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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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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 .

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
Sunday, 7 June 2015
David Mitchell
1:44 PM

We can receive Channel 20 but the signal quality makes it very difficult to view. This is a common problem with certain terrestrial channels in our area, but when switching to Freest, everything is OK. Will Drama be avail;able on Freesat?

We live in Tiverton, Devon.

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David Mitchell's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

3:09 PM

David Mitchell: If your aerial is directed to the Tiverton transmitter then this does not broadcast Drama and other COM-multiplex channels. Thus the question may be one of can you receive reliably from a full-service transmitter? Knowledge of your location, preferably in the form of postcode, is the only way we can suggest whether this might be a possibility.

Drama and other UKTV channels aren't likely to become available on Freesat because they are on Sky's subscription platform and therefore would likely loose out on revenue from Sky as well as having to pay to be on Freesat.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 28 June 2015
R Green
10:14 AM

Many channels seem to fail( including 20) in evening . Live in Bognor and use IOW transmitter

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R Green's 1 post GB
Friday, 30 October 2015
11:12 AM

Drama channel pixelates badly on my tv whilst main channels are ok. Live in Wisbech area and receive transmissions from Sandy Heath

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Richard's 1 post GB
Saturday, 14 November 2015
11:08 PM

I have a nagging problem with my Panosonic DMR-ES2OD.
I know it is a bit long in the tooth, but it still works and I still find it useful.
My problem is that after retuning I can no longer pick up any stations on channel 51, Drama, ITV 3 etc.
There was no problem up until I retuned.
All my TV sets pick up those channels and show a strong signal. I have tried retuning the machine a few times and using the add new channels option, even connecting it to a different antenna with no joy. My local transmitter is Sandy Heath.
The recorder picks up all other channels. I am perplexed. Anyone got any Ideas why just these channels are missing?

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Barney's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 15 November 2015

12:33 AM

Barney: I would try the "shipping condition" reset, as this is about the only way of overcoming any glitches that may have occurred in the tuner in this particular model.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

11:25 AM

Barney: Wow - that is old school!

In addition to the advice given by jb38, there is one other thing thats occurs to me - when you changed the attenna, did you swap over the aerial lead as well? If your losing a mux, then it could be a dodgy aerial lead or something. If you used the same one, then the problem continues. If you did swap over, then its the reset, I'm afraid.

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MikeB's 2,577 posts GB
1:19 PM

Thanks jb38 and MilkeB.
I have tried other antenna leads, even dragging the machine up stairs to use the lead that feeds the bedroom set. Still no joy.
However, the mystery deepens.
Although I cannot pick some channels such as 10, 20 or 27 for example, I can receive some channels such as channels 55 and 30.
I believe they are all transmitted on com 4.
I am not really knowledgeable about such things, but I will try a factory reset.
Of course I can always use a catch service if there is something I have missed.

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Barney's 2 posts GB
4:24 PM

Hi at live in South Wales, I can not get channel 20 Drama channel, is there a reason for this?

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Tony's 1 post GB
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