Channel 4

Channel 4 was the fourth terrestrial TV channel to launch in the United Kingdom. The channel launched in 1982 and has gained a reputation for representing more minority audiences across the UK. The channel is a public broadcaster and airs a number of original and acquired series. 'Big Brother' originally launched in the UK on the channel, but shifted to Channel 5 when the broadcaster axed the show in 2010. Channel 4 was also the home of first run airings of both 'Friends' and 'Will & Grace'. The channel has also aired a number of other high-profile American sitcoms and reality shows.

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  • Man Down

    Man Down

    Comedy series written by and starring Greg Davies as Dan, a childish idiot whose world is on the bri…

  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Jon Richardson play the words and numbers game.

  • Humans

    Humans

    Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth…

  • The Great British Bake Off

    The Great British Bake Off

    The Great British Bake Off sees ten passionate home bakers take part in a bake-off to test every asp…

  • Catastrophe

    Catastrophe

    Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write/star in a comedy that follows a man and a woman who make a blood…

  • Food Unwrapped

    Food Unwrapped

    Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the wor…

  • Grand Designs

    Grand Designs

    Series featuring the challenges faced by eight people designing and building their dream houses.

  • Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

    Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

    Richard Ayoade takes a ruthlessly efficient approach to travel, covering everything top tourist dest…

  • Gogglebox

    Gogglebox

    Gogglebox is a British observational documentary television show which has aired on Channel 4 since…

  • Hunted

    Hunted

    Hunted is a real-life thriller where 14 ordinary people go on the run from a team of expert hunters.

  • One Born Every Minute

    One Born Every Minute

    A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the par…

  • Come Dine with Me

    Come Dine with Me

    The knives (and forks) are out as a group of strangers compete for the title of ultimate dinner part…

  • The Island with Bear Grylls

    The Island with Bear Grylls

    Bear Grylls drops groups of men and women on desert islands in the Pacific. Can they survive?

  • 24 Hours in Police Custody

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this landmark documentary…

  • Hollyoaks

    Hollyoaks

    Hollyoaks is a British soap opera on Channel 4. The drama follows the lives of a group of residents…

  • Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    From helicopters to Lamborghinis, mini-submarines and Hermes handbags, Posh Pawn uncovers the hidden…

  • The Jump

    The Jump

    Celebrities take on some of the most challenging and dangerous winter sports as they bid to be crown…

  • The Last Leg

    The Last Leg

    Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker provide some offbeat commentary on the sign…

  • 24 Hours in A&E

    24 Hours in A&E

    Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain's busiest A&E departments.

  • First Dates

    First Dates

    The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors to single people looking for love.

  • The Supervet

    The Supervet

    Noel Fitzpatrick runs one of the most advanced veterinary practices in Britain and is known as the B…

  • The Undateables

    The Undateables

    Uplifting series following the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the world…

  • Countdown

    Countdown

    The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games o…

  • Sunday Brunch

    Sunday Brunch

    Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer host Sunday Brunch, packed with celebrity guests, tasty cookery and cha…

  • The Restoration Man

    The Restoration Man

    George Clarke helps rescue neglected architectural treasures across Britain.

  • Great Canal Journeys

    Great Canal Journeys

    Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad.

  • SAS: Who Dares Wins

    SAS: Who Dares Wins

    Selection for the SAS is one of the world's toughest job interviews and physical fitness is only the…

  • Grand Designs: House of the Year

    Grand Designs: House of the Year

    Every year the Royal Institute of British Architects looks for the best new home in Britain, and thi…

  • Unreported World

    Unreported World

    Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme produced by Quicksilver Media Productions and broadc…

  • The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds

    The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds

    How do young children make and break friendships and learn to share, stand up for themselves, and fi…

  • Four in a Bed

    Four in a Bed

    Four in a Bed is a British reality television game show that has been airing on Channel 4 since 22 N…

  • Dispatches

    Dispatches

    Dispatches is the British TV current affairs documentary series on Channel 4, first transmitted in 1…

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    Flowers is a comedy about an eccentric family, the Flowers, struggling to hold themselves together.…

  • Fifteen to One

    Fifteen to One

    Fifteen contestants battle it out in the iconic quiz show.

  • Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

    Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

    Jamie Oliver's got recipes to blow friends and family away. Jimmy Doherty shows how to cook great fo…

  • Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

    Christmas is coming and Kirstie Allsopp offers a triple helping of festive inspiration.

  • KOTV Boxing Weekly

    KOTV Boxing Weekly

    A weekly review of the latest boxing action from around the world.

