Dave 2022-Present

On November 9th 2022, Dave saw a refresh to the channel. Out went the chalkboard in favour of a variety of more colourful backdrops. As well as this a whole new set of idents filmed in various locations was brought in, though still retaining that slightly surreal 'Dave' feel. In a similar approach to that taken by E4 a few years earlier, interchangable elements exist within each ident of the new package allowing them to swap in different jokes or comments within the same idents.

Dave (Station - Short) - 2022

On November 9th 2022, a new package came into use on Dave. Having started first thing in the morning for the channel, initially aired idents were all the shortened daytime variants with limited variations and without continuity. A man walks through Liverpool Lime Street station in this one.

Dave (Football - Short) - 2022

A man paints lines in on a football stadium in another short Dave ident.

Dave (Gym - Short) - 2022

People running on treadmills in another short/off peak Dave ident, used from November 2022.

Dave (Road - Short) - 2022

A car driving along a road in another short daytime ident for Dave.

Dave (Road - Didn't Need) - 2022

One of the longer variants of the 'Road' ident from the Dave refresh in November 2022. In this version, a road sign helpfully tells you to keep going in the same straight direction with an appropriate comment to match.

Dave (Road - Town Name) - 2022

Another longer 'Road' ident. This time different decorations adorn the wingmirror, and all roads lead to 'Town Name Here'.

Dave (Road - Directions) - 2022

The road sign this time helpfully points out the names of different directions in another long Dave ident.

Dave (Road - Honk) - 2022

Another long road ident, this time encouraging drivers to honk if they love comedy. Or possibly someone at UKTV just really likes geese!

Dave (Road - Generic Long) - 2022

A longer version of the generic Dave ident based on roadsigns, using additional footage to make it up to the full 20 second length. This first started appearing a little later than the original shorter version.

Dave (Gym - Running) - 2022

A longer ident variant from the gym for Dave, bringing us some useful statistics on burning calories.

Dave (Gym - Relax) - 2022

Another long variant of the Gym ident for Dave, this time featuring words encouraging relaxing as no one is watching.

Dave (Gym - Sandwich) - 2022

Back in the Gym for another long Dave ident. Talk of sandwiches features this time round.

Dave (Gym - Custard) - 2022

Custard makes an appearance in this variation of the long Gym ident for Dave, used from November 2022.

Dave (Station - Podcast) - 2022

A long playout of the Dave ident filmed at Liverpool Lime Street Station. In this variant the destination sign talks about podcasts, with the Dave logo being printed on a ticket now instead.

Dave (Station - List) - 2022

In this longer variant of the 'station' ident, the platform destination display shows a self-aware remark about lists of stations.

Dave (Station - Goose) - 2022

Another long station ident, this time with the destination stating the ownership of a goose for a particular carriage.

Dave (Station - Dance) - 2022

A dance off in one of the carriages is being promoted in this long variant of Dave's Station ident.

Dave (Station - Generic Long) - 2022

An extended version of the generic train station ident for use in primetime.

Dave (Football - Hello) - 2022

In one of the longer variants of the 'Football' ident, the line painter spells out 'Hello' in large letters.

Dave (Football - Quit) - 2022

For this long Dave ident, the line painter spells out their resignation notice.

Dave (Football - Generic Long) - 2022

First spotted in December, another variation on the football ident for Dave used in the evening junctions. This long ident is a hybrid between the generic daytime versions, in that it ends with the same 'Dave' logo on a field and no additional joke added in, but contains additional shots of the man painting lines to bring the ident duration up to the full primetime length.

Dave (Woodland/Serious) - 2022

Dave's more 'serious' ident didn't make its first appearance until November 16th. First being used to link into the new series of Outsiders as though not actually a serious show in itself, the woodland content of the ident was also appropriate to the show.

Dave (Menu) - 2022

The updated menu style for Dave from November 2022, used in certain breaks on the channel, featured a 'chat' style to promote upcoming programmes. The UKTV-branded cross promotional menu also continued in use alongside this, albeit with the Dave logo updated.

Dave (ECP) - 2022

The refreshed ECP style for Dave from November 2022 matched that of the standalone menus.

Dave (Promo) - 2022

An example of the refreshed promo style for Dave, and not a chalkboard in sight. This promo for the comedy 'We Are Not Alone' had been airing with old branding up to November 8th just without the date listed, with the newly branded version from November 9th now including the air date.

