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            List of years in British television       (table)
 1999 .  2000 .  2001 .  2002  . 2003  . 2004  . 2005 
2006 2007 2008 -2009- 2010 2011 2012
 2013 .  2014 .  2015 .  2016  . 2017  . 2018  . 2019 

This is a list of events taking place in 2009 related to British television.

EventsEdit

Date Event
1 January Jonathan Creek returns with a special episode, the first episode of the series since 2004.[1]
2 January Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 4 for the first time since 2007 following the racism controversy that dominated that year's show. Participants include La Toya Jackson, Verne Troyer and Ulrika Jonsson.[2]
3 January The BBC announce that 26 year old Matt Smith is to replace David Tennant as The Doctor in sci-fi drama Doctor Who. Smith, who will take over in 2010, will be the youngest ever actor to play the title role.[3]
12 January Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley host Countdown for the first time.
22 January The Disasters Emergency Committee launches its Gaza Crisis Appeal following the recent conflict in the region. The BBC causes controversy by saying it will not be broadcasting the appeal as it would compromise its impartiality.
23 January Friday Night with Jonathan Ross returns after host Jonathan Ross finishes his 12 week suspension following his role in the Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row.[4]
26 January UKTV Documentary is rebranded as "Eden".
31 January Singer Jade Ewen is selected as the United Kingdom's entrant to the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in the final episode of the BBC's selection programme Eurovision: Your Country Needs You. Ewen will sing 'My Time', by Andrew Lloyd Webber, a song written specially for the contest.[5]
2 February A day of extreme snow in parts of Britain, the biggest in 18 years, causes many TV programmes to broadcast with limited presenters and live audience shortages as people are unable to reach the studios. In ratings terms, news coverage gets very high ratings with over seven million watching BBC News programmes.[6]
7 February BBC Two screens the first part of Iran and the West, a landmark three part documentary marking the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.[7]
9 February ITV plc merges the ITV Thames Valley and ITV Meridian regions.
12 February ITV plc merges the ITV Anglia regions.
16 February Five US is rebranded as Five USA. Also on this day, ITV plc merges the ITV West and ITV Westcountry regions.
17 February UKTV People is rebranded as "Blighty".
19 February ITV plc merges the ITV Yorkshire regions.
23 February ITV plc merges the ITV Central regions.
25 February ITV plc merges the ITV Border and ITV Tyne Tees regions.
2 March UKTV History is rebranded as "Yesterday".
Corpus Christi College, Oxford are disqualified as champions of the 2009 series of University Challenge after one of their contestants, Sam Kay, was found to no longer be a student. The runners-up, the University of Manchester, are declared champions in their place.[8]
4 March ITV announces it is cutting 600 jobs after it reported a loss of £2.6 billion for 2008. The jobs will go from the company's Yorkshire studios in Leeds and from their headquarters in London.[9]
9 March From this week, ITV's News at Ten programme returns to being aired five nights a week (having previously aired Monday to Thursday only since its return, with an 11pm bulletin on Fridays).[10]
13 March Comic Relief 2009 raises a record total in excess of £57 million at the climax of their telethon, surpassing the amount raised during the 2007 telethon by over £17 million
25 March ITV announces that it will postpone the broadcast of the 2009 National Television Awards until January 2010, and will axe the National Movie Awards.[11]
25 March Fern Britton announces she is to quit This Morning after 10 years.[12]
April Six TV is defunct in Oxfordshire and Southampton after only 10 years of localized airing.
1 April Trouble closes down after over 12 years of broadcasting and is replaced by Living +2.[13] and Channel 4 airs the 1,000th edition of Deal or No Deal.[14]
3 April The BBC is fined £150,000 because of the Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row. It is the biggest financial penalty ever imposed on the corporation for a single broadcast.[15][16]
