Saturday Night British Programming

Tune-in on Saturday nights for favorite British dramas and mysteries. These programs are broadcast only, so don’t miss them!

Saturday Night Line-up

Midsomer Murders

Saturdays at 8pm, beginning February 24

The rural countryside of a fictional county in England provides the backdrop for this long-running crime series based on the novels of Caroline Graham. A lush visual style, quirky characters and ubiquitous red herrings recall classic British mysteries of the past. At the center of the Midsomer Murders investigations is Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, played by actor John Nettles (Bergerac), and Detective Sergeant Daniel “Dan” Scott (John Hopkins).


Saturdays at 9:40pm, beginning February 24

Phil Davis as DS Miles, Rupert Penry-Jones as DI Chandler & Steve Pemberton as Buchan in Whitechapel. © carnival film & television

WLIW21 will be airing all four seasons of the hit detective crime drama. Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis are detectives Chandler and Miles and Steve Pemberton is historical researcher Ed Buchan in these atmospheric thrillers set in London’s East End. The series sees the team confronted by copycat crimes ranging from those of Jack the Ripper in the Victoria era, to the twin gangsters the Krays of the 1960s, to witch hunters.

Father Brown

Starting in April: Season 6

Father Brown airs Saturdays at 5pm on WLIW21.

Based on the short stories by G.K. Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires. Many years spent hearing his parishioners’ confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. But the stories are not concerned with judgement – Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.

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