2019 in British television
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This is a list of events taking place in 2019 relating to television in the United Kingdom.
- 1 Events
- 2 Debuts
- 3 Channels
- 4 Television shows
- 5 Ending this year
- 6 Deaths
- 7 References
|1||BBC One welcomes in 2019 with a concert by Madness. The programme pauses at midnight for the Chimes of Big Ben and fireworks display.|
|BBC One airs the New Year's Day special of Doctor Who, titled "Resolution", the last new episode of the programme to be shown until 2020. Overnight ratings suggest the episode to have been watched by an audience of 5.15 million.|
|The fifth series of Luther begins on BBC One. The series attracts criticism from some viewers because of the perceived poor lighting in some scenes that make the content difficult to see. The series is shown over four consecutive nights.|
|ITV introduces its first rebrand since 2013, with “ITV Creates”, an artist led ident package with a different artist each week of the year and updated logo and presentation designed by DBLG. Week 1 of “ITV Creates” idents was designed by Ravi Deepres.|
|Sky Sports Racing replaces At The Races.|
|Rob Lamarr and Jono Molloy present the final SuperCasino to be broadcast on Channel 5 after almost 15 years. The following night, Channel 5 begins airing teleshopping through the night to fill in the hours that SuperCasino left.|
|5||The Greatest Dancer, a new dance competition programme featuring Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse on the judging panel, begins. It is the first programme to be created by Simon Cowell to air on BBC One.|
|BBC Two airs the British terrestrial television premiere of Ken Loach's anti-austerity film I, Daniel Blake.|
|ITV announces that ITV3 will broadcast two classic episodes of Emmerdale on weekday afternoons from 21 January.|
|7||Channel 4 broadcasts Brexit: The Uncivil War, a television film depicting the lead-up to the 2016 referendum that resulted in the vote to leave the European Union. The drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings.|
|ITV debuts Week 2 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Sutapa Biswas.|
|8||Channel 4 takes full control of Box Plus Network. It had previously operated Box Plus Network in a 50/50 joint venture with Bauer Media.|
|10||Fiona Bruce presents her first edition of Question Time.|
|After winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, Stacey Dooley is to present a new programme for BBC Three titled Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, a programme searching for a make-up artist.|
|14||ITV debuts Week 3 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by James Brunt.|
|18||Ant McPartlin returns to work with presenting partner Declan Donnelly following McPartlin's break from television after his arrest for drink driving in March 2018. The pair are reunited at the London Palladium for the auditions part of Britain's Got Talent.|
|21||ITV debuts Week 4 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Patricia Volk.|
|ITV3 starts showing classic episodes of soap opera Emmerdale. The repeats start from November 1989, when it was renamed from Emmerdale Farm to just Emmerdale. The repeats, which sees two episodes broadcast each day, follow two episodes of Classic Coronation Street, which have been airing on the channel since October 2017.|
|22||The 24th National Television Awards takes place at The O2 Arena in London and is shown on ITV presented by Dermot O'Leary. BBC One's Bodyguard leads the success story of the night by winning Most Popular Drama Series and Best Drama Performance for Richard Madden|
|23||George Alagiah returns to BBC News at Six following a year out due to cancer treatment.|
|25||BBC One announces plans to show a documentary about the murder of Jill Dando to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of her death in April 1999. The film will include "previously unseen archive and photographs", as well as contributions from her friends, relatives and colleagues.|
|Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle launches legal action against the makers of Channel 4's The Jump after fracturing vertebrae while taking part in the programme in 2016.|
|Netflix has commissioned a miniseries of Sarah Pinborough's psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes. Steve Lightfoot is credited as the creator and executive producer of the series.|
|27||BBC One airs an episode of Call the Midwife featuring a story about a boy born with a cleft lip. The episode wins praise both from viewers and charities for its handling of the storyline.|
