List of years in British television       (table)
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2009 2010 2011 -2012- 2013 2014 2015
 2016 .  2017 .  2018 .  2019  . 2020  . 2021  . 2022 

This is a list of events taking place in 2012 related to British television.


Date Event
9 January Nick Hewer takes over as presenter of Countdown as the game show returns for a new series.[1]
16 January Jane McDonald returns to the panel of Loose Women after an 18 month break.
18 January A call by BBC Two's Stargazing Live for amateur astronomers to locate possible exoplanets, planets orbiting stars outside the Solar System, leads to the discovery of a new Neptune-sized exoplanet by two viewers, one in Peterborough. The planet is named Threapleton Holmes B in their honour.[2][3]
Producers of Coronation Street defend a storyline in which the character Faye Butler is slapped for misbehaving by her adoptive mother's boyfriend after the episode (aired on 16 January) attracts a number of complaints from viewers to ITV and Ofcom.[4]
20 January Press TV, an English language news channel owned by the Iranian Government is forced off air in the United Kingdom after Ofcom revokes its broadcasting licence for breaching the terms of the Communications Act.[5]
21 January Under new guidelines to come into force from 30 April clinics which charge for pregnancy services including abortions will be able to advertise on radio and television after the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice ruled there was no justification for barring such clinics from advertising their services.[6]
11 February CBeebies celebrates its 10th anniversary of being separated from CBBC.
The live televised France versus Ireland match in the 2012 Six Nations Championship is abandoned minutes prior to kick-off, prompting boos to ring out among disgruntled spectators inside a packed Stade de France. It is the first time such an event has happened since 1985.[7][8][9]
13 February ITV1 screens the first ever British advert aimed specifically at dogs. The 60-second commercial for the Bakers dog food brand features high-pitched sounds that cannot be heard by humans, and is a send up of the 1969 film The Italian Job.[10]
20 February Media regulator Ofcom states that remarks made on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff on 6 December last year in relation to the murder of Liam Aitchison were "clearly capable of causing offence", but that the issue has been "resolved".[11]
The ITN produced 5 News bulletins are relaunched, with newscasters Matt Barbet and Emma Crosby retaining their presenting roles.
21 February The BBC defends its coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral on the BBC News Channel following a number of complaints from viewers about its duration. The four hour service was aired on Saturday 18 February following the singer's death the previous weekend.[12]
Singer Adele apologises for making a middle finger gesture after her BRIT Awards acceptance speech is cut short due to broadcasting time constraints.[13] ITV in turn issues an apology to the singer the following day.[14]
24 February At the conference of St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson defends a recent storyline involving the rape of Carla Connor by her business partner, but admits mistakes were made in developing the plot.[15]
2 March BBC Four celebrates its 10th anniversary.
5 March ITV and STV sign a deal which (if approved by Ofcom) could see more networked programmes appearing on television in Scotland. The agreement would end a three year hiatus which has seen many major ITV programmes absent from schedules in Scotland.[16]
9 March BBC newsreader Simon McCoy is caught apparently sleeping at the newsdesk as the daily BBC News Channel programming begins at 8:30am, although he later denied he was asleep.[17]
12 March BBC Two airs a programme in its This World strand concerning the Chinese television programme Interviews Before Execution in which death row inmates are interviewed by a reporter shortly before they are executed. Chinese authorities cancel the show following international interest generated by the documentary.[18][19]
Bryan Kirkwood resigns as Executive Producer of the BBC's EastEnders following a decline in viewing figures and a series of complaints about controversial storylines.[20]
14 March Man vs. Wild presenter Bear Grylls has reportedly been sacked by the Discovery Channel because of "a continuing contractual dispute".[21]
18 March Channel 4 confirms it has secured a four-year deal to broadcast horse racing from 2013, including coverage of the Grand National, the Derby and Royal Ascot which have previously been aired by the BBC.[22]
19 March BBC Director-General Mark Thompson tells staff at the broadcaster that he will step down from his position later in the year.[23]
21 March Former soap actress Jenna-Louise Coleman is named as the new Doctor Who sidekick, replacing current assistant Karen Gillan whose character Amy Pond will leave during the 2012 series. Coleman makes her debut in the 2012 Christmas Special.[24]
23 March The BBC's MediaCityUK complex at Salford Quays is officially opened by the Queen.[25]
24 March Harry Hill steps down as presenter of Harry Hill's TV Burp on ITV with a huge finale after 10 or 11 years.[26]
25 March With the approaching centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic ITV1 begins airing Julian Fellowes' four-part £11million retelling of the disaster.[27][28]
26 March The BBC's Panorama alleges that a company owned by News Corporation recruited a pay-TV "pirate" to hack a rival's secret codes then post the details online.[29]
27 March The BBC announces plans to axe 140 news posts in 2013 as part of cost cutting measures.[30]
30 March Channel 5 celebrates its 15th anniversary.
31 March Former broadcast journalist Mike Nesbitt is elected leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.[31]
4 April Newsround celebrates 40 years on air.
27 July The events of the 2012 Summer Olympics begin airing with the opening ceremony in London.
12 August The 2012 Summer Olympics end with the closing ceremony.
11 September Mastermind celebrates 40 years on air.
21 September 50 years of University Challenge.
16 October Emmerdale celebrates 40 years on air.
20 October Top Gear marks its 35th actual anniversary
2 November Channel 4 and Countdown both celebrate their 30th anniversary.
9 November The BBC News Channel celebrates 15 years on air.
25 December Michael Angelis narrates his last ever Thomas and Friends episode, "The Christmas Tree Express", on Channel 5.

