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Dave (TV channel)

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Logo used since 2022[a]
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(SDTV feed downscaled to 16:9 576i)
Timeshift serviceDave ja vu (formerly Dave +1)
OwnerBBC Studios
Sister channelsAlibi
Launched2 October 1998; 25 years ago (1998-10-02)
ReplacedUKTV Bright Ideas (Freeview)
Former namesUK Gold Classics (1998–1999)
UK Gold 2 (1999–2003)
UK G² (2003–2004)
UKTV G2 (2004–2007)
FreeviewChannel 19
Channel 57 (ja vu)
Streaming media
UKTV PlayWatch live (UK only)
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV GoWatch live (UK only)
Watch live (+1) (UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (Ireland only)

Dave is a British free-to-air television channel owned by UKTV, a subsidiary of BBC Studios. It broadcasts mainly comedy, with some factual programming. The channel took the name Dave on 15 October 2007, but it had been on air under various identities and formats since October 1998.

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UK Gold Classics and UK Gold 2 (1998–2003)

UK Gold Classics, UKTV's first digital-only channel, was launched on 2 October 1998 and was only broadcast from Friday to Sunday on Sky Digital from 6.00pm to 2.00am. Around this time, UK Gold began to move towards newer programmes instead of older ones; the 'classics' line-up included a number of early shows, including some black-and-white programmes, which had been acquired in the early years of the UK Gold service. They also showed some recent shows from the main channel, but the main purpose of the channel was older shows from the early years of UK Gold. On weekdays, the channel was off air, showing a still caption of all the UKTV channels and start-up times.

Some of the programmes that aired on UK Gold Classics throughout its short-lived tenure include a repeat run of the ITV comedy series Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt,[1] BBC comedy series Open All Hours, BBC soap opera EastEnders, ITV police drama series The Bill, ITV comedy series Gingerbread Girl and some of UK Gold's original commissioned programming that were recently aired on the main channel at the time such as the game shows Wow-fab-Groovy, Tellystack, Sports Anorak of the Year, stand-up comedy show Live at Jongleurs, Rowland Rivron Bites The Bullet and music show Gold Goes Pop received an airing on the spin-off channel too.

The 'Classics' format lasted just six months; the channel ended on 28 March 1999, and the following day, UKTV announced that the channel would be relaunched as UK Gold 2 from 2 April 1999 and eventually expand broadcast hours.[2][3] The new format for the network essentially functioned as a secondary timeshift service, with UK Gold 2 screening UK Gold's programmes from the morning of that day. On 24 May 1999, it was officially announced that the channel would start broadcasting daily from 1 June.[4]

On 11 February 2002, UK Gold 2's downtime within the day became home to UK Style +.[5] On 29 May, the channel launched on NTL.[6] and eventually on Telewest. On 1 August, the channel moved from 110 to 111 on the Sky EPG, to make room for UK Gold +1, which launched that day.[7] In July 2003, UK Style + vacated the downtime slot used by UK Gold 2 and extended its broadcast hours.

UK G² and UKTV G2 (2003–2007)

On 28 October 2003, it was announced that UK Gold 2 would be relaunched and rebranded as UK G² on 12 November.[8] The newly revamped network was promoted as being an edgier alternative to UK Gold; airing programmes aimed at an 18-34 year-old youth audience. Some of the programmes that already aired on UK Gold moved to the new network, in addition to some programmes from Play UK, which had closed the year prior. The broadcast hours were also changed, with the channel now operating from 8:00pm to 5:00am.

On 8 March 2004, the channel's "UK" prefix was changed to the full "UKTV" name, renaming the network as UKTV G2, as with the rest of the UKTV network. On 1 November, near the channel's first anniversary, a one-hour timeshift service, UKTV G2 +1, was launched on Sky[9] and Telewest.,[10] broadcasting from 9:00pm to 4:00am.

On 7 October 2005, it was announced that UKTV G2 would pilot a sports programming block titled UKTV Sport. The block would include a new show by the same name, as well as its own logo and DOG. The block was planned to be a pilot for a dedicated TV channel of the same name, which never came into fruition.[11]

Expansion of broadcast hours and addition of live sports (2006–2007)

On 10 December 2005, UKTV announced that UKTV G2 would expand broadcast hours to the daytime and begin operations at 9:00am beginning on 16 January 2006.[12][13] The expansion of hours was to prepare for the full launch of the UKTV Sport strand, which would fill out some of the daytime hours during sports events. Standard programmes featured included pre-watershed comedy programmes already seen on the channel, alongside the addition of popular-factual and magazine shows which were already running on UKTV People, such as Top Gear and Airport. The extended hours did not apply to UKTV G2 +1, which remained an evening-only service.

