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Logo used since 2022
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(SDTV feed downscaled to 16:9 576i)
Timeshift serviceDave ja vu (formerly Dave +1)
OwnerBBC Studios
Sister channelsAlibi
Launched2 October 1998; 24 years ago (1998-10-02)
ReplacedUKTV Bright Ideas (Freeview)
Former namesUK Gold Classics (1998–1999)
UK Gold 2 (1999–2003)
UK G² (2003–2004)
UKTV G2 (2004-2007)
FreeviewChannel 19
Channel 74 (ja vu)
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)

Dave is a British free-to-air television channel owned by UKTV, a subsidiary of BBC Studios. It broadcasts mainly comedy, with some factual programming. The channel took the name Dave on 15 October 2007, but it had been on air under various identities and formats since October 1998.


UK Gold Classics and UK Gold 2 (1998–2003)

UK Gold Classics, UKTV's first digital-only channel, was launched on 2 October 1998 and was only broadcast from Friday to Sunday on Sky Digital from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am. Around this time, UK Gold began to move towards newer programmes instead of older ones; the 'classics' line-up included a number of early shows, including some black-and-white programmes, which had been acquired in the early years of the UK Gold service. They also showed some recent shows from the main channel, but the main purpose of the channel was older shows from the early years of UK Gold. On weekdays, the channel was off air, showing a still caption of all the UKTV channels and start-up times.

The 'Classics' format lasted just six months; the channel ended on 28 March 1999, and from 2 April 1999, the channel was renamed to UK Gold 2, and screened morning programmes from UK Gold time-shifted to the evening of the same day instead of classic shows.

UK G² and UKTV G2 (2003–2007)

The channel was relaunched with a completely new programme line-up and renamed UK G² on 12 November 2003. It was promoted as being an edgier alternative to UK Gold; like that channel, the output was mainly comedy series from the BBC with some shows produced in-house. A fair amount was similar to the comedy output of UK Play/Play UK before that channel's closure; however, unlike Play, the channel did not include music videos.

Along with the rest of the UKTV network, the "UK" prefix was changed to "UKTV" on 8 March 2004 and therefore, the channel name changed to UKTV G2.

Initially, the channel broadcast in the evenings only, but during the 'G2' era, the decision was made to expand hours into the daytime; to expand the programming line-up, comedy was joined by popular-factual and magazine shows which were already running on UKTV People (then Blighty, now Drama) such as Top Gear and Airport.

G2 programming

On 7 October 2005, it was announced that they would show sports programming. This new line-up was called UKTV Sport and included a new show by the same name. UKTV Sport also had its own logo and DOG. There was talk that this could lead to a channel but it never happened.[1]

In February 2006, they obtained the rights to show highlights of the RBS Six Nations rugby union championship, with a highlights show broadcast on the evening of the games previously shown live on the BBC. On 16 March 2006, they announced a deal to air extensive coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sub-licensing of the BBC's rights to the tournament.[2] UKTV G2 simulcast the BBC's live matches, including the opening match between Germany and Costa Rica, England's game with Paraguay and the final. The channel also showed highlights of every match in the tournament.

In April 2006, the channel acquired the rights to the quarter-finals of Euroleague Basketball[3] and in August, UKTV G2 also picked up rights to the 2006 FIBA World Championship,[4] forming the programme 'UKTV Slam'.

Dave and Freeview launch (2007–present)

Logo used from 2007 to 2022
Logo used from 2007 to 2022

In September 2007, UKTV announced that they would relaunch and rename UKTV G2 as Dave on 15 October.[5] UKTV said the name of the channel was chosen because "everyone knows a bloke called Dave".[6] The concept and branding was the work of Red Bee Media.[7] The rebrand included the channel being available free-to-air on digital terrestrial platform, Freeview, replacing UKTV Bright Ideas which only averaged 0.1% of the audience share.[8] The move to Freeview saw Dave launch in the bandwidth previously used by UKTV History which was moved to the time limited (7.00 am to 6.00 pm) bandwidth once occupied by UKTV Bright Ideas. Dave is available daily, from 7.00 am to 4.00 am, on all platforms. It uses the tagline "the home of witty banter" and uses Ralph Ineson as an announcer, along with David Flynn, Phill Jupitus, Iain Lee and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

To ensure that all Freeview viewers received Dave on channel number 19, UKTV briefly placed a re-tuning notice on the programme's information. In September 2012, it changed to channel number 12.

