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List of popular Channel 4 shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Channel 4 TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Channel 4 TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Channel 4, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

List shows include Happy Days, Saved by the Bell and more.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Channel 4 on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Channel 4 TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Channel 4 television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Channel 4 network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Utopia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
bigcraig added Utopia Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach Utopia is a British thriller-drama action television series that debuted on Channel 4 on 15 January 2013 and ended on 12 August 2014. The show is written by Dennis Kelly and stars Fiona ...more

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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Peep Show David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more

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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Inbetweeners Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies, Blake Harrison The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom that originally aired on E4 from 2008 to 2010. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show followed the life of suburban teenager Will ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The IT Crowd Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more

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Father Ted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Father Ted Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn Father Ted is a sitcom that was produced by independent production company Hat Trick Productions for British broadcaster Channel 4. Written jointly by Irish writers Arthur Mathews and Graham ...more

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Black Books is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Black Books Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan that was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2004. Starring Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, the series is set in ...more

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Skins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Skins Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie Skins is a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Its controversial storylines have explored ...more

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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Spaced Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on ...more

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This Is England '86 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
This Is England '86 Joe Dempsie, Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, and set three years later, it focuses on the mod ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
bigcraig added Humans Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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Fresh Meat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Fresh Meat Kimberley Nixon, Robert Webb, Joe Thomas Fresh Meat is a British comedy-drama created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who also created Peep Show. The first episode, directed by David Kerr, was broadcast on Channel 4 on 21 September ...more

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Green Wing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Green Wing Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman Green Wing is a British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by the same team behind the sketch show Smack the Pony, led by Victoria Pile, and stars Tamsin Greig, ...more

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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The first series originally aired on ...more

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This Is England '88 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
This Is England '88 Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose This Is England '88 is a 2011 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, it is also a sequel to the 2010 television sequel ...more

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This Is England '90 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
This Is England '90 Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose This Is England '90 is an upcoming British TV drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, it is also a sequel to the series This Is ...more

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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Countdown Rachel Riley, Des O'Connor, Des Lynam Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles. It is produced by ITV Studios and broadcast on Channel 4. It is presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with ...more

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Top Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Top Boy Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus Top Boy is a British television drama series that was first broadcast on Channel 4. Season 1 was broadcast over consecutive nights, from 31 October to 3 November 2011. Set on the fictional ...more

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Nathan Barley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Nathan Barley Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan, Richard Ayoade, Ben Whishaw, Rhys Thomas and Charlie ...more

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The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Sharon Osbourne The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is an annual British television programme broadcast in the last or first week of the year on Channel 4. Essentially, the show is a comedy panel game in the style of ...more

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Trigger Happy TV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Trigger Happy TV Dom Joly Trigger Happy TV is a hidden camera/practical joke reality television series. The original British edition of the show, produced by Absolutely Productions, starred Dom Joly and ran for two ...more

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Grand Designs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Grand Designs Grand Designs is a British television series produced by Boundless Productions and broadcast on Channel 4 which features unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects. The ...more

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Dispatches is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Dispatches Dispatches is the British TV current affairs documentary series on Channel 4, first transmitted in 1987. The programme covers issues about British society, politics, health, religion, ...more

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8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut Jimmy Carr Uncut version of 8 Out of 10 Cats.

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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Ricky Gervais Show Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington The Ricky Gervais Show is a British-American cartoon series produced for and broadcast by HBO and Channel 4. The series is an animated version of the popular British audio podcasts and ...more

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Desmond's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Desmond's Norman Beaton^! Carmen Munroe^! Ram John Holder Desmond's is a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in ...more

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PhoneShop is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
PhoneShop Emma Fryer, Tom Bennett, Andrew Brooke PhoneShop is a British sitcom that was first broadcast on Channel 4 as a television pilot on 13 November 2009, as part of the channel's Comedy Showcase season of comedy pilots. It was then ...more

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Bo' Selecta! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Bo' Selecta! Patsy Kensit, Leigh Francis, Craig Phillips Bo' Selecta! is a British adult sketch show written and performed by Leigh Francis, which lampoons popular culture and is known for its often surreal, abstract toilet humour.

