2011 in British television
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This is a list of events that took place in 2011 related to British television.
- 1 Events
- 2 Debuts
- 3 Channels
- 4 Changes of network affiliation
- 5 Television shows
- 6 Ending this year
- 7 Deaths
- 8 References
|1 January||Toonattik after 6 years leaves CITV along with Action Stations! which closes down after 5 years of broadcast. New Year's Day also sees the final appearance of The Fluffy Club on Mini CITV.|
|Cable channel Bravo closes down after 25 years of broadcasting along with its sister channel Bravo 2 which also closes down.|
|5 January||Avon and Somerset Police ban ITN from attending a press conference convened to give updates on the Joanna Yeates case after a report on the previous day'sITV News criticised their handling of the investigation. The ban is subsequently lifted.|
|6 January||Samantha Womack is to leave EastEnders over the controversial baby swap plot.|
|9 January||EastEnders viewers have complained in record numbers about the soap's "hurtful", "unrealistic" and "exploitative" cot death storyline involving the character Ronnie Mitchell.|
|17 January||Barney Harwood becomes the new Blue Peter presenter taking over from Joel Defries.|
|25 January||Reporter Andy Gray is dropped by Sky Sports following sexist comments made by himself and fellow presenter Richard Keys against female official Sian Massey in footage recorded the previous Saturday. Keys resigns the following day, in support of his colleague.|
|1 February||The Sky HD swap is introduced giving HD channels more prominence. Sky also sees the launch of brand-new channel Sky Atlantic, and the Living channels are rebranded as Sky Living. Channel One closed down at 6 am, and was replaced on Freeview by Challenge.|
|2 February||John Nettles appears in his final ever episode of Midsomer Murders, having starred in a total of 81 episodes since the series was launched in 1997.|
|BBC executive Craig Oliver is appointed as Prime Minister David Cameron's Director of Communications.|
|4 February||The BBC apologises for remarks about Mexicans made on its Top Gear television programme but defends the original remarks as well.|
|14 February||Channel 5 reverts to its original name.|
|28 February||The ban on product placement in television programmes is lifted, allowing advertisers to pay for their goods to be seen on British TV. The first product to be displayed in this regard is a Nescafe coffee machine, which appeared on This Morning. A year long trial also begins allowing commercial television channels to show up to 12 minutes of adverts per hour during films and dramas, bringing them into line with soap operas where this is already permitted.|
|2 March||Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation agrees to sell Sky News to be in a position to buy BSkyB without a Competition Commission inquiry. News Corp receives approval to buy out BSkyB the following day.|
|16 March||Coleen Nolan announces her decision to quit ITV daytime panel show Loose Women after over 10 years as a panellist.|
|19 March||BBC Three host a major live TV event, Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds.|
|30 March – 13 April||Analogue signals are switched off in the Nottingham and Sandy Heath areas.|
|6 April||Channel 5 officially announced that it had bought the rights to show former Channel 4 reality series Big Brother from August 2011.|
|6 – 20 April||Analogue signals are switched off in the Bromsgrove, Lark Stoke and Ridge Hill (Central and West) areas.|
|13 April||Former Brookside actor Brian Regan, who played Terry Sullivan in the long-running series is remanded in custody on a charge of murder following the fatal shooting of a doorman in Liverpool in February.|
|29 April||Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton shown on BBC One and ITV. Audiences of around 24.5 million watched in the UK alone.|
|11 May – 25 May||Analogue signals are switched off in the Darvel and Rosneath (HP and VP) areas.|
|5 May||It is confirmed that Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will leave their positions as judges on The X Factor to concentrate on the American version of the programme. Cole was later dropped from the US version of the series.|
|12 May||ITV axes the Scottish police drama Taggart after 28 years, citing poor viewing figures in other parts of the UK.|
