To the uninitiated, it might appear that Drama is a rebranding of the former UKTV Drama, but this is not the case - this was in fact relaunched in 2008 as the crime channel Alibi. (Our timeline should help make the many changes to the UKTV network over the years a little clearer).

The present incarnation of Drama launched as a brand new channel in July 2013, and was made available to Freeview viewers from the start. Despite the name, the channel also regularly shows classic comedy programmes.

This first set of idents was introduced at the channel's launch:

A new set of idents was introduced in April 2022:

A fourth, war-themed, ident has restricted usage due to current world events, but can be seen at this link. For the time being, at least, the original idents continue in use to supplement the new set.

  Two compilations of Drama idents, covering 2013-2022 and 2022-date can be found at our YouTube channel.

Break bumpers:


For a more detailed look at how the UKTV network has developed over the years, see our BBC Digital section.

Click the following links for idents from Dave, W and Yesterday.

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