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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 TV 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)

Dave reboots Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit for two brand new series
Dave reboots Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit for two brand new series

Dave has ordered a second and third series of the hit gaming panel show

Auction of forgotten vampire book which inspired Dracula and Frankenstein revealed on Trading History
Auction of forgotten vampire book which inspired Dracula and Frankenstein revealed on Trading History

A rare copy of The Vampyre which inspired Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley discovered

Dave’s Hoff the Record mockumentary series wins International Emmy
Dave’s Hoff the Record mockumentary series wins International Emmy

UKTV’s scripted comedy Hoff The Record, starring David Hasselhoff, wins International Emmy

WW1 tank driver’s ‘medieval’ chainmail unmasked on TV’s Trading History
WW1 tank driver’s ‘medieval’ chainmail unmasked on TV’s Trading History

Medieval-looking chainmail mask worn by one of the first ever tank drivers uncovered

WW2 hero’s dramatic ‘sink the bismarck’ role revealed in new TV series Trading History
WW2 hero’s dramatic ‘sink the bismarck’ role revealed in new TV series Trading History

Story of an unsung hero airman is to be revealed on Yesterday's new series Trading History

Britain Is A Nation of History Hoarders
Britain Is A Nation of History Hoarders

New Yesterday series, Trading History, explores history through items up for auction

Gold is all aboard for new comedy Murder on The Blackpool Express
Gold is all aboard for new comedy Murder on The Blackpool Express

The two-part UKTV Original is a mixture of comedy and classic murder mystery

Greg Davies and Alex Horne welcome a new batch of contestants for Taskmaster series 4
Greg Davies and Alex Horne welcome a new batch of contestants for Taskmaster series 4

Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc & Noel Fielding join new series

Celebrity guests check-in to W’s Haunted Hotel
Celebrity guests check-in to W’s Haunted Hotel

Jamelia, John Thomson, Antony Cotton, Richard Arnold & Vogue Williams among guests

Dave bulks up its lineup with Ultimate Strongman
Dave bulks up its lineup with Ultimate Strongman

UKTV announce exclusive broadcast rights for brand new competition

UKTV Original, Celebrity Advice Bureau, coming to W
UKTV Original, Celebrity Advice Bureau, coming to W

A star-studded cast of celebrities are put to work as agony aunts and uncles

Most Haunted Returns For Halloween Special On UKTV Play
Most Haunted Returns For Halloween Special On UKTV Play

Most Haunted embarks on a two-hour exclusive UKTV Play event

Alibi launches world’s first live streamed escape room
Alibi launches world’s first live streamed escape room

Viewers challenged to solve a murder mystery via Facebook Live

Sit back and relax, Dave and Audible continue partnership on Crackanory
Sit back and relax, Dave and Audible continue partnership on Crackanory

Crackanory will return for a fourth series (8x30’)

‘Christmas crackers’ joke challenge announced for fourth year by gold
‘Christmas crackers’ joke challenge announced for fourth year by gold

Comedians across nation tasked to create wittiest modern Christmas cracker joke

Drama celebrates 32nd anniversary of The Bill with virtual Sun Hill
Drama celebrates 32nd anniversary of The Bill with virtual Sun Hill

Drama painstakingly recreated The Bill’s iconic station Sun Hill - explorethebill.co.uk

Rob Lowe joins second season of Code Black
Rob Lowe joins second season of Code Black

Code Black season 2 starts on W from Wednesday 2nd November at 9pm

UKTV launches killer new crime podcast series
UKTV launches killer new crime podcast series

Author, Mark Billingham hosts. Guests include David Morrissey, Lee Child and Val McDermid

Good Food serves up new John Torode-fronted advertiser-funded series
Good Food serves up new John Torode-fronted advertiser-funded series

UKTV partners with Hyundai Media & the Korean Cultural Association to fund the series

W checks in to the Celebrity Haunted Hotel
W checks in to the Celebrity Haunted Hotel