|12 May||Dennis Tanner, played by Philip Lowrie, returns to Coronation Street, having last appeared in 1968. His break of 43 years is the longest of any actor in the soap's history. William Roache's enforced hiatus means that Lowrie is the only present cast member who appeared in the first episode in 1960.|
|14 May||Dannii Minogue announces she will not be appearing on the next series of The X Factor.|
|19 May||A special edition of the BBC's political debate programme Question Time is recorded at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison in London.|
|25 May||It was announced that Jeff Stelling is to leave Countdown after two years to concentrate on Sky Sports.|
|30 May||ITV confirms that Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland will join Louis Walsh as judges for series 8 of The X Factor.|
|1 – 15 June||Analogue signals are switched off in the Craigkelly area.|
|6 June||The BBC announces that the national variations of BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland and BBC One Wales will become available in high definition in 2012.|
|ITV children's gadget show Cool Stuff Collective is criticised by Ofcom for "product placement" over the way featured items are reviewed by the programme.|
|8 – 22 June||Analogue signals are switched off in the Black Hill area.|
|13 June||BBC Two airs the controversial documentary Choosing to Die, a film presented by Terry Pratchett which examines the topic of assisted suicide.|
|22 June||The last analogue television services are switched off in Scotland, making it the second part of the UK to have a fully digital service.|
|30 June||ITV confirms that Coronation Street will return to its traditional 19:30 timeslot on a Wednesday evening from September 2012.|
|6 – 20 July||Analogue signals are switched off in the Sudbury area.|
|8 July||The BBC has announced that Pam St. Clement is to leave EastEnders after 25 years.|
|10 July||ITV confirms it has sacked daytime presenters Kate Thornton and Zoe Tyler in a bid to boost flagging ratings for daytime show Loose Women|
|13 July||Rupert Murdoch announced that News Corporation was withdrawing its proposal to take full control of the subscription television broadcaster BSkyB, due to concerns over the phone hacking scandal.|
|3 – 17 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Belmont and Olivers Mount areas.|
|10 – 24 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Chesterfield and Sheffield areas.|
|11 August||BBC One airs a special edition of the political discussion show Question Time following the recent outbreak of rioting.|
|16 August||BBC Magazines agrees a £12m deal to sell the Radio Times – together with ten other titles – to Exponent, owner of thetrainline.com.|
|17 – 31 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Waltham area.|
|18 August||Celebrity Big Brother 2011 launches on Channel 5 marking the first ever series of Celebrity Big Brother to air on the channel.|
|The BBC airs a special edition of its Crimewatch programme aimed at identifying people involved in the 2011 England riots.|
|26 August||Channel 4 airs its last episode of Friends, "The One Where Paul's the Man" after 16 years.|
|4 September||E4 airs its last episode of Friends, The Last One after 16 years.|
|7 – 21 September||Analogue signals are switched off in the Fenton, Sutton Coldfield and Emley Moor areas.|
|8 September||Paddy Doherty wins Celebrity Big Brother 2011 and became Channel 5's first ever Celebrity Big Brother winner|
|9 September||Big Brother 2011 launches on Channel 5 marking the first ever series of Big Brother to air on the channel.|
|14 September||Cartoon Network launches in HD.|
|27 September||Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's keynote conference speech is blacked out for five-minute after all media communications are lost by a power outage at the conference centre.|
|6 October||BBC Director General Mark Thompson announces that BBC HD will close to be replaced by a high definition simulcast of BBC Two. This BBC Two HD will work much the same way as BBC One HD. This move allows the corporation to save £2.1 million, used to count towards their budget deficit following the freezing of the license fee and the additional financial responsibility of addition services.|
|18 October||ITV plc buys the Channel Islands franchise Channel Television from the Yattendon Group plc.|
|4 November||Jill Evans, a Welsh MEP is fined £575 after refusing to pay her TV licence fee in protest over changes to the Welsh-language channel S4C.|