|Businesswoman Jenny Campbell is to leave her Dragons' Den role at the end of the present series; she will make her last appearance on 3 February.|
|28||ITV debuts Week 5 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Mark Titchner.|
|29||Footage of David Bowie's first television appearance as Ziggy Stardust on an ITV music programme in 1972 has been unearthed. The thought to be lost footage is of Bowie on an edition of Granada Television's Lift Off with Ayesha. It was recorded on a home video recorder and will undergo a restoration process as the film had degraded with time.|
|30||An annual survey of five to sixteen year olds viewing habits conducted by Childwise has indicated the US sitcom Friends to be the most popular programme among that age group.|
|31||ITV pulls the documentary Fred & Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald shortly before its scheduled transmission due to unspecified legal concerns. ITV says the documentary, which alleges Rose West was as violent and dangerous as her husband Fred, will now air at a later date. The documentary is subsequently rescheduled for 21 February.|
|1||The government announces that the television licence fee will rise from £150.50 to £154.50 on 1 April.|
|4||ITV debuts Week 6 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Katrina Russell-Adams.|
|5||BBC Two viewers vote Alan Turing the most iconic figure of the 20th Century following a series that asked the public to name the century's greatest figure.|
|ITV announces it is axing two of its sitcoms – Birds of a Feather and Bad Move.|
|7||Artists Studio announces it is developing a reboot of the 1980s Jersey-based detective series Bergerac. The project is backed by Endemol Shine UK, and Westward Studios.|
|8||Michael Rice is chosen by viewers of BBC Two's Eurovision: You Decide to represent the United Kingdom at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his anthem "Bigger than Us".|
|10||The 72nd British Academy Film Awards take place at the Royal Albert Hall and are shown on BBC One. Joanna Lumley hosts the awards for a second time. Yorgos Lanthimos's films The Favourite leads the nominations with 12, Bradley Cooper and Alfonso Cuarón broke records by receiving multiple nominations in multiple categories with Amy Adams, Olivia Colman and Steve Coogan receiving their seventh nominations at the BAFTA's.|
|11||ITV debuts Week 7 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Kristina Veasey.|
|Channel 4 says it will go ahead with plans to screen the controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland in spite of receiving a request from the singer's estate for it not to be aired. The film, due to air on 6 and 7 March, features two men who claim they were abused by Jackson as children. The Jackson family had asked for the film not to be screened since they had not been given the chance to respond to the allegations.|
|12||Details of BBC Scotland's flagship news programme, The Nine, are released. The 60-minute programme will air daily from 9.00pm, and has a fifteen strong team of presenters and reporters. It will be anchored by Rebecca Curran and Martin Geissler.|
|13||Plans are announced to shorten the Monday to Thursday editions of BBC News at Ten from 45 minutes to 35 minutes from 4 March in order to make way for a new BBC Three strand of programming, and to avoid clashing with the start of BBC Two's Newsnight, which begins at 10.30pm. The BBC Three strand will run from Mondays to Wednesdays at 10.35pm, with Question Time continuing to air after the news on Thursdays.|
|Dermot O'Leary announces he is to quit his role as presenter of the National Television Awards after ten years.|
|Professional dancer Pasha Kovalev announces he is leaving Strictly Come Dancing after eight years with the series.|
|14||The BBC defends its forthcoming CBBC series Living With The Lams amid concerns its characters are racial stereotypes. The British East Asians working in Theatre and Screen has expressed concerns about the series, about a Chinese family running a restaurant in Manchester, after scripts for it became available, and because the series will not be authored entirely by British East Asian writers. The BBC says that they do not select writers and producers "based solely on their cultural affiliations or nationality", but that it is "confident" the series' creators will "successfully [reflect and [celebrate] this community".|
|Graham Norton and Alan Carr are named as judges on RuPaul's Drag Race UK, which is set to debut on BBC Three later in the year.|
|Nickelodeon confirms plans for a new series of Paddington Bear, which will be voiced by Ben Wishaw.|
