2006 in British television


The following is a list of British television related events from the year 2006.

















BBC Three

BBC Four

ITV (1/2/3/4/CITV)

Channel 4


Disney Channel UK

Cartoon Network UK


New channels

Defunct channels

Rebranded channels

Changes of network affiliation

Television shows

Returning this year after a break of one year or longer

Continuing television shows


*''BBC Wimbledon'' (1927–1939, 1946–2019, 2021–present)


The Boat Race The Boat Race is an annual set of rowing Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water by displacing water to propel the boat forward. Rowing and paddling are similar. However, rowing requires oars to ha ...
(1938–1939, 1946–2019)


Panorama A panorama (formed from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population i ...
'' (1953–present). *''
What the Papers Say #REDIRECT What the Papers Say ''What The Papers Say'' is a British radio and television, series. It consists of quotations from headlines and comment pages in the previous week's newspapers, read in a variety of voices and accents by actors. T ...
'' (1956–2008). *''
The Sky at Night ''The Sky at Night'' is a monthly documentary television program A television show – or simply TV show – is any content produced for viewing on a television set A Sony Wega CRT television set A television set or television receive ...
'' (1957–present). *''
Blue Peter ''Blue Peter'' is a British children's television programme that was first broadcast in 1958. The programme, which has had continuous seasons since it was first aired, is now the longest-running children's TV show in the world. It was broadcas ...

Blue Peter
'' (1958–present). *''
Grandstand A grandstand is a normally permanent structure A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelated elements that act acco ...
'' (1958–2007).


Coronation Street ''Coronation Street'' is a British soap opera A soap opera or ''soap'' for short is a radio or television dealing especially with domestic situations and frequently characterized by , s, and . The term "soap opera" originated from radio d ...
'' (1960–present). *''Songs of Praise'' (1961–present). *''Doctor Who'' (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present). *''Top of the Pops'' (1964–2006). *''Match of the Day'' (1964–present). *''The Money Programme'' (1966–2010).


*''Emmerdale'' (1972–present). *''Newsround'' (1972–present). *''Last of the Summer Wine'' (1973–2010). *''Arena (UK TV series), Arena'' (1975–present). *''One Man and His Dog'' (1976–present). *''Top Gear (2002 TV series), Top Gear'' (1977–2001, 2002–present). *''Grange Hill'' (1978–2008). *''Antiques Roadshow'' (1979–present). *''Question Time (TV series), Question Time'' (1979–present)


*''Children in Need'' (1980–present) *''Postman Pat'' (1981, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2004–2008) *''Timewatch'' (1982–present) *''Countdown (game show), Countdown'' (1982–present) *''The Bill'' (1984–2010) *''Channel 4 Racing'' (1984–2016) *''Thomas & Friends'' (1984–present) *''EastEnders'' (1985–present) *''Comic Relief'' (1985–present) *''Casualty (TV series), Casualty'' (1986–present) *''ChuckleVision'' (1987–2009) *''Fireman Sam'' (1987–1994, 2005–2013) *''This Morning (TV programme), This Morning'' (1988–present) *''The Simpsons'' (1989–present)


*''Have I Got News for You'' (1990–present) *''Room 101 (British TV series), Room 101'' (1994–2007, 2012–present) *''A Touch of Frost'' (1992–2010) *''Heartbeat (UK TV series), Heartbeat'' (1992–2010) *''Time Team'' (1994–2013) *''The National Lottery Draws'' (1994–2017) *''Top of the Pops 2'' (1994–present) *''Hollyoaks'' (1995–present) *''Arthur (TV series), Arthur'' (1996–present) *''Never Mind the Buzzcocks'' (1996–2015) *''Silent Witness'' (1996–present) *''King of the Hill'' (1997–2010) *''Midsomer Murders'' (1997–present) *''South Park'' (1997–present) *''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK game show), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'' (1998–2014) *''Bob the Builder'' (1998–present). *''Bremner, Bird and Fortune'' (1999–2010) *''Family Guy'' (1999–2002, 2005–present) *''SpongeBob SquarePants'' (1999–present)


*''The Weakest Link (UK game show), The Weakest Link'' (2000–2012, 2017–present) *''Popworld'' (2001–2007) *''Real Crime'' (2001–2011) *''Flog It!'' (2002–present) *''Foyle's War'' (2002–2015) *''I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (UK TV series), I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'' (2002–present) *''Harry Hill's TV Burp'' (2002–2012) *''Spooks (TV series), Spooks'' (2002–2011) *''Top Gear (2002 TV series), Top Gear'' (2002–present) *''Daily Politics'' (2003–present) *''New Tricks'' (2003–2015) *''Peep Show (TV series), Peep Show'' (2003–2015) *''All Grown Up!'' (2003–2008) *''Tiny Pop'' (2003–2008) *''Politics Show'' (2003–2011) *''QI'' (2003–present) *''The Royal'' (2003–2011) *''PointlessBlog'' (2003-2007) *''This Week (BBC TV series), This Week'' (2003–present) *''Strictly Come Dancing'' (2004–present) *''Sea of Souls'' (2004–2007) *''Supernanny'' (2004–2008, 2010–2012) *''Shameless (UK TV series), Shameless'' (2004–2013) *''Doc Martin'' (2004–2019) *''The X Factor (UK TV series), The X Factor'' (2004–2018, 2021–present) *''More4 News'' (2005—2009) *''Love Soup'' (2005–2008) *''Come Dine with Me'' (2005–present) *''The Jeremy Kyle Show'' (2005–2019) *''It's Me or the Dog'' (2005–2012) *''Deal or No Deal (UK game show), Deal or No Deal'' (2005–2016) *''The Andrew Marr Show, Sunday AM'' (2005–present)

Ending this year


See also

* 2006 in British music * 2006 in British radio * 2006 in the United Kingdom * List of British films of 2006


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