Dave (Promo) - 2022

A promo that appeared alongside the refresh for Dave in November 2022, promoting some of the new shows coming to the channel that month.

Dave (Promo) - 2022

Another general programme promo for Dave introduced with the November refresh. This time featuring the gym setting.

Dave (Break - Alarm/Yellow) - 2022

The refreshed break bumpers on Dave from November 2022 feature the newly-boxed Dave logo animated over various backgrounds. In this one, a flashing Dave alarm appears over a yellow background.

Dave (Break - Alarm/Toast) - 2022

Another outing for the 'alarm' animation on a break bumper, this time using burnt toast as a backdrop.

Dave (Break - Print/Desk) - 2022

In this bumper, the Dave logo animates on in the style of a printer, over a background of a desk.

Dave (Break - Message/Orange) - 2022

For this break bumper, the Dave logo animates on in the style of an instant messenger, over an orange background.

Dave (Break - UKTV Play) - 2022

The promotional break bumper for UKTV Play remained after the November 2022 refresh, only updated with the newer boxed Dave logo.

Dave (Break - Typing/Dull Orange) - 2022

The Dave logo is typed on (after a brief typo), this time over a muted orange background.

Dave (Break - Message/Dog) - 2022

The message animation again, this time using a dog as a background.

Dave (Break - Wiper/Turquoise) - 2022

A wiper animation of the Dave logo over a light bluey-green background features in this bumper.

Dave (Break - Typing/Stripes) - 2022

The typing animation again over a black and white striped background makes up this Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Vibrate/Green) - 2022

In this break bumper the Dave logo animates like a mobile phone vibrating.

Dave (Break - Wiper/Soap) - 2022

Another wiper break bumper from November 2022, this time with a 'soapy' background.

Dave (Break - Print/Purple) - 2022

The printing animation against a blueish-purple background makes another Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Vibrate/Rocks) - 2022

The phone vibrates again in this break bumper, only this time rocks move in the background too.

Dave (Break - Programme Promo) - 2022

The updated style of break bumper for promoting programmes on Dave from November 2022. Here promoting series 2 of Outsiders.

Dave (Football - Tree) - Christmas 2022

The new presentation package for Dave also spelled some changes to their Christmas presentation. With the break bumpers no longer having the interchangable elements, the regular idents saw some festive tweaks added instead. Here the line painter at the football stadium paints out the shape of a tree.

Dave (Football - Snowflake) - Christmas 2022

In a second festive variation of the football ident, the line painter makes a snowflake at the end.

Dave (Road - Gifts) - Christmas 2022

Festive variations of some of the other idents from November 2022 were introduced in December. Here the sign in the road ident has been replaced with one referencing 'last minute gifts'.

Dave (Road - Tree) - Christmas 2022

In another modified Christmas 2022 ident for Dave, the roadsign shows a picture of a tree.

Dave (Gym - January) - Christmas 2022

With all the indulgence of Christmas, the Gym ident saw a look in for the 2022 festive season ahead of the inevitable January regrets.

Dave (Station - Takeaway) - 2023

The replaceable elements within the main ident set for Dave continued to be tweaked into 2023 to keep the set fresh. Here from late January, the station ident sees a new addition to the destination board about ordering takeaway.

Dave (Station - Geoff) - 2023

Another later variation on the station ident featured a warning about 'Geoff' being on the train. This ident had first appeared during a one off airing in late December alongside the Christmas and New Year additions, before disappearing again until the late January additions.

Dave (Station - Labrador) - 2023

A third new variation on the station ident introduced in late January alerts people to the presence of a dog on the train.

Dave (Earth Day) - 2023 - 2023

To mark Earth Day 2023, UKTV spared no expense putting together special presentation to encourage people to switch off the lights and help reduce their carbon footprint. The Dave logo appears against a plain white background, before changing to a dark background midway through to emphasise watching TV in the dark. Of course, the savings from switching off that 5w LED bulb most people now have versus the savings from switching off the 60w+ TV which would have been showing Dave at the time has had to be glossed over somewhat for commercial reasons...

Dave (Mental Health Awareness Week) - 2023

Dave brings out their serious ident in May 2023 for a two-headed continuity link from two of the channel announcers focused around Mental Health Awareness Week.