|15||BBC One decides not to recommission its late night politics discussion programme This Week after Andrew Neil announced his intention to leave his role as its presenter. The current series is due to end in July, after which it will disappear from the schedules.|
|17||BBC Two Scotland closes in preparation for the launch of the BBC Scotland channel. Viewers in Scotland can still watch the national version of BBC Two, with regional content aired by BBC Two Scotland being transferred to the new channel.|
|18||ITV debuts Week 8 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by James Alec Hardy, marking the end of the first wave of idents.|
|19||Virgin Media stops providing BBC Four, BBC News, CBBC and CBeebies in standard definition.|
|20||The 2019 Brit Awards are held at the O2 Arena and are shown on ITV. Comedian Jack Whitehall hosts the awards for a second time. For the first time in Brit Awards history, the nominations are dominated by women, with Jess Glynne, Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie leading the nominations with four nods each.|
|21||ITV airs Fred & Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald after it was pulled by them on the 31 January, the day before it was supposed to air.|
|23||Ellie Ferguson wins the first series of The Greatest Dancer.|
|24||A new BBC Scotland channel launches and replaces BBC Two Scotland. Overnight figures indicate it to have had a peak viewership of 700,000, with five of the top ten programmes seen in Scotland being aired by BBC Scotland.|
|25||BBC Scotland launches its weekday flagship news programme The Nine.|
|ITV debuts Week 9 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Alec Stevens, marking the start of the second wave of idents.|
|27||The BBC and ITV announce they are in the final stages of discussions to set up a UK version of the BritBox streaming service as a rival to Netflix. BritBox is currently available to viewers in the US and Canada, where it provides UK television content to around 500,000 subscribers.|
|Launch of The Debate, BBC Scotland's weekly political debate show.|
|2||BBC One airs the first of two special Casualty/Holby City crossover episodes featuring a storyline involving characters from both series. The story concerns a cyber attack on Holby City Hospital. Part One of the story appears in the evening's episode of Casualty, with Part Two appearing in the 5 March episode of Holby City.|
|4||The Monday to Thursday editions of BBC News at Ten are cut from 45 minutes back to 35 minutes. The reduction affects editions of the national and local news bulletins airing in that timeslot, as well as the post-bulletin weather forecast.|
|The BBC confirms its period medical drama Call the Midwife has been recommissioned for a further two series. This is in addition to the previously confirmed series nine due to air in 2020, and means the series will be on air until at least 2022.|
|ITV debuts Week 10 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Charley Peters.|
|6||Sara Cox signs a contract with ITV to present a weekend entertainment show, The Sara Cox Show, that will air on Saturday and Sunday mornings.|
|Channel 4 airs the first part of the documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men allege they were sexually abused as children by the singer Michael Jackson. The second part is aired on 7 March.|
|8||A special episode of Emmerdale airs on ITV to mark International Women's Day. The episode featuring a female-only cast, revealed two secrets including not previously announced that character Lisa Dingle is living with a terminal illness and will be killed off. Jane Cox will be leaving the soap after 23 years.|
|10||James Jordan and dance partner Alexandra Schauman win series eleven of Dancing on Ice.|
|11||ITV debuts Week 11 of its “Creates” Ident package, Designed by Isabel + Helen.|
|12||BBC One makes some last minute schedule changes in order to show coverage of a crucial House of Commons vote on Brexit, meaning that EastEnders is aired 30 minutes later than usual, and the evening's episode of Holby City is postponed until the following week. Because of this Holby City airs on Tuesday 19 March and Wednesday 20 March instead of the usual single episode scheduled for the Tuesday.|
|14||ITV have signed up John Torode and Lisa Faulkner to present a weekend cooking show, John And Lisa's Weekend Kitchen on Sunday mornings.|
|15||BBC One airs the Red Nose Day 2019 telethon, which raises £63m for Comic Relief. The programme includes short sequels to the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and the television series Bodyguard, with actors from both reprising their original roles.|
