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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Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Time Team
Time Team
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Top Boy
Top Boy
Big Women
Big Women
Fashion House
Fashion House
Green Wing
Green Wing
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
Shameless
Shameless
Monarchy
Monarchy
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Brookside
Brookside
Countdown
Countdown
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
Big Snake
Big Snake
Britz
Britz
Country House Rescue
Country House Rescue
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Whose Line Is It Anyway
Whose Line Is It Anyway
Wife Swap
Wife Swap
Virgin School
Virgin School
Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Playing It Straight
Playing It Straight
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
A Very British Coup
A Very British Coup
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
The Bear
The Bear
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Wild Things
Wild Things
Without Prejudice
Without Prejudice
The Valley
The Valley
Upstairs Downstairs Love
Upstairs Downstairs Love
Three in a Bed
Three in a Bed
The Celts
The Celts
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
SAS- The Real Story
SAS- The Real Story
Coming Up
Coming Up
She's Gotta Have It
She's Gotta Have It
Shockers
Shockers
shroud of christ?
shroud of christ?
Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones
Derren Brown Investigates
Derren Brown Investigates
The Difference
The Difference
Dispatches
Dispatches
Drop the Dead Donkey
Drop the Dead Donkey
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
The Great Italian Escape
The Great Italian Escape
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin
Merlin
The Promise
The Promise
Gordon Behind Bars
Gordon Behind Bars
Sex: My British Job
Sex: My British Job
Cucumber
Cucumber
Desmond's
Desmond's
Run
Run
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
The Book Group
The Book Group
NY-LON
NY-LON
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
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
Balls of Steel
Balls of Steel
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
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Room for Improvement
Room for Improvement
Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny
Meet Ricky Gervais
Meet Ricky Gervais
Bar Wars
Bar Wars
The View From River Cottage
The View From River Cottage
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Smack the Pony
Smack the Pony
360 sessions
360 sessions
Echoes
Echoes