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)
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Top Boy
Top Boy
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Desmond's
Desmond's
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
Gordon's Great Escape
Gordon's Great Escape
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Fashion House
Fashion House
Behaving Badly
Behaving Badly
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
Mapp and Lucia
Mapp and Lucia
Big Women
Big Women
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
The Celts
The Celts
Monarchy
Monarchy
First Dates (UK)
Your Face or Mine?
Playing It Straight
Grand Designs
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Very British Coup
Anatomy for Beginners
Battlefront
Boys to Men
Who Wrote the Bible?
Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain
The Valley
Dispatches
Edge of the Universe
The Ghosts of Oxford Street
Anna Karenina
The Politician's Wife
The Tower
City Of Vice
Run
The Irish R.M.
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Very British Problems
The Churchills
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
A Place in the Sun
Watercolour Challenge
G Girls
How The Other Half Live
The War of the World
The World of Lee Evans
GT Academy
Green Wing
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
A French Affair
You Have Been Watching
Heston's Feasts
Supersize vs Superskinny
A Bipolar Expedition
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Animal Farm
Bear Grylls
10 O'Clock Live
Big Fat Quiz of the Year
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
Young@Heart
The Weekenders
Three in a Bed
Countdown
The Solitary Life of Cranes
Dancing with the Devil
The Elephant: Life after Death
Falling Apart
Generation XXL
Girls on the Pull
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
The Great Wall of China
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour
The Comic Strip Presents
Gordon Behind Bars
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Time Team
The Book Group
Brass Eye
Scrapheap Challenge
Cucumber
NY-LON
Coach Trip
A Cook on the Wild Side
Absolutely
The Ascent of Money
The Adam and Joe Show
Balls of Steel
Bo' Selecta!
Relocation, Relocation
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Room for Improvement
Meet Ricky Gervais
Bar Wars