|8 November||ITN confirms it has secured a five-year contract to resume production of 5 News from early 2012. The broadcaster lost the programme to Sky News in 2005. Part of the new deal will see the 7:00 pm bulletin move to an earlier 6:30 pm timeslot.|
|9 – 23 November||Analogue signals are switched off in the Tacolneston area.|
|11 November||Aaron Allard-Morgan wins Big Brother 2011 and became Channel 5's first ever Big Brother winner|
|13 November||TV bosses are forced to apologise after the results of a phone vote for the previous evening's The X Factor appeared online before the lines had closed. The episode was also delayed for fifteen minutes by a technical glitch.|
|14 November||Coronation Street becomes the first prime time British television programme to use product placement after signing a deal with Nationwide Building Society. A Nationwide cash machine is seen in the episode.|
|16 November||Nick Hewer, one of Alan Sugar's advisers on The Apprentice is revealed as the latest host of Countdown. He will take over from outgoing presenter Jeff Stelling from January 2012.|
|19 November||Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC seeks leave to prosecute Sky News for contempt of court over its reporting of the kidnapping of Paul and Rachel Chandler after the channel allegedly breached an injunction preventing the disclosure of the couple's welfare.|
|1 December||The BBC has received over 31,000 complaints about comments made by Jeremy Clarkson on the previous evening's The One Show in which he said he would "execute" striking public sector workers.|
|7 December||Matthew Wright, host of The Wright Stuff, apologises for remarks he made on 6 December edition of the show concerning a murder in the Western Isles.|
|10 December||After 25 years Casualty airs its last episode to be filmed in Bristol. Subsequent episodes are then filmed in Cardiff.|
BBC Television Services
|1 January||Eric and Ernie||BBC Two|
|The Magicians||BBC One|
|2 January||Zen||BBC One|
|3 January||Stargazing Live||BBC Two|
|4 January||Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents||BBC Three|
|8 January||Match of the Day Kickabout||CBBC|
|Dick and Dom's Funny Business||CBBC|
|10 January||Episodes||BBC Two|
|13 January||Human Planet||BBC One|
|14 January||Fast and Loose||BBC Two|
|17 January||Perfection||BBC Two|
|19 January||Hattie||BBC Four|
|25 January||How TV Ruined Your Life||BBC Two|
|3 February||The Ultra Zionists||BBC Two|
|4 February||The Lock Up||BBC Three|
|5 February||All Over the Place||CBBC|
|7 February||Outcasts||BBC One|
|9 February||Madagascar||BBC Two|
|12 February||Secret Fortune||BBC One|
|14 February||The Sparticle Mystery||CBBC|
|20 February||South Riding||BBC One|
|21 February||Mrs. Brown's Boys||BBC One|
|22 February||Silk||BBC One|
|Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands||BBC Three|
|6 March||Wonders of the Universe||BBC Two|
|11 March||The British at Work||BBC Two|
|14 March||Twenty Twelve||BBC Four|
|19 March||Christopher and His Kind||BBC Two|
|22 March||White Van Man||BBC Three|
|29 March||See You in Court||BBC One|
|4 April||Justice||BBC One|
|5 April||Candy Cabs||BBC One|
|23 April||Don't Scare the Hare||BBC One|
|24 April||United||BBC Two|
|1 May||Exile||BBC One|
|4 May||Two Greedy Italians||BBC Two|
|5 May||The Shadow Line||BBC Two|
|8 May||Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend||BBC One|
|9 May||The Field of Blood||BBC One|
|16 May||The Street That Cut Everything||BBC One|
|27 May||Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood||BBC Two|
|6 June||World's Craziest Fools||BBC Three|
|8 June||In with the Flynns||BBC One|
|18 June||Lee Mack's All Star Cast||BBC One|
|14 July||The Pranker||BBC Three|
|24 July||Sugartown||BBC One|
|20 August||Epic Win||BBC One|
|4 September||World's Most Dangerous Roads||BBC Two|
|13 September||The Body Farm||BBC One|
|21 September||The Fades||BBC Three|
|26 September||Home Cooking Made Easy||BBC Two|
|1 October||I Want My Own Room||BBC Two|
|3 October||Dirty Tricks of the Tradesmen||BBC One|
|5 October||All Roads Lead Home||BBC Two|
|6 October||Hidden||BBC One|
|19 October||Holy Flying Circus||BBC Four|
|23 November||That's Britain!||BBC One|
|26 December||The Royal Bodyguard||BBC One|
|5 January||Kidnap and Ransom||ITV|
|7 January||Penn & Teller: Fool Us||ITV|
|9 January||That Sunday Night Show||ITV|
|22 March||Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors||ITV4|
|16 April||Sing If You Can||ITV|
|21 April||Long Lost Family||ITV|
|6 June||Secret Dealers||ITV|
|10 June||Love Your Garden||ITV|
|17 July||Born To Shine||ITV|
