Friday Night British Programming

Unwind from the week with a long night of British programming on WLIW21. Some sweets, some light romantic comedy and someone else’s work antics.

Friday Night Line-up

Great British Baking Show: Season 1 Masterclasses

Fridays at 8pm, Starting January 12

Paul and Mary in a Great British Baking Show Masterclass, Season 1.

Paul and Mary in a Great British Baking Show Masterclass, Season 1.

Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, lead these four Masterclass programs from Season 1 of the Great British Baking Show. WLIW21 members with Passport can stream these masterclasses as well as all episodes of Seasons 1 through 4 whenever they like!

Masterclass 1 (January 12)
Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll and Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing.

Masterclass 2 (January 19)
Paul makes ciabatta and roquefort and walnut loaf. Mary prepares layered tiramisu cake.

Masterclass 3 (January 26)
Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta.

Masterclass 4 (February 2)
In the final masterclass of season 1, Mary and Paul heat up the ovens and get out the mixing bowls one last time to create the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the The Great British Baking Show. Mary makes a Tennis Cake based on the 19th century recipe and Paul makes two types of Cream Horns – the first filled with with a Mocha crème pat and the rest with a Limoncello Tutti Frutti Cream. Mary shows us how to be delicate, precise and perfect with her Mokatines and Paul gets to grips with an epic construction in choux pastry – le Religieuse a l’Ancienne.

As Time Goes By

Fridays at 9pm

Dame Judi Dench stars in this delightful British comedy about a stylish and self-sufficient widow who is reunited with her long-lost love (Geoffrey Palmer), a divorced ex-army officer and coffee planter. Fans of Dench can also catch her more recent starring turn in Indian Summers Season 1 – Masterpiece on Monday nights (or anytime by streaming Indian Summers with WLIW21 Passport).

Are You Being Served?

Fridays at 9:30pm


A large, old-fashioned department store in London, Grace Bros is still run on strictly hierarchical lines. Each member of staff knows their place – in theory. In practice, they are all engaged in their own private wars, with management and with each other.

Are you being served? cast

Original cast of 1972–75. (From left): Mollie Sugden, Wendy Richard, Trevor Bannister, Nicholas Smith, Larry Martyn, Arthur Brough, John Inman, and Frank Thornton.

Vicar of Dibley

Fridays at 10pm


A young, enthusiastic vicar – who also happens to be a woman – is appointed to the sleepy country parish of Dibley. The congregation, all six faithful souls, reacts to her arrival with a mixture of wonder and horror. “You were expecting a bloke with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. Instead, you got a babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom,” Geraldine explains to her new flock.

The Wrong Mans

Fridays at 10:30pm


The laughs come as fast as the thrills and spills in this action-packed comedy from Bafta and Tony award-winning actor and writer James Corden and British Comedy Award winner Mathew Baynton, heading a stellar international cast. Ordinary office workers Sam Pinkett (Mathew Baynton) and Phil Bourne (James Corden) find themselves unwittingly caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy when Sam answers an abandoned mobile phone after witnessing an horrific car crash. Just by trying to do the right thing, Sam and Phil end up being kidnapped, framed for murder and dodging bullets while on the run from both the good and the bad guys. This is an unmissable comedy thriller about two friends in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong skills. Sam and Phil are The Wrong Mans.

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