Five nights of LIVE spooky TV...from a haunted hotel

Greg Davies and Alex Horne return to their thrones as two more series of Taskmaster are announced for Dave
Greg Davies and Alex Horne return to their thrones

Two more series of Taskmaster are announced for Dave

Juliette Lewis returns to W for Secrets and Lies season two
Juliette Lewis returns to W for Secrets and Lies season two

New and exclusive to W, Tuesday 11th October at 9pm

Casting revealed for new Gold sitcom Henry IX
Casting revealed for new Gold sitcom Henry IX

Charles Edwards, Sally Phillips, Kara Tointon, Don Warrington and Annette Crosbie cast

Ericsson partners with UKTV to deliver the UK’s first virtualized live event broadcast
Ericsson partners with UKTV to deliver the UK’s first virtualized live event broadcast

The Virtualized Live Playout service will help UKTV launch and broadcast live events

UKTV announces first new official Red Dwarf merchandise in 10 years
UKTV announces first new official Red Dwarf merchandise in 10 years

Series XI launches with clothing range and mobile game

We Have Been Watching - New and Exclusive to Gold
We Have Been Watching - New and Exclusive to Gold

Much-loved comedy pairings to watch and critique British comedy favourites

Lizard Lick Touring crosses the pond
Lizard Lick Touring crosses the pond

Ten-part series Lizard Lick Touring, brand new and exclusive to Dave

Dave fuels up for Used Car Wars
Dave fuels up for Used Car Wars

Brand new series for 2017

Glittering array of stars line up for UKTV Live
Glittering array of stars line up for UKTV Live

BFI takeover for UKTV’s annual showcase event, UKTV Live

Dr Christian takes up residence on W
Dr Christian takes up residence on W

Dr Christian Jessen is to front brand new format Dr Christian Will See You Now

Greg Davies & Alex Horne Return With A Third Series Of Hit Show Taskmaster
Greg Davies & Alex Horne return with A third series of Taskmaster

Taskmaster series 3 starts Tuesday 4th October at 10pm on Dave

Alexis Conran teaches Marcus Brigstocke the Joy of Techs
Alexis Conran teaches Marcus Brigstocke the Joy of Techs

Ten-part series Joy of Techs, brand new and exclusive to Dave

Dave gets political with new show, Unspun With Matt Forde
Dave gets political with new show, Unspun With Matt Forde

New series starts on Wednesday 14th September, 10pm

Dave's Joke of the Fringe 2016
Dave's Joke of the Fringe 2016

Top gags of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe revealed

W dances into the weekend
W dances into the weekend

Brand new commission Dancing For The Weekend uncovers what makes amateur dancers tick

W teams up with The Dressing Room
W teams up with The Dressing Room

Brand new fixed-rig documentary for 2017

Full line up announced for Celebrity Storage Hunters
Full line up announced for Celebrity Storage Hunters

Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby and Holly Hagan among 41 celebs

UKTV extends commercial share growth with record half year results
UKTV extends commercial share growth with record half year results

UKTV is fastest-growing network in Britain, increasing ad impacts by 7.6% year-on-year

Celebrities battle it out on Dave for Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit
Celebrities battle it out on Dave for Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit

Russell Howard, Bob Mortimer, Rachel Riley, David James and Jason Manford among the guests

Dave gets political with new weekly series, Unspun, with comedian Matt Forde
Dave gets political with new weekly series, Unspun, with comedian Matt Forde

UKTV orders brand new 6x60minute political comedy series, set to air on Dave in September

UKTV extends broadcast services contract with Ericsson
UKTV extends broadcast services contract with Ericsson

UKTV extends its playout, video on demand and access services contracts with Ericsson

Drama grows acquisition slate with The Red Tent
Drama grows acquisition slate with The Red Tent

Channel celebrates third birthday, having grown to be the second-biggest non-PSB in UK