From 31 January 2008, the channel began broadcasting in widescreen, along with the other UKTV channels.[9]

In April 2009, they aired three new instalments of Red Dwarf, entitled Back to Earth. This marked the channel's first foray into scripted original programming. During the airing of the Red Dwarf mini-series, the Dave DOG in the top left corner of the screen had the word 'Lister' added after it in the same font, after the show's lead character; during the special it is even suggested that the station is named after him. Back to Earth brought record breaking viewing figures, not just in the context of the channel's past, but for digital television in general.[10] Subsequently, three full series of Red Dwarf have been produced for Dave which aired in 2012, 2016 and 2017, along with a feature-length special in 2020.

In June 2009, the logo was updated to incorporate the 'circle' logo branding of all the new UKTV channels (for example Home, G.O.L.D., Really). At the same time, the voice of Dave became Nigel Grover, aka Scott Saunders, who had previously worked at a number of local radio stations. On 29 April 2014, the 'circle' logo was removed and the original 2007 logo was restored.

In June 2019, Dave moved to channel 19 on Freeview, a space previously occupied by Yesterday, due to its owner BBC Studios (which currently assumes full control of UKTV), breaking up its joint venture with Discovery, Inc., with Discovery acquiring Good Food, Home and Really from the network.

On 9 November 2022, the logo was once again modified to include a tilted rectangle/box behind it. With the logo alteration came a rebrand for the channel, including new presentation and new idents. A new slogan asks viewers to "Add a bit of Dave" to their lives.[11]

Subsidiary channels

Dave ja vu

The current logo of the timeshift channel
The current logo of the timeshift channel

Alongside the main channel, a timeshift channel is also operated: Dave Ja Vu. Corresponding to the name on the main channel, it shows all programming from the channel one hour later. The channel originally launched on 1 November 2004 as UKTV G2 +1 on Sky[12] and Telewest.[13]

As UKTV G2 at the time was a primetime service, the timeshift also operated in the evenings only, using the satellite and cable capacity which, during daytime, was used by the now-defunct UKTV Bright Ideas. The sharing arrangement meant that when UKTV G2's hours extended into daytime, the timeshift remained evenings-only.

At the time of the Dave relaunch, UKTV Bright Ideas closed, freeing up the space to allow UKTV G2 +1 to expand its hours to follow those of the parent channel fully; due to the main channel's relaunch as Dave, UKTV G2 +1 became Dave +1. From 22 January 2009, following UKTV's acquisition of a further Freeview broadcast slot, Dave +1 was made available on the digital terrestrial platform.

On 24 February 2009, Dave +1 was renamed Dave ja vu (a play on the phrase déjà vu) on all platforms; this was carried out to "strengthen the brand's positioning as the home of witty banter"[14] according to UKTV bosses.

On 14 June 2011, UKTV announced that Really would launch on Freeview on 2 August 2011,[15] to facilitate this Dave ja vu's broadcast hours on the platform were reduced from 8.00 am-4.00 am to 2.00 am-4.00 am. On 22 November 2012, UKTV confirmed that it had secured a deal for another 24-hour DTT slot and would use it for Dave ja vu until it firmed up permanent plans for the slot.[16] Dave ja vu began to broadcast its full schedule on the platform again from 3 January 2013. Drama permanently took the slot from 8 July 2013,[17] however Dave ja vu continued to broadcast between 2.00 am-5.00 am.[18]

