Product Type: UK TV channels
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The Perfect Channel For Golden Oldies
Member Name: kenjohn
Advantages: Good programming
Disadvantages: Not a lot!
As part of our cable package (we gave up our Sky dish last year) from NTL I receive all of the UKTV channels, which includes UKTV Drama.
My wife and I both find that this is a channel we are tuning into more and more of an evening, simply because of the really high quality of the programming.
UKTV Drama doesn't actually produce or air any new programmes or drama. Instead they appear to buy up the rights to screen whole series of both drama and classic comedy from other stations like the BBC, ITV, and from some of the American networks.
As the name of the channel would suggest, the bulk of the programming is old drama series, along with a smattering of classic comedy series and some movies.
Currently my own personal favourites from among the drama programmes are "New Tricks", "Taggart" and "Silent Witness", whereas my better half prefers "Murder She Wrote" and "Miss Marple".
In the comedy stakes we seem to have much the same taste, and enjoy classics like "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Last Of The Summer Wine".
I've only given you a very small taste of the vast array of programmes that are shown on this marvellous channel as to list them all would be literally impossible and my review would run to about 10,000 words! If you have the channel then you can check out their programmes for yourself, or if you'd be interested in subscribing then you can always go to their comprehensive and well laid out website. (Simply Google it!)
UKTV Drama has something for every taste.
© KenJ January 2008
Summary: An excellent satellite channel.
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