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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Shameless
Shameless
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Top Boy
Top Boy
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Desmond's
Desmond's
Time Team
Time Team
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Facejacker
Facejacker
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Fashion House
Fashion House
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Playing It Straight
Playing It Straight
Brookside
Brookside
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Big Snake
Big Snake
Country House Rescue
Country House Rescue
Dispatches
Dispatches
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Daredevils
Daredevils
Absolutely
Absolutely
Big Women
Big Women
Wife Swap
Wife Swap
Sex Traffic
Sex Traffic
Countdown
Countdown
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
Cucumber
Cucumber
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
The Book Group
The Book Group
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
A Boy Called Alex
A Boy Called Alex
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes
The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
The Bear
The Bear
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
Born to Be Different
Born to Be Different
Boys to Men
Boys to Men
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
What About Me?
What About Me?
When Boris Met Dave
When Boris Met Dave
Green Wing
Green Wing
Wild Things
Wild Things
The World of Lee Evans
The World of Lee Evans
Vanity Lair
Vanity Lair
Britz
Britz
Teachers
Teachers
Buried
Buried
Teen Taboos
Teen Taboos
This is David Lander
This is David Lander
Captive for 18 years: Jaycee Lee
Captive for 18 years: Jaycee Lee
Too Poor for Posh School?
Too Poor for Posh School?
Crapston Villas
Crapston Villas
She's Gotta Have It
She's Gotta Have It
Shockers
Shockers
Dancing with the Devil
Dancing with the Devil
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
The Difference
The Difference
Free Agents (UK)
Free Agents (UK)
The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector
Grand Designs Revisited
Grand Designs Revisited
The Great Italian Escape
The Great Italian Escape
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
Campus
Campus
The Tower
The Tower
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Sex: My British Job
Sex: My British Job
Monarchy
Monarchy
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
A Cook on the Wild Side
A Cook on the Wild Side
The Adam and Joe Show
The Adam and Joe Show
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Run
Run
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
NY-LON
NY-LON
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
A French Affair
A French Affair
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