On 20 November 2014, Dave ja vu returned to 24-hour broadcasting.[19]

After UKTV bought CCXTV, they swapped the channel numbers around on Freeview, so Dave ja vu ended up on channel 23, whilst CCXTV ended up on Freeview 73.[20] After the relaunch of BBC Three (and with BBC Four in Scotland taking the next slot) Dave ja vu moved down to channel 25, until March 2022, when UKTV revealed that it would be going back to the 70s section on the Freeview EPG as the channel number was used by UKTV for their female skewing W channel.[21][22][23][24][25] From 28 March 2022, Dave Ja Vu took Drama+1's slot on Freeview 74, with that one-hour timeshift of Drama moving up to channel 60.[26]

Dave HD

On 29 July 2011, UKTV announced that it had secured a deal with BSkyB to launch three more high-definition channels on Sky.[27] As part of Virgin Media's deal to sell its share of UKTV, all five of UKTV's HD channels would also be added to Virgin's cable television service by 2012.[28] Dave HD launched on 10 October 2011 on Sky and Virgin Media,[29] two days before Watch HD, while Alibi HD launched in July 2012. All three channels are HD simulcasts of the standard-definition channel. Dave HD along with Good Food HD and Eden HD launched on BT TV on 3 October 2016.


Within just one month of its launch, Dave had become the tenth largest television channel in the UK. The broadcaster puts daily averages at around 3 million viewers, although, much of the growth may be attributed to its presence on Freeview; nonetheless, it is performing significantly better in pay TV homes than UKTV G2 ever did. Over the month since its launch, Dave averaged a 1.32% share in multichannel homes and a 3.2% share in the 16–34 male demographic.[30]

Dave's positive reception is proven by an attraction of 4 million viewers throughout 18 November 2007 for its coverage of "Car of the Year", pushing it to second place in multichannel behind ITV2.[30]

The first episode of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth attracted 2,060,000 viewers on the first viewing,[31] though over 4 million viewed the episode at some point over its debut weekend.[10] The highest rating original commission before this had been Red Bull X-Fighters (about 185,000).


Current 'Made for Dave' UKTV Originals

Name of show Original run
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2014–present
Big Zuu's Big Eats 2020–present
British As Folk 2021–present
Comedians Giving Lectures 2019–present
Cop Car Workshop 2018–present
Hypothetical 2019–present
The Hurting 2017–present
The Island 2022–present
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier 2018–2019
The Joy of Techs 2017–present
Judge Romesh 2018–2019
Late Night Mash BBC Two 2017–2020 (as The Mash Report)
Dave 2021–present
Meet the Richardsons 2020–present
Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable 2021–present
Outsiders 2021–present
Question Team 2021–present
Red Bull Soapbox Race 2013–present
Red Dwarf BBC Two 1988–1999
Dave 2009–present
Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years 2020
Sliced 2019–present
Sneakerhead 2022–present
Used Car Wars 2017–present
We Are Not Alone 2022

Previous 'Made for Dave' UKTV Originals

Name of show Original run
24 Hours to Go Broke 2014
Beat the Internet with John Robins 2018
Comedy Against Living Miserably 2020
Crackanory 2013–2017
Dave's Advent Calendar 2018
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply 2019
Hoff the Record 2015–2016
Porters 2017–2019
Ronnie's Redneck Road Trip 2017[32]
Ross Noble: Freewheeling 2013–2015
Storage Hunters UK 2014–2016
Taskmaster Dave 2015–2019
Channel 4 2020–present
Undercover 2015
Unspun with Matt Forde 2016–2018