In February 2006, UKTV obtained the rights to show highlights of the RBS Six Nations rugby union championship, with a highlights show broadcast on the evening of the games previously shown live on the BBC. On 16 March 2006, they announced a deal to air extensive coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sub-licensing of the BBC's rights to the tournament.[14] UKTV G2 simulcast the BBC's live matches, including the opening match between Germany and Costa Rica, England's game with Paraguay and the final. The channel also showed highlights of every match in the tournament.

In April 2006, the channel acquired the rights to the quarter-finals of Euroleague Basketball[15] and in August, UKTV G2 also picked up rights to the 2006 FIBA World Championship,[16] forming the programme 'UKTV Slam'.

Dave and Freeview launch (2007–present)

Logo used since 2007.[b]

In August 2007, UKTV announced they were considering on adding a planned relaunch of UKTV G2 to the digital terrestrial platform Freeview, replacing UKTV Bright Ideas.[17] On 20 September 2007, UKTV officially announced that the relaunch of UKTV G2 would be called Dave, and would occur on 15 October, and would be added to Freeview. The channel's name was chosen with UKTV saying that "everyone knows a bloke called Dave".[18] To prepare for the launch, UKTV Bright Ideas was shut down permanently, with UKTV History taking over its timesharing bandwidth with Virgin1, while Dave would launch in UKTV History's former Freeview bandwidth.[19][20] To ensure that all Freeview viewers received Dave on channel number 19, UKTV briefly placed a re-tuning notice on the programme's information. The timeshift service - UKTV G2 +1, was effectively renamed as Dave +1 and expanded its own broadcast hours to match its parent network.

It uses the tagline "the home of witty banter" and uses Ralph Ineson as an announcer, along with David Flynn, Phill Jupitus, Iain Lee and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

On 31 January 2008, the channel began broadcasting in widescreen, along with the other UKTV channels.[21]

The current logo of the timeshift channel

On 22 January 2009, following UKTV's acquisition of a further Freeview broadcast slot, Dave +1 was made available on the digital terrestrial platform. Dave +1 would be renamed Dave ja vu (a play on the phrase déjà vu) on 24 February, in order to "strengthen the brand's positioning as the home of witty banter"[22] according to UKTV bosses. In April 2009, they aired three new instalments of Red Dwarf, entitled Back to Earth. This marked the channel's first foray into scripted original programming. During the airing of the Red Dwarf mini-series, the Dave DOG in the top left corner of the screen had the word 'Lister' added after it in the same font, after the show's lead character; during the special it is even suggested that the station is named after him. Back to Earth brought record breaking viewing figures, not just in the context of the channel's past, but for digital television in general.[23] Subsequently, three full series of Red Dwarf have been produced for Dave which aired in 2012, 2016 and 2017, along with a feature-length special in 2020. In June 2009, the logo was updated to incorporate the 'circle' logo branding of all the new UKTV channels (for example Home, G.O.L.D., Really). At the same time, the voice of Dave became Nigel Grover, aka Scott Saunders, who had previously worked at a number of local radio stations.

On 14 June 2011, UKTV announced that Really would launch on Freeview on 2 August 2011,[24] to facilitate this Dave ja vu's broadcast hours on the platform were reduced from 8.00 am-4.00 am to 2.00 am-4.00 am in order to keep the space for future use. On 29 July 2011, UKTV announced that it had secured a deal with BSkyB to launch three more high-definition channels on Sky.[25] As part of Virgin Media's deal to sell its share of UKTV, all five of UKTV's HD channels would also be added to Virgin's cable television service by 2012.[26] Dave HD launched on 10 October 2011 on Sky and Virgin Media,[27] two days before Watch HD, while Alibi HD launched in July 2012. All three channels are HD simulcasts of the standard-definition channel.

