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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 .

Monday, 23 September 2019

10:16 PM

Ron Kerry: That sounds like the effects of electrical interference, probably being caused by something in your home (or nearby) operating on a timer if it is happening at the same times every day.

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StevensOnln1's 2,730 posts GB

11:32 PM

Ron Kerry:

The Drama channel is on the SDN/COM4 multiplex. Check if any other channels on the multiplex are similarly affected eg. QVC on LCN16, 5USA on LCN21 etc - see Channel listings | Freeview

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Chris.SE's 973 posts GB
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Charles Hill
7:53 PM

How can I contact Drama ( channel 20 ) on the telephone. I get my TV from the Stockland Hill
Transmitter and this evening it cut out completely at 7.42pm; WHY. Several other channels failed,, but I still received BBC & ITV main channels..I would like to know when this loss of signal occurs if it is just local or general..thank you..

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Charles Hill's 1 post US

8:29 PM

Charles Hill:

The Drama channel is on the SDN multiplex, see and that is on UHF C25 from Stockland Hill. If your other missing channels are on the same multiplex then there is probably a fault which may/may not be short lived. I can't find any listing of a fault at this time, but that doesn't mean there isn't one!
If the problem persists, if you visit their website as given in the link towards the top of this page, you'll find a "Contact Us" link for UKTV at the bottom of that page where there's a phone number listed. Whether it's manned at this time of day, I don't know.

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Chris.SE's 973 posts GB
Friday, 14 February 2020
12:14 AM

I have a problem most of the time receiving Drama. I checked tonight and the problem exists with most of the channels on the SDN/COM4 Muliplex e.g. Quest, QVC, 5USA, ITV2+1 etc. I live in Bishopston, Bristol & my local transmitter is Mendip. Any suggestions about how to get this remedied?

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Barbara's 1 post GB

12:31 AM


Do you have any problems with any other multiplexes, eg if your TV is full HD, can you get the COMs 7&8 multiplexes OK?
Have a look at your TV's tuning section and look for where it reports the signal strength and quality and tell us what is it for the PSB1/BBCA multiplex on UHF Ch.32 and what it is for SDN/COM4 on UHF Ch.48.

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