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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 See also
- 9 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's ITV 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 after almost a decade.|
|16 February||BBC One airs a special hour-long episode of its daytime soap Doctors to celebrate the series 2000th episode.|
|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.|
|26 March||British terrestrial television premiere of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace on ITV1.|
|27 March||Sam Attwater and dancing partner Brianne Delcourt win the sixth series of Dancing on Ice.|
|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.|
|7 April||Top of the Pops returns to television in its former Thursday evening slot as BBC Four begins airing old episodes from 1976, the point at which the broadcaster's full archive of shows begins.|
|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.|
|19 April||Helen Mirren apologises after swearing during an interview on the day's edition of BBC Breakfast.|
|27 April||Tim Anderson wins the 2011 series of MasterChef.|
|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.|
|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.|
|14 May||Azerbaijan's Ell & Nikki win the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with "Running Scared".|
|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.|
|BBC World News America presenter Matt Frei is recruited by Channel 4 News to become their Washington correspondent, while Newsnight correspondent Jackie Long will become Channel 4 News's social affairs editor. Cathy Newman will become the first new presenter to join the in-studio team at Channel 4 for 13 years.|
|24 May||Broadcast magazine reports that ITV is preparing to launch a new investigative series titled Exposure, thirteen years after it axed the award-winning World in Action.|
|25 May||It is 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.|
|4 June||Scottish singer Jai McDowall wins the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent.|
|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.|
|The Sun reports that the BBC's So You Think You Can Dance will not return for a third series.|
|8–22 June||Analogue signals are switched off in the Black Hill area.|
|11 June||Matt Flint wins series two of So You Think You Can Dance.|
|13 June||BBC Two airs the controversial documentary Choosing to Die, a film presented by Terry Pratchett which examines the topic of assisted suicide.|
|17 June||Viewers of the BBC News Channel claim to have been distracted when newsreaders Martine Croxall and Carrie Gracie appear on screen to read the morning's news wearing similar outfits that are an identical colour.|
|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.|
|ITV recruits BBC political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg to be its new business editor. She will take up the role from September, and will also front editions of the Tonight programme.|
|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.|
|17 July||Inventor Tom Pellereau wins the seventh series of The Apprentice, and a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar, who will become his business partner in exchange for the investment.|
|July||UKTV does a deal with BSkyB to provide one demand content available to Sky customers via Sky Anytime.|
|2 August||Really launches on Freeview.|
|3 August||ITV News hires former BBC and 5 News presenter Natasha Kaplinsky to cover for Nina Hossain while the latter is on maternity leave. She will present on London Tonight and national bulletins.|
|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.|
|15 August||Virgin Media agrees to sell its 50% stake in UKTV to Scripps Networks for £339m.|
|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.|
|25 August||Teesside comedian Patrick Monahan wins the live final of ITV's Show Me the Funny, in which stand-up comedians competed to win £100,000, a 12-date nationwide tour and a DVD release.|
|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.|
|9 September – 23 October||ITV airs coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup from New Zealand.|
|14 September||Cartoon Network launches in HD.|
|26 September||Jade Thompson wins Cycle 7 of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model (formerly Britain's Next Top Model).|
|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.|
|4 October||Joanne Wheatley wins the second series of The Great British Bake Off.|
|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.|
|15 October||Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, announces she is leaving the series after twelve years. She will film her final scenes at Christmas and be seen on screen until February 2012.|
|18 October||ITV plc buys the Channel Islands franchise Channel Television from the Yattendon Group plc.|
|22 October||Phil Vickery wins the 2011 series of Celebrity MasterChef.|
|October||High definition versions of Dave and Watch are launched by UKTV.|
|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.|
|3 December||Pop star Dougie Poynter wins the eleventh series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.|
|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.|
|12 December||Student Zara Brownlees wins the second series of Young Apprentice.|
|15 December||Ash Mair wins the fourth series of MasterChef: The Professionals.|
|17 December||McFly drummer Harry Judd and his dancing partner Aliona Vilani win the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing.|
|22 December||Cyclist Mark Cavendish is named this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.|
|5 January||Kidnap and Ransom||ITV|
|7 January||Penn & Teller: Fool Us|
|9 January||That Sunday Night Show|
