UK TV Links from Radio and Telly

A small collection of TV links and UK websites, as recommended by the team at Radio and Telly

TV services Sky – Satellite TV service that offers the widest choice of TV channels
Freeview – Free to view TV via your existing aerial
BT Vision – Digital TV service with video-on-demand over Broadband
Virgin Media – Cable TV in selected areas (formerly NTL and Telewest)
 
TV ShowsSausagenet Kids TV – Top database of Kids TV shows
UK Comedy Database – Great collection of information on classic comedy
See a TV show – Details of how to take part in a TV show, or get free audience tickets

Alan Partridge – Now fallen from Mount Chatmandu, a great broadcaster
Bagpuss – The fat furry cat-puss
Black Books – The Basil Fawlty of bookshops. Great Channel 4 comedy
Blue Peter – The UK’s longest-running kid’s show

Peep Show – Surreal sitcom from Channel 4
Green Wing – Another top Channel 4 Friday night comedy
The IT Crowd – Ever wondered what goes on in your firm’s IT dept?
Coupling – Think Friends, make it funnier and British. Well observed UK humour
Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams’ classic Sci-Fi comedy
Star Fleet X Bomber – 1980’s space puppet show that almost no-one remembers (now on DVD!)
Little Britain – Stuff on the surreal UK comedy experience
Spaced – Odd, but addictive Channel 4 comedy, with the Shaun of the Dead team

See our TV Nostalgia page for more

TV channelsUK Media TV Directory – Up to date listing of TV stations with contact info
TV Guides – Details of electronic TV guides
TV logos TV50 (Video)
The TV Room
TV50 (Audio)
TV ads UK Television Adverts
FreeviewFor details of Freeview, see our main Freeview Explained pageNew to Freeview? – Considering Freeview? read on
Freeview set-top box summary – More on the available boxes
Freeview forum – Discuss Freeview and set-top boxes with others
Freeview FAQ -Answers to common questions and problemsFreeview – the official Freeview site
FrequencyCast – Online radio show discussing Freeview and Digital TV
Digital UK’s postcode checker – See if Freeview is available in your area
DTG software upgrade schedule – Info on over-the-air box upgrades
Freeview links – Dominic Self’s collection of useful Freeview links
DTT Stream info – Technical info from the Crystal Palace transmitter
ATV Digital Nationwide – Technical info on digital TV transmitter sites

Set top box suppliers: Currys, Argos, John Lewis and Very.co.uk.

Other
links
Galaxy Quest Review – Into Star Trek? You need to see this comic spoof
Satcure Satellite & Digital TV – Accessories and advice

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