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List of UK TV Channels

Listed below are some of the main TV channels in the UK.

British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC)

BBC1 BBC2 BBC3 BBC4

The BBC is Britain's biggest broadcaster. They run numerous radio stations and 12 TV channels in the UK - The corporation's main four channels are where British sitcoms can be found. BBC1 broadcasts the sitcoms with mass appeal (like " My Family ") and BBC2 displays more cult sitcoms (such as " Alan Partridge "). Meanwhile BBC3 (formally BBC Choice) is currently used as a testing ground for new comedy programmes (i.e. " 15 Storeys High ") and is where teen comedies like " Two Pints of Lager " are shown. BBC4 does not show many sitcoms however the occasional high-brow sitcom such as " Yes, Prime Minister " is broadcast. Before the four channels existed all BBC sitcoms were on BBC1.

Other Information
All About the BBC
BBC Comedy
Commissioning Details

List of BBC Broadcast sitcoms


Contact Details

BBC Information
PO Box 1922
Glasgow
G2 3WT

0870 010 0222

www.bbc.co.uk/info/contactus
www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

ITV (Independent Television)

ITV1 ITV2 ITV3

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, made up of 15 independent regions which include Carlton, Granada, LWT, Thames and Yorkshire.

In August 2001 ITV became ITV1 and the ITV regions were merged so they all now fall under the one overall ITV brand. In recent years ITV have not broadcast many exciting sitcoms however during the 60s and 70s the channel was broadcasting many of the "must see" comedy series. The company's digital channels ITV2, ITV3 and the brand new ITV4 sometimes show sitcom repeats.

Websites
www.itv.com
www.itvplc.com

Other Information

Producers / Writers
List of ITV broadcast sitcoms


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0870 600 6766

ITV Duty Office
Gas Street
Birmingham
B1 2JY

ITV Plc Head Office
London Television Centre
London
SE1 9LT

Channel 4 (C4)

Channel 4

Channel 4 was born in 1982 and has since broadcast a number of excellent cult sitcoms. C4 is known for being cutting edge hence it has broadcast most the darker, more off-the-wall and adult rated sitcoms. Its biggest hits include " Father Ted ", " Spaced " and " Black Books ".

Channel 4 does not actually produce its own programmes but commissions work from more than 300 independent production companies right across the UK. Its recent selections have been very well chosen - " Peep Show " and " Green Wing " have bought the channel very good audience figures.

Official Websites
www.channel4.com
Channel 4 International

Other Information
About Channel 4
Producers / Writers
Merchandise FAQs
List of sitcoms broadcast on C4


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7306 8333

Channel 4 Television
124 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2TX

Five (Channel 5)

Channel Five

Britain's fifth terrestrial station is just moving into broadcasting home grown British sitcoms. Their first offering is ' Suburban Shootout '.

www.five.tv


Contact Details

Phone: 0845 705 0505

Five
22 Long Acre
London
WC2E 9YL

Sky One (BSkyB)

Sky One

British sitcoms are a rare thing on Sky One and the other Sky channels however they have broadcast " Time Gentlemen Please ".

www.skyone.co.uk


Contact Details

Email:

Phone: 08702 404040 / 020 7705 3000

British Sky Broadcasting Group
Grant Way
Isleworth
TW7 5QD

UKTV Gold

UK TV Gold

UK TV Gold is a subscription based channel which broadcasts some of the very best sitcoms again.

www.uktv.co.uk


Contact Details

Phone: 0845 734 4355

UKTV Interactive Ltd
160 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 5QA

For All UK Channels See...
Media UK


OFCOM is the independent regulatory body for the media and UK communications industry. For more details visit www.ofcom.org.uk . For complaints about independent broadcasters, or questions of taste, decency and standards:

Ofcom Contact Centre
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London
SE1 9HA

Tel: 0845 456 3000

Email: [email protected]


The Advertising Standards Authority regulates advertising content. Visit www.asa.org.uk for more information. For complaints:

Advertising Standards Authority
Mid City Place
71 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6QT