5 April BBC One moves its Countryfile programme to a 7pm slot on Sunday evenings. The Sunday morning slot previously occupied by the show is taken over by a new outdoors activity show called Country Tracks.[17]
6 April Paramount Comedy 1 and Paramount Comedy 2 are rebranded to Comedy Central and Comedy Central Extra.
7 April BBC Two suffers its second worse peaktime viewing audience since 2001, with a share of 5.3%.[18]
8 April – 9 September Analogue services are switched off in the Westcountry region.
10–12 April To celebrate its 21st birthday, three new episodes of the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf are broadcast on Dave. Entitled Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, they are the first new episodes of the show since 1999.
23 April ITV chief executive Michael Grade announces he will step down by the end of 2009 and will become non-executive chairman.[19]
25 April Simon Amstell announces that he is to quit as host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks after acting as host since 2006.[20]
30 April UKTV Style is rebranded as "Home".[21]
6 May ITV announces that The South Bank Show is to end in 2010 after 32 years following Melvyn Bragg's retirement.[22]
8 May It is announced that Richard and Judy's series on Watch, Richard and Judy's New Position, will end early due to poor ratings. The show launched in October 2008 with 100,000 viewers, but audiences have dropped as low as 8,000. The last episode will air on 3 July.[23]
19 May UKTV Gardens is replaced by Really.[21]
25 May The Coach Trip returns to Channel 4 after 3 years of absence.
12 June It is announced that Peter Sissons, who is thought to be Britain's longest serving newsreader, will retire in the summer after 45 years.[24]
15 June ITV announces that it has axed the science fiction drama Primeval in order to concentrate on producing post-watershed drama.[25] However, plans for two more series were revealed in September after ITV agreed a deal with UKTV.[26]
16 June The long-awaited Digital Britain report is published. It makes a number of recommendations with regard to Broadband access, Internet use and Public Service Broadcasting.[27]
18 June Analogue services in the Caldbeck, Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway and the Isle of Man are switched off.
22 June UKTV Food is rebranded as "Good Food". This was the last of the UKTV rebrands.[28]
23 June Setanta Sports ceases broadcasting in the UK after going into administration.[29]
25 June The BBC publishes the expenses of some of its top executives. Among the information to be revealed is that the corporation's Director General Mark Thompson claimed over £2,000 after cutting short his holiday in October 2008 to deal with the row over the Russell Brand Show phone calls controversy.[30]
7 July A memorial service for the singer Michael Jackson, who died on 25 June, is broadcast live around the world, with an estimated audience of one billion.[31]
9 July It is announced that Alesha Dixon will replace Arlene Phillips as one of the judges when Strictly Come Dancing returns for its seventh series later in the year.[32]
10 July It is reported that West Country Tonight co-host Lisa Aziz has been suspended from her job by ITV after allegedly fiddling her expenses.[33]
14 July BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons announces that bonuses for the 10 most senior BBC executives will be suspended indefinitely.[34]
16 July ITV repeats Martin Bashir's 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson. The programme draws 3.64m viewers (a 15.4% share of the audience).[35]
ITV announces that its news and information Teletext service will be discontinued within the next six months as a result of mounting losses and the inability to find a viable business model to continue.
17 July Fern Britton presents her last edition of This Morning after 10 years.[36]
22 July The Caldbeck group of transmitters have their final analogue signals turned off, completing the digital switchover of the Border Television region.[37]
23 July ITV moves Coronation Street from its long-standing Wednesday evening slot to Thursday at 8:30. There is also a second episode of Emmerdale replacing the Tuesday hour long episode, which reverts to 30 minutes. The Bill is also moved to a post-9pm slot to allow for more hard-hitting storylines. The changes are part of an overhaul of ITV's scheduling to make way for football coverage on Wednesdays.[38]