Debuts (including scheduled)Edit


Date Debut
4 January Public Enemies on BBC One
10 January The Mystery of Edwin Drood on BBC Two
13 January 4 O'Clock Club on CBBC
15 January Sunday Politics on BBC One
Call the Midwife on BBC One
30 January Protecting Our Children on BBC Two
31 January Prisoners' Wives on BBC One and BBC HD
2 February Inside Men on BBC One
6 February Jedward's Big Adventure on CBBC
7 February Death Unexplained on BBC One
8 February Kevin Bridges: What's the Story? on BBC One
22 February Watson & Oliver on BBC One and BBC HD
23 February Pramface on BBC Three
24 February Melvyn Bragg on Class and Culture on BBC Two
25 February Pop Life on BBC Two
8 March The Sarah Millican Television Programme on BBC Two
12 March Breakaway on BBC Two
The Lingo Show on CBeebies
17 March How God Made the English on BBC Two
24 March The Voice UK on BBC One


Date Debut
1 January My Phone Genie on ITV1 and CITV
2 January Endeavour on ITV1
6 January Eternal Law on ITV1
10 January The Exit List on ITV1
25 March Titanic on ITV1[27]

Channel 4Edit

Date Debut
2 January The Bank Job on Channel 4
26 January Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy on E4
9 February MotherTruckers on Channel 4
15 February Daddy Daycare on Channel 4
17 February The Mad Bad Ad Show on Channel 4
1 March Make Bradford British on Channel 4
Our Man in... on Channel 4

Channel 5Edit

Date Debut
6 January World’s Toughest Trucker on Channel 5
9 January When Paddy Met Sally on Channel 5

Subscription ChannelsEdit

Date Debut
1 January Treasure Island on Sky1
6 January Stella on Sky1
16 January Gadget Geeks on Sky1
27 February Cleverdicks on Sky Atlantic
9 March The F1 Show on Sky Sports F1
May Moone Boy on Sky1

Channels debuts, endings, rebrands and returnsEdit

New ChannelsEdit

Date Channel
13 February MTV HD
9 March Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports F1 HD
26 March More4 +2
23 April MTV Live
Spring Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel +1
Summer\Autumn 4seven[32]

Defunct ChannelsEdit

Date Channel
5 January NME TV
14 February Diva TV
21 February
Sky Living Loves
11 March Current TV

Rebranding channelsEdit

Date Old Name New Name
23 April MTVNHD MTV Live HD

Changes of network affiliationEdit

Show Moved from Moved to
Fifth Gear Channel 5 Discovery Channel

Television showsEdit

Returning this year after a break of one year or longerEdit

Programme Date(s) of original removal Original channel(s) Date of return New channel(s)
Room 101 9 February 2007 BBC Two 20 January 2012 BBC One
Blockbusters 4 June 1993
30 September 1994
28 August 1997
23 March 2001
Sky One
Sky One
TBA in 2012 Challenge


Programme Date
Panorama (1953–present)
The Sky at Night (1957–present)
Blue Peter (1958–present)


Programme Date
Coronation Street (1960–present)
Points of View (1961–present)
Songs of Praise (1961–present)
University Challenge (1962–1987, 1994–present)
Doctor Who (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present)
Match of the Day (1964–present)
The Money Programme (1966–present)


Programme Date
A Question of Sport (1970–present)
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975, 2010–present)
Emmerdale (1972–present)
Mastermind (1972–present)
Newsround (1972–present)
Arena (1975–present)
Top Gear (1977–2001, 2002–present)
Antiques Roadshow (1979–present)
Question Time (1979–present)


