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'.

Popular Channel 5 shows

This Season's Shows

  • 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…

  • Celebrity Big Brother

    Celebrity Big Brother

    Originally created as a one-off tie-in series by Channel 4 in association with the BBC's Comic Relie…

  • 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 reality series which follows life inside a busy South-west London doct…

  • Thomas & Friends

    Thomas & Friends

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

  • Football on 5: The Championship

    Football on 5: The Championship

    Originally beginning as a 90 minute programme in 2015, 'Football League Tonight' featured extended c…

  • Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways

    Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways

    Chris Tarrant continues his exploration of the worldʼs most extreme railway lines.

  • Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

    Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

    Adventurer Ben Fogle gets a taste of extreme escapism in this brand new series meeting those who hav…

  • Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away

    Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away

    With exclusive access to some of the most experienced High Court enforcement bailiffs and repossessi…

  • Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

    Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

    Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side is the daily news/magazine based show about Big Brother, whi…

  • 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…

  • Secrets of Great British Castles

    Secrets of Great British Castles

    Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six of Britainʼs most famous castles: Dove…

  • Rugby Highlights

    Rugby Highlights

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

  • The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

    The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

    With nearly a quarter of British households owning a dog, they are the nation's favourite pet - but…

  • UK's Strongest Man

    UK's Strongest Man

    Coverage of this year's Strongest Man competition.

  • 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.

  • The Wright Stuff

    The Wright Stuff

    A lively, topical debate show presented by Matthew Wright. Each week Matthew is joined by a rotating…

  • 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…

  • Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun

    Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun

    Series following the Brits who have moved to Benidorm for a low-cost life full of sun and fun.

  • Celebrity Botched Up Bodies

    Celebrity Botched Up Bodies

    Celebrity Botched Up Bodies is a series that follows celebrities who have gone under the knife and h…

  • 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…

  • Meet the Psychopaths

    Meet the Psychopaths

    Three-part documentary series examining the common traits of psychopaths.

  • 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…

  • Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives

    Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives

    Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford step inside the lives of the super-rich, detailing the most lavish…

  • Big Brother's Bit on the Side

    Big Brother's Bit on the Side

    Big Brother's Bit on the Side is the daily news/magazine based show about Big Brother which is prese…

  • Big Brother: Live from the House

    Big Brother: Live from the House

    Live coverage from the 'Big Brother' house.

  • Make You Laugh Out Loud

    Make You Laugh Out Loud

    A collection of comedy clips narrated by Iain Lee.

  • Tattoo Disasters UK: What Were You Inking?

    Tattoo Disasters UK: What Were You Inking?

    Following people as they get rid of their ill-advised tattoos and body mods.

  • The Great British Benefits Handout

    The Great British Benefits Handout

    Series following three families who are given £26,000 to see how they can change their lives by sign…

  • 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…

  • Benefits by the Sea: Jaywick

    Benefits by the Sea: Jaywick

    The show is a documentary series about the daily lives of the residents of England's most deprived t…

  • Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

    Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

    The show is a documentary series in which cameras follow the victims and villains of the buy-to-let…

  • The Yorkshire Vet

    The Yorkshire Vet

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

  • Ancient Mysteries

    Ancient Mysteries

    Archaeologists reveal evidence of a once great civilisation.

  • Noddy: Toyland Detective

    Noddy: Toyland Detective

    CGI-animated series in which Enid Blyton's world-famous character becomes a detective.

  • 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,…

  • Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly

    Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly

    Documentary series following a Cape Town hospital dedicated to the city's penguin population.

  • Cricket on 5

    Cricket on 5

    Highlights of England's cricket matches.

  • The Funny Thing About...

    The Funny Thing About...

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

  • FIA World Rally Championship Highlights

    FIA World Rally Championship Highlights

    Highlights of the FIA World Rally Championship.

  • Celebrities: In Therapy

    Celebrities: In Therapy

    Documentary series filmed inside the consulting room of therapist Mandy Saligari.

  • MotoGP Highlights

    MotoGP Highlights

    MotoGP highlights from fro the world championship.

  • The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

    The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

    Series exploring what really happens between neighbours when disputes arise.