28 July TV presenter Esther Rantzen confirms that she will run for Parliament in the Luton South constituency at the next general election.[39]
5 August Channel 4 announces that it will axe its lunchtime news bulletin as part of a cost cutting exercise as from December. The 8:00pm More4 bulletin will also be scrapped.[40]
6 August ITV sells its stake in the Friends Reunited website for £25m, having paid £125m for it in 2005. The sale occurs as the company announces losses of £105m in the first half of 2009 and a record decline in advertising revenue.[41]
12 August Analogue services are switched off in the HTV Wales region.
26 August Channel 4 announces that Big Brother will end in 2010 after series 11.[42]
27 August Mass production of televisions in the UK comes to an end after the last set rolls off the production line at Toshiba's plant in Plymouth.[43]
28 August At the Edinburgh International Television Festival News Corporation Chairman James Murdoch delivers the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture in which he launches an attack on the BBC and UK media regulator Ofcom.[44]
9 September Westcountry Television completes the digital switchover process with the turning off of all analogue signals from the Caradon Hill transmitter[45]
20 September Jimmy Mulville, the head of Hat Trick Productions, announced that a pilot for an American version of the long-running satirical panel game Have I Got News for You was to be made.[46]
29 September ITV has announced that it's stuck a deal between Watch, Impossible Pictures, German broadcaster Pro7 and BBC Worldwide to produce two new series of Primeval for transmission in 2011.[47]
30 September The Freeview service is upgraded requiring 18 million households to retune their television sets.[48] The changes lead to several hundred complaints from people who have lost channels as a result of retuning their equipment.[49]
1 October London mayor Boris Johnson makes a cameo appearance in BBC One soap EastEnders. The episode is watched by 8 million viewers.[50]
2 October Mock the Week announces that two new series are being made, but Frankie Boyle will no longer appear on the show.[51]
2 October Channel TV is fined £80,000 by Ofcom over their part in the television phone-in scandal involving the British Comedy Awards.[52]
10 October It is confirmed that Red Dwarf will be commissioned a full series following the success of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth. It will be recorded in 2010 for Dave.[53][54][55]
11 October It is announced that there are plans to adapt the Douglas Adams Dirk Gently novels for television.[56]
14 October Andrew Newman, head of entertainment and comedy at Channel 4 leaves his job to go to work for Objective Productions after working for the TV channel for over 10 years.[57]
22 October British National Party leader Nick Griffin makes a controversial first appearance on Question Time after being invited onto the show by the BBC. The edition attracts eight million viewers,[58] twice the programme's usual audience. The programme also results in a large number of complaints to the BBC, while Griffin himself makea a formal complaint to the Corporation for the way he believes he was treated on the show.[58]
ITV announces plans to drop the "bongs" of Big Ben from the opening credits of News at Ten. Also confirmed are plans to relaunch the Tonight programme in January 2010 with Julie Etchingham as its new presenter.[59]
28 October It is announced by the BBC that Barbara Windsor is to leave EastEnders in 2010 after 16 years.[60]
4 November Analogue BBC2 switched off in the Granada Television region.[61]
18 November Former Asda chief executive Archie Norman is appointed as chairman of ITV from January 2010.[62]
26 November ITV takes full ownership of the breakfast TV service GMTV after purchasing Disney's 25% share in the channel.[63]
2 December The Winter Hill transmitter has its remaining analogue signals turned off, completing the digital switchover process in the Granada Television region.[61] Freeview HD begins transmission marking the worldwide operational debut of the DVB-T2 standard.
16 December ITV closes its news and information service on Teletext, leaving the ITV channel(s) without such a service for the first time in 35 years.
23 December Singer Boy George loses a High Court battle to overturn a ruling by the Probation Service that he could not appear on the final series of Celebrity Big Brother.[64]