Programme Date
Family Fortunes (1980–1985, 1987–2002, 2006–present)
Postman Pat (1981, 1991, 1996, 2004–present)
Timewatch (1982–present)
Thomas and Friends (1984–present)
EastEnders (1985–present)
Comic Relief (1986–present)
Casualty (1986–present)
Fireman Sam (1987–1994, 2005–present)
ChuckleVision (1987–present)
This Morning (1988–present)
Red Dwarf (1988–1999, 2009–Present)


Programme Date
Have I Got News for You (1990–present)
MasterChef (1990–2001, 2005–present)
BBC World News (1991–present)
Absolutely Fabulous (1992–1996, 2001–2004, 2011–present)
Junior MasterChef (1994, 2010–present)
Room 101 (1994–2007, 2012–present)
Time Team (1994–present)
Hollyoaks (1995–present)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996–present)
Silent Witness (1996–present)
Midsomer Murders (1997–present)
Y Clwb Rygbi, Wales (1997–present)
Bob the Builder (1998–present)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1998–present)
Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999–present)
Holby City (1999–present)


Programme Date
Big Brother (2000–2010, 2011-present)
Bargain Hunt (2000–present)
BBC Breakfast (2000–present)
Click (2000–present)
Doctors (2000–present)
A Place in the Sun (2000–present)
Shipwrecked (2000–present)
The Unforgettable (2000–present)
Unreported World (2000–present)
Celebrity Big Brother UK (2001–present)
BBC South East Today (2001–present)
Football Focus (2001–present)
Real Crime (2001–present)
Rogue Traders (2001–present)
Property Ladder (2001–present)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2002–present)
Cash in the Attic (2002–present)
Escape to the Country (2002–present)
Fifth Gear (2002–present)
Flog It! (2002–present)
Foyle's War (2002–present)
High Hopes (2002–present)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2002–present)
In It to Win It (2002–present)
Inside Out (2002–present)
Outtake TV (2002–present)
River City (2002–present)
Saturday Kitchen (2002–present)
Serious (2002–present)
Sport Relief (2002–present)
The Story Makers (2002–present)
Tikkabilla (2002–present)
The Daily Politics (2003–present)
QI (2003–present)
Peep Show (2003–present)
This Week (2003–present)
Celebrity Mastermind (2003–present)
The Daily Politics (2003–present)
Eggheads (2003–present)
Extraordinary People (2003–present)
Grumpy Old Men (2003–present)
Homes Under the Hammer (2003–present)
The Politics Show (2003–present)
Traffic Cops (2003–present)
Doc Martin (2004–present)
Match of the Day 2 (2004–present)
Shameless (2004–present)
Supernanny (2004–2008, 2010–present)
Strictly Come Dancing (2004–present)
The X Factor (2004–present)
10 Years Younger (2004–present)
60 Minute Makeover (2004–present)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–present)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004–present)
Car Booty (2004–present)
The Culture Show (2004–present)
Doc Martin (2004–present)
Football First (2004–present)
Funky Valley (2004–present)
The Gadget Show (2004–present)
Haunted Homes (2004–present)
Jimmy's Farm (2004–present)
Live at the Apollo (2004–present)
NewsWatch (2004–present)
New Tricks (2004–present)
Peppa Pig (2004–present)
SadlerVision (2004–present)
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2004–present)
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004–present)
Coach Trip (2005–2006, 2009–present)
8 out of 10 Cats (2005–present)
Deal or No Deal (2005–present)
The Andrew Marr Show (2005–present)
The Adventure Show (2005–present)
The Apprentice (2005–present)
The Biggest Loser (2005–present)
Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model (2005–present)
Dragons' Den (2005–present)
The F Word (2005–present)
Fifi and the Flowertots (2005–present)
The Hotel Inspector (2005–present)
The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005–present)
Ladette to Lady (2005–present)
Missing Live (2005–present)
Mock the Week (2005–present)
Quizmania (2005–present)
Springwatch (2005–present)
The Thick of It (2005–present)
Ukwia (2005–present)
Dancing on Ice (2006–present)
Waterloo Road (2006–present)
The Album Chart Show (2006–present)
Animal Spies! (2006–present)
The Apprentice: You're Fired! (2006–present)
Banged Up Abroad (2006–present)
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (2006–present)
Codex (2006–present)
...Cooks! (2006–present)
Cricket AM (2006–present)
Dickinson's Real Deal (2006–present)
Don't Get Done, Get Dom (2006–present)
Fonejacker (2006–present)
Freshly Squeezed (2006–present)
Ghosthunting With... (2006–present)
How to Look Good Naked (2006–present)
The IT Crowd (2006–present)
The Large Family (2006–present)
Lewis (2006–present)
