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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Top Boy
Top Boy
Shameless (UK)
Shameless (UK)
Four In A Bed
Four In A Bed
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
First Dates (UK)
First Dates (UK)
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
Come Dine With Me
Come Dine With Me
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Dinner
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Time Team
Time Team
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
Green Wing
Green Wing
A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
The Celts
The Celts
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
Mapp and Lucia
Mapp and Lucia
The Irish R.M.
The Irish R.M.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
A Very British Coup
A Very British Coup
Anatomy for Beginners
Battlefront
Behaving Badly
Who Wrote the Bible?
Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain
The Valley
Catastrophe
Tsunami: Caught on Camera
Dispatches
Edge of the Universe
The Ghosts of Oxford Street
Anna Karenina
Monarchy
The Politician's Wife
The Tower
City Of Vice
Merlin's Apprentice
Run
Man to Man with Dean Learner
Very British Problems
The Churchills
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Find It, Fix It, Flog It
Gordon's Great Escape
Your Face or Mine?
Brookside
Countdown
Generation XXL
A French Affair
Embarrassing Bodies
Big Women
Watercolour Challenge
The World of Lee Evans
Coming Up
Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife
How The Other Half Live
Animal Farm
Any Human Heart
Apocalypse: The Second World War
The 1900 House
Best Undressed
Big Snake
Wedding Belles
The Boy Who Was Born A Girl
The War of the World
Wife Swap
Without Prejudice
British Gas Great Swim
Car Bomb
Tuscany
Cocaine
Selling Houses
Comic Strip Presents
Commando
Shackleton
Country House Rescue
Deal or No Deal (UK)
Desmond's
Distraction
The Dinner Party
Drop the Dead Donkey
Fallout
Eurotrash
Facejacker
Freshly Squeezed
The Great Wall of China
Gordon Behind Bars
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Scrapheap Challenge
The Book Group
Bo' Selecta!
Teachers
Southcliffe
Cucumber
Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
NY-LON
Playing It Straight
Coach Trip
A Cook on the Wild Side
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