The following programs are currently airing on WETA UK. Have you tried them all out yet?
The following programs are currently airing on WETA UK. Have you tried them all out yet?
Airing since 1979, the British series travels the country (with occasional trips to other countries, such as Canada and Australia), bringing together in each location specialists in antiques and fine arts to have them appraise items brought in by local residents, whether they are collectors looking to turn trash into treasure or ordinary folks hoping Grandma's old painting might now fund the kids' education. Items featured on the show often have an interesting story attached to them or have some connection to that episode's venue. While some items that are brought in are worth a fortune, others are worthless.
This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner.
Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle are former lovers whose lives intersect again 40 years after they lost touch with each other. Lionel is now divorced, and Jean is a widow with an adult daughter, Judith, who works in Jean's secretarial office. As Lionel works on a memoir with a cheerful but brash agent, Alistair, he begins to rekindle the tender romance with the woman who got away all those years ago. Cheering them on is Sandy, Judith's best friend and co-worker.
News. Reporting on the day's international news from London and from BBC correspondents around the world.
Adapted by Heidi Thomas from the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this drama series is a moving, funny, colorful look at midwifery and family in 1950s East End London. It follows newly qualified midwife Jenny, who joins an eccentric, lovable community of nuns who are nurses at Nonnatus House. Jenny is surprised to find herself at a convent -- she thought she was being sent to a small private hospital -- and is initially daunted by her surroundings, most notably the formidable Sister Evangelina and the unconventional Sister Monica Joan. But Jenny gradually begins to find her way and develops incredible friendships among the nurses, as they are drawn into the lives and homes of the women and families they treat.
A detective inspector is transferred from London to the island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.
"Delicious" is a drama written by Dan Sefton, starring Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock, Tanya Reynolds and Ruairi O'Connor. The story follows two women at war, betrayed by one man and by each other. When Cornish chef Gina discovers her ex-husband's secret life, her world turns upside down. Loyalties among Gina's friends are questioned as she revaluates her relationships, and further drama, love, heartbreak and deception are brought to light within the community.
Is there a dyspeptic doctor in the house? Successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in the sleepy fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent the holidays during his youth. But his luxury car and lavish wardrobe immediately rub the locals the wrong way, and once they get a load of his abrasive attitude and lack of bedside manner, he quickly alienates most of the townsfolk.
The National Building Authority is a newly created government organization that oversees major infrastructure projects, including new roads, rail lines and airports. The bureaucrats who work there don't operate in the most efficient manner, though, with self-interest and shifting priorities tending to cause the grand projects to stall. Various fads, including communal yoga, often take over the office and result in derailing the staff's attempts at bringing projects from announcement to unveiling, with the projects typically becoming over-budget, delayed white elephants.
Combining stunning photography, cinematography and compelling human drama, this documentary series uncovers the stories of people fighting to survive -- and even triumph -- in Earth's natural wonders. Filmed on six continents in 12 languages, viewers are transported to some of Earth's most extraordinary places, from Mount Everest and the Grand Canyon to the Amazon rain forest and Zambia's Victoria Falls. Stories feature wonders created by the power of water, and a young Sherpa who ropes across Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall.
Helping prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.
A detective drama series takes place in Wales' sea town Aberystwyth with its mountainous backdrop.
Edith's dreams of retirement are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home.
Inspector Lewis and his sidekick fight crime.
Insight into planet Earth through satellite photography from space, as well as vantage points from helicopters and cameras on the ground.
Historians Dan Jones and Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, along with engineer Rob Bell, take a look at London's glorious and gory rise to power.
A team of agents in the British security intelligence service work to protect the U.K. from terrorists and other threats to national security. A repackaged version of the BBC series "Spooks," "MI-5" follows a counterterrorism unit based in the highly secure suite of offices called The Grid, where Harry Pearce oversees the team and deals with the often dirty politics of the spy game.
Based on the crime-novel series by author Caroline Graham, "Midsomer Murders" follows the efforts of Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby to solve crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. His latest assistant is Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter. DCI Barnaby took over in series 14, replacing his older cousin, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, who retired.
Fledgling detective Phryne Fisher is known for her sharp wit and pearl-handled pistol, which she uses to fight injustice in Melbourne during the 1920s. The glamorous sleuth makes her way through the city's alleyways and jazz clubs while she fights crime as part of a larger mission -- making sure that Murdoch Foyle, who she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her younger sister, stays behind bars. She fights for justice for people who can't help themselves, including exploited workers and missing girls.
In snowy Sweden, a talented ex-FBI profiler works with the police and her own autistic daughter to unravel the strange motives of a vicious killer.
Following a year in Cathy's life as she moves on from the death of her husband.
In a retelling of Dumas pere's classic, law and order is more an ideal than a reality in 17th-century Paris. Athos, Porthos and Aramis are the best soldiers in the king's regiment but are far more than just bodyguards. Committed to upholding justice, the Musketeers face an on-going battle to maintain order. The trio is soon joined by feisty young swordsman D'Artagnan, who seeks the murderer of his father. Together they must protect against all forces determined to sabotage he Musketeers and their homeland.
A BBC production, "New Tricks" dramatizes the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and three previously retired police officers -- Gerry Standing, Jack Halford and Brian Lane -- whom Pullman recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.
During a highly divisive and unstable period of British history, father-son duo William and Robert Cecil helped foster one of the world's first secret services. Charged with the protection of Queen Elizabeth I, this pioneering network of spies fought off assassination, treason and terror for over 40 years. "Elizabeth I's Secret Agents" delves into the most important events of the Elizabethan period, from the execution of Mary Queen of Scots to the death of Queen Elizabeth I and the Gunpowder Plot.
An eight-part period-drama adaptation of Jane Austen's final novel, written only months before her death in 1817. Rose Williams and Theo James play the lead characters of Charlotte Heywood and Sidney Parker. The story follows Charlotte as she moves to the quiet fishing village of Sanditon for a fresh start, only to meet Sidney, a charming man who has ambitions to turn the tranquil seaside residence into a luxury resort. Written by Emmy and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.
The natural and man-made wonders beneath London, from ancient caves to secret bunkers.
An oddball couple of private detectives investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Lucy Worsley explores the public's obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession.