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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 .

Saturday, 5 November 2016
3:29 PM


Just sorted it.

Thanks for your made me think.

regards Mac

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Mac's 3 posts GB
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Richard Sweet
7:43 PM

Absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to see the excekkent Daziel & Pascoe and Rebus programmes l missed first time around due to work committments, well done UKTV and Channel 20 Drsma, now always my first choice!!

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Richard Sweet's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 1 January 2017
8:01 PM

Hello, I can no longer get drama from my freeview TV despite retuning a number of times?

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Victoria's 1 post GB

10:04 PM

Victoria: Check your tuned to the right transmitter, and your signal strength - if your system has a problem, then lower power muxes will go first. And retuning makes things worse - you've just untuned your tv.

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MikeB's 2,577 posts GB
Monday, 16 January 2017
3:09 PM

I was delighted to see Boon back on TV but am gutted that there are no subtitles!
Please, can this be rectified for the rest of the series.
Thank you

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Tricia's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Mr D. Rheman-Johnson
5:06 AM

Hi, im watching "waiting for god" comedy show on "drama" channel at moment and like many of your programs ive watched before you are broadcasting it in widescreen format even though it isnt so the auto change for screen size dosnt function. Thankingyou.

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Mr D. Rheman-Johnson's 1 post GB

9:57 AM

Mr D. Rheman-Johnson :

This is not Drama channel's website and they are unlikely to see your comments here.

It is likely that your TV set has a feature to allow automatic aspect ratio change, so check the settings on your TV.

If it doesn't, then you may have a manual option to use. Not all TVs have those features though.

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MikeP's 3,047 posts GB
Friday, 12 May 2017
Richard Phillips
5:31 PM

I love Keeping up Appearances on Drama. I was watching a recording today only to find a woman was doing a running commentary of everything in view. This practice has crept in over the last week on a few channels and is very distracting. She served no useful purpose so why are channels doing this? A small gesture is worth a thousand words. Much better to let our brains do the continuity. I hope that this is just an experiment that will be stopped. Thank you Drama for all the entertainment you provide for us and I hope we will no longer be told what we can see.

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Richard Phillips's 1 post GB

6:44 PM

Richard Phillips : You've got audio description turned on, either by inadvertently pressing the AD button on your remote or in the settings. It's not an experiment and has been available on many channels for years and is intended for viewers with visual impairments who cannot see what is happening on screen.

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StevensOnln1's 2,732 posts GB
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Philip Goatly
10:58 PM

My post code is CM2 8EB Recently DRAMA channel signal has become so weak it does not register when I retune!!

I am using the Sudbury transmitter. I am coming to the conclusion that Freeview is a waste of space.

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Philip Goatly's 6 posts GB
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