UKTV Gold classic British Television on satellite and cable, was launched as 'UK Gold' on 1st November 1992, originally co-owned by the BBC and Thames Television.


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Click for larger image UK Gold Pre launch commercials
1992
Click for larger image A series of television ads were aired prior to the channel launch in November 1992.


Click for larger image Pre-Launch Captions
1992
Click for larger image A couple of captions here from the first day of transmission on the (Analogue) Astra Satellite

Click for larger image UK Gold Launch
1992
Click for larger image The very first ident shown at 7pm on Sunday 1st November 1992 to welcome the start of UK Gold!

Click for larger image UK Gold Idents
1992
Click for larger image one of the original set of UK Gold idents featuring Goldie the UK Gold dog!

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1992
UK Gold Ident
1992
UK Gold Ident
1992
UK Gold Ident
1992


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1992
UK Gold Promo
1992
UK Gold Promos
1992
UK Gold Sting
1992


Click for larger image UK Gold Presentation
c1992
Nearly 2 minutes worth of classic UK Gold tv presentation.
 
Thanks to Richard Barnicoat for the recording.

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Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image Continuity
1992
Continuity
1992
Continuity
1992
UK Gold Ident
1992


Click for larger image UK Gold Idents
1993
Click for larger image A change of image in 1993. The ident was substantially the same, with the exception of Goldie the Dog.


Click for larger image UK Gold Symphony
1995
Another new look had been introduced by 1994. What better than a solid gold bar! This clip was a filler but shows off the UK Gold new theme to it's best, with the long theme attached.
 
Designed and directed by Kim Lambert McCroddan, head of presentation and managing director of Inverse Pictures. Based on the forging of a gold ingot ident, a complete onscreen package was shot over five days at Cell (using Kodak's 5298 film stock) with telecine done at The Moving Picture Company and the edit at TSI. TSI producer was John Golley.

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1994
UK Gold Ident
1994
UK Gold Ident
1995
UK Gold Ident
1994


UK Gold Ident
1996
UK Gold Ident
1996
UK Gold Ident
1996
UK Gold Ident
1995


UK Gold Start-Up (Long Version Ident)
1996
Here's the long version of the forging ident, plus some continuity.
 
This is how UK Gold would start the day in 1996.


Click for larger image UK Gold Idents
1995
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Click for larger image UK Gold New Season Promo
1995
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1995
Promo
1994
Promo
1994
Promo
1994


In Vision Continuity
1996
UK Gold - with Sue Radford.
 
During 1996 UK Gold introduced In vision announcemts at various times during the week, usually on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Sadly this wasn't to last long.


In Vision Continuity
1996
UK Gold - with Elisabeth Sladen.
 
As a treat to Doctor Who fans, UK Gold asked Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) to announce her last story. Who said nostalgia was dead!


Click for larger image In-vision continuity
1996
Click for larger image Glenn Allen with two bits of in-vision continuity from 1996.

Click for larger image The Vortex
1996
Click for larger image The Vortex was a strand introduced by UK Gold for it's Sci-Fi programmes such as Blake's 7 and Doctor Who.

Click for larger image Prime time all the time Promo
1996
Click for larger image This Neil Morrissey-voiced promo underlines that on UK Gold it is primetime all the time.

Click for larger image Prime time all the time Promo
1996
Click for larger image UK Gold is exciting! according to this promotion...


Click for larger image UK Gold Ident - Golden Apples
1997
Click for larger image With the launch of the UK TV network in 1997, in came a new set of idents for UK Gold. What a shame the gold bars had to go!

Click for larger image UK Gold Ident - Golden Arrows
1997
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Click for larger image UK Gold Ident - Gold Leaf
2000
Click for larger image Another in the set, falling leaves this time...

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UK Gold Break Bumpers
1997
Another in the set, falling leaves this time...

Click for larger image Programme Promotions
1997
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right clip - what's on UK Gold Christmas Day 1997


Click for larger image UK Gold Christmas Idents
1999
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UK Gold Idents
2000
Beams of light are fireworks are now the new theme... here's 2 idents

Another change of image in 2001, still using the fireworks theme


Click for larger image UK Gold Ident
2001
UK Gold Ident
2001
UK Gold Ident
2001
UK Gold bumper
2001


Click for larger image The Comedy Alternative
2001
Click for larger image left clip - The Comedy Alternative Ident
 
right clip - The Comedy Alternative promo


Click for larger image UKTV Christmas Promo
2001
Click for larger image A cross-channel promotion for Christmas programmes on other UKTV channels

2002 and we see the introduction of the new lifestyle idents across the UK TV network, including UK Gold.


UK Gold Ident
2002
UK Gold Ident
2002
UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003


UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003


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2003
Click for larger image A couple of programme promotions...


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2004
Click for larger image UK Gold was given another new look in 2003, more live action idents and bold colours

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2003
UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003
UK Gold Ident
2003


Click for larger image Dr Who at 40 Weekend Promo
2003
Click for larger image 4 days before UKTV Gold's Dr Who at 40 Weekend, here's a promo for the Dr Who at 40 Weekend which the promo says is the scariest weekend of TV for 40 years.

UK Gold Christmas Idents
2003
Christmas card idents for 2003

On March 8th 2004 the UK Gold name was rebranded UKTV Gold. Since then UKTV has commissioned various theme night short programmes to showcase its best programmes including The Vicar of Dibley, Fawlty Towers, Dr Who, Only Fools and Horses and Porridge


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2005
UKTV Gold Ident
2005
UKTV Gold Ident
2006
UKTV Gold Ident
2005


Click for larger image UKTV at 9 Promo
2005
Click for larger image The UKTV network opens the tin on its 9pm programming.

Click for larger image Only Fools and Horses Promo
2006
Click for larger image Del Boy announces that Only Fools and Horses will be on every weeknight this month at 7pm

The channel was rebranded G.O.L.D in 2008


Click for larger image G.O.L.D. Dibley Weekend Promo
2009
Click for larger image The title says it all - a promo for a weekend devoted to The Vicar of Dibley.

Official Website
www.uktv.co.uk/gold