In September 2012, the channel swapped its Freeview EPG number with Yesterday, moving to channel 12. On 22 November 2012, UKTV confirmed that it had secured a deal for another 24-hour DTT slot and would use it for Dave ja vu until it firmed up permanent plans for the slot.[28] Dave ja vu began to broadcast its full schedule on the platform again from 3 January 2013. Drama permanently took the slot from 8 July 2013,[29] however Dave ja vu continued to broadcast between 2.00 am-5.00 am.[30]

On 29 April 2014, the 'circle' logo was removed and the original 2007 logo was restored. On 20 November, Dave ja vu returned to 24-hour broadcasting on Freeview.[31]

Dave HD along with Good Food HD and Eden HD launched on BT TV on 3 October 2016.

In June 2019, Dave moved back to channel 19 on Freeview, a space previously occupied by Yesterday, due to its owner BBC Studios (which currently assumes full control of UKTV), breaking up its joint venture with Discovery, Inc., with Discovery acquiring Good Food, Home and Really from the network.

In November 2020, following UKTV's purchase of CCXTV, Dave ja vu moved to channel 23, whilst CCXTV moved to Freeview 73.[32]

After the relaunch of BBC Three (and with BBC Four in Scotland taking the next slot) Dave ja vu moved down to channel 25, until March 2022, when UKTV revealed that it would be going back to the 70s section on the Freeview EPG as the channel number was used by UKTV for their female-skewing W channel.[33][34][35][36][37] From 28 March 2022, Dave Ja Vu took Drama+1's slot on Freeview 74, with that one-hour timeshift of Drama moving up to channel 60.[38] On 9 November 2022, the logo was once again modified to include a tilted rectangle/box behind it. With the logo alteration came a rebrand for the channel, including new presentation and new idents. A new slogan asks viewers to "Add a bit of Dave" to their lives.[39] As of July 2023 Dave Ja Vu broadcasts on Freeview 57.


Within just one month of its launch, Dave was the tenth most viewed television channel in the UK. In November 2007, the broadcaster listed daily viewing averages at around 3 million viewers, although, much of the growth was attributed to its presence on Freeview; nonetheless, it was performing significantly better in pay TV homes than UKTV G2. Over the month since its launch, Dave averaged a 1.32% share in multichannel homes and a 3.2% share in the 16–34 male demographic.[40]

Dave received 4 million viewers throughout 18 November 2007 for its coverage of "Car of the Year", pushing it to second place in multichannel behind ITV2.[40]

The first episode of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth attracted 2,060,000 viewers on the first viewing,[41] though over 4 million viewed the episode at some point over its debut weekend.[23] The highest rating original commission before this had been Red Bull X-Fighters (about 185,000).


Current 'Made for Dave' UKTV Originals

Name of show Original run
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2014–present
Big Zuu's Big Eats 2020–present
British As Folk 2021–present
Comedians Giving Lectures 2019–2022
Cop Car Workshop 2018–present
Dead Canny 2022
Holier Than Thou 2022
The Hurting 2017–present
The Island 2022–present
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier 2018–2019
The Joy of Techs 2017–present
Judge Romesh 2018–2019
Late Night Mash BBC Two 2017–2020 (as The Mash Report)
Dave 2021–2022
Live At The Moth Club 2022
Meet the Richardsons 2020–present
Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable 2021–present
Outsiders 2021–present
Question Team 2021–2022
Red Bull Soapbox Race 2013–present
Sliced 2019–2021
Sneakerhead 2022–present
Used Car Wars 2017–present
We Are Not Alone 2022

Previous 'Made for Dave' UKTV Originals

Name of show Original run
24 Hours to Go Broke 2014
Beat the Internet with John Robins 2018
Comedy Against Living Miserably 2020
Crackanory 2013–2017
Dave's Advent Calendar 2018
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply 2019
Expedition with Steve Backshall 2019–2022
Hoff the Record 2015–2016
Hypothetical 2019–2022
Porters 2017–2019
Red Dwarf 2009–2020
Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years 2020
Ronnie's Redneck Road Trip 2017[42]
Ross Noble: Freewheeling 2013–2015
Storage Hunters UK 2014–2016
Taskmaster 2015–2019 (moved to Channel 4)
Undercover 2015
Unspun with Matt Forde 2016–2018

