channel of its kind among public television stations throughout the country. It will expand WETA Television’s service with programming that is unique to WETA in the Washington, DC, market.
Where can I find how-to programming on WETA?
How-to programming can be found Saturdays on WETA TV 26. Check the WETA TV 26 schedule for details.