Little Princess (2006–present)
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (2006–present)
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–present)
Monkey Life (2006–present)
Most Annoying People (2006–present)
The One Show (2006–present)
People & Power (2006–present)
Peschardt's People (2006–present)
The Real Hustle (2006–present)
Secret Millionaire (2006–present)
The Slammer (2006–present)
Soccer Aid (2006–present)
Something for the Weekend (2006–2012)
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–present)
Torchwood (2006–present)
Waterloo Road (2006–present)
Wild at Heart (2006–present)
Britain's Got Talent (2007–present)
Outnumbered (2007–present)
Skins (2007–present)
Trapped (2007–present)
Would I Lie to You? (2007–present)
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007–present)
The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007–present)
Benidorm (2007–present)
The Big Questions (2007–present)
Britain's Best Dish (2007–present)
Britain's Got Talent (2007–present)
Daybreak Scotland (2007–present)
Diddy Dick and Dom (2007–present)
Don't Tell the Bride (2007–present)
Embarrassing Bodies (2007–present)
Escape from Scorpion Island (2007–present)
Game60 (2007–present)
The Graham Norton Show (2007–present)
Harry & Paul (2007–present)
Heir Hunters (2007–present)
Helicopter Heroes (2007–present)
Inside Sport (2007–present)
Inspector George Gently (2007–present)
An Island Parish (2007–present)
Jeff Randall Live (2007–present)
London Ink (2007–present)
Mary Queen of Shops (2007–present)
Mister Maker (2007–present)
Postcode Challenge (2007–present)
Primeval (2007–present)
Rapal (2007–present)
The Real MacKay (2007–present)
Real Rescues (2007–present)
An Là (2008–present)
Are You an Egghead? (2008–present)
Argumental (2008–present)
Basil's Swap Shop (2008–present)
Battle of the Brains (2008–present)
Being Human (2008–present)
Big & Small (2008–present)
Bizarre ER (2008–present)
CCTV Cities (2008–present)
Celebrity Juice (2008–present)
Chinese Food Made Easy (2008–present)
Chop Socky Chooks (2008–present)
Chuggington (2008–present)
Country House Rescue (2008–present)
Dani's House (2008–present)
The Family (2008–present)
Famous 5: On the Case (2008–present)
Gimme a Break (2008–present)
The Hot Desk (2008–present)
House Guest (2008–present)
The Inbetweeners (2008–present)
It Pays to Watch! (2008–present)
Kerwhizz (2008–2009, 2011–present)
The Live Desk (2008–present)
Marvo the Wonder Chicken (2008–present)
Merlin (2008–present)
Nightwatch with Steve Scott (2008–present)
Only Connect (2008–present)
Police Interceptors (2008–present)
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections (2008–present)
Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure (2008–present)
Rubbernecker (2008–present)
Rude Tube (2008–present)
Scallywagga (2008–present)
Seachd Là (2008–present)
Sesame Tree (2008–present)
Snog Marry Avoid (2008–present)
Supersize vs Superskinny (2008–present)
The Supersizers... (2008–present)
UK Border Force (2008–present)
Unbreakable (2008–present)
Wallander (2008–present)
Wogan's Perfect Recall (2008–present)
The World's Strictest Parents (2008–present)
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson (2009–present)
Miranda (2009–present)
PhoneShop (2009–present)
Pointless (2009–present)
Russell Howard's Good News (2009–present)
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (2009–present)
The Chase (2009–present)
The Cube (2009–present)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009–present)
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (2009–present)
Bang Goes the Theory (2009–present)
Bookaboo (2009–present)
Cast Offs (2009–present)
Chris Moyles' Quiz Night (2009–present)
Copycats (2009–present)
Countrywise (2009–present)
Cowboy Trap (2009–present)
Crash (2009–present)
Dating in the Dark (2009–present)
Don't Get Screwed (2009–present)
Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions (2009–present)
Fern Britton Meets... (2009–present)
Film Xtra (2009–present)
The Football League Show (2009–present)
Four Weddings (2009–present)
Garrow's Law (2009–present)
Getting On (2009–present)
Grow Your Own Drugs (2009–present)
Heston's Feasts (2009–present)
Horrible Histories (2009–present)
The Hour (2009–present)
How the Other Half Live (2009–present)
I Can Cook (2009–present)
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson (2009–present)
Inside Nature's Giants (2009–present)
Katie (2009–present)
Land Girls (2009–present)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009–present)
Peter Andre: The Next Chapter (2009–present)
Alan Carr Chatty Man (2009–present)