Current reruns and imports

Name of show Original channel(s) Original run
8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4
American Pickers History (United States) 2010–present
Australian Ninja Warrior Nine Network (Australia) 2017–2022
Beverly Hills Pawn Reelz (United States) 2013
Cops UK: Bodycam Squad Really 2016–2017
David Beckham: For the Love of the Game BBC One 2015
Deadly 60 BBC One
Deadly 60 on a Mission 2011–2013
Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Channel 5 2008–2011
Famalam BBC Three
Flip Men Spike (United States) 2011–2012
Gino's Italian Escape ITV 2013–present
Have I Got News for You BBC One
Ice Road Truckers History (United States) 2007–2017
Impossible Engineering Yesterday 2015–present
The Indestructibles BBC Three 2006
Insert Name Here BBC Two 2016–2019
Into The Fire Really 2018–present
Jay Leno's Garage CNBC (United States) 2015–2022
Josh BBC Three
The Last Man on Earth Fox (United States) 2015–2018
Live at the Apollo BBC One
Lizard Lick Towing truTV (United States) 2011–2017
Mad Men AMC (United States) 2008–2015
MegaTruckers A&E (Australia) 2012–2013
Mock the Week BBC Two 2005–2022
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC Two 2018–present
Not Going Out BBC One 2006–2023
Only Connect BBC Four
Parks and Recreation (Season 4–7) NBC (United States) 2009–2015
Pointless BBC Two
Richard Osman's House of Games BBC Two 2017–present
Rick Stein's Cornwall BBC Two 2021–present
Rocket City Rednecks National Geographic Channel (United States) 2011–2013
Room 101 BBC Two
1994–2007, 2012–2018
Russell Howard's Good News BBC Three
Schitt’s Creek CBC (Canada) 2015–2020
Scrappers BBC One 2014
The Shield FX 2002-2008
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets Channel 4 2011
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge CMT (United States) 2014–2017
Storage Hunters TruTV (United States) 2011–2013
This Country BBC Three 2017–2020
Top Gear BBC One (2020–2022)
BBC Two (2002–2020)
Traffic Cops BBC One
BBC Three
Channel 5
2003–2015, 2016–present
Travel Man Channel 4 2015–present
Trawlermen BBC One 2006–2010
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Two
BBC Choice
BBC Three
Whose Line Is It Anyway? ABC
ABC Family
The CW
World's Most Dangerous Roads BBC Two 2011–2013
Would I Lie To You? BBC One 2007–present
You Gotta Eat Here! Food Network (Canada) 2012–2016


From 2008 to 2010, Dave showed highlights of the World Rally Championship.

On 6 January 2016, UKTV announced that Dave would show its first-ever live sporting event with a boxing match between David Haye and Mark de Mori at the O2 Arena on 16 January 2016 produced by Salter Brothers Entertainment.[43]

In late May 2016, Dave broadcast full live coverage of the 2016 BDO World Trophy darts tournament.

In July 2016, Dave covered cricket's Caribbean Premier League. It broadcast five matches live, including the final and showed the other games in full on a delayed basis.

In 2017, Dave started broadcasting live MMA with promotion BAMMA.


In its early years, Dave aired a mix of black-and-white films like The Lavender Hill Mob and 90s films like The Hudsucker Proxy.

In 2012, Dave introduced its 'film club' where a different film would be shown every week, including Barton Fink, City of God, The Big Lebowski, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Taxi Driver, and Clerks to name a few.

In early 2016, Dave and Yesterday aired Western films during the daytime. From 2017, Dave mostly show films on Friday and Saturday nights, with Friday being a repeat of the film that was shown on a Saturday.

In 2019 and 2023, Dave showed a season of Quentin Tarantino movies.


