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Alex Horne on the secret to his cult show Taskmaster: ‘It must be offbeat but not wacky, off-kilter but not bonkers’
How does the comedian and creative genius come up with the show’s endless stream of inventive challenges?

Simon Parkin

24, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Black Sands review – a slow, meaty helping of Nordic noir
A body on the beach, a police protagonist with personal issues and an eye for knitwear … UKTV’s Icelandic import is dark, matter of fact and a little bit meta

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Nov, 2022 @11:10 PM

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Outsiders: David Mitchell’s desperate bid to outdo the genius of Taskmaster
From wielding axes to rescuing parachutists, Mitchell’s new show gives comics wacky missions to complete. It’s great fun – but it would be far better if a certain other series didn’t exist

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Meet the Richardsons review – sofa, so good for this comedy couple
Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont’s domestic mockumentary returns for a second series, with fewer meta jokes but just as much fun

Rebecca Nicholson

08, Apr, 2021 @9:40 PM

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Fawlty Towers 'Don't mention the war' episode removed from UKTV
BBC-owned streaming service takes down episode that also features racial references

Jim Waterson Media editor

11, Jun, 2020 @7:11 PM

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UKTV CEO quits as BBC prepares to take full control of broadcaster
Darren Childs linked with football and rugby union roles while BBC plans deal

Mark Sweney

07, Feb, 2019 @10:07 AM

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Premier League draws up new list of potential CEOs after knockbacks
UKTV and YouView executives said to be under consideration

Mark Sweney

27, Jan, 2019 @5:18 PM

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UK Netflix rival looms as BBC and Discovery eye UKTV breakup
Splitting channels between them would have big impact on Britain’s TV industry

Mark Sweney

16, Sep, 2018 @12:44 PM

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How can I break free from Virgin over lost UKTV?
It removed channels from its service – but it said ‘no’ when I asked to downgrade my package

Anna Tims

30, Aug, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Viewers turn to Freeview after Virgin Media-UKTV dispute
Record spike in interest comes as free TV service prepares advert to woo more customers

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

05, Aug, 2018 @2:24 PM

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Virgin Media’s battle with UKTV infuriates customers
Subscribers lose 10 channels and say it’s ‘hell’ trying to get company to downgrade their packages

Miles Brignall

04, Aug, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Virgin Media invites bids for UKTV channel slots as row deepens
Four million pay-TV customers face losing 10 channels, including Dave and Gold

Mark Sweney

26, Jul, 2018 @11:37 AM

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