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
Shameless
Shameless
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Top Boy
Top Boy
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Time Team
Time Team
Fashion House
Fashion House
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
Hairy Women
Hairy Women
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Playing It Straight
Playing It Straight
Facejacker
Facejacker
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat
Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat
Desmond's
Desmond's
Mapp and Lucia
Mapp and Lucia
Cocaine
Cocaine
The Great Sperm Race
The Great Sperm Race
Big Snake
Big Snake
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Teachers
Teachers
Countdown
Countdown
Dispatches
Dispatches
Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
Wife Swap
Wife Swap
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Dirty Tricks
Dirty Tricks
Cucumber
Cucumber
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge
What About Me?
What About Me?
Who Do You Think You Were?
Who Do You Think You Were?
Britz
Britz
The Unsinkable Titanic
The Unsinkable Titanic
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
The Promise
The Promise
Bouncers
Bouncers
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Relocation, Relocation
Relocation, Relocation
How The Other Half Live
How The Other Half Live
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
The Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
11 Men Against 11
11 Men Against 11
The 1900 House
The 1900 House
The War of the World
The War of the World
Green Wing
Green Wing
Wild Things
Wild Things
The Worst Jobs in History
The Worst Jobs in History
The Valley
The Valley
Tattooed Tears
Tattooed Tears
Saddam's Tribe
Saddam's Tribe
Scams, Claims and Compensation Games
Scams, Claims and Compensation Games
Comic Strip Presents
Comic Strip Presents
Commando
Commando
shroud of christ?
shroud of christ?
How to Look Good Naked (UK)
How to Look Good Naked (UK)
Eurotrash
Eurotrash
Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
G Girls
G Girls
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Campus
Campus
Oliver's Twist
Oliver's Twist
The Politician's Wife
The Politician's Wife
Undercover Boss UK
Undercover Boss UK
Fighting on the Frontline
Fighting on the Frontline
Todd Margaret
Todd Margaret
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
A Cook on the Wild Side
A Cook on the Wild Side
Absolutely
Absolutely
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
Heston's Feasts
Heston's Feasts
Smack the Pony
Smack the Pony
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
Big Women
Big Women
Chelmsford 123
Chelmsford 123
Drop the Dead Donkey
Drop the Dead Donkey
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Monarchy
Monarchy
The Book Group
The Book Group
NY-LON
NY-LON
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Coach Trip
Coach Trip
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
A French Affair
A French Affair
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!
You Have Been Watching
You Have Been Watching
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Room for Improvement
Room for Improvement