Tuesday Night British Programming

Tuesdays are tune-in night! These special British series broadcast on WLIW21 aren’t streaming, so watch along with other fans in the Long Island viewing area during prime time on Tuesdays.

Tuesday Night line-up

The Widower

Tuesdays at 8pm, premiering March 13

The three-part true crime series, The Widower on WLIW.

The three-part true crime series, The Widower on WLIW.

The Widower is the three-part true story of Malcolm Webster – an infamous wife-killer who marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of woman to mask his debts and cash in on their life insurance policies. Webster, a nurse by profession, is on the surface, a perfect gentleman. Well-spoken, personable and oozing with charm, he marries first wife, Claire Morris, in 1993. However, a year after her dream wedding, Claire is dead – the apparent victim of a tragic road accident. What no one knows at the time is that Webster has spent the entire marriage plying his unsuspecting wife with sedatives. He aims to keep her in a constant state of fatigue and drowsiness to prevent her from questioning his wild spending habits or mounting debts. But with his debtors closing in on him, he decides to silence his wife once and for all by killing her in a staged car accident that will pay him a life insurance policy that will resolve his financial difficulties. Watch preview for episode two. Members who have activated WLIW21 Passport can stream all three episodes on demand.

Black Work

Tuesdays at 9pm, premiering March 6

Black Work is a crime thriller that finds Police Constable Jo Gillespie investigating her detective husband’s death and secret life as an undercover agent. Although the police brass urge her to stay out of the investigation, Jo begins to doubt her fellow officers and searches for the killer. As Ryan’s secrets come to light, Jo’s quest turns dangerous, and she fears she can’t trust even those closest to her.


Tuesdays at 10pm; see three-episode marathon March 27!

East Enders cast in 2000.

EastEnders cast in 2000. Photo courtesy BBC.

If you haven’t seen EastEnders, it’s high time you did! The British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional Borough of Walford, the program follows the stories of local residents and their families as they go about their daily lives.


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