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…

  • No Offence

    No Offence

    No Offence follows a team of cops in the heart of crime. This team of cops are tough but big-hearted…

  • Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year

    Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year

    George Clarke discovers what is really happening in the Great British shed with the Shed of the Year…

  • The Great British Bake Off

    The Great British Bake Off

    Over 10 weeks, 12 of the best amateur bakers in Britain will whisk, knead, ice, beat and bake their…

  • The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice

    The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice

    Jo Brand is joined by three different Celebrity Bake Off fans to shine a spotlight on the good, the…

  • The Big Fat Quiz

    The Big Fat Quiz

    The Big Fat Quiz is an annual British television programme broadcast on the last Sunday of the year…

  • 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.

  • Best Before

    Best Before

    A showcase of the newest and freshest music hosted by Phil Taggart.

  • 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 m…

  • 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.

  • Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke

    Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke

    George Clarke presents a series which proves that even the ugliest houses can with help from some of…

  • 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…

  • Child Genius

    Child Genius

    Series following the smartest children from across the UK and their families.

  • 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…

  • Back

    Back

    Back centres around Stephen who is set to finally take over the family pub after his dad dies. His m…

  • 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…

  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

    A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K. Dick's short stories, featuring…

  • 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…

  • Superfoods: The Real Story

    Superfoods: The Real Story

    Kate Quilton returns for a new series investigating the purported health benefits of superfoods. Sup…

  • 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…

  • Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

    Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

    As part of this year's Stand Up to Cancer campaign, Bear Grylls abandons 10 celebrities on an uninha…

  • Find It, Fix It, Flog It

    Find It, Fix It, Flog It

    Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien travel across the UK to find unique items lost in people's homes to fix…

  • It Was Alright in the...

    It Was Alright in the...

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

  • 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…

  • My Kitchen Rules

    My Kitchen Rules

    16 pairs of amateur cooks create pop-up restaurants in their own homes, where they will prepare a me…

  • Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson

    Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson

    Tony Robinson explores the UK's network of ancient trackways and roads, which have been walked by pi…

  • 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.

  • 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

    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…

  • The End of the F***ing World

    The End of the F***ing World

    Based on the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman, The End of the F***ing World in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Million Dollar Car Hunters

    Million Dollar Car Hunters

    The staff of RM Sotheby's hunt down some of the world's most iconic classic cars for auction.

  • Real, Fake or Unknown

    Real, Fake or Unknown

    Of all the intriguing, shocking and extreme videos on the web, how do we know which are real? Real,…

  • Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special

    Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special

    Steve Jones, Kate Quilton and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick launch a new, week-long animal rescue show…

  • Cheap Cheap Cheap

    Cheap Cheap Cheap

    Cheap Cheap Cheap is a game show set inside an eccentric general store filled with weird and wonderf…

  • Streetmate

    Streetmate

    Streetmate is a dating show that hits the streets all over the country to send unsuspecting contesta…

  • Jamie's Quick and Easy Food

    Jamie's Quick and Easy Food

    Jamie's Quick and Easy Food is the brand new series from Jamie Oliver, providing the ultimate set of…

  • Married to a Celebrity: The Survival Guide

    Married to a Celebrity: The Survival Guide

    Even the happiest of celebrity couples have minor gripes about each other, and in this new three-par…

  • Lego Masters

    Lego Masters

    The hunt is on for the UK and Ireland's best Lego builders, as some of the country's most skilled br…

  • From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier

    From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier

    Explorer Levison Wood begins a new expedition in this four-part series: an epic, 2600-mile journey a…

  • Delhi Cops

    Delhi Cops

    Delhi Cops goes behind the scenes with the under-resourced and over-worked police in India's most da…

  • Escape

    Escape

    Dropped in the middle of hostile terrain, five people have only one way to survive - build a machine…

  • Steph and Dom's One Star to Five Star

    Steph and Dom's One Star to Five Star

    In this brand new series, infamous hoteliers and former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker are out…

  • WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails

    WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails

    Former marine Monty Halls retraces the routes of great escapes from Nazi territory, meeting survivin…

  • Celebrity Hunted

    Celebrity Hunted

    Seven famous faces join Channel 4's hit real-life thriller, for Stand Up to Cancer. Can they survive…

  • Best Laid Plans

    Best Laid Plans

    Architectural designer Charlie Luxton and property developer Sophie Morgan help homeowners undertaki…

  • Trump: An American Dream

    Trump: An American Dream

    A documentary following five decades in the life of Donald J. Trump.

  • Lifers Behind Bars

    With unprecedented access to British prisons, this series examines what it's like to serve a long-te…

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