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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).

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Monday, 21 May 2018

12:09 PM

Elizabeth Alexandra Thomas:

Try asking Drama themselves as this is not their website.

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MikeP's 3,046 posts GB
Friday, 13 July 2018
John Hallam
7:32 PM

This service is rubbish difficult to watch and disappeared off the mainstream television due to retuning, and it is not easy to watch on so called catch up. One of the worst things to happen tonic with re tuning, and no one actually cares that everyone somewhere have lost channels. This is a disgrace to the fee we all pay to watch television, which isn't there.

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John Hallam's 1 post GB
Saturday, 14 July 2018

3:41 PM

John Hallam:

Drama is still available on Freeview and nothing has changed. There are two possibilities - weather related interference causing loss of some signals or else a fault in your aerial connections. The first, weather, you cannot do anything about so patience is needed until the weather patterns change. It has been affecting numerous parts of the country and is a well known natural phenomenon.

It is worth chacking all the connections between your aerial and your TV set to ensure the contacts are good and clean.

Also check what signal strength your TV reports, it should be betrween 60% and 85% strength (not quality). If it is higher then your tuner is getting too much signal (search for 'too much of a good thing' on this website for advice. If it is too low then you may need to investigate why it is so low.

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MikeP's 3,046 posts GB
Saturday, 11 August 2018
7:16 PM

No service from drama channel Anglian region sandy heat transmitter

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Jim's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 1 December 2018
9:04 PM

Please help. My 99 year old Father has gone into care. He loves his TV especially Channel 20. However the Ariel for the home is we think trained onto Sandringham in Norfolk. He is unable to get Drama on screen he is so unhappy. Many of the elderly love watching Drama can you help in anyway.

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Wendy's 1 post GB

11:00 PM

Wendy: You need to talk to the care home management about it, there is nothing anyone on this website can do to change the channels being received. If you provide a full postcode for the care home we can see what might be available if they were to get their aerial changed.

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StevensOnln1's 2,713 posts GB
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Alex Henderson
12:27 AM

Just watched Trial & Retribution. Excellent programme but the diction is rather unclear, The music overrides some of the dialogue but unfortunately, there are no subtitles making it difficult to follow. Damned annoying.

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Alex Henderson's 1 post GB

8:41 PM

Alex Henderson:

This website has no connection witrh any broadcaster. You would do better to aim your comments at the programme makers at Drama as they will not see them here.

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MikeP's 3,046 posts GB
Thursday, 21 February 2019
9:05 PM

All com4 channels have been lost from my receiver following a retune Rowbridge to Salisbury. Nothing on 25/506mhz. Why is that.

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Noslek's 1 post GB
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