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A dose of The Heart Guy for Drama
A dose of The Heart Guy for Drama

UKTV acquires hit Aussie medical drama from FremantleMedia International

Bullying Beamers and Minis with Manners
Bullying Beamers and Minis with Manners

National audit to launch new show on Dave shines spotlight on Brit’s obsession with cars

Dave votes for more Unspun with Matt Forde as they extend January’s new series to eight episodes
Dave votes for more Unspun with Matt Forde as they extend January’s new series to eight episodes

January's new series of Unspun With Matt Forde is being extended to eight episodes

UKTV Originals watched in record numbers in 2017
UKTV Originals watched in record numbers in 2017

Emmy-nominee Taskmaster, Red Dwarf and Live Boxing in the year’s top original shows

Wind Down Wednesday
Wind Down Wednesday

Study for Drama reveals the nation tires of Christmas at 12.45pm on 27th December

Festive Joy On Christmas Eve
Festive Joy On Christmas Eve

New report for UKTV Play shows Brits rollercoaster of emotions during the festive period

Dave Sponsors Comedy Show #LaughAt2017 On Twitter
Dave Sponsors Comedy Show #LaughAt2017 On Twitter

In a global first, Twitter is to stream its first comedy show, sponsored by Dave

The Age of Invincibility Survey
The Age of Invincibility Survey

Ross Noble: Off Road starts exclusively on Dave, 8pm Thursday 7th December

UKTV becomes first UK broadcaster with voice-enabled universal search on Amazon Fire TV
First UK broadcaster with universal search on Amazon Fire TV

All on-demand shows now quick & easy to find through voice-enabled search on Amazon FireTV

W settles in for more John Bishop: In Conversation With…
W settles in for more John Bishop: In Conversation With…

John Bishop: in Conversation With… returns for a fourth series in 2018.

Record ratings for Gold’s Murder On The Blackpool Express
Record ratings for Gold’s Murder On The Blackpool Express

Murder On The Blackpool Express has become the highest ever rating show on Gold

UKTV appoints Mary Basterfield as Chief Financial Officer
UKTV appoints Mary Basterfield as Chief Financial Officer

A lead role in driving the continued successful strategic & commercial growth of UKTV

Krytens Land In London
Krytens Land In London

Red Dwarf superfans hit capital en route to exclusive screening of series finale

Dave challenges the public in brand new  game show, Don’t Say It, Bring It!
Dave challenges the public in brand new game show, Don’t Say It, Bring It!

The most fun, outrageous game show ever recorded on Britain's streets, comes to Dave.

W votes for more John Bishop as series three line up is extended for conversation with Jeremy Corbyn
W votes for more John Bishop as series three line up is extended for conversation with Jeremy Corbyn

Hit UKTV Original John Bishop: In Conversation With… adds an extra episode to line up.

Line-up completed for Taskmaster: Champion of Champions
Line-up completed for Taskmaster: Champion of Champions

Bob Mortimer confirmed after lifting the series 5 trophy

Magical Mystery Tour: Britain's most intriguing puzzles revealed
Magical Mystery Tour: Britain's most intriguing puzzles revealed

Nessie, Stonehenge and the ‘Beast of Bodmin’ continue to baffle the nation.

When Dave gets Hungry
When Dave gets Hungry

UKTV Creative team up with Snickers and AMV BDDO for a Dave channel takeover

Really heads out with UK Haunted for  two Frightday Facebook Lives
Really heads out with UK Haunted for two Frightday Facebook Lives

Really will be giving paranormal fans the chills as it investigates the supernatural world

Gold gets Christmastastic this December, mates!
Gold gets Christmastastic this December, mates!

Brand new UKTV Original two-part special on Gold this Christmas with Paul Whitehouse

Dave Gorman fires up the laptop and big screen for his fifth series examining Modern Life
Dave Gorman fires up the laptop and big screen for his fifth series examining modern life

Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish will return to Dave for a fifth series.

