|Launched||8 July 2013|
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Audience share||1.22% (June 2019BARB),|
|Slogan||There's only one channel called Drama|
|Country||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Timeshift service||Drama +1|
Channel 243 (+1)
|Sky (Ireland)||Channel 158|
Channel 258 (+1)
|12129 V 27500 2/3|
12129 V 27500 2/3 (+1)
Channel 226 (+1)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 164|
|Eir Vision||Channel 166|
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only)|
Drama is a British free-to-air television channel broadcasting drama (and, to a lesser extent, comedy) programming in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels. The channel launched on 8 July 2013, replacing Blighty. On Freeview, the channel was placed on channel 20, previously occupied by Gold. On Sky, the channel initially launched on channel 291, in the overspill area of the Entertainment section and moved to channel 166 on 24 July after purchasing the slot used by PBS America. The channel launched on Virgin Media on 14 August on channel 190. In September 2014, UKTV blamed the channel for their 7% profits fall. In September 2018, Drama and Really were added to Virgin Media Ireland.
A timeshift channel, Drama +1 was launched on Sky and Virgin Media on 16 September 2019. Drama +1 replaced Travel Channel +1 on Sky's EPG.
The channel is positioned as a home for British dramas from the last 40 years. The channel features such shows as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Cinder Path, Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford, Pride & Prejudice, Sharpe and Tipping the Velvet.