We’re celebrating brilliant TV this September by opening up UKTV channels to you at no extra cost
By Virgin TV Edit
There’s a whole new world of brilliant must-see entertainment to enjoy this September because now you can access every single UKTV channel on Virgin TV at no extra cost.
No word of a lie, Rodney. Along with all the amazing channels you already have as part of your Virgin Media TV package, you can now find the likes of GOLD HD, W, Alibi and many more available to watch until Friday 1 October. From classic sitcom giggles, topical humour plus the best in reality, drama and documentaries, there’s a bit of something for all tastes. (Unless your tastes are Malibu and Cherry Aid – that’s really more Del Boy’s palate).
Speaking of which, your access to GOLD HD comes at just the right time as the channel celebrates 40 years of Only Fools and Horses by showing every episode of the classic comedy throughout September. You’d be a plonker to miss out.
Want to know more, plus the highlights you can watch on each of your new 12 channels (and where to find them) this month? Then check out our handy rundown below...
GOLD HD/GOLD +1
Channel numbers: 124/194
For those who like: Phenomenal British sitcoms – new and old – that’ll have you laughing hard, at any time of the day.
This month sees GOLD celebrating 40 years of the Trotters with a celebration of all things Only Fools and Horses. Mange tout, Trigger. Mange tout! Throughout the month, you’ll be able to watch every episode of the British classic, with the very first episode airing on Wednesday 8 September at 8.30pm – the exact time and date it was first shown to millions of UK households back in 1981. Chateauneuf du Pape!
Elsewhere, Mondays will see GOLD celebrating specific characters. Plus, you’ll be able to catch documentary The Story of Only Fools and Horses, prequel Rock & Chips and spin-off The Green Green Grass. Mon dieu!
Channel numbers: 125/190/211
For those who like: A dazzling mix of brilliant documentaries and must-watch new original programmes
This month sees a gaggle of brilliant shows on W. If you haven’t caught it already, Extreme Food Phobics sees Dr Ranj Singh and his team offer help and support to some of the UK’s most severe phobics, including a crisp addicted student who eats up to 100 bags a week – even Gary Lineker doesn’t eat that many. But can Dr Ranj turn their lives around in just a day? Find out more about the show here.
Elsewhere, you can catch Rio and Katie: Becoming A Stepfamily, the follow up to the BAFTA-winning documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad. Plus, there’s Million Dollar Wedding Planner, Nurses Down Under and Stacey Dooley docs, new to W.
Alibi/Alibi +1/Alibi HD
Channel numbers: 126/191/212
For those who like: Stretching their grey matter by uncovering a juicy whodunnit alongside TV’s greatest detectives
The brilliant-in-everything Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten) plays DI Annika Strandhed in new UKTV Original Annika. Set against the Marine Homicide Unit, she’s tasked with solving the puzzling crimes and unexpected murders that wash up in Scotland’s waters. With third-wall breaking moments, and dazzling investigations from the depths of Glasgow’s Clyde River to the picturesque Loch Katrine, you won’t want to miss it. Find out more about Annika here.
Plus, this month sees the return of supernatural drama Evil, the conclusion of Why Women Kill (the latest series from the creator of Desperate Housewives) and loads more.
Eden/Eden +1/Eden HD
Channel numbers: 245/246/247
For those who like: Learning about the scale and beauty of our world with the best science and nature documentaries
This month sees Eden travel to two very different, distinctive parts of the planet where the natural world meets stunning geography and gorgeous locations. First up, it’s spellbinding series Wild and Wonderful Denmark, which as the title gives away explores the drama and life of animals inhabiting the kingdom of Denmark.
Meanwhile, Fascinating New Zealand takes us to the other side of the globe to visit breath-taking landscapes that hardly anyone has entered or seen. With boiling volcanoes, magical caves and flightless parrots, this is a series like no other. Yes, we really did say flightless parrots.
Channel number: 227
For those who like: Hooting ’til you’re red in the face watching the country’s finest comedians on TV’s wittiest shows
Some banging new UKTV Originals coming to Dave this month – with the added benefit of being able to watch them in glorious high-definition. First up, it’s the return of the Mash crew with Late Night Mash as Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris and co sift through the week’s news with plenty of topical satire.
Then, it’s a twist on the travelogue in British As Folk as comedians Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham explore the UK to find out what it means to live in this country today. Plus, Outsiders sees David Mitchell challenge the nation’s funniest comics with a variety of hilarious outdoor tasks. You’ll be laughing all the way to October and beyond.
For more information or to discover where to find these extra channels, click here to check out your channel guide.
TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.
HD: HD TV set, V HD Box, TiVo box, Virgin TV V6 box or Virgin TV 360 box connected with HDMI cables required for HD channels. Number of inclusive HD channels depends on package.
Image credits: Only Fools And Horses © BBC
Extreme Food Phobics © UKTV
Annika © UKTV / Graeme Hunter
Wild And Wonderful Denmark © UKTV
Late Night Mash © UKTV / Adam Lawrence