|18||ITV debuts Week 12 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Bharti Parmar.|
|20||The BBC is criticised by the Public Accounts Committee over its handling of the redevelopment of the EastEnders set, which is several years behind schedule and will cost several million more than was original estimated.|
|Emily Maitlis is to become the main presenter of BBC Two's Newsnight following the departure of Evan Davis in 2018. BBC Radio Five Live presenter Emma Barnett will also join the Newsnight presenting team.|
|21||Radzi Chinyanganya announces he will leave his Blue Peter presenting role after five year with the BBC children's programme.|
|22||Sir David Attenborough is to present the one-off documentary Climate Change – The Facts on BBC One later in the spring. The film will look at potential threats posed by climate change and the possible solutions that could combat it.|
|25||ITV debuts Week 13 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Adam Nathaniel Furman.|
|29||Retired banker Irini Tzortzoglou wins the 2019 series of MasterChef.|
|Following criticism of the ITV reality programme Love Island after the death of Mike Thalassitis, the channel's chief executive, Carolyn McCall, says ITV will change its aftercare procedure for participants so that counsellors stay in touch with them for a longer period than at present.|
|31||The fifth series of Line of Duty begins airing on BBC One. According to overnight figures the opening episode is watched by 7.8 million viewers, giving it the highest audience of 2019 so far.|
|1||ITV debuts Week 14 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Olly Feathers.|
|Discovery Inc. announces that it will acquire BBC Studios' stakes in Good Food, Home, and Really, while BBC Studios will acquire Discovery's stakes in the seven remaining UKTV networks for £173 million. The sale comes as part of a larger agreement between the two companies for international streaming rights to the BBC's natural history programming.|
|2||BBC One airs the documentary The Murder of Jill Dando to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the death of Dando. It is watched by four million viewers. The general consensus among critics is that the film is "sensitive" and "powerful" but lacks answers.|
|Former Grange Hill actor Lee MacDonald (who played Zammo McGuire in the series) is to return to television for a cameo role in EastEnders where he will play a bus driver who takes part in a radio contest for gig tickets.|
|4||The BBC makes an eleventh hour decision to move the venue of the week's edition of Question Time from Bolton in Greater Manchester to Dulwich in London in order to allow parliamentarians scheduled to be panelists to still appear on the programme while taking part in votes concerning Brexit in the House of Commons. The move prompts accusations of bias on social media.|
|6||Coronation Street is to introduce its first black family, the Baileys, who will arrive in June 2019.|
|Britain's Got Talent returns for its thirteenth series on ITV, with Ant McPartlin returning to his presenting role alongside Declan Donnelly.|
|Molly Hocking wins the eighth series of The Voice UK.|
|7||Tony and Elaine Teasdale win the first series of BBC Two's Race Across the World.|
|8||Ofcom launches an investigation into Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow after comments he made on the 29 March edition of the programme. The regulator says 2,644 people have complained about Snow's remark that he had "never seen so many white people in one place" during a report about a pro-Brexit rally.|
|ITV debuts Week 15 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by CJ Mahoney.|
|10||Darcey Bussell announces that she is to step down as a judge from Strictly Come Dancing after seven years on the show.|
|True Vision Productions, a film company that produced a 2017 documentary about stillbirth for Channel 4, is fined £120,000 for unlawfully filming expectant mothers in a maternity unit by installing CCTV-style cameras without adequately informing the patients of their presence.|
|11||ITV confirms that Shila Iqbal, who plays Aiesha Richards in Emmerdale, has been fired from the series over historical offensive tweets she posted in 2014.|
|12||Robbie Williams confirms that he and his wife Ayda Field will not be judges on the next series of The X Factor.|
|13||Shellyann Evans wins the second series of All Together Now.|
|15||The first episode of the final series of Game of Thrones makes its British television debut on Sky Atlantic, where it is watched by an audience of 2.3 million. The episode airs at 2.00am so as to coincide with its broadcast in the United States.|
