Live at the Apollo

UKTV to launch U next month

Boxes showing stills from different TV shows surround the logos for U, U&Drama, U&Yesterday, U&Dave and U&W

U is intended to bring UKTV’s terrestrial channels and streaming services together under one banner. The streaming platform UKTV Play will be rebranded as U, while UKTV’s terrestrial channels will now be known as U&Drama, U&Dave, U&Yesterday and U&W.

Streaming platform U will have almost 8,500 hours of content, an increase of nearly 1,500 hours from the start of 2024.

Contestants for series 18 of Taskmaster announced

Photos of Andy Zaltzman, Babatunde Aléshé, Emma Sidi, Jack Dee and Rosie Jones in gold frames, against a black backdrop

The comedy gameshow is fronted, as ever, by the indomitable Greg Davies (Never Mind the Buzzcocks) and the… domitable Alex Horne (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).

Joining the duo will be comedians Rosie Jones (Live at the Apollo), Jack Dee (Lead Balloon) and Babatunde Aléshé (Celebrity Gogglebox). Andy Zaltzman (Celebrity Mastermind) and Emma Sidi (A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou) will also appear in the new series.

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Live at the Apollo



Romesh Ranganathan presents Live at the Apollo
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Romesh Ranganathan hosts the latest episode of BBC Two’s flagship stand up show.

This week he’s joined by Canada’s Stewart Francis, known for his masterful one liners, and Perrier Award nominee Jason Byrne.