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Drama is a channel that is passionate about bringing you Britain's best loved dramas. From period through to contemporary and comedy, the channel is a treasure trove of classics which showcase the greatest stories ever told in an entertaining and engaging way. With programmes including Call The Midwife, Pride and Prejudice, Sharpe, Larkrise to Candleford and Silk, viewers can indulge in a handpicked range of the nation's most celebrated TV dramas.

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How to Watch: Drama

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Drama   20 (90%) 143 158

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the link icon Drama website.

From Wikipedia: For the indie rock band, see The Dramas. The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. The structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception.2 The early modern tragedy Hamlet 1601 by Shakespeare and the classical Athenian tragedy Oedipus the King c. - link icon read more about Drama on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Drama is on multiplex COM4 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

Wednesday, 17 July 2013
11:46 AM

I have just purchased a new samsung TV and am unable to get CH 20 for drama. My post code is DL84LP Can I put in a frequency manually?

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John's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

12:53 PM

John: Drama is carried on COM4 (SDN) which also carries ITV3. Do you have ITV3?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

8:10 PM

John: If Drama (programme guide 20) is not being indicated then rather than carrying out a retune go into the programme channels "edit" menu and delete GOLD which might still be indicated in 20, follow this by going into your TV's tuning menu then enter and scan Ch43, as sometimes this will rectify the problem because as Dave Lindsay has said Drama is on the same multiplex as ITV3.

If though your TV has an "update channels" facility then you could just use that, remembering that Mux Ch43 is used by Drama.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 27 July 2013
martine beardmore
6:41 PM

We are not getting anything on ch43, not even itv3!!
Weirdly I can get these on the tv upstairs though so it can't be the signal can it?
Any ideas?

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martine beardmore's 1 post GB
Thursday, 19 September 2013
c kingham
2:33 PM

hi i cah receive the drama channel good,but my box will not record ,could you please help c kingham

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c kingham's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
d toplis
6:40 PM

cant get drama freesat

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d toplis's 1 post GB
Saturday, 3 May 2014
9:27 AM

this site is one of the nice UK drama website all kinds of UK dramas i found here

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Aleena's 1 post PK
Sunday, 4 January 2015
Lin penny
11:20 PM

I can't get the drama channel through my sky box, it says I need to upgrade to receive it.I have done a retune but still no good.?

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Lin penny's 1 post GB
Saturday, 21 March 2015
8:53 PM

I love the Drama channel - an excellent opportunity to see major programmes and revisit favourite series of the past. Is there a repeat facility similar to catchup, iPlayer, or +1? By mistake I deleted The Paradise, which appears to have been the last in the series. Is there any way I can get to watch this episode?

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Flavia's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
7:40 PM

My TV has ceased functioning and I wish to watch Freeview 20. Is there any other way I can do this?

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BrendaB's 1 post GB
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