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 of any time with the member benefit WLIW21 Passport.

Keeping Up Appearances

Fridays at 9 p.m.

Keeping Up Appearances returns to the schedule from the very beginning! When it comes to snobbery, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “bouquet,” thank you very much!) is in a class by herself among her frightfully common relatives. She’s so obsessed with etiquette and breeding that she makes her husband’s life a perfect misery. Award-winning actress Patricia Routledge stars in this popular British comedy.


Fridays at 9:30 p.m.

Starring Olivier Award winner and BAFTA nominee Lesley Manville, Mum is a family comedy seen through the eyes of Cathy, a mother in her late fifties who finds herself at a milestone in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one year, from the funeral in January to New Year’s Eve, Cathy must navigate the everyday realities of this new era of her life alongside the good intentions of her lovably baffling family. Offering a refreshingly funny and modern perspective on an often overlooked stage in our lives, Mum is the story of a woman discovering who she is again and maybe, if she could only see him, finding love second time around.

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 10pm; the daytime Friday 3pm 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.