|ITV debuts Week 16 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Fiona Grady.|
|18||David Attenborough presents the BBC One documentary Climate Change – The Facts, which explores the science of climate change and possible solutions to counteract it. The film wins general praise from critics for highlighting the dangers that could be presented by not doing enough to tackle climate change.|
|Rylan Clark-Neal will co-present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two alongside Zoe Ball when the series returns later in the year.|
|22||The University of Edinburgh wins the 2018–19 series of University Challenge, beating St Edmund Hall, Oxford 155–140.|
|ITV debuts Week 17 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Laurie Nouchka.|
|Amazon apologises after an error led to the second episode of the final series of Game of Thrones being uploaded to the site before it was scheduled to become available.|
|23||Entrepreneur Sara Davies joins the panel of Dragons' Den, replacing Jenny Campbell.|
|BBC News reports that Stephen Frears will direct a television adaptation of James Graham's play Quiz which concerns Charles Ingram and the coughing scandal that surrounded his 2001 win of £1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.|
|24||Ellis Hill wins the first series of BBC Three/BBC One series Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star.|
|Rylan Clark-Neal announces that he is the spokesperson for the United Kingdom vote in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel in next month.|
|25||The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness recommends scrapping free television licenses for the over 75s as part of a number of measures to replace age-related benefits with support for the young to "deliver a fairer society".|
|26||Blue Peter names Richie Driss as its newest presenter, making him the programme's 38th regular presenter.|
|BBC Two airs the debut episode of The Looming Tower, a ten-part dramatisation of non-fiction book of the same name that explores the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda during the years before 9/11.|
|29||ITV debuts Week 18 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Caroline Wright.|
|3||BBC Four airs a one-off feature length edition of the 1960s television programme Jazz 625 live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The programme airs in black-and-white, making it the first live black-and-white television broadcast since the 1970s.|
|Lucy Fallon announces she will leave her role as Coronation Street's Bethany Platt in 2020. Her decision follows similar departure announcements in the preceding few days from Faye Brookes (Kate Connor), Tristan Gemmill (Robert Preston) and Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker).|
|4||Speaking to David Tennant's podcast, US comedian Tina Fey reveals that former British Prime Minister David Cameron once asked her to lobby the British television industry to urge them to make the same number of episodes for series as shows produced in the United States. However, she rejected his request, explaining that US producers were envious of the British format of producing fewer episodes.|
|5||BBC One airs the 90-minute-finale of the fifth series of Line of Duty, with overnight figures indicating indicating an audience of 9.1 million, giving it the largest audience of 2019 up to this point.|
|6||ITV debuts Week 19 of its "Creates" Ident package, designed by deaf-artist Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq for Deaf Awareness Week.|
|9||Adrian Edmondson will join the cast of EastEnders as Daniel Cook, a love interest for Jean Slater (played by Gillian Wright).|
|10||The day's scheduled edition of Have I Got News for You is pulled from BBC One due to the confirmation a few days earlier that UK voting in the 2019 European Parliament election will go ahead, which conflicted with the booking of Change UK MP Heidi Allen as one of the panelists.|
|12||Graham Norton presents the 2019 British Academy Television Awards after a two-year-break, replacing Sue Perkins. The award for Best Drama Series is awarded to the hit BBC cat-and-mouse thriller, Killing Eve.|
|13||ITV debuts Week 20 of its "Creates" Ident package, designed by Liz West.|
|ITV indefinitely suspends the filming and broadcast of The Jeremy Kyle Show, following the death of a guest.|
|14||MPs call for ITV to axe The Jeremy Kyle Show following reports the guest who died had been subjected to a lie detector test on an edition of the show recorded a week before his death.|