Current reruns and imports

Name of show Original channel(s) Original run
8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4
American Pickers History (United States) 2010–present
Beverly Hills Pawn Reelz (United States) 2013
Cops UK: Bodycam Squad Really 2016–2017
David Beckham: For the Love of the Game BBC One 2015
Deadly 60 BBC One
Deadly 60 on a Mission 2011–2013
Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Channel 5 2008–2011
Famalam BBC Three
Flip Men Spike (United States) 2011–2012
Have I Got News for You BBC One
Ice Road Truckers History (United States) 2007–2017
Impossible Engineering Yesterday 2015–present
The Indestructibles BBC Three 2006
Insert Name Here BBC Two 2016–2019
Into The Fire Really 2018–present
Jay Leno's Garage CNBC (United States) 2015–present
Josh BBC Three
The Last Man on Earth Fox (United States) 2015–2018
Live at the Apollo BBC One
Lizard Lick Towing truTV (United States) 2011–2017
MegaTruckers A&E (Australia) 2012–2013
Mock the Week BBC Two 2005–2022
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC Two 2018–present
Not Going Out BBC One 2006–2023
Only Connect BBC Four
Parks and Recreation (Season 4–7) NBC (United States) 2009–2015
Richard Osman's House of Games BBC Two 2017–present
Rocket City Rednecks National Geographic Channel (United States) 2011–2013
Room 101 BBC Two
1994–2007, 2012–2018
Russell Howard's Good News BBC Three
Scrappers BBC One 2014
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets Channel 4 2011
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge CMT (United States) 2014–2017
Storage Hunters TruTV (United States) 2011–2013
This Country BBC Three 2017–2020
Top Gear BBC One (2020–present)
BBC Two (2002-2020)
Traffic Cops BBC One
BBC Three
Channel 5
2003–2015, 2016–present
Travel Man Channel 4 2015–present
Trawlermen BBC One 2006–2010
Whose Line Is It Anyway? ABC
ABC Family
The CW
World's Most Dangerous Roads BBC Two 2011–2013
Would I Lie To You? BBC One 2007–present
You Gotta Eat Here! Food Network (Canada) 2012–2016


From 2008 to 2010, Dave showed highlights of the World Rally Championship.

On 6 January 2016, UKTV announced that Dave would show its first-ever live sporting event with a boxing match between David Haye and Mark de Mori at the O2 Arena on 16 January 2016 produced by Salter Brothers Entertainment.[33]

In late May 2016, Dave broadcast full live coverage of the 2016 BDO World Trophy darts tournament.

In July 2016, Dave covered cricket's Caribbean Premier League. It broadcast five matches live, including the final and showed the other games in full on a delayed basis.

In 2017, Dave started broadcasting live MMA with promotion BAMMA.


In early 2016, Dave aired western films during the daytime. Dave mostly show films on Friday and Saturday nights, with Friday being a repeat of the film that was shown on a Saturday. In 2019, Dave showed a season of Quentin Tarantino movies. As of 2021, most of the films that are shown on Dave are sourced from the Columbia Pictures archive.


