New UKTV channel Drama to launch in July

A new channel from UKTV showcasing the best of British drama will launch on the 8th July.

The new offering, named simply Drama, will be available on Freeview from launch and is also thought to be launching on Sky and Virgin platforms.

Shows on the new channel will include the likes of Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Sharpe, Pride And Prejudice, Lark Rise To Candleford and Cranford.