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UKTV commissions Battle in the Box

UKTV has announced Battle in The Box, a new comedy reality gameshow for entertainment channel Dave and streaming service UKTV Play. Produced by Interstellar, the new series is based on a hit Korean format from Seoul based format agency Something Special, and will be hosted by Jimmy Carr. Battle in the Box will see pairs […]

August 25, 2023

UKTV orders multiple seasons of Bangers & Cash

UKTV has recommissioned its classic car show, Bangers & Cash for the Yesterday channel and free streaming service UKTV Play, for 46 new episodes across four new seasons following on from the two seasons yet to air. The commission represents the highest number of episodes ever ordered by the network for one programme at one […]

August 17, 2023

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over USA returns for second season

Documentary maker Stacey Dooley and UKTV’s free-to-air channel W will return to explore more unusual lifestyles of families overseas in a second season of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over USA (3×60’). Filming for the UKTV Original series, produced by Firecracker Films, will begin later this year and will air on W and UKTV Play in 2024. […]

July 3, 2023

UKTV’s W commissions Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens

UKTV’s free-to-air entertainment channel W and catch-up service UKTV Play have commissioned a brand-new documentary series which follows the unfiltered lives of celebrity couple, actress and radio presenter, Gemma Atkinson, and professional dancer, Gorka Márquez. Produced by Two Rivers Media, Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens (3×60’) will air on W and UKTV Play […]

June 26, 2023

UKTV acquires trio of Paramount shows

UKTV has secured the rights to air So Help Me Todd and Evil Season 3 for its crime channel Alibi, and all five seasons of A Million Little Things for its streaming service UKTV Play. The deal is the latest between UKTV and Paramount Global Content Distribution following last year’s acquisition of CSI: Vegas for […]

June 20, 2023By Nik Roseveare

UKTV Drama, Masterpiece co-commission The Marlow Murder Club

From the creator of hit series Death in Paradise, and the producers of celebrated series Ghosts, comes a newly commissioned TV adaptation of Robert Thorogood’s hit novel The Marlow Murder Club (2×120’) for UKTV’s free-to-air channel, Drama and streaming service UKTV Play. The two-part drama is a co-commission with co-producer and US broadcaster Masterpiece, produced […]

June 5, 2023

UKTV announces Bangers & Cash Live

UKTV’s first commercial live event will give fans the chance to get closer to the world of Bangers & Cash. The UKTV Original series follows the work of Mathewsons, a family-run classic car auction house. Bangers & Cash Live will take place on August 12th and 13th at Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire. Visitors will […]

May 24, 2023

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family and Me on W and UKTV Play

UKTV’s free-to-air channel W and on-demand service UKTV Play have secured exclusive access to award-winning documentary maker, Stacey Dooley MBE at home, after the recent birth of her first child. A special one-off episode, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family and Me will see Dooley reflect on episodes from previous series of W’s Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, with a new perspective on family life and […]

May 17, 2023

Big Zuu’s Big Eats back for more on Dave, UKTV Play

UKTV’s BAFTA award-winning series Big Zuu’s Big Eats will be back and bigger than ever for a fourth season(8×40′) this autumn on Dave and UKTV Play. TV chef and presenter Big Zuu returns with friends Tubsey and Hyder as they fire up the food truck at Big Eats HQ.  In a twist on the critically-acclaimed format, Zuu’s dinner guests will […]

May 2, 2023

Yesterday orders more Secrets of the London Underground

UKTV has commissioned a third season of Secrets of the London Underground for its factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Brown Bob, the previous two seasons have proved popular with viewers. The first season in July 2021 became Yesterday’s biggest ever launch of a new programme, and the second season was Yesterday’s second strongest launch in […]

February 2, 2023