Advanced Television


Pete Wicks to front new docu-series for U and U&W

UKTV has commissioned new Pete Wicks: For Dogs’ Sake (4×60’) for free-to-air entertainment channel U&W, and recently rebranded free streaming service U. Produced by BBC Studios Entertainment, this docu-series will follow TV star, podcaster, and animal welfare advocate Pete Wicks as he works with Dogs Trust to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome vulnerable dogs. Wicks said: […]

July 23, 2024

At Home with Katherine Ryan returns to U&W in 2025

Comedian Katherine Ryan will once again open the doors to her family home for At Home With Katherine Ryan (4×60’) on U&W, Broadcast Digital’s Entertainment Channel of the Year. Viewers will witness Katherine’s unfiltered and honest approach to family life with husband Bobby Kootstra and children Violet, Fred and Fenna, as she continues to balance […]

July 12, 2024

Hookway joins UKTV commissioning team

UKTV has appointed Claire Hookway to the newly created role of Commissioning Executive to bolster the development of the multi-channel broadcaster’s slate of original drama. Joining the team led by Hilary Rosen, Director of Commissioning for UKTV, and reporting to Helen Perry, Head of Drama, Hookway will support the delivery of scripted drama programmes across […]

July 11, 2024

Will Mellor, Ralf Little front new factual entertainment series for U&Dave

Will Mellor and Ralf Little will bring their renowned chemistry to U and U&Dave later this year with Will & Ralf Should Know Better (4×60’). Pulling back the curtain on a bickering bromance that stretches over 20 years, Will and Ralf are finding out how they can do life better as two middle aged men in […]

July 10, 2024

Molony to star as Bergerac in re-imagined series

Casting is now confirmed for the re-imagined series of Bergerac (6×60’) with Damien Molony (The Split, Brassic, Crashing) set to step into the leading role of Jim Bergerac. The six-part UKTV Original series is produced by BlackLight TV, part of Banijay UK, Jersey based Westward Studios and supported by Visit Jersey. Filming will begin this […]

July 8, 2024

U&Dave orders Silence is Golden; Gorman returns

Dermot O’Leary is set to host U&Dave’s Silence is Golden, a new entertainment show created by Richard Bacon, whose Yes Yes Media is set to produce the series for UKTV. At the start of each episode, the network gives £250,000 to the studio audience and all they need to do to keep it is remain […]

July 4, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Research: 57% Brits watch TV with evening meals

Ahead of the launch of UKTV’s new U streaming platform on July 16th, research from UKTV shows that Britain is a nation of TV addicts – with three and a half weeks a year spent in front of the television, the equivalent of four and a half years across an average adult’s lifetime. What’s more, […]

July 2, 2024

Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza returns on U&DAVE and U

Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza returns for a third season on free streaming service U and free to air channel U&DAVE this summer. The UKTV Original series is produced by Phil McIntyre Television and hosted by Rosie Jones. The riotous show will once again welcome a host of up-and-coming comedic talent, intertwined with some returning […]

June 20, 2024

UKTV’s U masterbrand launching July 16

UKTV has announced that U – its new masterbrand – will go live on July 16th, uniting UKTV’s family of free-to-air channels which will become U&Dave, U&Drama, U&Yesterday and U&W. Its free streaming service will transition from UKTV Play to U. Penny Brough, Chief Marketing Officer at UKTV, commented: “The launch of U on July 16th is […]

June 6, 2024

The Marlow Murder Club season 2 on U&DRAMA and U

UKTV today announced the return of the amateur sleuthing trio, Judith, Suzie and Becks, in the second series of The Marlow Murder Club (6×60’) for U&DRAMA and U. The series is once again a co-commission with co-producer and US broadcaster MASTERPIECE and produced by Monumental Television in association with ITV Studios. The first series, which […]

May 21, 2024