|3 September||Red or Black?||ITV|
|The Jonathan Ross Show||ITV|
|26 September||There's No Taste Like Home||ITV|
|22 November||The Adventurer's Guide To Britain||ITV|
|2 January||Famous and Fearless||Channel 4|
|4 January||David Walliams' Awfully Good||Channel 4|
|5 January||Britain's Fattest Man||Channel 4|
|16 January||Comics Choice||Channel 4|
|18 January||Big Fat Gypsy Weddings||Channel 4|
|19 January||The Joy of Teen Sex||Channel 4|
|20 January||10 O'Clock Live||Channel 4|
|6 February||The Promise||Channel 4|
|The People's Supermarket||Channel 4|
|25 February||Friday Night Dinner||Channel 4|
|2 March||Jamie's Dream School||Channel 4|
|28 March||Fern||Channel 4|
|17 April||The Hotel||Channel 4|
|9 May||Made in Chelsea||E4|
|The Secret History of Eurovision||More4|
|11 May||24 Hours in A&E||Channel 4|
|24 May||Four Rooms||Channel 4|
|17 June||King Of...||Channel 4|
|27 June||Sirens||Channel 4|
|3 October||Random Acts||Channel 4|
|4 October||Mary Queen of Frocks||Channel 4|
|14 October||The Hunt for Tony Blair||Channel 4|
|14 February||OK! TV||Channel 5|
|18 August||Celebrity Big Brother||Channel 5|
|9 September||Big Brother||Channel 5|
|3 October||Celebrity Wish List||Channel 5|
|4 January||Louie Spence's Showbusiness||Sky1|
|7 February||Bedlam||Sky Living|
|10 February||Mad Dogs||Sky1|
|21 February||Ross Kemp: Extreme World||Sky1|
|27 February||Mud Men||History|
|31 March||The Runaway||Sky1|
|19 May||Al Murray's Compete for the Meat||Dave|
|30 May||Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask||Dave|
|17 June||Wall of Fame||Sky1|
|24 August||Mount Pleasant||Sky1|
|19 September||This is Jinsy||Sky Atlantic|
|22 September||Jo Brand's Big Splash||Dave|
|31 October||Matt Hatter Chronicles||Nicktoons & CITV|
|23 November||The Cafe||Sky1|
|The Devil's Dinner Party||Sky Atlantic|
|11 January||ITV +1 (ITV1 +1/STV +1/UTV +1)|
|1 February||Sky Atlantic|
|Sky Atlantic HD|
|7 April||Sony Entertainment Television|
|Sony Entertainment Television +1|
|15 June||Argos TV|
|10 October||Dave HD|
|12 October||Watch HD|
|1 November||PBS UK|
|1 February||Channel One|
|Channel One +1|
|7 April||Film 24|
|Date||Old Name||New Name|
|1 January||Rocks TV||Gems TV Extra|
|1 February||Living||Sky Living|
|Living +1||Sky Living +1|
|Living HD||Sky Living HD|
|Livingit +1||Sky Livingit +1|
|Living Loves||Sky Living Loves|
|Sky Box Office||Sky Movies Box Office|
|14 February||Five||Channel 5|
|28 February||Sky3||Pick TV|
|Sky3 +1||Pick TV +1|
|Fiver +1||5* +1|
|Five USA +1||5USA +1|
|26 April||Lava||Greatest Hits TV|
|7 May||Playhouse Disney||Disney Junior|
|Playhouse Disney +||Disney Junior +|
Changes of network affiliation
|Show||Moved from||Moved to|
|The Ricky Gervais Show (First Run Rights)||Channel 4||E4|
|Big Brother||Channel 5|
|Celebrity Big Brother|
|Beyblade: Metal Fusion||Channel 5||CITV|
|Top of the Pops 2||Yesterday||Dave|
|Art Attack||CITV||Disney Junior|
|Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids||CITV||Nickelodeon|
|The Weakest Link (Daytime version)||BBC One||BBC Two|
|Pointless||BBC Two||BBC One|
|QI||BBC One||BBC Two|
|Friends||Channel 4 & E4||Comedy Central|
Returning this year after a break of one year or longer
|Programme||Date(s) of original removal||Original channel(s)||Date of return||New channel(s)|
|Celebrity Big Brother||27 January 2010||Channel 4||18 August 2011||Channel 5|
|Big Brother||10 September 2010||9 September 2011|
|Absolutely Fabulous||7 November 1996
25 December 2004
|BBC One||25 December 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|Art Attack||13 July 2007||CITV||6 June 2011||Disney Junior|
|Born to Be Different||2004
13 September 2007
5 May 2009
|Channel 4||9 June 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|Young Dracula||8 February 2008||CBBC||31 October 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|The Sky at Night||(1957–present)|
|Points of View||(1961–present)|
|Songs of Praise||(1961–present)|
|University Challenge||(1962–1987, 1994–present)|
|Doctor Who||(1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present)|
|Top of the Pops||(1964–present)|
|Match of the Day||(1964–present)|
|The Money Programme||(1966–present)|
|A Question of Sport||(1970–present)|
|The Film programme||(1971–present)|
|Upstairs, Downstairs||(1971–1975, 2010–2012)|
|One Man and His Dog||(1976–present)|
|ITV News at 6:30||(1976–present)|
|Top Gear||(1977–2001, 2002–present)|
|Family Fortunes||(1980–1985, 1987–2002, 2006–present)|
|Children in Need||(1980–present)|
