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W Channel UK

What's on W Channel?

Thanks to its dual ownership, W Channel airs a mix of BBC greats and hits from both across the pond and Down Under. Here's what's on W Channel and how you can watch it.

If you want the very best BBC shows and the cream of international broadcasters’ output, the W Channel — formerly Watch — is the place to go.

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What can I see on the W Channel?

Watch old Doctor Who on W Channel

Part-owned by the BBC and UK TV (which owns Dave, Gold and Alibi), W has access to some of the greatest shows the BBC has created in recent years, which sit alongside some of the biggest hits from the US and Australia.

W also operates an HD channel for customers with HD TVs and W+1, which broadcasts the same schedule of programmes as W, albeit an hour later.

Here’s a list of what you can expect to find on W:

  • Derren Brown
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Being Human (the US version)
  • Doctor Who
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers
  • One Born Every Minute
  • EastEnders
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Grimm
  • The Catherine Tate Show
  • Sherlock
  • The Strain
  • Masterchef Junior: USA
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (both the UK and US versions)
  • Luther
  • Jonathan Creek

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Watch W Channel

W is available on all the major providers like Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT. W is included with every Sky bundle, so if you're subscribed to Sky, you automatically have access to this channel.

Virgin Media offers W to customers on the Mix bundle or higher. TalkTalk TV subscribers can get W by signing up for the Entertainment Boost. If you have BT TV, you'll need to be on the Total Entertainment package to watch W.

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