Welcome to our section about the former entertainment channel UK Gold

 

On the Air 1st November 1992 - 7th October 2008
Owned by BBC Worldwide / Thames Television
Replaced n/a
Replaced By G.O.L.D. (Go On Laugh Daily)
Sister Channels UK Arena
UK Bright Ideas
UK Drama
UKTV Gardens
UKTV Horizons
UK Style
Address UKTV
10 Hammersmith Grove
London
W6 7AP

Tel: 01443 598 065
Website https://corporate.uktv.co.uk/

UK Gold was an archive channel showing a mixture of classic comedy and drama, mostly from the BBC's archives although there is some from other broadcasters.

UK GOLD CAPTION - PRE-LAUNCH - 1992

This caption was shown before the channel's launch on the 1st September 1992

 

 
   
  UK Gold Caption
Pre-Launch
1992
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UK Gold launched at 7pm on the 1st November 1992 showing the BBC comedy Just Good Friends. The channel was a joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the BBC's commercial arm), Thames Television and an American company called Cox Enterprises. The channel was initially available on analogue satellite, this was problamatic for the new channel as it was very subsecitcal to intererence to viewers in much o the UK .





The following year the channel became part of BSkyB basic subscription and available also on cable, improving its coverage. 1993 would also result in the change in ownership of the channel with Flextech obtaining a stake aquiring Tele-Communications stake, by the end of the year it would have gone from owning 27 % to owning 80 % by the Autumn.


In November of 1997 UK Gold was joined by three other channels which were UK Arena, UK Horizons and UK Style forming the UKTV Network. These initial four channels would be joined by several others over the years.

The following year UK Gold was joined by another UK Gold channel, this time it was called UK Gold Classics. UK Gold Classics was created to show the older comedy series that were being displaced to make room for other comedy shows on the main channel.


UK GOLD IDENT - REMOTE - 2003

This look for the channel was the last for UK Gold, it would be ammended when the channel became UKTV Gold the following year


   
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UK Gold Ident
Remote
2003
UKTV

 

   UK GOLD PROGRAMME LINE-UP - 2003

This type of programme menu was in widespread use on the UKTV network letting viewers see what was on some of the other UKTV channels.

 

 
   
  UKTV Programme Menu
2003
UKTV

 

On the 8th March 2004 all the UK channels were rebranded to become UKTV so the channel became known as UKTV Gold

A further rebrand across the UKTV network saw a number of channels have name changes and UKTV Gold was no exception. On the 7th October 2008 the channel became G.O.L.D. (Go On Laugh Daily).

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