Name of show Original channel(s) Original run
2point4 Children BBC One 1991–1999
10 Things You Don't Know About H2 (United States) 2012–2014
30 Years of Comic Strip Gold 2012
Abandoned Engineering Yesterday 2016–2017
Absolutely Fabulous BBC Two
Absolute Power BBC Two 2003–2005
The Accidental Angler 2006
Ace of Cakes Food Network (Canada) 2006–2011
Airport BBC Two
Al Murray's Barrel of Fun: Live Dave 2011
Al Murray's Compete for the Meat
Al Murray: A Glass Of White Wine For The Lady 2010
Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels
Al Murray: My Gaff, My Rules
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Beautiful British Tour Live At The O2
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Live At The Palladium
Alan Davies: Life is Pain 2014
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution Channel 4 2010
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask Dave 2011–2013
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody Sky Real Lives 2006
And Then You Die Dave 2007–2008
The Apprentice BBC Two
Argumental Dave 2008–2012
The Armstrong & Miller Show BBC One 2007–2010
Arnie’s Greatest Ever Stunts Dave 2016
Asian Provocateur BBC Three 2015–2016
Bad Teacher CBS (United States) 2014
Extreme Sports Channel
Channel 5
AMC Networks (United States)
Spike (UK)
Channel 5
Bang Goes the Theory BBC One 2009–2014
Banzai E4 2001–2003
Batteries Not Included Dave 2008
Baywatch NBC (United States) 1989–2001
Big Train BBC Two 1998–2002
The Bill ITV 1984–2010
Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland BBC One 1994
Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia 1995
Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales 2002
Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand 2004
A Bit of Fry & Laurie BBC One
Blackadder BBC One 1983–1989
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments
Gold 2008
Black Books Channel 4 2000–2004
Blue Peter BBC One
Bottom BBC Two 1991–1995
Bottom Live Dave 2008
Bottom Live: The Big Number Two Tour
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island
Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Oddity
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour
Boxing: David Haye V Mark De Mori 2016
Breaking In Fox (United States) 2011–2012
Brojects Dave 2014–2016
Brojects: In the House 2016–2017
Bruce Parry's Amazon BBC Two 2008
The Bruvs  Dave 2017
The Bubble BBC Two 2010
Bush Pilots Dave 2011
Car Duels UKTV G2 2006
Car of the Year UKTV G2/Dave 2004–2008
Carpool Dave/Online Series 2010–2011
The Catherine Tate Show BBC Two
Chandon Pictures Movie Extra (Australia) 2007–2009
Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe BBC Four 2009
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe 2009–2010
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 2006–2008
Chewin' the Fat BBC One 1999–2005
Clarkson's Car Years BBC Two 2000
Clocking Off BBC One 2000-2003
Clive Anderson All Talk BBC One 1996–1999
Comedy Connections 2003–2008
Comedy Exchange Dave 2010
The Comic Strip Presents... Channel 4
Cooking in the Danger Zone BBC Two 2008
The Cops 1998–2001
Coupling BBC Two
BBC Three
Crash Dave 2009
Crash Addicts OLN (United States) 2006–2007
Cutting It BBC One 2002–2005
Dallas CBS (United States) 1978–1991
Dangerfield BBC Two 1995–1999
Danny Bhoy Live Dave 2013
Danny MacAskill's Imaginate
Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums 2012–2014
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit 2016–2018
Dave's One Night Stand 2010–2012
Dave Gorman: Goodish Hits 2016
Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish 2013–2017
Davestation 2013
David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj: The Countdown 2016
The Day Today BBC Two 1994
Dead Ringers 2002–2007
Deadliest Pests Down Under Dave 2016
Disaster House DIY Network (United States) 2009–present
Doctor Who BBC One 1963–1989
Doctors BBC One 2000–present
Don't Say It... Bring It! Dave 2017
Doubletake BBC Two 2001–2005
Dragons' Den (UK TV series) 2005–present
Dragons' Den (Canadian TV series) CBC Television (United States) 2006–present
Dragons' Den (Irish TV series) RTÉ One 2009–present
Driving Wars Dave 2011