DebutsEdit

BBCEdit

Date Debut
2 January Around the World in 80 Faiths[65] on BBC Two
2 January The Legend of Dick and Dom on CBBC
3 January Eurovision: Your Country Needs You[66] on BBC One
3 January A History of Scotland on BBC Two
3 January Richard Hammond's Blast Lab[67] on CBBC
5 January Half Moon Investigations[68] on BBC One
5 January Scoop on CBBC
5 January The Diary of Anne Frank[69] on BBC One
6 January Grow Your Own Drugs on BBC Two
6 January Oz and James Drink to Britain on BBC Two
8 January Life of Riley[70] on BBC One
9 January The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News
10 January Total Wipeout[71] on BBC One
12 January Million Dollar Traders on BBC Two
14 January The City Uncovered on BBC Two
14 January The Secret Life of Elephants[72] on BBC One
15 January Undercover Princes on BBC Three
18 January Hunter on BBC One
20 January Cowards[73] on BBC Four
23 January LifeSpam[74] on BBC Three
25 January Being Human[75] on BBC Three
30 January The Site[76] on BBC Three
31 January The Old Guys[77] on BBC One
1 February Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life on BBC One
1 February Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life on BBC Two
2 February Moses Jones on BBC Two
7 February Iran and the West[7] on BBC Two
8 February Victorian Farm on BBC Two
10 February Grandpa in My Pocket on CBeebies
11 February Nature's Great Events on BBC One
12 February We Need Answers[78] on BBC Four
14 February The Bottom Line on BBC News Channel
15 February The Victorians[79] on BBC One
19 February Britain's Best Drives on BBC Four
26 February Margaret[80] on BBC Two
6 March Rocket Science on BBC One
12 March I've Never Seen Star Wars[81] on BBC Four
12 March Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's on BBC Four
14 March The Lost World of Communism[82] on BBC Two
15 March Yellowstone[83] on BBC Two
16 March Missing on BBC One
16 March A Question of Genius on BBC Two
16 March Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle on BBC Two
20 March Genius[84] on BBC Two
25 March Newswipe with Charlie Brooker on BBC Four
27 March The Real Swiss Family Robinson on BBC One
5 April Five Minutes of Heaven[85] on BBC Two
6 April Timmy Time on Cbeebies
7 April The Speaker on BBC Two
16 April Horrible Histories on CBBC
18 April Tonight's the Night on BBC One
18 April Winging It[86] on BBC Two
24 April Reggie Perrin[87] on BBC One
26 April Best: His Mother's Son on BBC Two
10 May South Pacific on BBC Two
10 May The Incredible Human Journey on BBC Two
11 May Propertywatch on BBC Two
16 May Transmission Impossible with Ed & Oucho on CBBC
18 May Moving On on BBC One
31 May Empire of Cricket on BBC Two
2 June Mary Queen of Charity Shops on BBC Two
6 June Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on BBC One
6 June Totally Saturday on BBC One
7 June Hope Springs[88] on BBC One
16 June Occupation on BBC One
16 June Personal Affairs on BBC Three
18 June Psychoville[89] on BBC Two
8 July Taking The Flak[90] on BBC Two
8 July Getting On[91] on BBC Four
14 July Freefall on BBC Two
14 July As Seen on TV on BBC One
21 July The Truth About Crime on BBC One
21 July Desperate Romantics on BBC Two
23 July The Rat Pack on BBC One
27 July Bang Goes the Theory on BBC One
27 July Knowitalls on BBC Two
29 July Breaking The Mould on BBC Four
30 July We Are Klang[92] on BBC Three
30 July My Life as an Animal on BBC Three
5 August Roy on CBBC
6 August The Funny Side Of... on BBC Two
8 August The Football League Show on BBC One
15 August Walk on the Wild Side on BBC One
17 August Pointless on BBC Two
20 August Tough Guy or Chicken? on BBC Three
4 September Happy Hollidays on BBC One
5 September My Almost Famous Family on CBBC
6 September Last Chance to See on BBC Two
7 September Land Girls on BBC One
7 September Happy Hollidays on BBC Two
7 September Dennis & Gnasher on CBBC
7 September Gigglebiz on CBeebies
8 September Lost Land of the Volcano[93] on BBC One
9 September Crash on BBC One
10 September Off the Hook on BBC Three
10 September Lunch Monkeys on BBC Three
14 September Home Time on BBC Two
14 September The Cut on BBC Two
19 September Merlin: Secrets and Magic on BBC Three
27 September By Any Means 2 on BBC Two
29 September Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe on BBC Four
29 September Electric Dreams on BBC Four
4 October Emma on BBC One
6 October It's Only a Theory[94] on BBC Four
8 October Micro Men on BBC Four
10 October The Well on BBC Two
12 October Life on BBC One
13 October Inside Life on CBBC
13 October Around the World in 80 Days on BBC One
21 October Gary: Tank Commander on BBC Two
22 October Russell Howard's Good News on BBC Three
28 October Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain on BBC Two
31 October The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson[95] on BBC One
1 November Garrow's Law on BBC One
2 November Into the Storm on BBC Two
9 November Miranda[96] on BBC Two
23 November Paradox on BBC One
23 November Mouth to Mouth on BBC Three
29 November Fern Britton Meets... on BBC One
2 December Big Top on BBC One
14 December Move Like Michael Jackson
23 December Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas on BBC One
28 December The Day of the Triffids on BBC One

