The Week in British TV

Your Week in British TV on WETA

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! Hope you are all gearing up for a festival of delicious food and family time, with a splash of excellent British TV thrown in. We’ve got a lot of goodies coming up on-air for you this week!

Monday William and Mary, starring Martin Clunes and Julie Graham, continues tonight at a slightly shifted time of 10:30pm, due to the extended run length of our American Masters Woody Allen documentary.

Tuesday – We wrap up our rebroadcast of Masterpiece Mystery!’s Sherlock at 8pm with the pretty-much-flawless episode “The Great Game” at 8pm. This will also repeat on Wednesday at 2pm, if you happen to be home early in preparation for Turkey Day and need something to watch.

Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving! The first day of our Inspector Morse marathon kicks off at 8AM – we’ll be airing the entire ten-episode second season. Then, if that’s not enough British mystery for you, WETA Mystery night will also continue as usual! Watch Sherlock Holmes' “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” at 8pm, Agatha Christie’s Poirot in “The Chocolate Box” at 9pm, and Foyle’s War’s “The Funk Hole” at 10.

Friday – Welcome to Day Two of our Inspector Morse marathon! We’ll be airing the entirely of Series 3 all day today from 8am-6pm.

Saturday – Catch comedies As Time Goes By and Keeping Up Appearances starting at 7pm. These will be followed by Doc Martin at 8pm, with two episodes from Series 4, “The Departed” and “Midwife Crisis.”

SundayMasterpiece Contemporary returns at 9pm with Framed, starring Trevor Eve and Torchwood’s Eve Myles. Then stick around for back-to-back episodes of con-man drama Hustle, starting a bit earlier than usual this week, at 10:30pm.

Your Week in British TV on WETA

Happy Monday! Here’s a look at what we’ve got coming up this week on WETA for our British TV fans.

But first – a save the date for next week! We’ve got a two-day Inspector Morse marathon coming up over the Thanksgiving long weekend (Thursday and Friday). So, make plans now to save some time for sleuthing along with your turkey.

Monday – Tonight William and Mary with Martin Clunes and Julie Graham is on at 10pm with two back-to-back episodes.

Tuesday – Our rebroadcast of Masterpiece Mystery’s Sherlock continues at 8pm with “The Blind Banker.” One of my all time favorite Benedict Cumberbatch moments is in this episode! (Any guesses?)

Thursday – Time for WETA Mystery night! This week, we’ve got Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventures of Shoscombe Old Place” at 8pm. Agatha Christie’s Poirot in “The Case of the Missing Will” at 9pm and Foyle’s War’s “War Games” at 10pm.

Friday. We’re airing a special four episode block of Eastenders from 4-6pm to compensate for last Friday’s preemption. (Note: The first two episodes aired last Saturday AM, however.)

Saturday – Watch As Time Goes By at 7 followed by Keeping Up Appearances at 7:30pm. Then visit Portwenn with Doc Martin in “Perish Together as Fools” and “Driving Mr. McLynn” from Series 4.

Sunday – There’s no new Masterpiece Contemporary this week, but it will return on Sunday, November 27, with Framed. You can still catch con-man drama Hustle at 11pm, though!

Relevant to Our Interests: British TV Highlights on WETA This Week!

Thought it might be useful to start providing everyone with a handy reference guide to our upcoming must-see British programming of the week here on WETA, to make sure that no one ends up accidentally missing anything important. Let us know if this feature is helpful, or if I accidentally end up leaving off anything you'd particularly like to see covered!

Happy Monday, and hope you’ll find something you’re excited to watch this week!

Monday – Tonight William & Mary returns to its regular 10pm timeslot with two back-to-back episodes. Polish off Series 1 and get started on Series 2!

TuesdaySherlock’s “A Study in Pink” airs at 8pm. We’ll be airing all three episodes of the Masterpiece Mystery! hit on Tuesdays in November, so mark those calendars accordingly.

Thursday – WETA Mystery night means loads of British sleuthing going on. Watch Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett edition) in “The Problem of Thor Bridge” at 8pm, Agatha Christie’s Poirot in “The Underdog” at 9pm, and the two parts of Foyle’s War’s “Among the Few” start at 9:52pm.

Friday – An important note for our Eastenders fans: Due to special programming for Veterans’ Day, we won’t be visiting Albert Square this week. But not to fret – next Friday, November 18, will feature a four-episode block to make up for it.

Saturday – We’ve got Doc Martin at 8pm. Catch “Better the Devil” and “Uneasy Lies the Head” from Series IV.

Sunday – The amazing duo of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in The Song of Lunch on Masterpiece Contemporary at 9pm. We’ll also wrap the first series of Hustle with back to back episodes starting at 10pm.