|22 March||Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors||ITV4|
|28 March||The Dales||ITV|
|16 April||Sing If You Can|
|21 April||Long Lost Family|
|29 May||Scott & Bailey|
|6 June||Secret Dealers|
|10 June||Love Your Garden|
|17 July||Born To Shine|
|3 September||Red or Black?|
|The Jonathan Ross Show|
|4 September||Appropriate Adult|
|26 September||There's No Taste Like Home|
|11 October||High Stakes|
|22 November||The Adventurer's Guide To Britain|
|11 December||Text Santa|
|18 December||Just Henry|
|2 January||Famous and Fearless||Channel 4|
|4 January||David Walliams' Awfully Good|
|5 January||Britain's Fattest Man|
|16 January||Comics Choice|
|18 January||Big Fat Gypsy Weddings|
|19 January||The Joy of Teen Sex|
|20 January||10 O'Clock Live|
|6 February||The Promise||Channel 4|
|The People's Supermarket|
|25 February||Friday Night Dinner|
|2 March||Jamie's Dream School|
|17 April||The Hotel|
|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|
|17 June||King Of...|
|3 October||Random Acts|
|4 October||Mary Queen of Frocks|
|14 October||The Hunt for Tony Blair|
|12 December||Christmas Coach Trip|
|14 February||OK! TV||Channel 5|
|18 August||Celebrity Big Brother|
|9 September||Big Brother|
|3 October||Celebrity Wish List|
|4 January||Louie Spence's Showbusiness||Sky1|
|7 February||Bedlam||Sky Living|
|10 February||Mad Dogs||Sky1|
|21 February||Ross Kemp: Extreme World|
|27 February||Mud Men||History|
|31 March||The Runaway||Sky1|
|2 May||/ The Amazing World of Gumball||Cartoon Network|
|19 May||Al Murray's Compete for the Meat||Dave|
|24 May||Geordie Shore||MTV|
|30 May||Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask||Dave|
|17 June||Wall of Fame||Sky1|
|24 August||Mount Pleasant|
|19 September||This is Jinsy||Sky Atlantic|
|6 September||Jelly Jamm||Cartoonito|
|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||Nickelodeon|
|The Weakest Link (Daytime version)||BBC One||BBC Two|
|Pointless||BBC Two||BBC One|
|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)|
|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)|
|Celebrity Big Brother||27 January 2010||18 August 2011||Channel 5|
|Big Brother||10 September 2010||9 September 2011|
|Young Dracula||8 February 2008||CBBC||31 October 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|Absolutely Fabulous||7 November 1996
25 December 2004
|BBC One||25 December 2011|
|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)|
|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)|
|Children in Need||(1980–present)|
|Channel 4 Racing||(1984–2016)|
|Thomas & Friends||(1984–present)|
|Fireman Sam||(1987–1994, 2005–2013)|
|Home and Away||(1988–present)|
|Red Dwarf||(1988–1999, 2009–present)|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||(1989–2013)|
|Have I Got News for You||(1990–present)|
|BBC World News||(1991–present)|
|Junior MasterChef||(1994, 2010–present)|
|The National Lottery Draws||(1994–2017)|
|Top of the Pops 2||(1994–present)|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||(1996–2015)|
|Bob the Builder||(1998–present)|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||(1998–2014)|
|Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||(2000–2007, 2011–present)|
|Big Brother||(2000–2010, 2011–present)|
|A Place in the Sun||(2000–present)|
|Shipwrecked||(2000–2002, 2006–2009, 2011–2012)|
|Waking the Dead||(2000–2011)|
|The Weakest Link||(2000–2012, 2017–present)|
|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)|
|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||(2004–2013)|
|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||(2005–2013)|
|Coach Trip||(2005–2006, 2009–2012, 2013–present)|
|Come Dine with Me||(2005–present)|
|It's Me or the Dog||(2005–2012)|
|Deal or No Deal||(2005–2016)|
|Doctor Who Confidential||(2005–2011)|
|The F Word||(2005–2010)|
|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||(2005–2012)|
|The Album Chart Show||(2006–present)|
|The Apprentice: You're Fired!||(2006–present)|
|Banged Up Abroad||(2006–2013)|
|Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe||(2006–present)|
|Dancing on Ice||(2006–2014)|
|Dickinson's Real Deal||(2006–present)|
|Don't Get Done, Get Dom||(2006–present)|
|How to Look Good Naked||(2006–present)|
|The IT Crowd||(2006–2013)|
|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)|
|Wild at Heart||(2006–2012)|
|The Alan Titchmarsh Show||(2007–2014)|
|The Armstrong and Miller Show||(2007–2010)|
|The Big Questions||(2007–present)|
|Britain's Best Dish||(2007–2011)|
|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?||(2008–2013)|
|Supersize vs Superskinny||(2008–2014)|
|UK Border Force||(2008–present)|
|Wogan's Perfect Recall||(2008–present)|
|The World's Strictest Parents||(2008–present)|
|Alan Carr: Chatty Man||(2009–2016)|
|Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps||(2009–present)|
|Bang Goes the Theory||(2009–2014)|
|Chris Moyles' Quiz Night||(2009–present)|
|Dating in the Dark||(2009–2011)|
|Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions||(2009–present)|
|Fern Britton Meets...||(2009–present)|
|The Football League Show||(2009–2015)|
|Got to Dance||(2009–2014)|
|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||(2009–2014)|
|The Legend of Dick and Dom||(2009–2011)|
|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||(2009–2013)|
|Piers Morgan's Life Stories||(2009–present)|
|A Question of Genius||(2009–present)|
|Rip Off Britain||(2009–present)|
|Russell Howard's Good News||(2009–2015)|
|Sea Patrol UK||(2009–present)|
|Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle||(2009–2016)|
|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||(2009–2011)|
Ending this year
- 2011 in British music
- 2011 in British radio
- 2011 in the United Kingdom
- List of British films of 2011
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