ITVEdit

Date Debut
3 January Demons[97] on ITV1
4 January Above Suspicion on ITV1
29 January Paris Hilton's British Best Friend on ITV2
31 January Good Arrows on ITV4
2 February Whitechapel on ITV1
3 February Ladies of Letters on ITV3
21 February The Colour of Money[98] on ITV1
22 February Piers Morgan's Life Stories[99] on ITV1
23 February Law & Order: UK[100] on ITV1
25 February FM on ITV2
27 February Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder[101] on ITV1
2 March Bookaboo on CITV
16 March Taste the Nation on ITV1
19 March The Justin Lee Collins Show on ITV2
1 May Boy Meets Girl[102] on ITV1
18 May Divided on ITV1
26 May The Hour on ITV1
30 May Mumbai Calling on ITV1
29 June The Chase on ITV1
12 July Monday Monday on ITV1
13 July The Fuse on ITV1
23 July Made in Scotland on ITV1
17 August Peter Andre: Going It Alone on ITV2
22 August The Cube on ITV1
27 August What Katie Did Next on ITV2
30 August Wuthering Heights on ITV1
20 September Trinity on ITV2
19 October Murderland on ITV1
20 October 7 Days on the Breadline on ITV1
20 December The Fattest Man in Britain on ITV1

Channel 4Edit

Date Debut
13 February Free Agents on Channel 4
5 March Red Riding on Channel 4
22 March Chris Moyles' Quiz Night on Channel 4
6 April The Hospital on Channel 4
6 April Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant on Channel 4
4 May Endgame on Channel 4
11 May Find Me a Family on Channel 4
17 May The Unloved[103] on Channel 4
25 May The Operation: Surgery Live[104] on Channel 4
7 July You Have Been Watching[105] on Channel 4
9 September Derren Brown: The Events on Channel 4
30 September Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue on Channel 4
7 October When Boris Met Dave[106] on More4
6 November Campus on Channel 4
9 November The Execution of Gary Glitter on Channel 4
12 November Misfits on E4
13 November PhoneShop on Channel 4
24 November Cast Offs
27 November The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret on Channel 4
29 November The Queen on Channel 4
2 December The Amazing Dermot on Channel 4
11 December Guantanamo Phil on Channel 4
18 December Looser Women on Channel 4

FiveEdit

Date Debut
23 March Wordplay
7 August You're Nicked!
14 September Live from Studio Five
28 September Ross Noble's Australian Trip
28 October Britain's Best Brain

Subscription ChannelsEdit

Date Debut
Unknown True Jackson VP on Nickelodeon
February Oops TV on Sky1
5 February No Signal on FX
9 March Toyboize on Dave
12 April Skellig on Sky1
12 April Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny on Comedy Central
10 May Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened on G.O.L.D.
31 May The Take on Sky1
1 October Industrial Junkie on Quest
4 October Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose on Watch
21 October Grouchy Young Men on Comedy Central

Channels debuts, Channels endings & Channel rebrandsEdit

New channelsEdit

Date Channel
20 January Investigation Discovery
16 February ITV South West
25 February ITV Tyne Tees & Border
20 March Discovery Shed
19 May Really
1 July Wedding TV Asia
3 August ESPN
3 August True Entertainment
31 August Disney XD
30 September Quest
26 October Viva
16 November CBS Action
16 November CBS Drama
16 November CBS Reality
14 December E4 HD

Defunct channelsEdit

Date Channel
2 January BBC 2W
8 February ITV Thames Valley
15 February Westcountry Television
25 February Border Television
April Six TV (Oxford & Southampton)
1 April Trouble
Real Estate TV
19 May UKTV Gardens
15 June Simply Movies
23 June Setanta Sports News
Setanta Golf
Rangers TV
Celtic TV
31 July Nicktoonsters
3 August Showcase TV
7 August Arsenal TV
31 August Jetix
26 October TMF
16 November Zone Reality
Zone Romantica
Zone Thriller