Annual 'Christmas Crackers' Joke Competition Launches
Annual 'Christmas Crackers' Joke Competition Launches

Christmas cracker joke contest running for fifth year on Gold

UKTV acquires STARZ Original Series The White Princess from LIONSGATE
UKTV acquires STARZ Original Series The White Princess from LIONSGATE

New and exclusive to Drama, The White Princess starts at 9pm on the 18th November

Taskmaster Champion of Champions will see winners of first five series battle it out
Taskmaster Champion of Champions will see winners of first five series battle it out

Brand new two-part special will air on Dave later this year

Celebrity car customiser drives off with new series on Dave
Celebrity car customiser drives off with new series on Dave

Dave has signed Yianni Charalambous for new UKTV Original, The Customiser Is Always Right

Rylan to surf The Wave for brand new beachside gameshow on W
Rylan to surf The Wave for brand new beachside gameshow on W

Rylan is set to make his debut on W, hosting brand new UKTV Original gameshow The Wave

Hayemaker Ringstar Announces Inaugural Fight To Be Shown Live On Dave
Hayemaker Ringstar Announces Inaugural Fight To Be Shown Live On Dave

Haymaker Ringstar professional debut, can be seen live on Dave on Friday 20th October

Christine Lampard and Matt Richardson return for  Celebrity Haunted Mansion on W in 2018
Christine Lampard and Matt Richardson return for Celebrity Haunted Mansion on W in 2018

UKTV is building out its Celebrity Haunted format after success of Celebrity Haunted Hotel

Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies diaries  serves up a nostalgic treat on Gold
Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies diaries serves up a nostalgic treat on Gold

A special UKTV Original documentary series based on Wood’s personal diaries

UKTV unveils new season of  UKTV Originals at annual showcase
UKTV unveils new season of UKTV Originals at annual showcase

UKTV reveals its largest ever slate of UKTV Originals at its annual showcase event

‘Lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to be shown on Gold alongside bloopers, outtakes and some never-seen-before footage
‘Lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to be shown on Gold

Bloopers, outtakes and some never-seen-before footage to be shown on Gold.

W calls for three further series of Inside the Ambulance
W calls for three further series of Inside the Ambulance

UKTV’s premium entertainment channel has commissioned 3 new series of Inside the Ambulance

Good Food serves up new advertiser-funded series with Donal Skehan
Good Food serves up new advertiser-funded series with Donal Skehan

Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure: a brand-new travelling cookery show for Good Food

UKTV to co-produce new crime drama for Alibi
UKTV to co-produce new crime drama for Alibi

Lauren Lee Smith and Laurence Fox cast in Frankie Drake Mysteries

LOVELY JUBBLY! ‘In 2017, Rodders, we will be multi-millionaires!’
LOVELY JUBBLY! ‘In 2017, Rodders, we will be multi-millionaires!’

New research reveals that Del Boy and Rodney would have lived happily ever

Really makes UK Television History with NHS Rescue Squad
Really makes UK Television History with NHS Rescue Squad

Two series of new UKTV Original commissioned alongside two more series of Helicopter ER

Dave's Joke of The Fringe 2017
Dave's Joke of The Fringe 2017

Top 15 Gags of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival revealed.

New branding for UKTV Originals
New branding for UKTV Originals

UKTV reveals branding for its increasing slate of commissioned programming, UKTV Originals

BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster returns to Dave
BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster returns to Dave

Series five starts on Wednesday 13th September at 9pm

UKTV and OMG UK agree new cross-agency deal to represent UKTV's media buying account
UKTV and OMG UK agree new cross-agency deal to represent UKTV's media buying account

New deal sees UKTV retain Rocket as part of a bespoke Omnicom Media Group of agencies

W puts its best foot forward with The Secret Life Of The Ballroom
W puts its best foot forward with The Secret Life Of The Ballroom

The Secret Life of the Ballroom, waltzes onto W on Sunday 17th September at 8pm.

UKTV Play launches on Virgin Media Ireland's On Demand Platform
UKTV Play launches on Virgin Media Ireland's On Demand Platform

New access to Dave, W, Gold and Alibi content on catch up for Virgin Media customers

John Bishop takes W series to Edinburgh Festival with Facebook Live
John Bishop takes W series to Edinburgh Festival with Facebook Live

John Bishop: In Conversation With… on Facebook Live, Mon 14th – Fri 25th Aug, 12.45pm

Back on the beat - Cast from TV's The Bill reunite as classic police drama returns to TV screens
Back on the beat - Cast from TV's The Bill reunite as classic police drama returns to TV screens

Drama channel brings back The Bill from the beginning, for the first time

Simon Callow rebels again for Gold
Simon Callow rebels again for Gold

A second series of the UKTV Original comedy series The Rebel is coming to Gold

John Bishop: In Conversation With… returns for third series
John Bishop: In Conversation With… returns for third series

Guests include Dame Joan Collins, Professor Brian Cox and Katie Price

Dr Christian Will See You Now prescribed second series for W
Dr Christian Will See You Now prescribed second series for W

Dr Christian returns to diagnose, counsel and treat patients who desperately need his help