Dynamo: Magician Impossible W 2011–2014
EastEnders BBC One 1985–present
Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm Dave 2017
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure 2015
Eldorado BBC One 1992–1993
Everest ER BBC One 2009
Extras BBC Two
Factory Spike (United States) 2008
The Fast Show BBC Two 1994–2000
Fawlty Towers 1975–1979
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened
Fawlty Towers: Basil's Best Bits
Gold 2009
FC Dave Dave 2008
Fifth Gear Channel 5
Discovery (United States)
History (United States)
Filthy Rich & Catflap BBC Two 1987
The Flying Doctors Nine Network (Australia) 1986–1993
Football's 47 Best Worst Songs Dave 2018
Frank Skinner - Stand-Up! Live from Birmingham's National Indoor Arena 2008
Frank Skinner's Opinionated BBC Two 2010–2011
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC One 2001–2010
Full Circle with Michael Palin 1997
Full Metal Challenge Channel 4 2004–2007
The Gadget Show Channel 5 2004–present
Game of Arms AMC (United States) 2014
Game On BBC Two 1995–1998
Gavin & Stacey BBC Three
Gears and Tears BBC One 2010
Genius BBC Two 2009–2010
Greg Davies Live – Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog Dave 2011
The Graham Norton Show BBC Two
Grange Hill BBC One
GT Racer Treasure HD (United States) 2008–2009
Harbour Lights BBC One 1999–2000
Hardliners Fox8 (Australia) 2010–2011
Harry Enfield's Television Programme
Harry Enfield and Chums
Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV 2001–2012
Haye V De Mori: The Countdown Dave 2016
HeadJam BBC Three 2004
Heartbeat ITV 1992–2010
Helicopter Heroes BBC One 2007–2015
High Altitude BBC Two 2009
Him & Her BBC Three 2010–2013
Holby City BBC One 1999–2022
Hole in the Wall BBC One 2008–2009
The Horne Section Television Programme Dave 2018
Hyperdrive BBC Two 2006–2007
Ideal BBC Three 2005–2011
Idris Elba: King of Speed Dave 2014
I'm Alan Partridge BBC Two 1997–2002
Impossible Railways Yesterday 2018–present
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson BBC One 2009–2011
Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson (Pilot) Dave 2011
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar BBC Two
Is It Bill Bailey? BBC Two 1998
It's Only TV...but I Like It BBC One 1999–2002
James May's 20th Century BBC Two 2007
James May's Big Ideas 2008
James May's Cars of the People 2014–2016
James May on the Moon 2009
James May's Toy Stories 2009–2011
James May's Top Toys 2005
Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours 2002
Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines 1998
Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld 1995–1996
Jo Brand's Big Splash Dave 2011
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy Gold 2013
John Bishop: In Conversation With... W 2016–2019
Juliet Bravo BBC One 1980–1985
The Keith Barret Show BBC Two 2004–2005
Knots Landing CBS (United States) 1979–1993
Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge BBC Two 1994–1995
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire 2009
The Kumars at No. 42 BBC Two
Sky 1
2001–2006, 2014
The Lakes BBC One 1997–1999
Last Man Standing BBC Three 2007–2008
Later... with Jools Holland BBC Two 1992–present
Lead Balloon BBC Four
The League of Gentlemen BBC Two 1999–2002, 2017
Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy Gold 2019
Lee Mack Live Dave 2007
A Life of Grime BBC One 1999–2004
Little Britain BBC Three
Live Boxing: David Haye v Arnold Gjergjaj Dave 2016
Live Boxing: Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 2017
Live Boxing: Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 2
Live Darts: BDO World Trophy 2016
Lizard Lick Touring 2017
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends BBC Two 1998–2000
Lovejoy BBC One 1986–1994
Meat Men Food Network (Canada) 2012
Man Stroke Woman BBC Three 2005–2007
Man v. Food Travel Channel (United States) 2008–2011
Mechannibals BBC Two 2005
Men Behaving Badly ITV
The Mighty Boosh BBC Three 2004–2007
Milton Jones - Lion Whisperer Tour - Part One: Earth Dave 2011
Mitch and Matt's Big Fish Good Food 2008
Moby Dick Encore (United States) 2011
Money Pit Dave 2015–present
Mongrels BBC Three 2010–2011