Rebranding channelsEdit

Date Old Name New Name
16 February Five US Five USA

Changes of network affiliationEdit

Programme Moved From Moved To
Torchwood[107] BBC Two BBC One
Formula One[108] ITV BBC One
Out of the Blue[109] BBC Two Fiver
Masterchef BBC Two BBC One
House[110] Five Sky1
The Thick of It BBC Four BBC Two
The Graham Norton Show BBC Two BBC One
Harry & Paul[111] BBC One BBC Two
Gavin & Stacey BBC Three BBC One
King of the Hill Channel 4 E4

Television showsEdit

Returning this year after a break of one year or longerEdit

Programme Date(s) of original removal Original channel Date of return New channel(s)
The Krypton Factor[112] 20 November 1995 ITV 1 January 2009 N/A (Same channel as original)
Minder[113] 10 March 1994 ITV 4 February 2009 Five
Red Dwarf[114] 5 April 1999 BBC Two 10 April 2009 Dave
The Biggest Loser 27 December 2006 Living 27 April 2009 ITV
The Chart Show 22 August 1998 ITV 10 May 2009 Channel 4
Coach Trip 30 June 2006 Channel 4 25 May 2009 N/A (Same channel as original)
Shooting Stars new series December 2002 BBC Choice 26 August 2009 BBC Two
Born to Be Different 2004
13 September 2007
Channel 4 28 April 2009 N/A (Same channel as original)

1950sEdit

Programme Date
Panorama (1953–present)
The Sky at Night (1957–present)
Blue Peter (1958–present)

1960sEdit

Programme Date
Coronation Street (1960–present).
Songs of Praise (1961–present)
University Challenge (1962–1987, 1994–present)
Doctor Who (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–Present)
Match of the Day (1964–present)
Mr. and Mrs. (1964–1999, 2008–2010)
The Money Programme (1966–present)

1970sEdit

Programme Date
Emmerdale (1972–present).
Mastermind (1972–present)
Newsround (1972–present)
Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
Wish You Were Here...? (1974–present)
Arena (1975–present)
The Krypton Factor (1977–1995, 2009–Present)
Top Gear (1977–2001, 2002–present)
Antiques Roadshow (1979–present)
Question Time (1979–present)

1980sEdit

Programme Date
Family Fortunes (1980–1985, 1987–2002, 2006–present)
Postman Pat (1981, 1991, 1996, 2004–present)
Timewatch (1982–present)
The Bill (1984–2010)
Thomas & Friends (1984–present)
EastEnders (1985–present)
Comic Relief (1986–present)
Casualty (1986–present)
Fireman Sam (1987–1994, 2005–present)
ChuckleVision (1987–present)
This Morning (1988–present)
Red Dwarf (1988–1999, 2009)

1990sEdit

Programme Date
Have I Got News for You (1990–present)
Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Time Team, (1994–present)
Hollyoaks (1995–present)
Silent Witness (1996–present)
Y Clwb Rygbi, Wales (1997–present)
Midsomer Murders (1997–present)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1998–present)
Bob the Builder (1998–present)
Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999–present)
Holby City (1999–present)

2000sEdit

Programme Date
The Weakest Link (2000–2012)
Big Brother (2000–2010, 2011–present)
Real Crime (2001–present)
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002–present)
Harry Hill's TV Burp (2002–2012)
Spooks (2002–present)
Comedy Connections (2003–present)
The Daily Politics (2003–present)
QI (2003–present)
Peep Show (2003–present)
The Politics Show (2003–present)
The Royal (2003–present)
This Week (2003–present)
Doc Martin (2004–present)
Hustle (2004–2012)
Shameless (2004–present)
Strictly Come Dancing (2004–present)
The X Factor (2004–present)
The Andrew Marr Show (2005–present)
Deal or No Deal (2005–present)
Dancing on Ice (2006–present)
Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)
Robin Hood (2006–2009)
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–present)
Torchwood (2006–present)
Waterloo Road (2006–present)
Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–present)
Would I Lie to You? (2007–present)
M.I. High (2007–present)
Outnumbered (2007–present)
The Tudors (2007–2010)
Trapped (2007–present)
Skins (2007–present)
Britain's Got Talent (2007–present)
Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)
The Inbetweeners (2008–present)
Merlin (2008–present)
Survivors (2008–2010)