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Brass Eye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Brass Eye Chris Morris, Hugh Dennis, Alexander Armstrong Brass Eye is a surreal UK television series parodying the current affairs style news programming of the mid 1990s. A series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, and a further episode in ...more

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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the ...more

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Smack the Pony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Smack the Pony Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips Smack the Pony was a British sketch comedy show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4. The main performers on the show were Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, and Sally Phillips. There were also ...more

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Shackleton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Shackleton Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Kevin McNally Shackleton is a 2002 British television film written and directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Kenneth Branagh as explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The film tells the true story of ...more

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The Kevin Bishop Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Kevin Bishop Show Karen Gillan, Kevin Bishop, Oliver Maltman The Kevin Bishop Show was a sketch comedy written by and starring English comedian Kevin Bishop, part of the Star Stories team. The show was commissioned by Channel 4 for a six-part series ...more

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Equinox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Equinox Equinox was a long-running Channel 4 popular science and documentary programme. The series ran from 1986 to 2001, originally airing on a weekly basis. The number of films per series fell over ...more

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Queer as Folk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Queer as Folk Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen, Antony Cotton Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Initially running for eight episodes, a ...more

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Vic Reeves Big Night Out is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Vic Reeves Big Night Out Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer Vic Reeves Big Night Out was a cult British comedy stage show and later TV series which ran on Channel 4 for two series in 1990 and 1991, as well as a New Year special. It marked the beginnings ...more

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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Max and Paddy's Road to Nowher... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness, Lisa Hammond Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere is a British comedy television show on Channel 4 starring and written by Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness. All the episodes were also directed by Kay. It began on ...more

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a British horror parody television series created for Channel 4 by Richard Ayoade and Matthew Holness. The show focuses on fictional horror author Garth Marenghi ...more

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8 Out of 10 Cats is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
8 Out of 10 Cats Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, John Pohlhammer 8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron for Channel 4. It was first broadcast on 3 June 2005. The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr and the current team ...more

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Unreported World is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Unreported World Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme produced by Quicksilver Media Productions and broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Over the course of its twenty-four series, reporters ...more

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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Flash Gordon Paul Shaffer, Lexa Doig Flash Gordon is a 1996 animated television series based on the science fiction comic strip of the same name. The character, who had been around in the comics pages since Alex Raymond created him ...more

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Escape to River Cottage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Escape to River Cottage Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Escape to River Cottage was the first River Cottage television series in which celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes over a Dorset cottage and sets out to achieve a form of rural ...more

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Teachers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Teachers Andrew Lincoln, Mathew Horne, Lee Williams Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While ...more

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Time Team is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Time Team Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater Time Team is a British television series which has been aired on British Channel 4 from 1994. Created by television producer Tim Taylor and presented by actor Tony Robinson, each episode ...more

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Drop the Dead Donkey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Drop the Dead Donkey Sarah Alexander, Sara Stewart, Susannah Doyle Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of "GlobeLink News", a fictional TV news ...more

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The Crystal Maze is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Crystal Maze Sandra Caron The Crystal Maze was a British game show, produced by Chatsworth Television and shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 15 February 1990 and 10 August 1995. There was one series per ...more

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Come Dine With Me is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Come Dine With Me Come Dine with Me is a popular Channel 4 television programme shown in the United Kingdom, produced by ITV Studios and as of 2013, Shiver Productions and first broadcast in January 2005. The ...more

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Sugar Rush is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Sugar Rush Lenora Crichlow, Sara Stewart, Sarah-Jane Potts Sugar Rush is a British television comedy-drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred on the life of a ...more

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Eurotrash is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Eurotrash Victoria Silvstedt, Graham Norton, Melinda Messenger Eurotrash is a 30-minute magazine-format programme in English, presented by Antoine de Caunes and Jean-Paul Gaultier and produced by Rapido Television. It was shown in the United Kingdom on ...more