Channel 5

Channel 5 was the fifth terrestrial channel to launch in the United Kingdom in March 1997. The channel has undergone various management changes and is currently owned by Viacom International Media Networks, as of May 2014. The channel is most famous for becoming the home of reality series 'Big Brother' and it's spin-off 'Celebrity Big Brother', after Channel 4 axed the show in 2010. The reality show has proven the channel's most successful original series, with the channel now airing one civilian version of the series and two celebrity series each year. The channel is also the home of US dramas 'Body of Proof', 'Gotham', 'Under the Dome' and the 'NCIS' and 'CSI' franchises. The channel also has some success with Australian imports, including soaps 'Neighbours' and 'Home and Away' and drama series 'Wentworth'. Original programming on the network includes 'The Wright Stuff', 'Suspects' and 'Benefits Britain'.

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Big Brother
Big Brother

Big Brother is the UK's biggest reality TV show and is one of the most talked-about shows in British…

The Hotel Inspector
The Hotel Inspector

Look who's coming to stay! Hotelier Alex Polizzi is on a quest to turn Britain's hotels of horror in…

Police Interceptors
Police Interceptors

Follow the action-packed lives of the high-speed police interception unit. Led by specially trained…

The Gadget Show
The Gadget Show

Each week, the show previews and reviews the latest gadgets, and broadcasts the latest technology ne…

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and…

GPs: Behind Closed Doors
GPs: Behind Closed Doors

GPs: Behind Closed Doors is a fascinating observational documentary series that takes viewers into t…

Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the…

A Year in the Wild
A Year in the Wild

Nature series which follows the impact of the changing seasons on the ecosystem and diverse wildlife…

Rugby Highlights
Rugby Highlights

Mark Durden-Smith and David Flatman present highlights of the weeks rugby matches.

World's Strongest Man
World's Strongest Man

Live coverage of the world series of events for the strongman competitions taking place this year on…

Most Shocking
Most Shocking

A countdown of the most shocking and salacious celebrity scandals from the past year.

Milkshake!
Milkshake!

Milkshake! is presented by a number of different presenters who introduce children's TV shows every…

Super Casino
Super Casino

Live interactive casino game, featuring blackjack, roulette and autowheel.

5 News Weekend
5 News Weekend

The latest national and international news, sport and weather.

5 News Lunchtime
5 News Lunchtime

The latest national and international news, sport and weather.

5 News at 5
5 News at 5

The latest national and international news, sport and weather.

5 News Tonight
5 News Tonight

Matt Barbet talks to the people behind the latest news stories, with a more in-depth analysis of the…

Lip Sync Battle UK
Lip Sync Battle UK

Mel B and Professor Green host the UK edition of the pop-culture phenomenon. Household names go head…

Football on 5: Goal Rush
Football on 5: Goal Rush

Lynsey Hipgrave and George Riley have all the latest action from SkyBet League 1 and 2 football matc…

Winter Road Rescue
Winter Road Rescue

Series following RAC patrols, specialist heavy recovery companies and snow plough drivers working ac…

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

CGI animated adventures of the famous builder and his crew. This series is based on the original BBC…

The Wine Show
The Wine Show

The Wine Show sees the series' main presenters, actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys, take viewers…

The Yorkshire Vet
The Yorkshire Vet

The Yorkshire Vet is a documentary series about Yorkshire vet Julian Norton, his business partner Pe…

The Secret Life of Puppies
The Secret Life of Puppies

This new magical series reveals what it's like to be a puppy or a kitten during the most important,…

The Funny Thing About...
The Funny Thing About...

Entertainment comedy, talking heads talking about various topics looking back at their own experienc…

Gangland
Gangland

An unprecedented insight into the lives of London's most notorious street gangs, following young peo…

Milkshake Monkey
Milkshake Monkey

Preschool series featuring the hilarious antics of an inquisitive puppet as he ventures into the Cit…

Me and My...

Documentary series in which individuals talk about their personal stories.

MOBO Awards
MOBO Awards

Get ready! The 2016 MOBO Awards will soon be upon us, and if you're already dying to know more about…

Undercover Criminal
Undercover Criminal

Investigative journalist Paul Connolly and his team track down crooks, film their crimes on hidden c…

Fail Army
Fail Army

Fail Army is a collection of hilariously funny fail videos.

Tour De Celeb
Tour De Celeb

Channel 5 today announces a thrilling new four part series, Tour De Celeb, where eight celebrities h…

The Story

A series of one-off documentaries which tell the stories of some of the biggest celebrities and hous…

All New Traffic Cops
All New Traffic Cops

The documentary giving an insight into the working life of officers patrolling Britain's roads trans…

The Week We Went Wild
The Week We Went Wild

Reality series placing troubled families in the Panamanian jungle with no resources, where their str…

Celebrity Barging
Celebrity Barging

Travelogue series following five UK celebs as they enjoy life in the slow lane aboard barges.