Name of show Original channel(s) Original run
2point4 Children BBC One 1991–1999
10 Things You Don't Know About H2 (United States) 2012–2014
30 Years of Comic Strip Gold 2012
Abandoned Engineering Yesterday 2016–2017
Absolutely Fabulous BBC Two
Absolute Power BBC Two 2003–2005
The Accidental Angler 2006
Ace of Cakes Food Network (Canada) 2006–2011
Airport BBC Two
Al Murray's Barrel of Fun: Live Dave 2011
Al Murray's Compete for the Meat
Al Murray: A Glass Of White Wine For The Lady 2010
Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels
Al Murray: My Gaff, My Rules
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Beautiful British Tour Live At The O2
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Live At The Palladium
Alan Davies: Life is Pain 2014
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution Channel 4 2010
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask Dave 2011–2013
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody Sky Real Lives 2006
And Then You Die Dave 2007–2008
The Apprentice BBC Two
Argumental Dave 2008–2012
The Armstrong & Miller Show BBC One 2007–2010
Arnie’s Greatest Ever Stunts Dave 2016
Asian Provocateur BBC Three 2015–2016
Bad Teacher CBS (United States) 2014
Extreme Sports Channel
Channel 5
AMC Networks (United States)
Spike (UK)
Channel 5
Bang Goes the Theory BBC One 2009–2014
Banzai E4 2001–2003
Batteries Not Included Dave 2008
Baywatch NBC (United States) 1989–2001
Big Train BBC Two 1998–2002
The Bill ITV 1984–2010
Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland BBC One 1994
Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia 1995
Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales 2002
Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand 2004
A Bit of Fry & Laurie BBC One
Blackadder BBC One 1983–1989
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments
Gold 2008
Black Books Channel 4 2000–2004
Blue Peter BBC One
Bottom BBC Two 1991–1995
Bottom Live Dave 2008
Bottom Live: The Big Number Two Tour
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island
Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Oddity
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour
Boxing: David Haye V Mark De Mori 2016
Breaking In Fox (United States) 2011–2012
Brojects Dave 2014–2016
Brojects: In the House 2016–2017
Bruce Parry's Amazon BBC Two 2008
The Bruvs  Dave 2017
The Bubble BBC Two 2010
Bush Pilots Dave 2011
Car Duels UKTV G2 2006
Car of the Year UKTV G2/Dave 2004–2008
Carpool Dave/Online Series 2010–2011
The Catherine Tate Show BBC Two
Chandon Pictures Movie Extra (Australia) 2007–2009
Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe BBC Four 2009
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe 2009–2010
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 2006–2008
Chewin' the Fat BBC One 1999–2005
Clarkson's Car Years BBC Two 2000
Clocking Off BBC One 2000–2003
Clive Anderson All Talk BBC One 1996–1999
Comedy Connections BBC One 2003–2008
Comedy Exchange Dave 2010
The Comic Strip Presents... Channel 4
Cooking in the Danger Zone BBC Two 2008
The Cops 1998–2001
Coupling BBC Two
BBC Three
Crash Dave 2009
Crash Addicts OLN (United States) 2006–2007
Cutting It BBC One 2002–2005
Dallas CBS (United States) 1978–1991
Dangerfield BBC Two 1995–1999
Danny Bhoy Live Dave 2013
Danny MacAskill's Imaginate
Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums 2012–2014
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit 2016–2018
Dave's One Night Stand 2010–2012
Dave Gorman: Goodish Hits 2016
Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish 2013–2017
Davestation 2013
David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj: The Countdown 2016
The Day Today BBC Two 1994
Dead Ringers 2002–2007
Deadliest Pests Down Under Dave 2016
Disaster House DIY Network (United States) 2009–present
Doctor Who BBC One 1963–1989
Doctors BBC One 2000–present
Don't Say It... Bring It! Dave 2017
Doubletake BBC Two 2001–2005
Dragons’ Den 2005–present
Dragons’ Den Canada CBC Television (United States) 2006–present
Dragons’ Den Ireland RTÉ One 2009–2017
Driving Wars Dave 2011
Dynamo: Magician Impossible W 2011–2014
EastEnders BBC One 1985–present
Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm Dave 2017
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure 2015
Eldorado BBC One 1992–1993
Everest ER BBC One 2009
Extras BBC Two
Factory Spike (United States) 2008