Dave (Channel of the Year Sting) - 2023

Following the awarding of 'Channel of the Year' to Dave in the Broadcast Awards in July 2023, UKTV decided to eschew the habit many channels have followed of crudely slapping the accolade in text over their existing idents or stings. Instead a dedicated short sting in the house style was added into the mix on the channel.

Dave (Break - Schitt's Creek) - 2023

To mark the coming of Canadian sitcom 'Schitt's Creek' to Dave from July 17th, UKTV revisited their occasionally seen practice of adapting the channel name to 'David', as part of a phrase referencing one of the characters in the show. This appeared in countdown break bumpers on the channel running up to the first airdate.

Dave (Break - World Cup Lionesses) - 2023

In another example of a topical break bumper for Dave, a bumper was added in on the channel at short notice on August 16th 2023 to mark England's Women's World Cup Team winning over Australia earlier in the day and making it through to the final of the tournament.

Dave (Football - Women's World Cup) - 2023

Following on from the bumper earlier in the week, on Saturday August 19th on the eve of the final, Dave expanded their special presentation to mark the England Women's team making it to the World Cup Final. This time round the usual 'football' ident had been re-edited, with bespoke continuity links recorded to reference the upcoming event.

Dave (Football - Women's World Cup) - 2023

As well as special idents and continuity throughout prime time on Saturday 19th, the 10am and 11am junctions on Sunday 20th August received similar treatment to continue the build up to the Women's World Cup, which was due to kick off at 11am UK time. This made for a rare playout of idents with continuity during daytime hours on Dave.

Dave (Break - World Cup Lionesses) - 2023

More text-based stings/bumpers had been created to cover both outcomes of the World Cup Final match on Sunday August 20th. With Spain ultimately coming out on top over England in the match, the appropriate consolation series were added in to breaks within the evening schedule on the channel.

Dave (Break - World Cup Lionesses) - 2023

Another special sting used following the Women's World Cup Final match on Sunday August 20th.

Dave (Break - World Cup Lionesses) - 2023

A third special break sting used in primetime following the Women's World Cup Final match on Sunday August 20th.

Dave (Break - World Cup Lionesses) - 2023

The fourth special sting put out after the Women's World Cup Final makes a point about how it could have been much worse!

Dave (Outsiders) - 2023

On October 11th, the third series of their Dave's 'Definitely-Not-Taskmaster' series Outsiders began airing on the channel, with a special ident to mark the occasion.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

From October 2023, Dave began reintroducing their topical break bumpers for more regular occasions, harking back to what had been done in the previous presentation package. Here one of several bumpers for Halloween 2023.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

Another Halloween 2023 break bumper, this time focusing on the first people dressing up as ghosts.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

Another break bumper/sting from Dave for Halloween 2023, this time running shorter. The length of each is varied based upon how much text needs to be read.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

A pumpkin background is used on this halloween 2023 bumper for Dave.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

Advice around ghosting from Dave in this break bumper.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

More clever wordplay about in this halloween bumper from Dave.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

Another longer halloween breakbumper from Dave for 2023, this time providing skeleton advice.

Dave (Break - Halloween) - 2023

In this break bumper, Dave helps you spot a witch.

Dave (Break - Cheese) - 2023

A more general break bumper for Dave, introduced from the start of November 2023. This time talking about cheese.

Dave (Break - Banana) - 2023

Continuing the food theme with a banana-based break bumper for Dave.

Dave (Break - Riveting) - 2023

A witty pun on riveting in this Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Channel of the Year) - 2023

After the very brief appearance of a plainer 'Channel of the Year' bumper a few months earlier, a cleverer take on this was reintroduced with the new Autumn break bumper collection.

Dave (Break - Bass) - 2023

Use of images in the foreground rather than the background features in this Dave bumper.

Dave (Break - Jokes) - 2023

Lined paper features in a very self-aware bumper for Dave.

Dave (Break - Help) - 2023

A cry for help in another Dave break bumper from Autumn 2023.

Dave (Break - Running) - 2023

Competitiveness, Dave-style in this bumper.

Dave (Break - Bed) - 2023

Views on beds are made known in another Dave break bumper, introduced from November 2023.

Dave (Break - Accountant) - 2023

Another break bumper from Dave, this time hypothesising if they were an accountant.

Dave (Break - Catfish) - 2023

Dave casually reminding us that even catfish need love sometimes in another 2023 break bumper.

Dave (Break - Ad-Free) - 2023

An Ad-Free space - just the sort of thing to sit nicely between the channel pres and the ads.