  • Alternative Christmas Message

    Alternative Christmas Message

    A alternative message for the festive period, hosted by a figure who has had particular prominence i…

  • Gogglesprogs

    Gogglesprogs

    Following on from the successful Christmas special, the Gogglesprogs return in this six part series…

  • First Cut

    First Cut

    A series that aims to launch the career of documentary makers as they are given a prime slot to show…

  • Alan Carr's Specstacular

    Alan Carr's Specstacular

    Alan Carr's Specstacular is a special broadcast on Channel 4 presented by Alan Carr. The show featur…

  • Channel 4 News

    Channel 4 News

    The latest news, sport and weather presented primarily by Jon Snow.

  • Channel 4 News Summary

    Channel 4 News Summary

    A lunchtime news bulletin with the latest headlines and weather.

  • Tricks of the Restaurant Trade

    Tricks of the Restaurant Trade

    This series explores were people are dining when they eat out and asks if consumers are always getti…

  • Location, Location, Location

    Location, Location, Location

    No floorboard is left unturned as dynamic property experts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer help hou…

  • How to Lose Weight Well

    How to Lose Weight Well

    Dr Xand van Tulleken, Hala El-Shafie and Stacie Stewart attempt to uncover the secrets behind the mo…

  • Loaded

    Loaded

    Dramedy that looks at what it means to be rich beyond your wildest dreams at a time when most of you…

  • The Secret Life of the Zoo

    The Secret Life of the Zoo

    The Secret Life of the Zoo takes a look behind the scenes of Chester Zoo. Using a range of filming t…

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners

    Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners

    Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners is a documentary series which takes a look at a group of Briton people…

  • Supershoppers

    Supershoppers

    Andi Osho and Anna Richardson present the inside scoop on Britain's biggest brands and retailers, wi…

  • Britain Today, Tonight

    Britain Today, Tonight

    A spoof tabloid 'news show' that promises to shine a light on contemporary Britain. But with Kayvan…

  • Escape to the Wild

    Escape to the Wild

    With cities becoming more crowded, and our lives very stressful, Escape To The Wild attempts to disc…

  • A New Life in the Sun

    A New Life in the Sun

    Series following ex-pats who choose to move away from the UK, to live somewhere much more sunnier.

  • Best of Both Worlds

    Best of Both Worlds

    Property expert Lucy Alexander helps two sets of house hunters who love the convenience of the city…

  • Cutting Edge

    Cutting Edge

    Cutting Edge, Channel 4's flagship documentary series, offers distinctive, compelling films that off…

  • Secret History

    Secret History

    Secret History is a long-running documentary series that originally ran on British television. Using…

  • Live from Abbey Road Classics

    Live from Abbey Road Classics

    The series takes a look back at the royalty of the live perfromaces recorded from the music series.

  • Triathlon & Endurance Events

    Triathlon & Endurance Events

    Highlights from endurance athletics events around the world.

  • The Windsors

    The Windsors

    A comedy soap opera, from the writers of Star Stories, that imagines the royal family as you've neve…

  • What Britain Buys

    What Britain Buys

    This new series provides an eye-opening and intriguing look at how we shop, which products we buy, a…

  • Random Acts

    Random Acts

    Heralding the return of late-night lunacy to the Channel 4 schedule, this new series, presented by w…

  • 999: What's Your Emergency?

    999: What's Your Emergency?

    An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front…

  • Escape to the Chateau

    Escape to the Chateau

    Escape to the Chateau follows the story of Dick and Angel as they buy an abandoned French chateau an…

  • A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun

    A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun

    In A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun, presenter Sara Damergi goes house-hunting in Spain, France and Po…

  • The Question Jury

    The Question Jury

    Seven strangers locked in a jury room must answer general knowledge questions unanimously to stand a…

  • Eden

    Eden

    In a remote corner of the UK, 23 men and women try to build a new life and new society from scratch,…

  • Naked Attraction

    Naked Attraction

    Naked Attraction is a daring new dating series that starts where some good dates might end: naked. M…

  • Britain's Benefit Tennants

    Britain's Benefit Tennants

    With competition for social housing soaring, this documentary follows two specialist agencies on the…

  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms

    Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms

    Sarah Beeny presents the series where members of the public try to sell head-turning collectables to…

  • It Was Alright in the...

    It Was Alright in the...

    Series revisiting TV of the past, featuring jaw-dropping clips and astonishing reactions.

  • The Lie Detective

    The Lie Detective

    Dan Ribacoff, the human lie detector, brings together couples, exes and singletons to find out the t…

  • Four to the Floor

    Four to the Floor

    Music series offering the chance for a young audience to own and curate their own space on mainstrea…

  • Be Your Own Doctor

    Be Your Own Doctor is a compelling and provocative health programme reflecting the new ways we now a…

  • China: Between Clouds and Dreams

    China: Between Clouds and Dreams

    A stunning, intimate series painting a rarely-seen picture of real life in China, interweaving stori…

  • Coast vs Country

    Coast vs Country

    Sara Damergi and Kerr Drummond travel across the UK competing to find house hunters their dream home…

  • The Autistic Gardener

    The Autistic Gardener

    Autistic garden designer Alan Gardner fixes unruly gardens with his unique garden rescue team.

