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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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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…

UK's Strongest Man
UK's Strongest Man

UK's Strongest Man is back! Staged over 3 days, its regarded as the hardest Strongman competition in…

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…

Milkshake!
Milkshake!

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

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.

Winter Road Rescue
Winter Road Rescue

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

Countdown to Murder
Countdown to Murder

Countdown to Murder is a documentary series that takes a close look at some of the country's most hi…

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,…

All New Traffic Cops
All New Traffic Cops

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

Rich House, Poor House
Rich House, Poor House

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

Jane & Friends
Jane & Friends

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

Springtime on the Farm
Springtime on the Farm

Documentary series celebrating British farms. Peter Wright, Adam Henson and Lindsey Chapman reveal w…

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…

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.

Inside the Tower of London
Inside the Tower of London

The Tower of London opens up for an access all areas look at one of the most incredible historical s…

Our Yorkshire Farm
Our Yorkshire Farm

Documentary series set on the Owen family's remote farm in the Yorkshire Dales.

Warship: Life at Sea
Warship: Life at Sea

Warship: Life at Sea documents the everyday life on board HMS Duncan, one of the most advanced warsh…

Critical Condition
Critical Condition

Documentary series following the work of a major hospital trauma unit.

The Queen Mother
The Queen Mother

Featuring testimonies from friends, former staff and royal experts, rarely seen archive, private let…

Dirty Britain
Dirty Britain

Series following the hidden army of enforcement teams and inspectors out to nail the litter louts an…

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Then & Now

Series exploring the history of some well-known places.

Raids
Raids

Cameras follow enforcement agencies carrying out raids across Britain, as they take drastic action a…

Hoarders
Hoarders

Documentary series about people who can't let go of things.

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Britain's Favourite...

Celebrities give their verdicts on the countdown to some of Britain's most loved things.

The Motorway
The Motorway

Series following emergency patrol teams on the M1 as they face medical problems, fast-lane pile-ups…

Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday
Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday

Two families exchange holidays to see if money really does buy happiness, with the family that is us…

Police: Hour of Duty
Police: Hour of Duty

Real-time documentary following police officers on duty between 9pm and 10pm.

This Week on the Farm
This Week on the Farm

Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson present a show in which farmers document their lives.

Daisy & Ollie
Daisy & Ollie

2D animated series about four-year-old best friends and neighbours Daisy and Ollie.

Elephant Hospital
Elephant Hospital

Take a trip to the world's largest hospital devoted solely to treating elephants: the Elephant Hospi…

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Extreme Fare Dodgers

With special access to Transport for London's revenue protection teams, this series tells the storie…

Our Valley Family
Our Valley Family

Documentary focusing on the Fisher family in the Welsh valleys, including sisters Shania and Nikita,…

Friday on the Farm
Friday on the Farm

Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson witness autumn's arrival at Cannon Hall Farm.

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How Britain Won WW2

Michael Buerk and Arthur Williams reveal the hidden stories and events that changed the course of th…

Deadline
Deadline

Deadline is a noir thriller about a journalist who falls in love with the femme fatale he was tasked…

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Wartime Britain

A team of experts and historians brings the reality of the home front to life as a family experience…

Brave Bunnies
Brave Bunnies

Brave Bunnies is an animated entertaining and educational 2D series for preschool kids (52 episodes,…

22 Kids and Counting
22 Kids and Counting

Series following Noel and Sue Radford as they cope with their supersized family, as well as grandchi…

Gardening with Carol Klein
Gardening with Carol Klein

Carol Klein shares her gardening knowledge, covering everything from putting the right plant in the…

You Are What You Eat
You Are What You Eat

ViacomCBS-owned UK terrestrial Channel 5 is rebooting healthy-eating format You Are What You Eat, wh…

Churchill
Churchill

Series exploring the life of one of Britain's most iconic Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill.

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Britain's Favourite Comedy

Jo Brand presents a celebration of great sketches of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, with each show featurin…

Here Come the Gypsies!
Here Come the Gypsies!

Series revealing the hidden world of Gypsy and Traveller communities, delving into their unique trad…

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Britain's Biggest 90s Hits

Revisiting the musical highs of the decade, counting down the official top 30 biggest-selling single…

Summer on the Farm
Summer on the Farm

Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson host a week of live programmes from Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshi…

Inside Tesco 24/7
Inside Tesco 24/7

Series charting the story of Britain's biggest retailer, from its origins on a market stall to the s…

The Railway Killers
The Railway Killers

Documentary about a series of murders of women at railway stations in London in the early 1980s, tol…

Tsunami
Tsunami

Xand van Tulleken and Raksha Dave tell the dramatic story of the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 that kil…

D-Day: Minute by Minute
D-Day: Minute by Minute

The events of June 6, 1944, when more than 150,000 troops took part in the largest amphibious invasi…

Eggheads
Eggheads

A team of Eggheads is comprised of the top quizzers from across Britain who compete against a series…

5 News
5 News

National and international news.

Secret Life of the Forest
Secret Life of the Forest

Filmed over one year, this four-part series reveals the spectacular beauty of England's largest fore…

Live: Winter on the Farm
Live: Winter on the Farm

Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson follow life at Cannon Hall Farm with brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson,…

Watercolour Challenge
Watercolour Challenge

Four amateur painters compete against the clock to capture some of Britain's finest views, with a pr…

Our Great Yorkshire Life
Our Great Yorkshire Life

Celebrating the lives of Yorkshire people across England's biggest and most beautiful county. With a…

New York
New York

Cameras focus on the colourful array of people, places and events that make up the Big Apple

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Jeremy Vine Extra

Channel 5 has announced the launch of Jeremy Vine Extra – extending the successful Jeremy Vine daily…

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Friday Night in A&E

Cameras follow the Emergency Care Team at Hull Royal Infirmary as the end of the working week collid…

Compulsion
Compulsion

Compulsion follows paramedic Jenny, who after a fatal train crash develops a gambling addition to tr…

Council House Swap
Council House Swap

Series about tenants in social housing across the UK looking to exchange homes, following individual…

Odo
Odo

A self-confident owl aims to combat the rise of anxiety and depression in pre-school kids.

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Milo

Animated series about a cat called Milo who uses role-play to explore the world of work.

Circle Square
Circle Square

Circle Square is an animated comedy for children 4-6 about a community of nine houses, each home to…

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Queen: A Rock History

Simon Callow narrates a documentary examining the rise to fame of the rock band, revealing their ear…

Mimi's World
Mimi's World

Children's drama in which an inspirational childminder who summons up magical characters to help kid…

Tractor World
Tractor World

Getting to grips with the biggest, fastest and most powerful tractors on the planet, including those…

Big Brits Go Large
Big Brits Go Large

Documentary examining what life is like for plus-sized people in modern Britain. 

The Chernobyl Disaster
The Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl Disaster is a dramatic and detailed 3-part documentary series that reveals the events…

The Cruise
The Cruise

Sheridan Smith narrates a documentary following life for passengers and crew on board the ships Scar…

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