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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Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
Top Boy
Top Boy
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Shameless (UK)
Shameless (UK)
Child Genius
Child Genius
Time Team
Time Team
Three in a Bed
Three in a Bed
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
What About Me?
What About Me?
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Country House Rescue
Country House Rescue
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
Run
Run
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Big Snake
Big Snake
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny
Queer as Folk (UK)
Queer as Folk (UK)
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Cocaine
Cocaine
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Desmond's
Desmond's
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
The Book Group
The Book Group
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
A Boy Called Alex
A Boy Called Alex
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
A Very British Coup
A Very British Coup
A Very British Storm Junkie
A Very British Storm Junkie
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
The War of the World
The War of the World
Brookside
Brookside
Merlin (1998)
Merlin (1998)
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
A French Affair
A French Affair
Balls of Steel
Balls of Steel
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Relocation, Relocation
Relocation, Relocation
You Have Been Watching
You Have Been Watching
Ambreen: The Girl Boxer
Ambreen: The Girl Boxer
Born to Be Different
Born to Be Different
Wife Swap (UK)
Wife Swap (UK)
The World's... and Me
The World's... and Me
Tool Academy (UK)
Tool Academy (UK)
The Celts
The Celts
Chill Out
Chill Out
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within
Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Haiti's Killer Quake: Why It Happened
Haiti's Killer Quake: Why It Happened
The Promise
The Promise
Cucumber
Cucumber
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
NY-LON
NY-LON
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Playing It Straight (UK)
Playing It Straight (UK)
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
Absolutely
Absolutely
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
How The Other Half Live
How The Other Half Live
Room for Improvement (UK)
Room for Improvement (UK)
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Meet Ricky Gervais
Meet Ricky Gervais
Smack the Pony
Smack the Pony
Echoes
Echoes
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alex: A Passion for Life
Alex: A Passion for Life
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
Anatomy for Beginners
Anatomy for Beginners
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
Apocalypse: The Second World War (UK)
Apocalypse: The Second World War (UK)
The Art Show
The Art Show
The Atkins Diet: Fat or Fiction
The Atkins Diet: Fat or Fiction
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
10 Years Younger (UK)
10 Years Younger (UK)
The Bear
The Bear
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
Behaving Badly
Behaving Badly
11 Men Against 11
11 Men Against 11
The 1900 House
The 1900 House
4thought.tv
4thought.tv
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
Big Women
Big Women
7/7 The Angels of Edgware Road
7/7 The Angels of Edgware Road
Wedding Belles
Wedding Belles
Bodysnatchers of New York
Bodysnatchers of New York
Boys to Men
Boys to Men
We Live in Public
We Live in Public
White Boy, Black Nanny
White Boy, Black Nanny