Inside...
Inside...

Sensational secrets and scandals of the UK's most famous buildings.

One Night with My Ex
One Night with My Ex

One Night with My Ex is a series in which former couples spend the night alone in a rigged luxury ap…

Rich House, Poor House
Rich House, Poor House

Rich House, Poor House is a documentary series in which couples with very different lifestyles swap…

Barging Brits in the Sun
Barging Brits in the Sun

An affectionate look at how Britain's canals are becoming great again, with more and more people cho…

Mind the Age Gap
Mind the Age Gap

Mind the Age Gap is a 5-part documentary series featuring 12 volunteers from different generations a…

Inside the Gang
Inside the Gang

Inside the Gang is a documentary series exploring gang life in Britain.

Blind Date
Blind Date

Blind Date, the nation's favourite match-making show, is back for a brand new series.Hosted by Paul…

Our Dream Hotel
Our Dream Hotel

Every year, many people decide to open a hotel or guest house, but getting started in this business…

Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars

Susan Calman brings together a selection of clips featuring pop stars, film stars, comedians, sports…

OMG
OMG

Documentary series exploring remarkable body transformations.

The Highland Midwife
The Highland Midwife

The Highland Midwife is a 3-part documentary series that follows the work of midwives in rural parts…

Make or Break
Make or Break

Make or Break is a reality series in which a group of miserable lovers are flown out to a Mexican pa…

Milkshake! Bopping About

Pre-school live action series exploring music and movement, featuring songs by Kemi Majeks. The pres…

My Extreme OCD Life
My Extreme OCD Life

Documentary series exploring Brits suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming
Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming

Travelogue series following five UK celebs as they bundle into a motorhome and explore the open road…

Inside Balmoral
Inside Balmoral

Exploring the history of Balmoral, a 50,000-acre estate, twice the size of the city of Manchester, w…

Supernatural Nazis

Documentary series exploring Hitler and the Nazis' attempts to harness religion and dark magic to fu…

The Story Of...

A Story Of... is a documentary series that celebrates the stories of the nation's best-loved enterta…

Hijacked

Historical documentary series exploring the true stories behind real-life terrorist actions.

World's Greatest Bridges
World's Greatest Bridges

Documentary series presented by engineer Rob Bell, exploring the history and construction of the wor…

Hunted and Confronted
Hunted and Confronted

Consumer series in which Paul Connolly helps to unmask Britain's dodgiest traders and nail the scams…

Sinkholes
Sinkholes

Documentary series looking at one of the most destructive forces known to man.

Concorde
Concorde

How Concorde became the world's only supersonic airliner.

Jane & Friends
Jane & Friends

Jane & Friends is a variety show in which Jane McDonald performs her favourite songs with her li…

Costa Del Celebrity
Costa Del Celebrity

Five famous friends travel to Spain to sample life on the Costa Blanca. Anne Diamond reunites with o…

Not So Sweet Sixteen
Not So Sweet Sixteen

Reality series following the journeys of four different teenagers in the build-up to a birthday part…

Billionaire Children
Billionaire Children

Reality series following loaded parents who go to town sourcing the best for their little ones.

Elizabeth: Our Queen
Elizabeth: Our Queen

Documentary series using interviews with those close to her to paint a personal picture of HM the Qu…

The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world's most famous steam locomotive.

Wild Britain
Wild Britain

This series reveals the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals.

Made in Yorkshire

Made in Yorkshire explores behind the scenes of some of the region's top food brands and sees John P…

Gino's Win Your Wish List
Gino's Win Your Wish List

Gino's Win Your Wish List is a game show where families get a chance to win a host of amazing prizes…

Building Britain's Canals
Building Britain's Canals

Documentary series that uncovers the unique stories behind three of Britain's most iconic canals.

Chuckle Time
Chuckle Time

The Chuckle Brothers watch people makes fools of themselves as the public and audience upload fails,…

Tower Block Kids

Eight children reveal their lives growing up in tower blocks.

Big Week at the Zoo
Big Week at the Zoo

Documentary series celebrating the unique conservation work carried out by great British zoos.

Undercover Girlfriends

Undercover Girlfriends follows five girls who decide to go undercover in an effort to discover wheth…

Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine discusses and dissects the latest news, views and opinions, with co-host Storm Huntley h…

Casualty 24/7
Casualty 24/7

Documentary series filmed inside Barnsley casualty department.

Great British Ships

Rob Bell reveals the secrets of the historic ships that shaped our island nation.

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