  • Formula 1

    Formula 1

    Highlights of Formula 1 races hosted by Steve Jones.

  • Walking the Americas

    Walking the Americas

    Explorer Levison Wood - from Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas - undertakes a new expeditio…

  • Spies

    Spies

    Three former spies put 15 men and women to the test to see if they have what it takes to make it in…

  • First Dates Hotel

    First Dates Hotel

    Fred from First Dates invites single people to his very own summer season of love at a luxury hotel…

  • The Health Detectives

    The Health Detectives

    The medical show that helps viewers sort fact from fiction on internet health stories.

  • Mutiny

    Mutiny

    In a unique experiment Channel 4 will challenge 21st century men to re-live one of the greatest feat…

  • The Crystal Maze

    The Crystal Maze

    Maze Master Richard Ayoade guides a team of five intrepid celebrities in this brand new series of th…

  • Extremely British Muslims

    Extremely British Muslims

    Extremely British Muslims takes an intimate look at British Muslim life, with privileged access to B…

  • Rivers with Jeremy Paxman

    Rivers with Jeremy Paxman

    Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along great British rivers, meeting the people who make them…

  • How'd You Get So Rich?

    How'd You Get So Rich?

    Katherine Ryan hangs out with the super-rich to find out the one thing we all want to know... How'd…

  • Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jr

    Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jr

    Michel goes in search of secret eateries and food mavericks across the country.

  • Sun, Sea and Selling Houses

    Sun, Sea and Selling Houses

    Sun, Sea and Selling Houses is a series that follows two British families who have set up shop in Sp…

  • Ackley Bridge

    Ackley Bridge

    Ackley Bridge is a Yorkshire mill town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. Like th…

  • Confessions of a Junior Doctor

    Confessions of a Junior Doctor

    Filmed over four months in one general hospital, Confessions of a Junior Doctor follows the lives of…

  • Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year

    Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year

    Kevin McCloud and Dr. Anna Keay explore the UK's most incredible restorations of historic buildings…

  • Three Wives, One Husband

    Three Wives, One Husband

    Rockland Ranch is a community unlike any other. In the middle of the Utah desert 14 fundamentalist M…

  • Scruffts: Britain's Favourite Dog

    Scruffts: Britain's Favourite Dog meets the pet dogs with the character and class to compete in the…

  • Gillette World Sport

    Gillette World Sport

    A look at global sports through a precision focused lens, from technology and training to cutting ed…

  • Spying on the Royals

    Spying on the Royals

    Newly available evidence blows the lid on one of Britain's most controversial espionage operations:…

  • Warship

    Warship

    Warship is a documentary series with exclusive access to a ship and her crew. The series follows HMS…

  • My Online Nightmare

    My Online Nightmare

    My Online Nightmare explores remarkable tales of extraordinary scammers and fraudsters who used the…

  • How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny

    How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny

    Sarah Beeny meets people who've become mortgage-free by using some clever and simple tricks.

  • Escape to Costa Rica

    Escape to Costa Rica

    Science writer and explorer Gaia Vince goes to Costa Rica to find out how this remarkable little rep…

  • World's Most Expensive Cars

    World's Most Expensive Cars

    Ant Anstead goes behind the scenes with the car hunters of auction house RM Sotheby's as they travel…

  • Extreme Cake Makers

    Extreme Cake Makers

    Welcome to the world of extreme cake making, where sugar craft specialists up and down the country d…

  • F1 ® Meets...

    Murray Walker, David Coulthard and Lee McKenzie interview big names from Formula 1.

  • Eat the Week with Iceland

    Eat the Week with Iceland

    Simon Rimmer presents the cookery show that makes meal times tasty and fun again for even the busies…

  • The Fake News Show

    The Fake News Show

    Stephen Mangan hosts the comedy panel show with team captains Richard Osman and Katherine Ryan and g…

  • The Trial: A Murder in the Family

    The Trial: A Murder in the Family

    In a pioneering series that reveals the inner workings of the legal system, a fictional murder case…

  • Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge

    Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge

    Dick and Will Hardie follow a competition to build a portable pop-up hotel in the wild comprised of…

  • Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List

    Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List

    Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr. and a panel of food experts blind taste-test some of the natio…

  • Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

    Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

    Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell and Richard Osman present an all-night feast of comedy and comment in…

  • How to Stay Well

    How to Stay Well

    Three doctors join forces to examine medical scare stories and explore how we can all look after our…

  • Host the Week

    Host the Week

    Recorded the night before broadcast, Host the Week features a different celebrity "Host" in each epi…

  • Big House, Little House

    Big House, Little House

    Interior designer Aidan Keane helps two couples create amazing new spaces in their homes. Plus, by f…

  • Catching a Killer

    Catching a Killer

    A gripping series with extraordinary access to the police as they investigate murders and search for…

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