Dave (Break - Lobster) - 2023

Someone at Dave needs to get rid of a lobster quickly in this bumper.

Dave (Break - Dentists) - 2023

How many dentists does it take to recommend a TV Channel?

Dave (Break - Money) - 2023

Dave makes an offer that's nearly too good to be true in this break bumper.

Dave (Break - Observation) - 2023

Everything is getting a bit meta around the topic of observational comedy.

Dave (Break - Attachment) - 2023

Another more graphical bumper, this time using email attachments as the topic.

Dave (Break - Snacks) - 2023

A fullscreen snack background appears in this break bumper just to remind you you could be getting snacks yourself.

Dave (Break - Tea) - 2023

In case you ever needed a reminder you can put the kettle on during breaks, Dave has you covered. Though I'm not sure I'd ever want a cup of tea that was quite that shade of orange!

Dave (Break - Pong) - 2023

In a bumper harking back to one which had appeared in the previous package too, the Dave logo bounces around the screen like a game of Pong. Also making for a rare bumper from the channel that continues animating throughout the entire sequence.

Dave (Break - Scratch) - 2023

You would have to be above a certain age to remember the shortlived scratch and sniff TV fad of the 90s. But thankfully someone at Dave is clearly of that age!

Dave (Break - Birthday) - 2023

With birthday invision continuity being long gone, there has to be some place a birthday greeting could be fitted in to the modern TV channel.

Dave (Break - Clouds) - 2023

The Dave bumper writers have their heads in the clouds in this one.

Dave (Break - Binge) - 2023

Dave gives their unique take on binge watching in another break bumper introduced from October 2023.

Dave (Break - Danger) - 2023

A very graphic-heavy break bumper from Dave to accurately depict Grave Danger!

Dave (Break - Squirrel) - 2023

A reminder from Dave that no one can avoid being distracted by a squirrel.

Dave (Break - Bonfire 1) - 2023

For Bonfire Night 2023, some special bumpers were added in. These were of a plain textual nature, with no graphics included as had been done for Halloween.

Dave (Break - Bonfire 2) - 2023

Another Bonfire Night bumper, this time talking about the all-female alternative story of the Gunpowder Plot.

Dave (Break - Bonfire 3) - 2023

Observations on fireworks in another special Bonfire Night 2023 break bumper.

Dave (Break - Bonfire 4) - 2023

A helpful PSA from Dave around the importance of not throwing things on bonfires.

Dave (Break - Bonfire 5) - 2023

Another break bumper for Bonfire Night 2023, this time at the shorter run length due to the shorter amount of text present.

Christmas 2023

Dave (Promo) - Christmas 2023

The Christmas 2022 idents were reused on Dave in the week closer to Christmas 2023. However for the rest of the month, pres changes were limited to festive promos and 9pm messages (the witty break bumpers that had only been introduced less than 2 months earlier taking a complete break for December). Christmas promos on Dave usually saw festive stock images on the endboards mixed in with trailers, which in themselves had varying degrees of festiveness incorporated. Here a promo for Mortimer and Whitehouse Go Fishing adds an entire song and a more bespoke endboard image.

Dave (Promo) - Christmas 2023

A second promo seasonal from Christmas 2023 from Dave, this time to promote festive editions of QI. In a bit of a change of approach for the channel, Dave had began ramping up more individual tailored promotions for all their 'filler' repeat programming from around September onwards. Previously promotion of such shows had tended to appear more as part of grouped 'season' promotions with individual channel promotions usually focusing on promoting their own originals.

Dave (Message 1/12) - Christmas 2023

For Christmas 2023, Dave introduced festive messages before programmes throughout the month using their 'text' house style slides. These usually aired close to 9pm, with a different message featured each day from viewers.

Dave (Message - 2/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 3/12) - Christmas 2023

The festive message from Dave for December 3rd. Complete with some reminders of why putting a busy pine needle image on a slow zoom is a challenge for MPEG2 encoders (Dave on satellite was usually fine, but this problem seemed to be much more prevalent on the terrestrial and Dave Ja Vue broadcasts).

Dave (Message - 4/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 5/12) - Christmas 2023

On the Fifth Day of December, Dave's generic announcement and textual messaging gave to me...

Dave (Message - 6/12) - Christmas 2023

The Dave festive viewer message for December 6th 2023. With a programme reference thrown in for good measure too (one way of increasing your chances of getting your message used!)