Programme Date
3@Three (2010–present)
71 Degrees North (2010–present)
Accused (2010–present)
Ant & Dec's Push the Button (2010–present)
Ask Rhod Gilbert (2010–present)
Being... N-Dubz (2010–present)
Being Victor (2010–present)
Chinese Food in Minutes (2010–present)
Come Fly with Me (2010–present)
A Comedy Roast (2010–present)
Dave's One Night Stand (2010–present)
Daybreak (2010–present)
Dirty Sexy Funny (2010–present)
Downton Abbey (2010–present)
EastEnders: E20 (2010–present)
Facejacker (2010–present)
Frank Skinner's Opinionated (2010–present)
Gordon's Great Escape (2010–present)
Grandma's House (2010–present)
The Great British Bake Off (2010–present)
Great British Railway Journeys (2010–present)
The Great Outdoors (2010–present)
Him & Her (2010–present)
Hotter Than My Daughter (2010–present)
Hounded (2010–present)
An Idiot Abroad (2010–present)
ITV Breakfast (2010–present)
James May's Man Lab (2010–present)
Junior Apprentice (2010–present)
Lip Service (2010–present)
Late Kick Off (2010–present)
A League of Their Own (2010–present)
Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (2010–present)
Little Crackers (2010–present)
Liza & Huey's Pet Nation (2010–present)
Lorraine (2010–present)
Luther (2010–present)
The Million Pound Drop Live (2010–present)
The Nightshift (2010–present)
Odd One In (2010–present)
The Only Way Is Essex (2010–present)
Pen Talar (2010–present)
Penelope Princess of Pets (2010–present)
The Persuasionists (2010–present)
Pete versus Life (2010–present)
Pocket tv (2010–present)
Popstar to Operastar (2010–present)
Rev. (2010–present)
Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club (2010–present)
The Rob Brydon Show (2010–present)
Roger & Val Have Just Got In (2010–present)
Scream! If You Know the Answer (2010–present)
Sherlock (2010–present)
So You Think You Can Dance (2010–present)
Stand Up for the Week (2010–present)
Stargazing Live (2010–present)
Strike Back (2010–present)
STV Sports Centre (2010–present)
Sunday Morning Live (2010–present)
Take Me Out (2010–present)
Thorne (2010–present)
Tracy Beaker Returns (2010–2012)
The Trip (2010–present)
Turn Back Time – The High Street (2010–present)
What Do Kids Know? (2010–present)
The Zone (2010–present)
All Over the Place (2011–present)
Bedlam (2011–present)
Episodes (2011–present)
Four Rooms (2011–present)
Friday Night Dinner (2011–present)
Human Planet (2011–present)
How TV Ruined Your Life (2011–present)
High Stakes (2011–present)
Home for the Hoildays (2011–present)
Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands (2011–present)
King Of... (2011–present)
Made in Chelsea (2011–present)
Match of the Day Kickabout (2011–present)
Mad Dogs (2011–present)
Monroe (2011–present)
Perfection (2011–present)
Red or Black? (2011–present)
Sadie J (2011–present)
Scott and Bailey (2011–present)
Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents (2011–present)
Text Santa (2011–present)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011–present)
Vera (2011–present)
White Van Man (2011–present)
Call the Midwife (2012–present)
Inside Men (2012–present)
Prisoners Wives (2012–present)
Pramface (2012–present)
Stella (2012–present)
Take Me Out - The Gossip (2012–present)
The Exit List (2012–present)
Winter Wipeout (2012–present)

Ending this yearEdit

Date Programme Channel(s) Debut(s)
6 January Public Enemies BBC One 2012
16 January When Paddy Met Sally Channel 5 2012
17 February Hustle BBC One 2004
18 March Something for the Weekend BBC Two 2006
23 March Tracy Beaker Returns CBBC 2010
24 March Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV1 & ITV2 2002
31 March The Weakest Link BBC One & BBC Two 2000
Autumn Total Wipeout[33] BBC One 2009


Date Name Age Broadcast credibility
4 January Kerry McGregor[34] 37 Singer-songwriter and actress
6 January Bob Holness[35] 83 Game show host (Blockbusters, Call My Bluff)
22 January Sarah Cullen[36] 62 Television and radio journalist (ITN News)
26 January Colin Tarrant[37] 59 Actor (The Bill)
12 February David Kelly 82 Actor (Me Mammy, The Italian Job, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers)
15 February James Whitaker[38] 71 Journalist, specialising in the British royal family
22 February Frank Carson[39] 85 Comedian
29 February Davy Jones[40] 66 Singer-songwriter and actor
March Gemma McCluskie[41] 29 Actress (EastEnders)
5 March Philip Madoc[42] 77 Actor (Dad's Army, Doctor Who)


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