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
Shameless
Shameless
Shackleton
Shackleton
Time Team
Time Team
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Big Women
Big Women
Top Boy
Top Boy
Fashion House
Fashion House
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Playing It Straight
Playing It Straight
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Desmond's
Desmond's
Monarchy
Monarchy
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Big Snake
Big Snake
Cocaine
Cocaine
The Great Sperm Race
The Great Sperm Race
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Wife Swap
Wife Swap
Cucumber
Cucumber
Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
What About Me?
What About Me?
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
Buried
Buried
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Dispatches
Dispatches
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
Facejacker
Facejacker
Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Absolutely
Absolutely
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
The Air Hospital
The Air Hospital
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
10 Years Younger
10 Years Younger
11 Men Against 11
11 Men Against 11
Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Big Fat Quiz of the Year
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
Bodysnatchers of New York
Bodysnatchers of New York
The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off
The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off
Boys to Men
Boys to Men
Who Wrote the Bible?
Who Wrote the Bible?
Wild Things
Wild Things
Britz
Britz
Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret
The Unsinkable Titanic
The Unsinkable Titanic
Teachers
Teachers
Three in a Bed
Three in a Bed
Trophy Kids
Trophy Kids
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Coming Up
Coming Up
Daredevils
Daredevils
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
The Elephant: Life after Death
The Elephant: Life after Death
The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector
Grand Designs Revisited
Grand Designs Revisited
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
Run
Run
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Smack the Pony
Smack the Pony
Apocalypse: The Second World War
Apocalypse: The Second World War
Boyz Unlimited
Boyz Unlimited
Green Wing
Green Wing
Brass Eye
Brass Eye
Chelmsford 123
Chelmsford 123
Katie: My Beautiful Friends
Katie: My Beautiful Friends
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
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
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
Meet Ricky Gervais
Meet Ricky Gervais
Bar Wars
Bar Wars
The View From River Cottage
The View From River Cottage
360 sessions
360 sessions
Echoes
Echoes