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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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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, 25 November 2015
Lorna Smith
11:48 AM

We are in the Keighley area and have more than one TV ... only one will not pick up 20 or 21. It is the only one using an indoor aerial and Freeview box. It only start happening a couple of days ago and resetting has not helped.

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Lorna Smith's 10 posts GB

9:20 PM

Lorna Smith: As no faults are listed against the Keighley full service transmitter, nor is there any engineering work taking place at same, this is inclined to indicate that the problem is connected with your installation, or at least your indoor aerial.

The channel numbers referred to relate to the COM4/SDN transmitter, other channels broadcast by this transmitter being (10) ITV3 / (16) QVC / (26) ITVBe, if you are also unable to receive these programmes? then you are not receiving COM4.

Apart from making a local enquiry (neighbour etc) for the purpose of ascertaining if anyone else is experiencing a similar problem, the other thing that did cross my mind being, albeit unlikely, is that your TV has possibly picked up the Keighley Town transmitter, COM4 not being transmitted by this station.

However, the possibility of this happening or not cannot be checked unless a post code is given, and which can also be one from somewhere nearby, such as a shop / post office, this enabling details of the transmitter covering your area to be checked.

Regarding "indoor aerial", is this loft mounted? or are you meaning a "same room" type?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 21 December 2015
Margaret Hadley
8:07 PM

I have just watched 'Persuasion' which I recorded; if you had cut anymore out of the original the whole storyline would have disappeared. As it is you have characters saying! We did not think to see you again so soon' when in your version she had not seen him before anyway.
The whole of Ann's arrival in Bath disappeared altogether! I gave up then in frustrations!
You have been advertising this for weeks, you would have been better employed using some of that time to show the whole of the novel.
As for the versions of Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey I am astonished that they still exist they are so old.

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Margaret Hadley's 1 post GB
Friday, 25 December 2015
Lorna Smith
4:21 PM

Thanks for that. Hopefully things will settle with the latest update

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Lorna Smith's 10 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
4:38 PM

Drama keeps cutting out after 8pm.
Ok for 20 mins streaming then stops.
Reset then another 20 mins. stops again.
Continues until 11pm.
Is it my broadband??

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dickie's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
6:00 PM

I keep getting no signal on drama 20 then other times it is ok please help

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Sandra's 1 post GB
Monday, 25 January 2016
James Redman
12:14 PM

Is there engineering works in progress on channel 20 (Drama) as I am not getting a signal from Dover?


Jim Redman

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James Redman's 2 posts GB
Monday, 8 February 2016
Jerri Petrie
11:27 AM

Must be mistaken, but I thought I'd be able to watch Drama channel here. All those Freeview channels to choose from. Lovely. Except if there's a drop of rain. Or a bit of wind. Then all you can get are BBC and ITV. Bring back analogue and stop pretending that digital is a viable option, I say. Meanwhile - how come I can't watch Drama here?

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Jerri Petrie's 1 post GB

4:34 PM

Jerri Petrie: We have no idea where you are, but if your losing channels in bad weather, sounds like your system has a problem.

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MikeB's 2,577 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
D. Noel
11:21 AM

I have 2 freesat boxes, 1 Humax the other Goodmans, both working off the same dish with a dual LNB.
I can receive the Drama channel on the Humax but not on the Goodmans. Signal strength on the Goodmans is 100% with a signal quality of 90%.
I live in Jersey. Any ideas?
D. Noel

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