British dramas on KLRU

More British programming is coming to KLRU this month

This weekend, Call the Midwife will start.  This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End. Call the Midwife will air on Sundays at 7 pm starting September 30th and repeat on Saturdays at 9 pm.

Land Girls will continue to air on Saturdays at 8 pm.  Just started the series on September 1st and will continue with Series 2 & 3 in October & November.  Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, Land Girls follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman’s Land Army. A civilian organization, the WLA sent city women to rural farms to replace the male workers who had been called up to the military.

Masterpiece Classic “Upstairs, Downstairs, Series 2″ will begin to air on Sunday nights at 8 pm on October 7th.  If you want a chance to review Series 1 of Upstairs, Downstairs, you can watch all three episodes back-to-back this Sunday, September 30th from 8 pm – 11 pm.   As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, new arrivals make their mark.

Also KLRU will have new episodes of Doctor Who Series 6 coming up in October.

In November and December, KLRU will provide rebroadcasts of Downton Abbey episodes.  And then the new season of Downton Abbey will be featured in January 2013.

Our station has heard that Doc Martin will be producing a new series of programming.  Once those episodes are made available, KLRU will acquire them for air.