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.
By Patrick Munn | January 16, 2019 - 1:14 pm | No Comments
Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet), Kevin R. McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean), and Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) have been cast in Gold's Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, a series of remakes of episodes from the second season of Dad's Army that were lost as a result of the BBC's archival policy during the 1960s and 1970s.
By Patrick Munn | January 4, 2019 - 8:00 am | No Comments
UKTV's originals push is paying off. Last year, original commissions were amongst the top-rated programmes on six of the channels (Dave, W, Gold, Drama, Yesterday and Really) across the network and also drove growth for VOD service UKTV Play.