Channel U is returning to TV

It will play what is being billed as the first-ever grime move, Against All Odds, from Kidulthood's director


Words by: Felicity Martin

Iconic grime channel Channel U is set to return to TV programming, BBC News reports.

The much-loved music service is set to return in November and will play a “selection of old school grime videos and classic shows”, as well as what is billed as the first-ever grime movie, Against All Odds, exploring grime’s rise in the UK.

Directed by Femi Oyeniran (Kidulthood) and Nicky “Slimting” Walker (The Intent), the film is set to feature some of the biggest names in grime including D Double E, Jammer and Ghetts, who will play themselves in the movie.

Channel U began in 2003, founded by Darren Platt, and after 15 years on air it ceased broadcasting, in 2018.

Watch the trailer for Against All Odds:

Hardy Caprio recently named his favourite Channel U classic tracks for us.

Read our ‘Playing With Fire’ retrospective on Channel U favourites N-Dubz.

Channel U will return on 13th November with the premiere of Against All Odds.

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