|Postman Pat||(1981, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2004–present)|
|Thomas & Friends||(1984–present)|
|Fireman Sam||(1987–1994, 2005–present)|
|Home and Away||(1988–present)|
|Red Dwarf||(1988–1999, 2009 – present)|
|Have I Got News for You||(1990–present)|
|BBC World News||(1991–present)|
|Junior MasterChef||(1994, 2010–present)|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||(1996–present)|
|Bob the Builder||(1998–present)|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||(1998–present)|
|Bremner, Bird and Fortune||(1999–present)|
|Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||(2000–2007, 2011–present)|
|Big Brother||(2000–2010, 2011–present)|
|A Place in the Sun||(2000–present)|
|Waking the Dead||(2000–2011)|
|The Weakest Link||(2000–2012)|
|The Wright Stuff||(2000–present)|
|Celebrity Big Brother||(2001–2002, 2005–2007, 2009–present)|
|BBC South East Today||(2001–present)|
|Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps||(2001–2011)|
|Cash in the Attic||(2002–present)|
|Escape to the Country||(2002–present)|
|Harry Hill's TV Burp||(2002–2012)|
|I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||(2002–present)|
|In It to Win It||(2002–present)|
|The Story Makers||(2002–present)|
|The Daily Politics||(2003–present)|
|Grumpy Old Men||(2003–present)|
|Homes Under the Hammer||(2003–present)|
|The Politics Show||(2003–present)|
|10 Years Younger||(2004–present)|
|60 Minute Makeover||(2004–present)|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||(2004–present)|
|The Big Fat Quiz of the Year||(2004–present)|
|The Culture Show||(2004–present)|
|The Gadget Show||(2004–present)|
|Live at the Apollo||(2004–present)|
|Match of the Day 2||(2004–present)|
|Strictly Come Dancing||(2004–present)|
|Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two||(2004–present)|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||(2004–present)|
|The X Factor||(2004–present)|
|8 out of 10 Cats||(2005–present)|
|The Adventure Show||(2005–present)|
|The Andrew Marr Show||(2005–present)|
|The Biggest Loser||(2005–present)|
|Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model||(2005–present)|
|Coach Trip||(2005–2006, 2009–2012)|
|Come Dine with Me||(2005–present)|
|Deal or No Deal||(2005–present)|
|Doctor Who Confidential||(2005–2011)|
|The F Word||(2005–present)|
|Fifi and the Flowertots||(2005–present)|
|The Hotel Inspector||(2005–present)|
|The Jeremy Kyle Show||(2005–present)|
|Ladette to Lady||(2005–present)|
|Mock the Week||(2005–present)|
|The Thick of It||(2005–present)|
|The Album Chart Show||(2006–present)|
|The Apprentice: You're Fired!||(2006–present)|
|Banged Up Abroad||(2006–present)|
|Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe||(2006–present)|
|Dancing on Ice||(2006–present)|
|Dickinson's Real Deal||(2006–present)|
|Don't Get Done, Get Dom||(2006–present)|
|How to Look Good Naked||(2006–present)|
|The IT Crowd||(2006–present)|
|The Large Family||(2006–present)|
|Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies||(2006–present)|
|That Mitchell and Webb Look||(2006–present)|
|Most Annoying People||(2006–present)|
|The One Show||(2006–present)|
|People & Power||(2006–present)|
|The Real Hustle||(2006–present)|
|Something for the Weekend||(2006–2012)|
|That Mitchell and Webb Look||(2006–present)|
|Wild at Heart||(2006–present)|
|The Alan Titchmarsh Show||(2007–present)|
|The Armstrong and Miller Show||(2007–present)|
|The Big Questions||(2007–present)|
|Britain's Best Dish||(2007–present)|
|Britain's Got Talent||(2007–present)|
|Coming of Age||(2007–2011)|
|Diddy Dick and Dom||(2007–present)|
|Don't Tell the Bride||(2007–present)|
|Escape from Scorpion Island||(2007–present)|
|The Graham Norton Show||(2007–present)|
|Harry & Paul||(2007–present)|
|Inspector George Gently||(2007–present)|
|An Island Parish||(2007–present)|
|Jeff Randall Live||(2007–present)|
|Mary Queen of Shops||(2007–present)|
|The Real MacKay||(2007–present)|
|The Sarah Jane Adventures||(2007–2011)|
|Secret Diary of a Call Girl||(2007–2011)|
|Wanted Down Under||(2007–present)|
|What the Dickens||(2007–present)|
|Who Dares Wins||(2007–present)|
|Would I Lie To You?||(2007–present)|
|Are You an Egghead?||(2008–present)|
|Basil's Swap Shop||(2008–present)|
|Battle of the Brains||(2008–present)|
|Big & Small||(2008–present)|
|Chinese Food Made Easy||(2008–present)|
|Chop Socky Chooks||(2008–present)|
|Country House Rescue||(2008–present)|
|Famous 5: On the Case||(2008–present)|
|Gimme a Break||(2008–present)|
|The Hot Desk||(2008–present)|