The Fast Show BBC Two 1994–2000
Fawlty Towers 1975–1979
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened
Fawlty Towers: Basil's Best Bits
Gold 2009
FC Dave Dave 2008
Fifth Gear Channel 5
Discovery (United States)
History (United States)
Filthy Rich & Catflap BBC Two 1987
The Flying Doctors Nine Network (Australia) 1986–1993
Football's 47 Best Worst Songs Dave 2018
Frank Skinner - Stand-Up! Live from Birmingham's National Indoor Arena 2008
Frank Skinner's Opinionated BBC Two 2010–2011
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC One 2001–2010
Full Circle with Michael Palin 1997
Full Metal Challenge Channel 4 2004–2007
The Gadget Show Channel 5 2004–2023
Game of Arms AMC (United States) 2014
Game On BBC Two 1995–1998
Gavin & Stacey BBC Three
Gears and Tears BBC One 2010
Genius BBC Two 2009–2010
The Gingerbread Girl ITV 1993
Greg Davies Live – Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog Dave 2011
The Graham Norton Show BBC Two
Grange Hill BBC One
GT Racer Treasure HD (United States) 2008–2009
Harbour Lights BBC One 1999–2000
Hardliners Fox8 (Australia) 2010–2011
Harry Enfield's Television Programme
Harry Enfield and Chums
Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV 2001–2012
Haye V De Mori: The Countdown Dave 2016
HeadJam BBC Three 2004
Heartbeat ITV 1992–2010
Helicopter Heroes BBC One 2007–2015
High Altitude BBC Two 2009
Him & Her BBC Three 2010–2013
Holby City BBC One 1999–2022
Hole in the Wall BBC One 2008–2009
The Horne Section Television Programme Dave 2018
Hyperdrive BBC Two 2006–2007
Ideal BBC Three 2005–2011
Idris Elba: King of Speed Dave 2014
I'm Alan Partridge BBC Two 1997–2002
Impossible Railways Yesterday 2018–present
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson BBC One 2009–2011
Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson (Pilot) Dave 2011
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar BBC Two
Is It Bill Bailey? BBC Two 1998
It's Only TV...but I Like It BBC One 1999–2002
James May's 20th Century BBC Two 2007
James May's Big Ideas 2008
James May's Cars of the People 2014–2016
James May on the Moon 2009
James May's Toy Stories 2009–2011
James May's Top Toys 2005
Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours 2002
Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines 1998
Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld 1995–1996
Jo Brand's Big Splash Dave 2011
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy Gold 2013
John Bishop: In Conversation With... W 2016–2019
Juliet Bravo BBC One 1980–1985
The Keith Barret Show BBC Two 2004–2005
Knots Landing CBS (United States) 1979–1993
Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge BBC Two 1994–1995
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire 2009
The Kumars at No. 42 BBC Two
Sky 1
2001–2006, 2014
The Lakes BBC One 1997–1999
Last Man Standing BBC Three 2007–2008
Later... with Jools Holland BBC Two 1992–present
Lead Balloon BBC Four
The League of Gentlemen BBC Two 1999–2002, 2017
Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy Gold 2019
Lee Mack Live Dave 2007
A Life of Grime BBC One 1999–2004
Little Britain BBC Three
Live at Jongleurs UK Gold 1997–2000
Live Boxing: David Haye v Arnold Gjergjaj Dave 2016
Live Boxing: Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 2017
Live Boxing: Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 2
Live Darts: BDO World Trophy 2016
Lizard Lick Touring 2017
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends BBC Two 1998–2000
Lovejoy BBC One 1986–1994
Meat Men Food Network (Canada) 2012
Man Stroke Woman BBC Three 2005–2007
Man v. Food Travel Channel (United States) 2008–2011
Mechannibals BBC Two 2005
Men Behaving Badly ITV
The Mighty Boosh UK Gold 2004–2007
Milton Jones - Lion Whisperer Tour - Part One: Earth Dave 2011
Mitch and Matt's Big Fish Good Food 2008
Moby Dick Encore (United States) 2011
Money Pit Dave 2015
Mongrels BBC Three 2010–2011
Monkey Dust 2003–2005
Mr. Sunshine ABC (United States) 2011
The Mrs Merton Show BBC Two
My Family BBC One 2000–2011
Navelgazing Presents... Dave 2011
Neighbours Seven Network (Australia)
Network Ten (Australia)
10 Peach (Australia)
Amazon Studios
Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC Two 1996–2015
Nighty Night BBC Three
The Office BBC Two
Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt ITV 1974–1978
On Thin Ice BBC Two 2009
Open All Hours BBC Two