Windsor is the King Of The Castles
Castles Voted Brits' Favourite Countryside Feature

TV on demand service UKTV Play to launch ‘The Castle Collection'

Red Dwarf XI to broadcast on Dave in September
Red Dwarf XI to broadcast on Dave in September

Dave reveals a taste of what viewers can expect in the forthcoming new series

UKTV tunes in to Telly Addict with Andrew Collins
UKTV tunes in to Telly Addict with Andrew Collins

Television review show launches exclusively on UKTV YouTube channel

Dave scores more live sport with new cricket deal
Dave scores more live sport with new cricket deal

UKTV announces exclusive broadcast rights for Hero Caribbean Premier League

UKTV strikes landmark deal with Virgin Media to provide over 10,000 hours of entertainment to its customers
UKTV strikes landmark deal with Virgin Media to provide over 10,000 hours of entertainment to its customers

Glossy on demand TV App, UKTV Play to launch on Virgin Media’s TiVo® platform

UKTV Play reveals product update to build on user experience and support growth
UKTV Play reveals product update to build on user experience and support growth

UKTV announces the first major revamp of its fast-growing on demand TV product, UKTV Play

UKTV Play reveals innovative off-air campaign and product update to boost growth
UKTV Play reveals innovative off-air campaign and product update to boost growth

The ‘Love Your Thing’ campaign celebrates the eclectic viewing tastes of Britain

Alibi expands US programme slate with new Fox acquisition
Alibi expands US programme slate with new Fox acquisition

Morris Chestnut stars in Rosewood, a new US crime drama exclusive to Alibi

Dave gets Zapped!
Dave gets Zapped!

New scripted comedy commissioned for Dave starring James Buckley, Paul Kaye...

Greg Davies and Alex Horne return to set a multitude of ridiculous tasks
Greg Davies and Alex Horne return to set a multitude of ridiculous tasks

Taskmaster series 2 starts Tuesday 21st June on Dave at 10pm

Dave TALKS the talk in brand new UKTV YouTube shorts
Dave TALKS the talk in brand new UKTV YouTube shorts

Exciting comedy talent write and star in lecture parody

Really Gets Unique Insight into The Cops (w/t)
Really Gets Unique Insight into The Cops (w/t)

16x60' series commissioned for Really

UKTV appoints Simon Michaelides as CCO and expands Commercial department
UKTV appoints Simon Michaelides as CCO and expands Commercial department

Simon is responsible for UKTV's commercial strategy and implementation

Zoë Clapp appointed UKTV’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Zoë Clapp appointed UKTV’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Zoe is responsible for UKTV’s Communications, Creative, Digital, Marketing & Media depts.

Dave reveals presenter line-up ahead of first ever live darts event
Dave reveals presenter line-up ahead of first ever live darts event

Dave announces presenters for live coverage of BDO World Trophy this weekend

Really flies in Helicopter ER
Really flies in Helicopter ER

UKTV has greenlit two exclusive series of Helicopter ER for its real life channel, Really

W dials up documentaries with Inside The Ambulance
W dials up documentaries with Inside The Ambulance

UKTV Original, fixed-rig ambulance series Inside The Ambulance to air this Autumn

Richard E. Grant brings Gold a dose of Ealing Comedy
Richard E. Grant brings Gold a dose of Ealing Comedy

Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies will air on Gold later this year

The Hayemaker returns to Dave
The Hayemaker returns to Dave

Dave secures exclusive UK rights for David Haye’s latest fight, live from The O2 on 21 May

Darts on Dave - Frank Warren partners with UKTV
Darts on Dave - Frank Warren partners with UKTV

Dave to broadcast the BDO World Trophy live and exclusive from Lakeside

Police drama The Bill enjoys revival on UKTV Play
Police drama The Bill enjoys revival on UKTV Play

Viewers can play ‘spot the celeb’ for likes of Keira Knightley, Russell Brand, Emma Bunton