|Actor Martin Clunes is dropped as a patron of the Born Free Foundation after he was seen riding a captive elephant during an episode of the ITV series My Travels And Other Animals.|
|15||ITV cancels The Jeremy Kyle Show. Both Ofcom and the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee subsequently launch investigations into reality television, with a focus on the support offered to participants.|
|Sophie Ellis-Bextor withdraws from the UK's Eurovision Song Contest jury due to "unforeseen circumstances".|
|17||George Ure replaces Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a member of the UK's Eurovision jury after Ellis-Bextor pulled out of the role.|
|BBC One has commissioned a two-part drama based on the events of the 2018 Salisbury poisoning.|
|Jack Whitehall guest presents the evening’s edition of The Graham Norton Show while Graham Norton is in Tel Aviv to commentate on the Eurovision Song Contest.|
|18||The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place at Tel Aviv in Israel. The winner is the Netherlands. Duncan Laurence performs "Arcade" in first place, while the United Kingdom entry of Michael Rice performs "Bigger than Us" in 26th place for the United Kingdom with no points.|
|20||ITV debuts Week 21 of its “Creates” Ident package, designed by Gayle Chong Kwan.|
|27||ITV debuts Week 22 of its “Creates” Ident package.|
|3||ITV debuts Week 23 of its "Creates" Ident package.|
|10||ITV debuts Week 24 of its "Creates" Ident package.|
|17||ITV debuts Week 25 of its "Creates" Ident package.|
|24||ITV debuts Week 26 of its "Creates" Ident package.|
|2 January||The Twinstitute||BBC Two|
|Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start|
|5 January||The Greatest Dancer||BBC One|
|8 January||Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century||BBC Two|
|28 January||Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil|
|12 February||Pitching In||BBC One Wales|
|17 February||Baptiste||BBC One|
|24 February||A Night at the Theatre||BBC Scotland|
|Getting Hitched Asian Style|
|The People’s News|
|25 February||Born to be Wild|
|Jamie Genevieve #Unfiltered|
|This Time with Alan Partridge||BBC One|
|26 February||Real Kashmir FC||BBC Scotland|
|The Great Food Guys|
|The Grey Area|
|27 February||Debate Night|
|Mini Disco Divas|
|Scotland’s Model Teenager|
|Next Big Thing|
|The Racer||BBC Scotland|
|1 March||A View from the Terrace|
|2 March||Rip It Up Unwrapped|
|3 March||Race Across the World||BBC Two|
|Inside Central Station||BBC Scotland|
|5 March||Yes/No: Inside the Indyref|
|6 March||MotherFatherSon||BBC Two|
|23 March||Catchpoint||BBC One|
|24 March||Blue Planet Live|
|25 March||Blue Planet UK|
|26 March||The Yorkshire Ripper||BBC Four|
|1 April||Curiosity||BBC One|
|2 April||The Murder of Jill Dando|
|4 April||Celebrity Painting Challenge|
|Jack the Ripper: The Case Reopened|
|8 April||The Victim|
|9 April||Don't Forget the Driver||BBC Two|
|15 April||Ghosts||BBC One|
|Back to Life|
|17 April||Earth from Space|
|18 April||Climate Change – The Facts|
|19 April||Britain's Easter Story|
|22 April||The Customers Is with Always Right|
|26 April||The Looming Tower||BBC Two|
|2 May||Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure||BBC One|
|14 May||Years and Years|
|15 May||Nadiya: Anxiety And Me|
|16 May||David Harewood: Psychosis and Me||BBC Two|
|19 May||Gentleman Jack||BBC One|
|The Ranganation||BBC Two|
|What We Do in the Shadows|
|20 May||Thatcher: A Very British Revolution|
|21 May||Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me|
|22 May||Summer of Rockets|
|22 May||Victorian Sensations||BBC Four|
|23 May||Big Animal Surgery||BBC Two|
|25 May||The Hit List||BBC One|
|26 May||Equator From The Air||BBC Two|
|30 May||Galdem Sugar||BBC iPlayer|
|Unknown||Gold Digger||BBC One|
|His Dark Materials|
|Noughts and Crosses|
|Good Omens||BBC Two|
|The Iraq War|
|The Nude Uncovered with Mary Beard|
|The Rise of the Nazis|
|The Trial of Christine Keeler||BBC One|
|The War of the Worlds|
|ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute|
|RuPaul's Drag Race UK||BBC Three|
|9 January||Cleaning Up|
|28 January||The Stand Up Sketch Show||ITV2|
|2 February||Small Fortune||ITV|
|23 February||Out There|
|12 March||Tipping Point: Best Ever Finals|
|18 March||Harry's Heroes: The Full English|
|20 March||The Bay|
|8 April||The Widow|
|9 April||Hard to Please OAPS|
|13 April||In for a Penny|
|18 April||Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals|
|19 April||The Comedy Years||ITV3|
|20 April||The Sara Cox Show||ITV|
|23 April||Run for Your Life|