Operation Good Guys BBC Two 1997–2000
Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure 2006–2007
Parkinson BBC One
Peep Show Channel 4 2003–2015
Phil's Ill Dave 2010
Problems ABC (United States) 2012
Psychoville BBC Two 2009–2011
The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet Dave 2015
Pulling BBC Three 2007–2009
Quantum Leap NBC (United States) 1989–1993
A Question of Sport BBC One 1970–2023
Race Car Driver Syndication (United States) 2005–2007
Radical Highs BBC Two 1998–2000
Ray Mears' Bushcraft 2004–2005
Ray Mears' Extreme Survival 1999–2002
Ray Mears Goes Walkabout 2008
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness 2009
Ray Mears' Wild Food 2007
Ray Mears' World of Survival 1997–1998
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Dave 2012–present
Red Bull Rampage 2008–present
Red Bull X-Fighters
Rich Hall's Fishing Show BBC Four 2003
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means BBC Two 2009
Road Cops Channel 5 2010
Road to Rio Dave 2014
Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive BBC Three 2006–2007
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis BBC Four 2008
The Rob Brydon Show BBC Two 2010–2012
Robot Wars BBC Two
BBC Choice
Channel 5
1998–2004, 2016–2018
Rock Profile Play UK
Funny or Die UK
Ross Noble: Off Road Dave 2017
Rowland Rivron Bites The Bullet  UK Gold 1996
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry & Paul
Harry & Paul
Russell Howard - Dingledodies Dave 2009
Russell Howard Live: Right Here Right Now 2011
Russell Kane: Smokescreens & Castles Live
School's Out BBC One 2006–2007
Scrapheap Challenge Channel 4 1998–2010
Seaside Rescue BBC One 2004–2009
Shark Tank ABC (United States) 2009–present
Shameless Channel 4 2004–2013
Sharpe ITV 1993–2008
Shooting Stars BBC Two
BBC Choice
Should I Worry About...? BBC One 2004–2005
Sin City Motors Dave 2014–2017
Smack the Pony Channel 4 1999–2003
The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer BBC Two 1993–1995
The Smoking Room BBC Three 2004–2005
Spaced Channel 4 1999–2001
Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week BBC Two 2015–2017
Speed BBC One 2001
Speeders truTV (United States) 2007–2009
Spooks BBC One
BBC Three
Sports Anorak of the Year UK Gold 1997–1998
Star Stories Channel 4 2006–2008
Stars in Fast Cars BBC Three 2005–2006
Stephen Fry in America BBC One 2008
Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge BBC Two 2016
Steve Coogan: The Inside Story 2009
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 2009–2016
Street-Cred Sudoku UKTV G2 2005–2007
Strongman Champions League Dave 2015–2016
Suits USA Network (United States) 2011–2019
Tellystack UK Gold 1996–1997
That Mitchell and Webb Look BBC Two 2006–2010
The Thick of It BBC Four
They Think It's All Over BBC One 1995–2006
This Life BBC Two 1996–1997
Three Men in a Boat 2006–2011
Tim Vine: The Joke-amotive Live Dave 2011
Timber Kings HGTV (United States) 2014–present
The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon BBC Two 1997
Introducing Tony Ferrino - Who? And Why? - A Quest
Total Wipeout USA ABC (United States) 2008–2014
Totally Viral UKTV G2 2006–2007
TOTP2 BBC Two 1994–2017
Toyboize Dave 2009
Tribe BBC Two 2005–2007
Turn Back Time BBC One 2006
Two Posh Old Men UKTV G2 2005–2006
Uncle BBC Three
Undercover Dave 2015
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Channel 4 1988–1999
Wild Britain with Ray Mears ITV
World Rally Championship Dave 2008–2010
World's Most Stupid Criminals Five 2003
Yianni: Supercar Customiser Dave 2018
You Only Live Once BBC One 2000–2001
The Young Ones BBC Two 1982–1984
Zimbani (pilot) Dave 2010

Dave Weekly podcast

In August 2011, Dave launched a regular comedy podcast called The Dave Weekly hosted on and accessible via iTunes.[44] Presented by Ben Shires, the podcast comprises interviews with comedians such as Russell Kane, Jo Brand, Adam Buxton, Paul Foot and Alex Horne along with occasional features.

Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe

Since 2008 the channel has given the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award. The award is voted on by the public from a shortlist and aims to highlight the best single joke told at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


  1. ^ Used concurrently with the 2007 logo/wordmark since 2022.
  2. ^ Used concurrently with the 2022 logo.


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