WETA Launches UK Brand for British Programming Fans
WI Staff Report | 5/31/2012, 4:31 p.m.
On June 2, WETA Television will launch WETA UK, an innovative channel devoted to presenting British television programming at its best, around the clock, seven days a week. The new, local channel will feature classics, new favorites, and contemporary series currently airing in Britain.
The channel will be a top destination for viewers seeking the finest television offerings -- from an array of major U.K. producers -- including classics from the BBC.
Primetime Sundays-Thursdays - Each night on WETA UK, the program lineup includes comedies at 8 p.m. followed by classic and contemporary dramas. This includes Last of the Summer Wine -- the world's longest-running comedy -- and the edgy MI-5, the award-winning television series whose popularity resulted in a doubling of applications to Great Britain's Secret Service after the BBC premiere.
WETA UK Comedy Fridays - Each Friday, WETA UK will present comedy programming around the clock, including encore presentations of the fan-favorite Doc Martin as well as the popular British import Chef!, about Britain's finest and most ill-tempered cook. The Friday lineup is in addition to the comedies that will air throughout the week.
Saturday Night Movies - Each Saturday night, The WETA UK Movie will present the best in feature film-length contemporary drama. In June, the scheduled movies are Place of Execution, The Last Enemy and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.