Monkey Dust 2003–2005
Mr. Sunshine ABC (United States) 2011
The Mrs Merton Show BBC Two
My Family BBC One 2000–2011
Navelgazing Presents... Dave 2011
Neighbours Seven Network (Australia)
Network Ten (Australia)
10 Peach (Australia)
Amazon Studios
Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC Two 1996–2015
Nighty Night BBC Three
The Office BBC Two
On Thin Ice BBC Two 2009
Operation Good Guys 1997–2000
Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure 2006–2007
Parkinson BBC One
Peep Show Channel 4 2003–2015
Phil's Ill Dave 2010
Problems ABC (United States) 2012
Psychoville BBC Two 2009–2011
The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet Dave 2015
Pulling BBC Three 2007–2009
Quantum Leap NBC (United States) 1989–1993
A Question of Sport BBC One 1970–present
Race Car Driver Syndication (United States) 2005–2007
Radical Highs BBC Two 1998–2000
Ray Mears' Bushcraft 2004–2005
Ray Mears' Extreme Survival 1999–2002
Ray Mears Goes Walkabout 2008
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness 2009
Ray Mears' Wild Food 2007
Ray Mears' World of Survival 1997–1998
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Dave 2012–present
Red Bull Rampage 2008–present
Red Bull X-Fighters
Rich Hall's Fishing Show BBC Four 2003
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means BBC Two 2009
Road Cops Channel 5 2010
Road to Rio Dave 2014
Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive BBC Three 2006–2007
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis BBC Four 2008
The Rob Brydon Show BBC Two 2010–2012
Robot Wars BBC Two
BBC Choice
Channel 5
1998–2004, 2016–2018
Rock Profile Play UK
Funny or Die UK
Ross Noble: Off Road Dave 2017
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry & Paul
Harry & Paul
Russell Howard - Dingledodies Dave 2009
Russell Howard Live: Right Here Right Now 2011
Russell Kane: Smokescreens & Castles Live
School's Out BBC One 2006–2007
Scrapheap Challenge Channel 4 1998–2010
Seaside Rescue BBC One 2004–2009
Shark Tank ABC (United States) 2009–present
Shameless Channel 4 2004–2013
Sharpe ITV 1993–2008
Shooting Stars BBC Two
BBC Choice
Should I Worry About...? BBC One 2004–2005
Sin City Motors Dave 2014-2017
Smack the Pony Channel 4 1999–2003
The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer BBC Two 1993–1995
The Smoking Room BBC Three 2004–2005
Spaced Channel 4 1999–2001
Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week BBC Two 2015–2017
Speed BBC One 2001
Speeders truTV (United States) 2007–2009
Spooks BBC One
BBC Three
Star Stories Channel 4 2006–2008
Stars in Fast Cars BBC Three 2005–2006
Stephen Fry in America BBC One 2008
Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge BBC Two 2016
Steve Coogan: The Inside Story 2009
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 2009–2016
Street-Cred Sudoku UKTV G2 2005–2007
Strongman Champions League Dave 2015–2016
Suits USA Network (United States) 2011–2019
That Mitchell and Webb Look BBC Two 2006–2010
The Thick of It BBC Four
They Think It's All Over BBC One 1995–2006
This Life BBC Two 1996–1997
Three Men in a Boat 2006–2011
Tim Vine: The Joke-amotive Live Dave 2011
Timber Kings HGTV (United States) 2014–present
Total Wipeout USA ABC (United States) 2008–2014
Totally Viral UKTV G2 2006–2007
TOTP2 BBC Two 1994–2017
Toyboize Dave 2009
Tribe BBC Two 2005–2007
Turn Back Time BBC One 2006
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Two
BBC Choice
BBC Three
Two Posh Old Men UKTV G2 2005–2006
Uncle BBC Three
Undercover Dave 2015
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Channel 4 1988–1999
Wild Britain with Ray Mears ITV
World's Most Stupid Criminals Five 2003
Yianni: Supercar Customiser Dave 2018
The Young Ones BBC Two 1982–1984
Zimbani (pilot) Dave 2010

Dave Weekly podcast

In August 2011, Dave launched a regular comedy podcast called The Dave Weekly hosted on joindave.co.uk and accessible via iTunes.[34] Presented by Ben Shires, the podcast comprises interviews with comedians such as Russell Kane, Jo Brand, Adam Buxton, Paul Foot and Alex Horne along with occasional features.


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