  • Impractical Jokers UK

    Impractical Jokers UK

    Based on the hit US show, Impractical Jokers UK features four real-life best friends as they challen…

  • Borderline

    Borderline

    Borderline is a Channel 5 mockumentary series following an inept team of UK border officials.

  • Football on 5: The EFL Cup

    Football on 5: The EFL Cup

    Highlights from an action-packed EFL Cup.

  • The Hotel Inspector Returns

    The Hotel Inspector Returns

    Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi revisits some of the struggling hoteliers she helped previously.

  • Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

    Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

    Three-part documentary series. Many young children in Gypsy and Traveller communities are afforded e…

  • Milkshake Monkey

    Milkshake Monkey

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

  • Extraordinary People

    Extraordinary People

    Documentary series which explores remarkable stories of human experience.

  • Undercover Criminal

    Undercover Criminal

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

  • The Best of Bad TV

    Documentary series about terrible television.

  • 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…

  • Five News Update

    Five News Update

    The latest headlines, sport and weather.

  • 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…

  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights

    Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights

    Extended highlights of this weekend's Aviva Premiership fixtures.

  • Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink

    Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink

    Documentary series about the thriving tattoo studios in the 24-hour-party resort of Kavos on the Gre…

  • 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 100% Hotter

    Celebrity 100% Hotter

    Celebrity take on the entertaining makeunder series.

  • Secrets of the National Trust

    Secrets of the National Trust

    The National Trust is opening its doors to Channel 5 for the first time.Secrets of the National Trus…

  • Cruising with Jane McDonald

    Cruising with Jane McDonald

    Presenter Jane McDonald embarks on a series of ocean odysseys, and while she is no stranger to the o…

  • Celebrity Carry on Barging

    Celebrity Carry on Barging

    Celebrity Carry on Barging is an entertaining jaunt through the countryside canals of Britain, with…

  • The Railways That Built Britain with Chris Tarrant

    The Railways That Built Britain with Chris Tarrant

    Chris Tarrant explores how railways transformed the nation.

  • Inside Windsor Castle

    Inside Windsor Castle

    Documentary series going behind the walls of Windsor Castle.

  • Climbing the Property Ladder

    Climbing the Property Ladder

    Series about people putting their cash, and backs, into property developing for profit.

  • Inside the Railway

    Inside the Railway

    Inside King's Cross: The Railway is a documentary series exploring King's Cross station and the East…

  • Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast

    Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast

    Tony Robinson dons his hiking boots to explore the 200-mile coast-to-coast route made famous by trav…

  • 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…

  • Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi

    Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi

    Spain is a land rich in history, tradition, culture and natural beauty, with a wide-ranging cuisine…

  • Inside the Tube: Going Underground

    Inside the Tube: Going Underground

    Granted special access to the secret workings of the Tube, and with the aid of the London Undergroun…

  • Murder on the Internet

    True crime documentary series looking at the dangers of online dating, told through police archive a…

  • 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…

  • Great British Royal Ships

    Two iconic ships that have played significant roles in Britain's maritime history.

  • 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

    Dale Winton brings together a selection of clips featuring pop stars, film stars, comedians, sports…

  • Where There's Blame, There's a Claim

    Where There's Blame, There's a Claim

    Where There's Blame, There's a Claim is a three-part series revealing the stories behind compensatio…

  • OMG

    OMG

    Documentary series exploring remarkable body transformations.

  • Circus Kids: Our Secret World

    Circus Kids: Our Secret World

    Circus Kids: Our Secret World is a documentary series that explores a very secretive world steeped i…

  • 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…

  • Starting Up, Starting Over

    Starting Up, Starting Over

    Documentary series about families moving out of the city to start new lives and start up their dream…

  • 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

    Series exploring the history of Balmoral.

  • Celebrity Trolls: We're Coming to Get You

    Celebrity Trolls: We're Coming to Get You

    Frankie Bridge of The Saturdays hunts down internet trolls, who hide behind false identities and mul…

  • Nightmare New Builds

    Nightmare New Builds

    Documentary series investigating the problems some homebuyers discover after moving into a new build…

  • 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…

  • My Secret Sex Fantasy

    My Secret Sex Fantasy

    Series in which experts interpret people's sexual fantasies.

  • Hijacked

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

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