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This is a list of British television related events from 1995.


  • 30 January - On Channel 4, the most watched episode of Brookside was broadcast where the body of Trevor Jordache was found under the patio.
  • 3 February – An edition of the live morning ITV discussion programme The Time, The Place is abruptly ended ten minutes early. After an item about men's fashion featured a black male model wearing a skirt, another black man in the audience starts complaining that the show is racist, eventually making his way onto the stage.
  • 19 February – 10th anniversary of the launch of EastEnders. As part of the celebrations, episodes from 1985 are repeated each morning at 10am from February to May, starting from episode one. Selected episodes from 1985 and 1986 are also repeated on BBC1 on Friday evenings at 20:30 for a short while.
  • 1 May – ITV airs what is billed as a one off episode of Boon. The episode, Thieves Like Us was originally due for transmission at the end of series 7 in 1992/93. No reason for this delay has ever been given as the record wait was 2 or 3 years long.
  • 8 May – The 50th anniversary of VE Day is widely marked in television programmes.
  • 15 August – Launch of L!VE TV, a cable channel owned by MGN. The channel's programming quickly earns it a reputation as tabloid television. It is perhaps best remembered for its mascot News Bunny who, among other things, stood for Parliament at the 1996 South Staffordshire by-election and polled 85 votes.
  • 30 August – The first National Television Awards are held at the Wembley Conference Centre and presented by Eammon Holmes.
  • 24 September – Pride and Prejudice (UK), the BBC's massively popular adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, debuts on BBC One. The six-part serial finishes on 29 October.
  • 1 October – Six years after it was originally planned, a British version of the Disney Channel launches in the UK and The God Channel, then known as Christian Channel Europe, also launches.
  • 23 October - Channel 4 broadcasts the first ever episode of Hollyoaks.
  • 1 November – Seven more satellite and cable channels launch in the United Kingdom: Euro Business News, Playboy TV, The Paramount Channel, The History Channel, Sky Sports Gold, and the Sci-Fi Channel.
  • 20 November – Zee TV (Hindi television channel) launches in the UK.
  • 20 November – During an hour-long interview with Martin Bashir for the BBC's Panorama programme, Diana, Princess of Wales speaks openly for the first time about her separation from the Prince of Wales, and admits to an adulterous affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt.[1] An estimated 22.78 million watch the broadcast,[2] the all-time record for a British current affairs programme.


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