Friday British Programming

Unwind from the week with British programming on WLIW21. Some coastal touring, some comedy and someone else’s work antics.

Friday Night Line-up

The Great British Baking Show Season 5

Fridays at 8 p.m.


Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country’s best amateur baker by testing the competitors’ skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.

WLIW21 members can stream all seasons any time with the member benefit WLIW21 Passport.

To the Manor Born

Fridays at 9 p.m.

Experience the love-hate relationship between upper-class Audrey Forbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith) and Richard DeVere, the nouveau riche businessman who buys her manor house when she can no longer afford to keep it. This summer’s WLIW trip to England was named after this British sitcom. See our To the Manor Born Tour adventures, here.

I Want My Wife Back

Fridays at 9:30 p.m.


Murray is the nicest guy you could hope to meet. He’s a devoted husband; he works hard, and is a loyal friend and colleague. When he throws a surprise 40th birthday party for his wife Bex, it’s Murray who gets the biggest surprise of the night – she’s leaving him. Murray’s quest to win Bex back is going to be quite a struggle. Whether accidentally assaulting a romantic rival, or failing to impress Bex with a tenuous celebrity connection, he invariably manages to make the situation worse. But will his mission to resurrect his marriage end in triumph, or disaster?

Death in Paradise: Season 7

Fridays at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Death in Paradise Season 7: Dwayne (DANNY JOHN-JULES), JP (TOBI BAKARE), Florence (JOSEPHINE JOBERT), DI Jack Mooney (ARDAL O’HANLON) – (C) Red Planet Pictures, photo: Denis Guyenon

A champion poker player, apparently poisoned at the table in front of an astonished audience. A novelist, murdered in a plot more surprising than anything he’s ever written. These are impossible mysteries, but detective Jack Mooney needs to unpick them if he’s to impress the commissioner and make his mark on the island of Saint Marie.

New episodes roll out on Friday evening at 10 p.m.; the daytime Friday 3 p.m. broadcasts are repeat of the prior Friday’s episode.


See our British programs on Monday night, Tuesday night, and Saturday night, too.

Do you miss Friday nights with Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in Vicious? WLIW21 members can stream all seasons of any time with the member benefit WLIW21 Passport.