Drama

Drama launched in it's current form in July 2013 (although a UKTV Drama channel had existed a decade prior), and currently broadcasts free to air on Freeview as well as being available on satellite and cable. As the name implies, Drama is designed to be UKTV's home for bigger drama related shows, although some comedies also turn up on the channel.

The channel's logo as of 2017 is a large purple D with the word 'Drama' underneath, and much of the other channel presentation features hints of this shade of purple.

Drama (Bath - Short) - 2017

Idents on Drama are a mix of scenes without much of a common theme, with the Drama logo fading in over the end seconds. In this one, a bath full of soapy water overflows. Possibly the same bath that has been running since UK Gold's breakdown captions in 2003. Short version of this ident.


Drama (Pier - Short) - 2017

Short version of the ident with the man looking out from a pier to sea.


Drama (Pier - Long) - 2017

The long version of the pier ident for Drama, and with those extra seconds available to him the man casts a stone out into the sea.


Drama (Field - Short) - 2017

A man walks through a field towards a woman, with flowers behind his back in this short Drama ident.


Drama (Field - Long) - 2017

The longer version of the field ident for Drama.


Drama (Study Telephone - Short) - 2017

A ransacked study with the sound of the phone off the hook appear in the short version of this Drama ident.


Drama (Staircase - Short) - 2017

A woman climbs a staircase in the short version of this ident.


Drama (Staircase - Long) - 2017

The long version of the staircase ident is essentially the same only features... well... more stairs!


Drama (Garden - Short) - 2017

A short version of an ident, this time overlooking a garden with washing blowing in the wind.


Drama (Car Park) - 2018

One of two idents reserved for use in post 9pm junctions. A crime scene in a multi-story car park features in this Drama ident, introduced alongside the other original idents in the set.


Drama (Bedroom Window) - 2018

Another of the post-9pm idents for Drama. This time a man watches out of his bedroom window at night


Drama (Break - UKTV) - 2017

The UKTV Network (netowork anyone?) branded version of the breakbumper for Drama, with Drama being the centred channel in the ring this time.


Drama (Break - Car Park) - 2017

An indoor car park features in the background of this Drama break bumper.


Drama (Bumper - Rain) - 2017

A slightly longer bumper to give time for the channel's tagline to be read as well set against a rainy nighttime scene.


Drama (Break - Field) - 2017

Another Drama bumper, this time based around the field ident.


Drama (Break - Sea) - 2017

Looking out to sea in this Drama bumper.


Drama (Break - On Demand) - 2017

Set by a beach, this time the bumper includes additional promotion for UKTV's On Demand service.


Drama (ECP) - 2017

Like other UKTV channels, Drama has both network branded ECPs and its own station branded ones. The Drama branded version of the ECP is shown here.


Drama (Promo) - 2017

An example of a programme trailer for Drama, here promoting them going back to the very beginning of airings with The Bill. There are a selection of standard endboards using similar imagery to the idents and break bumpers to choose from.


Drama (Promo - Season) - 2017

A broader promotion for Drama, showcasing what's new that season on the channel.


Drama (Summer Promo) - 2018

For Summer 2018, Drama launched a new campaign to promote their Summer Weekend classics. Bringing in the stars of many of the shows and filming them in an appropriately summery setting. In this short version of a promo, they start naming some of the shows you'll be able to see over the season.


Drama (Summer Promo) - 2018

Actually promoting a specific show this time around, this summer trailer from Drama focuses on Inspector Lynley Mysteries.


Drama (Summer Ident - Mark) - 2018

Mark Williams of Father Brown fame stars in a short special ident for Drama, following the style of the summer weekends promo campaign, and aired here on July 8th 2018. The short idents all designed for the 10 second runtime use the same footage as the longer show intros, just removing any talk from the actors, and adding the Drama logo over the end. Although a short film with the channel logo on it, used to lead into a programme, this may not be referred to as an ident officially - Similar to how I sometimes decide to call my spades a sporde instead. You're welcome to decide yourself on that one though!


Drama (Summer Ident - Sharon) - 2018

Another of the somewhat elusive short Summer Weekend Idents for Drama. Generally being aired before shows unrelated to the star of them at present, and which may not even exist depending on who you ask. This time the form up features shots of Sharon Small from Inspector Lynley Mysteries before finishing on the Drama logo.


Drama (Summer Intro - Sharon) - 2018

Used occasionally to lead into one of the actual Summer Weekend shows are short introductions where the actors talk about their time on the show. Largely these are a collection of the same soundbites that have already heard in the Summer trailers, just now sandwiched between a regular Drama channel ident and a seperate Drama bumper, rather than being used as an ident directly like the short versions before unrelated shows are. Sharon Small from Inspector Lynley Mysteries appears in this one again.


Drama (Summer Intro - Martin) - 2018

Martin Shaw, star of Inspector George Gently, provides another introduction to sit between ident and dumper on Drama. Talking about his memories of his time on the show, between shots of him playing cricket.


Drama (Summer Ident - Lee) - 2018

Lee Ingleby appears in another short Summer Weekend Ident for Drama, with him busy fishing on a lake. Ingleby appears here due to his role as John Bacchus in Inspector George Gently.


Drama (Summer Bumper) - 2018

A short Summer Weekend break bumper starring Lee Ingleby. The bumpers appear sporadically around a small number of breaks, with regular Drama bumpers used the rest of the time.


Drama (Summer Intro - Lee) - 2018

Lee Ingleby (not Martin Shaw as the pre-recorded continuity announced) provides the opener to sit between ident and bumper on another Summer Weekend. Talking about Inspector George Gently some more.


Drama (Summer Ident - Martin) - 2018

Martin Shaw's short summer ident for Drama, used due to his appearances in Inspector George Gently and Judge John Deed. Similar to the others, the ident is a cutdown version of the filmed show intro, minus any talking and with the Drama logo overlaid at the end.


Drama (Summer Intro - Martin) - 2018

A second intro from Martin Shaw for Drama. This time based around the show Judge John Deed where Shaw had played the title character.


Drama (Summer Ident - Sara) - 2018

Another short ident for Drama, this time featuring Sara Martins who'd played Camille Bordey in the series Death in Paradise. Sara is filmed relaxing by a pool to give the summer feel.


Drama (Summer Intro - Sara) - 2018

The longer pre-show Summer Drama intro for Sara Martins. Again featuring several shots filmed by a pool, only this time with added scenes of her talking about her time on Death in Paradise.


Drama (Summer Ident - Jenny) - 2018

Jenny Agutter features in another short summer ident for Drama. Chosen primarily due to her appearance in the series Call The Midwife, which was aired as part of the Summer Weekends strand on the channel.


Drama (Summer Intro - Jenny) - 2018

The longer Summer Weekends intro featuring Jenny Agutter. With the actress talking about what she thinks people like about Call The Midwife, inbetween shots of her gardening.


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