|26 April||John Bishop's Ireland|
|1 May||Planet Child|
|5 May||Tenable All Stars|
|6 May||The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins|
|7 May||The All New Monty: Ladies' Night|
|11 May||Bradley Walsh’s Late Night Guestlist|
|13 May||Victoria's Palace|
|14 May||Bear's Mission With David Walliams|
|19 May||What The Durrells Did Next|
|20 May||Hatton Garden|
|24 May||Hatton Garden: The Inside Story|
|9 January||Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky||Channel 5|
|5 February||Stalked: Murder in Slow Motion|
|7 February||Ryanair: Britain's Best Hated Airline|
|8 February||Secret Scotland|
|25 February||Around The World By Train With Tony Robinson|
|5 March||London: 2000 Years of History|
|13 March||Critical Condition|
|1 April||Celebs on the Ranch||5Star|
|8 April||World's Busiest Train Stations||Channel 5|
|14 April||Titanic: Draining The Wreck|
|13 May||15 Days||Channel 5|
|21 May||The Murder of Charlene Downes|
|11 January||Sex Education||Netflix|
|25 January||Rob and Romesh Vs||Sky One|
|31 January||Ed Stafford: First Man Out||Discovery|
|22 February||Curfew||Sky One|
|25 February||London Kills||Acorn TV|
|7 March||Al Murray's Great British Pub Quiz||Quest|
|8 March||After Life||Netflix|
|Formula 1: Drive to Survive|
|15 March||Turn Up Charlie|
|18 March||101 Dalmatian Street||Disney Channel|
|5 April||Our Planet||Netflix|
|8 April||Queens of Mystery||Acorn TV|
|19 April||Moominvalley||Sky One|
|21 April||Jesus: His Life||History|
|2 May||There's Something About Movies||Sky One|
|7 May||Chernobyl||Sky Atlantic|
|Comedy Central Live||Comedy Central|
|16 May||My Dad Wrote a Porno||Sky Atlantic|
|21 May||Wanda Sykes: Not Normal||Netflix|
|Inside the Operating Theatre||W|
|24 May||What If||Netflix|
|26 May||Britain's Greatest Comedian||Gold|
|31 May||Good Omens||Amazon Prime Video|
|24 February||BBC Scotland|
|24 February||BBC Two Scotland|
This section needs to be updated.May 2019)(
Changes of network affiliation
|Programme||Moved from||Moved to|
|Classic Emmerdale||Granada Plus||ITV3|
|Rick and Morty||Fox, Netflix, Comedy Central||E4|
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)|
|Luther||22 December 2015||BBC One||1 January 2019||N/A (same channel as original)|
|Celebrity Coach Trip||27 January 2012||Channel 4||14 January 2019||E4|
|Classic Emmerdale||1 November 2004||Granada Plus||21 January 2019||ITV3|
|Shipwrecked||19 December 2001
10 May 2009
31 January 2012
|28 January 2019||N/A (same channel as original)|
|Class Dismissed||11 December 2017||CBBC||11 March 2019|
|Line of Duty||30 April 2017||BBC One||31 March 2019|
|Liar||16 October 2017||ITV||2019|
|Eurovision Song Contest||(1956–present)|
|The Sky at Night||(1957–present)|
(part of Grandstand 1958–2001)
|Maigret||(1960–1963, 1992–1993, 2016–present)|
|Points of View||(1961–present)|
|Songs of Praise|
|University Challenge||(1962–1987, 1994–present)|
|Doctor Who||(1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present)|
|Match of the Day|
|Top of the Pops||(1964–present)|
(only at Christmas 2006–present)
|A Question of Sport||(1968, 1970–present)|
|Mastermind (including Celebrity Mastermind)||(1972–1997, 2003–present)|
|One Man and His Dog||(1976–present)|
|Top Gear||(1977–2001, 2002–present)|
|Children in Need||(1980–present)|
|Thomas & Friends||(1984–present)|
|Fifteen to One||(1988–2003, 2013–present)|
|Red Dwarf||(1988–1999, 2009, 2012–present)|
|The Crystal Maze||(1990–1995, 2016–present)|
|Have I Got News for You||(1990–present)|
|ITV News Meridian||(1993–present)|
|Junior MasterChef||(1994–1999, 2010–present)|
|Top of the Pops 2||(1994–present)|
|Teletubbies||(1997–2002, 2007–2009, 2012, 2015–present)|
|Y Clwb Rygbi||(1997–present)|
|Cold Feet||(1998–2003, 2016–present)|
|Classic Emmerdale||(1998–2004, 2019–present)|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||(1998–2014, 2018–present)|
Ending this year
|1 January||SuperCasino||Channel 5||2005|
|13 January||Cities: Nature's New Wild||BBC Two||2018|
|3 February||Les Misérables||BBC One|
|7 February||Ryanair: Britain's Best Hated Airline||Channel 5||2019|
|13 February||Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky|
|19 March||Harry's Heroes: The Full English|
|22 March||Flog It!||BBC Two||2002|
|28 March||Still Game||BBC Scotland|
|8 April||Fleabag||BBC One||2016|
|11 April||The Victim||2019|
|30 April||The Widow||ITV|
|8 May||Chimerica||Channel 4|
|10 May||The Jeremy Kyle Show||ITV||2005|
|12 May||The Durrells||2016|
|20 May||Game of Thrones||Sky Atlantic||2011|
|23 May||Hatton Garden||ITV||2019|
|The War of the Worlds||BBC One||2019|
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