Dave (Message - 7/12) - Christmas 2023

Another festive message from Dave, this time for December 7th.

Dave (Message - 8/12) - Christmas 2023

8 days into December 2023 and 8 messages from Dave viewers so far.

Dave (Message - 9/12) - Christmas 2023

Obligatory disclaimers are included in day 9's Dave Christmas 2023 message.

Dave (Message - 10/12) - Christmas 2023

The Dave festive message from December 10th, broadcast a little later in the day due to how junctions sat on the Sunday.

Dave (Message - 11/12) - Christmas 2023

The 'chat style' previously seen in break bumpers makes an appearance for December 11th's festive message.

Dave (Message - 12/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 13/12) - Christmas 2023

Another message from Dave, complete with the same pre-recorded announcement as used the day previous.

Dave (Message - 14/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 15/12) - Christmas 2023

What better way to mark December 15th than with a reuse of the 'Welcome to December' announcement from the start of the month?

Dave (Message - 16/12) - Christmas 2023

16 days into December and another Christmas message from Dave.

Dave (Message - 17/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 18/12) - Christmas 2023

Another Christmas message from Dave viewers for December 18th 2023.

Dave (Message - 19/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave's festive greeting for December 19th, and the continuity announcements are getting even more repetitive than the different descriptions I'm managing to come up with for the clips on here.

Dave (Message - 20/12) - Christmas 2023

December 20th, and another greeting from a Dave viewer as we near Christmas now.

Dave (Message - 21/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave presents their daily night time festive message for December 21st.

Dave (Message - 22/12) - Christmas 2023

Dave (Message - 23/12) - Christmas 2023

Nearly at the end with day 23 of the festive calendar for Dave

Dave (Message - 24/12) - Christmas 2023

Reaching Christmas Eve and another advent calendar message from Dave.

Dave (Message - 25/12) - Christmas 2023

The non-decoration date argument for Christmas - do you end your advent calendar on December 24th or December 25th? Dave decided to go with the 25th, and put out one final message in the 9pm junction on Christmas Day 2023. Well it's a way to guarantee at least one primetime Christmas Day viewer!

Dave (Break - Loading) - 2024

After taking a break throughout December and January, a fresh batch of 'witty' break bumpers appeared on Dave from February 2024. Here a progress indicator shows 2024 loading.

Dave (Break - Valentines) - 2024

Dave reminds us of how February-specific some of the new batch of bumpers are with a Valentine's Day themed bumper.

Dave (Break - See it, Say it) - 2024

Everyone's favourite overused train phrase features in this Dave bumper from the February 2024 batch.

Dave (Break - Spandau Ballet) - 2024

Another February-specific bumper from Dave, this time referencing popular music.

Dave (Break - Bingo) - 2024

Dave (Break - Heckling) - 2024

Another 2024 break bumper, this time using heckling as the subject.

Dave (Break - Tuesday) - 2024

Dave (Break - Space Invaders) - 2024

Games have advanced somewhat from Pong to reference Space Invaders now in this February 2024 break bumper from Dave.

Dave (Break - Insults) - 2024

A collection of 80s insults feature in this Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Room) - 2024

Another Dave break bumper asking if the other channels are in the room with us now. One of the few from the February 2024 batch to not use a plain colour background.

Dave (Break - Mor) - 2024

Another new bumper added in February 2024 on Dave.

Dave (Break - Chatter) - 2024

Just some indistinct background chatter on this Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Out of Office) - 2024

An Out of Office autoresponder is the theme for this Dave break bumper.

Dave (Break - Band) - 2024

Another bumper to actually reference the month of February, this time based off band name puns.

Dave (Break - Pancake 1) - 2024

Special breakbumpers were added to Dave for Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) on February 13th 2024, interspersed with others from the February batch.

Dave (Break - Pancake 2) - 2024

Another special Dave break bumper for Pancake Day 2024.

Dave (Road - Danger!) - 2024

Special continuity over a specially modified version of the 'roadsign' ident was used into the 8pm junction on February 18th 2024, to mark the start of the new series of World's Most Dangerous Roads.

Dave (Break - Valentines 1) - 2024

The very next day in February saw further special break bumpers for Dave to mark Valentine's Day.

Dave (Break - Valentines 2) - 2024

A second Valentine's Day break bumper from Dave for February 2024.



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