UKTV Gold

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cmroberts

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:55pm
  • United States
  • 12 posts

Is UKTV Gold a subscription On Demand/Streaming Channel. Living in the U.S., other than Doctor Who, Butterflies, Faulty Towers and Benny Hill, there wasn't much UK television to be found for a 12yr old who was grown tired of Different Strokes, etc. Liking the humour found in its programing (unfortunately at that time my maturity was at Benny Hill level) I'd watch anything in the English language with an accent. I've got Acorn and Britbox, but still have a hard time finding something to watch.

Off-topic post by Rood Eye on Thu 3rd Oct 2019, 19:37
Quote: cmroberts @ 3rd October 2019, 6:55 PM

Is UKTV Gold a subscription On Demand/Streaming Channel.

It's a "pay" channel.

I thought was available on Freeview at one time - and indeed it was - but further research reveals that it was available only if Freeview viewers paid for a set-top box that enabled them to watch "Top-Up TV" - a subscription service that enabled Freeview customers to top up their available channels with a few encrypted services.

So, although it was at one time available on Freeview, at no time was it possible to view it free. Laughing out loud

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cmroberts

  • Monday 7th October 2019, 8:49pm
  • United States
  • 12 posts

Thank you, I was hoping to check out some of the "Classics". 2.4 Children, My Family, Green Wing, I'm Alan Partridge.

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Aaron

  • Monday 7th October 2019, 9:08pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,416 posts

Gold, UKTV Gold, UK Gold, in any of its various named guises, has always been a premium channel: never free. It's also UK only and not available online - sorry!

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cmroberts

  • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5:10am
  • United States
  • 12 posts

Is there anywhere else I could look to find any classics? I did find Green Wimg on Hulu recently.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 17th October 2019, 2:21pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: cmroberts @ 17th October 2019, 5:10 AM

Is there anywhere else I could look to find any classics? I did find Green Wimg on Hulu recently.

Good old DVD is really your best bet. Even here in Britain, there aren't any streaming platforms that have a wide or deep selection.

I'd recommend starting by browsing down this page and seeing what you like the sound of: https://www.comedy.co.uk/shop/recommended/

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cmroberts

  • Monday 28th October 2019, 4:02pm [Edited]
  • United States
  • 12 posts

Thanks Aaron, I'll start there