Ending this yearEdit

Date Programme Channel Debut(s)
6 February Plus One Channel 4 2007
7 February Demons[115] ITV 2009
5 March The Green Green Grass BBC One 2005
20 March Going for Gold Five 1987 & 2008
3 April Moving Wallpaper ITV1 2008
11 April The Colour of Money ITV1 2009
12 April Al Murray's Multiple Personality DisorderTemplate:Citation needed ITV1 2009
12 April Gladiators[116] Sky1 1992 & 2008
27 April Hell's Kitchen ITV1 2004
5 May Born to Be Different Channel 4 2003, 2006 & 2009
17 May Pulling[117] BBC Three 2006
21 May The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2 2009
22 May Boy Meets Girl ITV1 2009
25 May The Omid Djalili Show BBC One 2007
31 May Beat the Star ITV1 2008
27 June Robin Hood[118] BBC One 2006
3 July Richard & Judy's New Position[119] Watch 2008
9 July Katie & Peter ITV2 2007
12 July Kingdom[120] ITV1 2007
24 July The Fuse ITV1 2009
26 July Hope Springs BBC One 2009
9 August Don't Forget the Lyrics! Sky1 2008
14 August Hotel Babylon BBC One 2006
17 August The StreetTemplate:Citation needed BBC One 2006
23 August Jam & Jerusalem BBC One 2006
12 October Blue Murder ITV1 2004
15 October Katy Brand's Big Ass Show ITV2 2007
12 November Wife Swap Channel 4 2003
How Clean Is Your House? Channel 4 2003
12 December Hole in the Wall BBC One 2008
18 December Golden Balls ITV1 2007
The Paul O'Grady Show Channel 4 2004
Trisha Goddard Five 1998
More4 News[121] More4 2005
30 December Big Top BBC One 2009

DeathsEdit

Date Name Age Broadcast credibility
1 January Edmund Purdom[122] 84 Actor
11 January David Vine[123] 73 Sports presenter
13 January Patrick McGoohan[124] 80 Actor (The Prisoner)
16 January Sir John Mortimer[125] 85 Barrister, writer, novelist and dramatist (Rumpole of the Bailey)
18 January Tony Hart[126] 83 Children's TV presenter
24 January Diane Holland[127] 78 Actress (Hi-De-Hi!)
26 February Wendy Richard[128] 65 Actress (EastEnders, Are You Being Served?)
14 March Terence Edmond[129] 69 Actor (Z-Cars)
18 March Natasha Richardson[130] 45 Actress
22 March Jade Goody[131] 27 Reality TV star (Big Brother)
24 March Timothy Brinton[132] 79 British broadcaster and Conservative Party politician
8 April Lennie Bennett[133] 70 Comedian and game show host (Punchlines)
18 April Stephanie Parker[134] 22 Actress (Belonging)
20 May Lucy Gordon[135] 28 Actress
28 May Terence Alexander[136] 86 Actor
31 May Danny La Rue[137] 81 Entertainer
20 June Colin Bean[138] 82 Actor (Dad's Army)
1 July Mollie Sugden[139] 86 Comedy actress
12 July Donald MacCormick[140] 70 Broadcast journalist and presenter (Newsnight)
13 July Vince Powell[141] 80 Sitcom writer (Love Thy Neighbour)
24 July Harry Towb[142] 83 Actor
16 August Laurie Rowley[143] 68 Comedy writer (The Two Ronnies, Not the Nine O'Clock News)
29 August Simon Dee[144] 74 Television interviewer and radio disc jockey
13 September Felix Bowness[145] 87 Actor (Hi-de-Hi!)
14 September Keith Floyd[146] 65 Chef
15 September Troy Kennedy Martin[147] 77 Screenwriter
16 September Brian Barron[148] 69 BBC journalist and war correspondent
22 September Peter Denyer[149] 62 Actor (Please Sir!)
30 September Robert S. Baker[150] 87 Producer (The Saint)
16 November Edward Woodward[151] 79 Actor
2 December Maggie Jones[152] 75 Actress
24 December George Cowling[153] 89 Britain television's first weather presenter

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