|It Pays to Watch!||(2008–present)|
|Lark Rise to Candleford||(2008–2011)|
|The Live Desk||(2008–present)|
|Marvo the Wonder Chicken||(2008–present)|
|Nightwatch with Steve Scott||(2008–present)|
|Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is||(2008–2011)|
|Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections||(2008–present)|
|Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure||(2008–present)|
|Snog Marry Avoid||(2008–present)|
|Supersize vs Superskinny||(2008–present)|
|UK Border Force||(2008–present)|
|Wogan's Perfect Recall||(2008–present)|
|The World's Strictest Parents||(2008–present)|
|Alan Carr: Chatty Man||(2009–present)|
|Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps||(2009–present)|
|Bang Goes the Theory||(2009–present)|
|Chris Moyles' Quiz Night||(2009–present)|
|Dating in the Dark||(2009–present)|
|Don't Get Screwed||(2009–present)|
|Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions||(2009–present)|
|Fern Britton Meets...||(2009–present)|
|The Football League Show||(2009–present)|
|Grow Your Own Drugs||(2009–present)|
|How the Other Half Live||(2009–present)|
|I Can Cook||(2009–present)|
|The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson||(2009–present)|
|Inside Nature's Giants||(2009–present)|
|Law & Order: UK||(2009–present)|
|The Legend of Dick and Dom||(2009–present)|
|Let's Dance for Comic Relief||(2009–present)|
|Life of Riley||(2009–2011)|
|Little Howard's Big Question||(2009–present)|
|Live from Studio Five||(2009–2011)|
|Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow||(2009–present)|
|Newswipe with Charlie Brooker||(2009–present)|
|The Old Guys||(2009–present)|
|Peter Andre: The Next Chapter||(2009–present)|
|Piers Morgan's Life Stories||(2009–present)|
|A Question of Genius||(2009–present)|
|Russell Howard's Good News||(2009–present)|
|School of Comedy||(2009–present)|
|Sea Patrol UK||(2009–present)|
|Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle||(2009–present)|
|STV News at Six||(2009–present)|
|Tonight's the Night||(2009–present)|
|Ty Pennington's Great British Adventure||(2009–present)|
|Walk on the Wild Side||(2009–present)|
|We Need Answers||(2009–present)|
|You Have Been Watching||(2009–present)|
|Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum||(2009–present)|
Ending this year
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- McAthy, Rachel (7 January 2011). "Sun offers £50000 reward in Joanna Yeates case". Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- McCorkell, Andy; Johnson, Andrew (9 January 2011). "How 'EastEnders' lost the plot over cot death". The Independent on Sunday (Independent Print Limited). Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- Anthony, Andrew (9 January 2011). "The Archers and EastEnders: why are fans making such a fuss?". The Observer (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- Gibson, Owen (26 January 2011). "Andy Gray sacked but pressure on Sky to remove Richard Keys". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- "Richard Keys resigns from Sky after sexist remarks". BBC Sport (BBC). 26 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- Watt, Nicholas; Robinson, James (2 February 2011). "BBC editor Craig Oliver replaces Andy Coulson as No 10 communications chief". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- "BBC defends 'Top Gear' joke". Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). 4 February 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- "Product placement ban on British TV lifted". BBC News (BBC). 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- Barnett, Emma (28 February 2011). "TV product placement makes a typically English debut". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- Singh, Anita (23 February 2011). "TV films to be interrupted by 12 minutes of adverts". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- "Rupert Murdoch to sell Sky News for takeover approval". BBC News (BBC). 2 March 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- "Rupert Murdoch BSkyB takeover gets government go-ahead". BBC News (BBC). 3 March 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- "Big Brother moving to Channel 5". BBC News (BBC). 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "Ex-Brookside star Brian Regan remanded over murder of bouncer shot at point blank range". Mail Online (Associated Newspapers Ltd). 14 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
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