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The Best Channel 4 TV Shows  

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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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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Utopia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
bigcraig added 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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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Skins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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. Each episode generally focuses on a particular ...more
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Father Ted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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) 8 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Fresh Meat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
bigcraig added 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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This Is England '86 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Green Wing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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
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
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
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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8 Out of 10 Cats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Top Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Brass Eye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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The Undateables is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
The Undateables
The Undateables is a British reality documentary show that has aired on Channel 4 since 3 April 2012 and is narrated by Sally Phillips. A fourth series started broadcast on 5 January 2015. The ...more
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Back Books is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
Black Books Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig
Black Books is a second-hand bookshop in London run by an Irishman named Bernard Black. He is probably the planet's least-suited person to run such an establishment: he makes no effort to sell, ...more
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PhoneShop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Grand Designs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Channel 4 TV Shows
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