UKTV’s Dave and Home to launch on Freesat
UKTV’s Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

Channels to launch on Freesat from August 1st

Nick Helm on the menu for Dave
Nick Helm on the menu for Dave

Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm starts Thursday 24th August at 8pm

UKTV Creative teams up with The Mill for UKTV Play’s ‘Set the TV you love free’ campaign
UKTV Creative teams up with The Mill for UKTV Play’s ‘Set the TV you love free’ campaign

UKTV Creative launches high-impact SFX ad for on demand TV service, UKTV Play

Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson head up all-star comic cast for brand new Gold scripted comedy Murder On The Blackpool Express
Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson in brand new Gold scripted comedy Murder On The Blackpool Express

All-star cast in new comedic spin on classic Agatha Christie whodunits

Don’t Say It, Bring It - Exclusive to Dave
Don’t Say It, Bring It - Exclusive to Dave

Jason Byrne to host urban gameshow filmed across the UK

Live: BAMMA World Title Fight - Back on Dave
Live: BAMMA World Title Fight - Back on Dave

Punditry from former Heavyweight world champion boxer David Haye

Good Food dishes up new multiple-partner-funded formula for new series, John Torode’s Asia
Good Food dishes up new multiple-partner-funded formula for new series, John Torode’s Asia

UKTV commissions new multiple partner-funded travelling cookery show for Good Food

BT Sport win the 2017 UKTV Ladle
BT Sport win the 2017 UKTV Ladle

TalkTalk, YouView, A+E, Warner Bros and more all take part in 5-a-side tournament

Greg Davies and Alex Horne welcome a new batch of contestants for Taskmaster series 5
Greg Davies and Alex Horne welcome a new batch of contestants for Taskmaster series 5

Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips join show

A winning start for TV industry 5-a-side tournament
A winning start for TV industry 5-a-side tournament

The prestigious UKTV Ladle is up for grabs

Unspun with Matt Forde to run twice weekly during the election  as UKTV announce a two series deal
Unspun with Matt Forde to run twice weekly during the election as UKTV announce a two series deal

The third series will air on Wednesdays and Sundays starting Wednesday 17th May.

Dave hits the road for Ross Noble: All Torque
Dave hits the road for Ross Noble: All Torque

A new series for Dave about the oldest and most difficult motorsport in the world

UKTV delves in to secret families with Ancestry
UKTV delves in to secret families with Ancestry

The Secrets In My Family hosted by Alex Jones, will air later this year on W

Rutger Hauer joins the cast of Porters
Rutger Hauer joins the cast of Porters

Dave announces a new cast member of the brand new sitcom, Porters.

Dave strikes Mixed Martial Arts deal
Dave strikes Mixed Martial Arts deal

Dave will exclusively air Live BAMMA World Title Fight

UKTV serves up new live tennis for Dave
UKTV serves up new live tennis for Dave

UKTV serves up new live tennis for Dave

Dave Books An Appointment With Porters
Dave books an appointment with Porters

UKTV announces its new home-grown comedy, Porters, coming soon to Dave.

Really lands first-ever UK fire documentary series
Really lands first-ever UK fire documentary series

Into The Fire offers a unique look at what it’s like to be a fire fighter in Britain today

Mrs Merton Wins Title For Greatest Comedy Put Down in TV History
Mrs Merton Wins Title For Greatest Comedy Put Down In History

Top 20 put-downs from British TV revealed to mark the launch of Blackadder on UKTV Play

James Buckley to reprise lead role in Zapped for Dave
James Buckley to reprise lead role in Zapped for Dave

The full cast return for a second series of the hit sitcom Zapped

UKTV hands over advertising to stars of the show to launch the new series of Taskmaster on Dave
UKTV hands over advertising to stars of the show to launch the new series of Taskmaster on Dave

Dave reveals new Taskmaster series 4 marketing campaign, created by stars of the show.

What a cunning plan: The real Blackadder, Baldrick, Darling And Mrs Miggins Gather At The Tower Of London
What a cunning plan: The real Blackadder, Baldrick, Darling And Mrs Miggins Gather At The Tower Of London

Blackadder’s History is Monday 10 April To Friday 21 April, 7pm, on Yesterday

Really ramps up new and exclusive content
Really ramps up new and exclusive content

UKTV announces the co-production of two programmes for its free-to-air channel Really.

Really confirmed as UK home for Zak Bagans Help! My House is Haunted!
Really confirmed as UK home for Zak Bagans Help! My House is Haunted!

UKTV to co-produce new show Help! My House is Haunted! with Back2Back Productions.

Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc and Joe Lycett go head to head in brand new series of Taskmaster
Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc and Joe Lycett go head to head in brand new series of Taskmaster

Greg Davies & Alex Horne return to Dave in Taskmaster series 4, Tuesday 25th April at 9pm

UKTV Play reveals new YouView player experience to increase user enjoyment and engagement
UKTV Play reveals new YouView player experience to increase user enjoyment and engagement

New player features collections, easy collation, new predictive search and more

Full line-up revealed for series two of John Bishop: In Conversation With...
Full line-up revealed for series two of John Bishop: In Conversation With...

John Bishop sits down with Russell Brand, Ken Loach and Anna Friel

Davina to host new UKTV Original show on W
Davina to host new UKTV Original show on W

W commissions brand new Davina McCall-hosted project from Twenty Twenty Productions

John Bishop sits down with Lindsay Lohan, Olly Murs and more for series two
John Bishop sits down with Lindsay Lohan, Olly Murs and more for series two

John Bishop: In Conversation With… returns on Thursday 16th March at 9pm on W

UKTV Play reveals major mobile app update to build on user experience
UKTV Play reveals major mobile app update to build on user experience

UKTV Play reveals significantly updated product, available free on iOS and Android

Will The Real Mr Darcy Please Stand Up?
Will The Real Mr Darcy Please Stand Up?

Artist creates first historically accurate portrait of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy 

W teams up with Glamour Women of the Year Awards to sponsor Sportswoman of the Year
W teams up with Glamour Women of the Year Awards

W to sponsor Sportswoman of the Year award

UKTV initiates Creative and Media transformation for next phase of growth
UKTV initiates Creative and Media transformation for next phase of growth

UKTV to bring creative in-house and tender out eight-figure media buying account

Brit's Towering Castle Confusion
Brit's Towering Castle Confusion

Know your Hogwarts from your Windsor - Castles: Britain's Fortified History on Yesterday

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit named Best New Gameshow of 2016
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit named Best New Gameshow of 2016

Dave’s UKTV Original series Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit was today named Best New Show of 2016

UKTV and Channel 4 agree long term extension of exclusive sales partnership
UKTV and Channel 4 agree long term extension of exclusive sales partnership

4 Sales to be exclusive advertising representative for UKTV well into next decade

John Bishop: In Conversation With…W for two further series
John Bishop: In Conversation With…W for two further series

Ratings smash hit John Bishop: In Conversation With…commissioned for two more series

Sold! Honey I Bought The House returns to W
Sold! Honey I Bought The House returns to W

Honey I Bought The House returns for a second series to W, Monday 6th February at 8pm

Revealed: Henry VIII’s mega divorce settlement (and annual £6m booze bill)
Revealed: Henry VIII’s mega divorce settlement (and annual £6m booze bill)

New research from Yesterday identifies modern day cost of castle living

Gold commissions two Sir David Jason Specials
Gold commissions two Sir David Jason Specials

UKTV has commissioned two restrospective specials featuring Sir David Jason

Sheridan Smith, Dara O Briain and Mel Giedroyc settle into the Crackanory chair
Sheridan Smith, Dara O Briain and Mel Giedroyc settle into the Crackanory chair

Doc Brown will host a live reading of his Crackanory story on Sunday 29th January

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled back for a fifth series on Dave
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled back for a fifth series on Dave

The brand new series will air on Dave Tuesdays at 10pm from 21st February

UKTV signals record viewership in 2016
UKTV signals record viewership in 2016

UKTV predicted to register record-breaking growth in commercial audiences in 2016

Fawlty Towers named as comedians’ favourite British sitcom of all time
Fawlty Towers named as comedians’ favourite British sitcom of all time

Comics reveal their favourite British TV comedy moments and characters

BARB welcomes UKTV on board
BARB welcomes UKTV on board

Simon Brown will be appointed to BARB’s board of directors.

28th December: Twixtmas day - the day Brits hit peak Christmas and crave wrapping up in their duvets with their TV
28th December: Twixtmas day - the day Brits hit peak Christmas and crave wrapping up in their duvets with their TV

Study commissioned by TV channel _Drama_ to celebrate its Christmas programming

Last-minute Christmas … or all wrapped up? New study shows festive generational divide
Last-minute Christmas … or all wrapped up? New study shows festive generational divide

Survey commissioned by Drama to launch its Christmas programming season

The nation’s top 25 festive dilemmas revealed
The nation’s top 25 festive dilemmas revealed

Turkeys, tantrums and what to watch on telly…(and how not to end up in a Christmas pickle)