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What to watch in UHD this January

What to watch in UHD this January


Kick off 2021 by feasting your eyes on the UK’s first and only dedicated 4K Ultra HD entertainment channel

By Virgin TV Edit

What could be better than an advert-less channel packed with five-star entertainment in jaw-dropping, eye-popping Ultra HD? Answer: nothing.


This January on Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999) is looking epic, with the return of top dramas Underground and Mr. Mercedes, amazing nature shows you’re sure to go wild for, and much more besides. UHD? More like OMG.


Ready for a month of great telly? Then read on to discover some of the highlights coming up on Virgin TV Ultra HD...



Aldis Hodge in Underground season 2 on Virgin TV Ultra HD

Monday 4 January, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Don’t miss season 2 of the acclaimed drama set around the real-life secret underground network that helped slaves make a break for freedom in 19th-century America. This time around, get ready for the arrival of a butt-kicking Harriet Tubman (Aisha Hinds, NCIS: Los Angeles).


An American Aristocrat’s Guide To The Great Estates: Floors Castle

Tuesday 5 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Go behind the scenes at Scotland’s largest inhabited castle with host Julie Montagu (aka Viscountess Hinchingbrooke) in this episode of the historical documentary series. Discover the property’s incredible story, what staff get up to, and how it’s maintained in the present day.


Mr. Mercedes

Thursday 7 January, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Based on horror master Stephen King’s trilogy of novels, this creepy US crime drama about a retired detective (Brendan Gleeson) who struggles to shake off the trauma of an unsolved mass murder takes a supernatural turn in its acclaimed second season…


Surviving The Amazon

Surviving The Amazon on Virgin TV Ultra HD

Sunday 10 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

It’s the largest rainforest on Earth, so you’ve got to have your wits about you if you’re to stay alive in the Amazon. This stunning docuseries takes a closer look at the wildlife attempting to navigate one of the most astonishing – and hostile – places on the planet. With ferocious weather and predators to contend with, good luck to ’em.


America’s Hidden Stories: Salem’s Secrets

Tuesday 12 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 saw a number of supposed witches hanged or imprisoned after panic took hold of a small Massachussets town. Now, a group of historians revisit this dark chapter in American history in an attempt to get to the bottom of this most bizarre of mysteries.


Carpathian Predators

Thursday 14 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Spread across seven European countries, the Carpathian Mountains are ma-hoosive. They’re also home to some of nature’s most amazing animals, like the Eurasian wolf. Get closer to these curious creatures by tuning in to this dazzling docuseries.


The Night Shift

The Night Shift on Virgin TV Ultra HD

Friday 15 January, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Like a good medical drama? Then you’ll love this US series about a group of doctors who return from the army to work the overnight shift in a Texas hospital. With plenty of tension in the staff’s personal and professional lives, there’s never a dull moment on these wards.


The Curious Life And Death Of Lizzie Borden

Tuesday 19 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

This fascinating series delves into the unusual lives and mysterious deaths of notable figures from popular culture. Starting with alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden, find out why the truth is always stranger than fiction. Other episodes look at illusionist Harry Houdini, drug lord Pablo Escobar and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. 


Epic Animal Migrations: Mexico

Tuesday 26 January, 8pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

Every year, the jungles, reefs, mountains and deserts of Mexico come alive with animals looking for a new home. Whether it’s colourful flocks of flamingo, hefty gray whales or colonies of turtles, this is the story of their captivating journeys.


In For The Kill

Thursday 28 January, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 999)

When a predator attacks its prey, it’s more than just an animal grabbing a spot of lunch. In fact, you’re witnessing evolution in full flow. Profiling some of the natural world’s most cunning and ferocious creatures, this documentary shines a light on how these expert killers go about their business.


How to access the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel

You’ll find all the details explaining what you need here. Then simply press the up button on the EPG to easily access Virgin TV Ultra HD. Don’t have a UHD TV? Never fear, because you can also watch the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel through your HD TV. Lucky you!

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