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W – your new favourite channel!

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Launching with a bang this Monday 15th February, W is packed full of quality treats that will keep you entertained and on-trend. So if you want to laugh and learn, but also love a good night in front of the telly, this is the channel for you. It’s got everything from top reality telly about getting hitched and buying a house, to quality drama series starring Oscar nominees, plus the ultimate in addictive viewing: one of Britain’s best-loved soaps. Here’s our pick of the fantastic shows to look out for…

For a hard-hitting documentary

The presenters, interfacing

The presenters, interfacing

Sara Cox, Grace Dent and Sophie Ellis-Bextor put their thinking caps on in three documentaries exploring how the digital age affects friendships, love and fame. From social media addiction to entire virtual worlds, it’s an eye-opening look at the way we live now. It all kicks off on Monday with Sara Cox ON Friendship. Don’t miss it!

For marriages made in heaven (sort of)

Let’s hope this groom is having a hat-and-Hawaiian-shirt-themed wedding

Let’s hope this groom is having a hat-and-Hawaiian-shirt-themed wedding

It’s The Hangover meets Don’t Tell the Bride. This new show drops a real bride or groom and their friends in a random country before their wedding; all they have to get to the venue by any means possible or miss getting hitched. The prize if they make it? A luxury honeymoon.

For super soap-lovers

Ground zero for domestic drama and drum beats.

Ground zero for domestic drama and drum beats.

If you can’t live without your fix of Albert Square drama but would prefer to tune in a little later, W is showing weekday episodes just two hours after they’ve aired on BBC One. Plus, there’s now a Sunday omnibus so you can catch up with all the goings on back-to-back.

For medical marvels

Not one of them looking at a monitor or a patient.

Not one of them looking at a monitor or a patient.

Proving that ER wasn’t a one-off success, this gripping new medical drama shows what happens in an understaffed emergency room in California. Clue: it isn’t pretty. Marcia Gay Harden is “Daddy”, in charge of a team including Luiz Guzmán (Community) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland).

For spy thriller addicts

Maggie Gyllenhaal does Homeland.

Maggie Gyllenhaal does Homeland.

Maggie Gyllenhaal won a Golden Globe for her role as an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman caught up in an espionage plot in this eight-part political thriller. If you missed it when it first aired on the BBC, don’t make that mistake again.

You can find W at CH 124 and W HD at CH 191). Shows are also available after broadcast in UKTV Play

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