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 (UK)
Shameless (UK)
Top Boy
Top Boy
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Big Women
Big Women
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Time Team
Time Team
Desmond's
Desmond's
Grand Designs Revisited
Grand Designs Revisited
Countdown
Countdown
Monarchy
Monarchy
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
The Celts
The Celts
Sex: My British Job
Sex: My British Job
Very British Problems
Very British Problems
Brookside
Brookside
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Very British Coup
A Very British Coup
Anatomy for Beginners
Anatomy for Beginners
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Behaving Badly
Behaving Badly
Big Snake
Big Snake
Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain
Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
Run
Run
The Irish R.M.
The Irish R.M.
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Wife Swap
Wife Swap
How The Other Half Live
How The Other Half Live
The Morning After
The Morning After
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
The Worst Jobs in History
The Worst Jobs in History
Britz
Britz
The Unsinkable Titanic
The Unsinkable Titanic
Teachers
Teachers
Captive for 18 years: Jaycee Lee
Captive for 18 years: Jaycee Lee
Dispatches
Dispatches
Mapp and Lucia
Mapp and Lucia
Playing It Straight
Playing It Straight
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
You Have Been Watching
You Have Been Watching
A Place by the Sea
A Place by the Sea
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum's Butler
10 Years Younger
10 Years Younger
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
40
40
Boys to Men
Boys to Men
Who Wrote the Bible?
Who Wrote the Bible?
The Valley
The Valley
Vocation, Vocation, Vocation
Vocation, Vocation, Vocation
Virgin School
Virgin School
The Unteachables
The Unteachables
Buried
Buried
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Comic Strip Presents
Comic Strip Presents
shroud of christ?
shroud of christ?
Daredevils
Daredevils
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind
The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within
The English Church
The English Church
Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
The Family at Christmas
The Family at Christmas
Family Money
Family Money
Generation XXL
Generation XXL
Grand Designs Live
Grand Designs Live
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Crashing
Crashing
National Treasure
National Treasure
Green Wing
Green Wing
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Unreported World
Unreported World
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
Campus
Campus
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 French Affair
A French Affair
Absolutely
Absolutely
The Ascent of Money
The Ascent of Money
The Adam and Joe Show
The Adam and Joe Show
Balls of Steel
Balls of Steel
Bo' Selecta!
Bo' Selecta!
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Relocation, Relocation
Relocation, Relocation