By Patrick Munn | July 1, 2019 - 11:21 am | No Comments
UKTV's Gold channel has handed out a series order to Race Through Comedy, a three episode documentary series fronted by Sir Lenny Henry. “I’m proud to be involved in this project. It’s funny, entertaining and educating", said UKTV's Iain Coyle. "There’s amazing insight and some brilliant clips. It’s an illustration of just how much has changed over the decades and how much more hasn’t.”
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2019 - 10:33 am | No Comments
UKTV's Gold channel has given the green-light to Trust Morecambe & Wise, a four episode retrospective series presented by Sir Lenny Henry. Trust Morecambe & Wise will take a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers. It will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and include contributions from comic guests and some of the duo’s much-loved co-stars.
By Patrick Munn | June 17, 2019 - 9:17 am | No Comments
There has been a casting change on Gold's new sitcom The Cockfields. Sex & The City star Kim Cattrall has exited the project due to scheduling conflicts. Sarah Parish (Trollied, Bancroft) will now assume the role of Melissa.
By Patrick Munn | June 11, 2019 - 3:29 pm | No Comments
UKTV is expanding their slate of originals. The commercial broadcaster has commissioned a new scripted comedy starring Jon Richardson for Dave, Death On The Tyne sequel Dial M For Middlesbrough for Gold, and a new eight episode Dave Gorman series for Dave.
By Patrick Munn | June 3, 2019 - 2:55 pm | No Comments
UKTV's Gold channel has handed out a series order to The Cockfields, a three episode scripted comedy from David Earl & Joe Wilkinson. Kim Cattrall (Sex And The City), Joe Wilkinson (After Life), Diane Morgan (Motherland), Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), Bobby Ball (Not Going Out) and Nigel Havers (Murder On The Blackpool Express) are attached to star.
By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm | No Comments
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | January 24, 2019 - 1:15 pm | No Comments
Gold is set to reveal who is Britain’s Greatest Comedian. The UKTV owned and operated channel has ordered a three-hour special that will go down the long list of British comedians, past and present, to find the definitive top 30.