Channel 4 TV Shows

About Channel 4

Channel 4 is an British independent television channel. Founded in 1982, it is a general channel showing a mix of comedy, entertainment, drama and news. Much of the content is original to Channel 4 but some imported shows, particularly American, are also shown.

'Countdown', a words and numbers game show, was the first show ever broadcast on Channel 4 and is still produced today. 'Fifteen to One', a general knowledge quiz, is another long-running fixture. Channel 4 has a history of producing critically acclaimed original comedy shows; 'Father Ted', 'The Comic Strip Presents', 'Black Books', 'Spaced', 'The IT Crowd' and many other sitcoms all first appeared here.

Channel 4's weekly news show has a good reputation for in-depth reporting of current events. The channel also produces many documentary series. Some of these are on serious events, such as the award-winning 'Dispatches' which has tackled subjects from Islamic terror threats to vaccination scandals. Other documentaries are lighter in tone; 'The Hotel', for example, follows the exploits of a good-natured but overoptimistic hotelier on England's south coast with frequently comedic consequences.

Channel 4 also shows a limited amount of sports. The channel has long been known for its horse racing coverage. They also show some cycling, boxing and poker.

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The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Child Genius
Child Genius
Shameless (UK)
Shameless (UK)
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
Green Wing
Green Wing
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Cucumber
Cucumber
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Top Boy
Top Boy
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
The World's... and Me
The World's... and Me
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
Wife Swap (UK)
Wife Swap (UK)
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Boyz Unlimited
Boyz Unlimited
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Queer as Folk (UK)
Queer as Folk (UK)
Three in a Bed
Three in a Bed
Time Team
Time Team
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
A Boy Called Alex
A Boy Called Alex
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Big Snake
Big Snake
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
The Secret Supper Club
The Secret Supper Club
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
Goldplated
Goldplated
Playing It Straight (UK)
Playing It Straight (UK)
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
Balls of Steel
Balls of Steel
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
A Harlot's Progress
A Harlot's Progress
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
What About Me?
What About Me?
When Britain Went to War
When Britain Went to War
Whose Line Is It Anyway (UK)
Whose Line Is It Anyway (UK)
The Crush with KFC Krushems
The Crush with KFC Krushems
Desmond's
Desmond's
Distraction (UK)
Distraction (UK)
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
NY-LON
NY-LON
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Meet Ricky Gervais
Meet Ricky Gervais
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
Battlefront
Battlefront
The Big Food Fight
The Big Food Fight
BodyShock
BodyShock
The Welsh Great Escape
The Welsh Great Escape
Teen Taboos
Teen Taboos
Trophy Kids
Trophy Kids
Travels of a Gringo
Travels of a Gringo
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
Chateau Monty
Chateau Monty
Chelmsford 123
Chelmsford 123
Commando
Commando
Sex Traffic
Sex Traffic
Shackleton
Shackleton
Day I Got the Sack
Day I Got the Sack
Decoded: Dan Brown's Lost Symbol
Decoded: Dan Brown's Lost Symbol
Dressing for Breakfast
Dressing for Breakfast
The English Church
The English Church
Fallout
Fallout
Falling Apart
Falling Apart
Generation XXL
Generation XXL
Gerry's Big Decision
Gerry's Big Decision
Grand Designs Revisited
Grand Designs Revisited
The Comic Strip Presents
The Comic Strip Presents
Jamie's Meals in Minutes
Jamie's Meals in Minutes
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths
Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind
Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind
Merlin (1998)
Merlin (1998)
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
The Book Group
The Book Group
A Cook on the Wild Side
A Cook on the Wild Side
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
A French Affair
A French Affair
Absolutely
Absolutely
The Adam and Joe Show
The Adam and Joe Show
Bo' Selecta!
Bo' Selecta!
Relocation, Relocation
Relocation, Relocation
You Have Been Watching
You Have Been Watching
How The Other Half Live
How The Other Half Live
Room for Improvement (UK)
Room for Improvement (UK)
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Bar Wars
Bar Wars
The View From River Cottage
The View From River Cottage
Smack the Pony
Smack the Pony