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            List of years in British television       (table)
 1995 .  1996 .  1997 .  1998  . 1999  . 2000  . 2001 
2002 2003 2004 -2005- 2006 2007 2008
 2009 .  2010 .  2011 .  2012  . 2013  . 2014  . 2015 

This is a list of British television-related events in 2005.

EventsEdit

DebutsEdit

BBC OneEdit

BBC TwoEdit

ITV1Edit

  • 5 February – Toonattik (2005–2011)
  • 24 September – Afterlife premieres. However, despite being a British series, it had actually received its world premiere some weeks earlier on Australia's Nine Network (2005–2006).

Channel 4Edit

More4Edit

  • 10 October – Launch of More4 News on new digital channel More4 (2005—2009).

FiveEdit

Changes of network affiliationEdit

Show Moved from Moved to
Trisha ITV Five
Family Guy (Terrestrial rights) Channel 4 BBC Two
Top of the Pops BBC One BBC Two
24 BBC Two Sky1
WWE SmackDown!Template:Ref Sky1 Sky Sports
WWE Bottom LineTemplate:Ref Sky1 Sky Sports
WWE After BurnTemplate:Ref Sky1 Sky Sports
WWE HeatTemplate:Ref Sky1 Sky Sports

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Television showsEdit

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Returning this year after a break of one year or longerEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Channel(s) Debut(s)
Unknown Andy Pandy CBeebies 1950 & 2002
Unknown Call My Bluff BBC 1965
Unknown Angelina Ballerina CITV 2002
Unknown Superstars BBC 2003
Unknown Cathedral BBC 2005
30 January Up on the Roof CITV on GMTV 2002
Diggin' It CITV on GMTV 2003
29 May Breakfast with Frost BBC 1993
16 June UK Top 40 CBBC Channel 2002
12 July 50/50 CBBC 1997
24 July Ground Force BBC 1997
3 August Born and Bred BBC 2002
18 August Should I Worry About...? BBC 2004
23 October Monarch of the Glen BBC 2000
25 December The Two Ronnies Sketchbook BBC 2005
30 December Family Affairs Channel 5 1997

DeathsEdit

Date Name Age Cinematic Credibility
2 January Cyril Fletcher 91 British comedian (That's Life!)
9 February Kate Peyton[1] 39 BBC journalist and producer
11 February Stan Richards 74 actor (Seth Armstrong in Emmerdale)
10 March Dave Allen 68 Irish comedian, host of solo shows on BBC1 and ITV.
26 June Richard Whiteley 61 presenter, host of Countdown.
11 July Gretchen Franklin[8] 94 actress (Ethel Skinner in EastEnders)
31 August Michael Sheard[9] 67 actor (Mr Bronson in Grange Hill)
3 October Ronnie Barker 76 comedian, half of The Two Ronnies
16 October Ross Davidson[10] 47 actor (Andy O'Brien in EastEnders)
31 October Mary Wimbush 81 actress (Poldark, Jeeves and Wooster, Century Falls)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kate Peyton: BBC producer devoted to reporting from her adopted home of Africa". Times Online (News International). 11 February 2005. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article512980.ece. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  2. "Dirty Den's demise watched by 14m". BBC News. 19 February 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4279379.stm. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  3. BBC News Dept 26 June 05 (2005-06-26). "Presenter Richard Whiteley dies". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4625119.stm. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  4. "Welcome to Sky Digi Online part of Media 247". Media247.co.uk. http://www.media247.co.uk/skydigital/news.php. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  5. "Alfie accepts Nana's fate" URL last accessed 4 May 2009
  6. "British Soap Awards 2005 – The Winners" URL last accessed 4 May 2009
  7. 14:34 (2005-12-19). "ITV News Channel to Close THIS Friday! - Broadcasting - Digital Spy Forums". Forum.digitalspy.co.uk. http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/showthread.php?t=318353. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  8. "EastEnders favourite Gretchen Franklin dies at 94", The Stage. URL last accessed on 27 April 2009. Archived 2009-05-16.
  9. "Grange Hill favourite Sheard dies". BBC News. 31 August 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4200884.stm. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  10. "EastEnders Ross Davidson loses cancer battle", Evening Standard. URL last accessed on 4 May 2009. Archived 2009-05-16.


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