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Telephone Numbers for drama purposes (TV, Radio etc)

Ofcom recommended Telephone Numbers for drama use.

Ofcom continues to receive requests for Geographic Numbers to be used for drama purposes. In light of this, Ofcom has set out below a range of Geographic Telephone Numbers recommended for drama purposes (1000 numbers within each Geographic Area Code).

Notes:

1. Ofcom has not selected a Telephone Number range for all Geographic Area Codes as it has to ensure that there is sufficient numbering capacity available to meet future requirements for 'real' telephony purposes - Telephone Numbers recommended for drama purposes cannot be allocated to Communications Providers for their customers because of the potential influx of calls that customers may receive should their Telephone Numbers be shown in a drama.

2. Ofcom suggests using numbers in the 01632 range (no area code) for any Geographic Area Code not listed.

3. The use of any Telephone Number in the ranges below does not imply that the number has been allocated. the numbers will not be allocated to Communications Providers in the foreseeable future.

Geographic Area Geographic Area Code Telephone Number Range
(1000 numbers in each range)
Leeds 0113 496 0000 to 496 0999
Sheffield 0114 496 0000 to 496 0999
Nottingham 0115 496 0000 to 496 0999
Leicester 0116 496 0000 to 496 0999
Bristol 0117 496 0000 to 496 0999
Reading 0118 496 0000 to 496 0999
Birmingham 0121 496 0000 to 496 0999
Edinburgh 0131 496 0000 to 496 0999
Glasgow 0141 496 0000 to 496 0999
Liverpool 0151 496 0000 to 496 0999
Manchester 0161 496 0000 to 496 0999
London 020 7946 0000 to 7946 0999
Tyneside/Durham/Sunderland 0191 498 0000 to 498 0999
Northern Ireland 028 9018 0000 to 9018 0999
Cardiff 029 2018 0000 to 2018 0999
No area 01632 960000 to 960999

 

Other Telephone Numbers

 

Telephone Number Type Telephone Number Range
(1000 numbers in each range)
Mobile 07700 900000 to 900999
Freephone 08081 570000 to 570999
Premium Rate Services 0909 8790000 to 8790999
UK Wide 03069 990000 to 990999