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Iconic grime staple Channel U is returning to your TV screens

Old videos and classic shows will air on Channel U

  • Dave Turner
  • 28 September 2020
Iconic grime staple Channel U is returning to your TV screens

Channel U, the iconic grime TV channel, is returning.

The channel, which coincided with grime's rise and hosted videos by the likes of Lethal Bizzle, Dizzee Rascal, Kano and more, is coming back on November 13.

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Iconic videos and classic grime shows will feature once it returns, and it will debut Against All Odds, a film about grime which will feature Ghetts, Jammer, D Double E and more. The film tells the fictional story of MC Active, played by Nico Tyler James, as he looks to make it big as a grime artist.

Against All Odds comes from Femi Oyeniran (Kidulthood) and Nicky 'Slimting' Walker (The Intent) with a soundtrack featuring Sir Spyro, Flowdan, Jammer, D Double E and an all-star remix of Maxwell D's classic 'Serious', with Novelist, Capo Lee, Tempa T, So Large and Bruza.

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Channel U, which was rebranded as Channel AKA, originally launched in 2003 and ran until 2018. Channel U's founder Darren Platt passed away in 2016.

Watch the trailer for Against All Odds below.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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