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The Best Channel 4 TV Shows

Updated January 13, 2021 5.3k votes 683 voters 57.3k views514 items

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 Inbetweeners1
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    The Inbetweeners

    Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

    The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom that originally aired on E4 from 2008 to 2010. Created...  more
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    #6 of 23 The Best E4 Shows#102 of 139 The Best High School TV Shows

  • Peep Show2
    158
    64

    Peep Show

    David Mitchell, Robert Webb

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television...  more
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    #22 of 29 20+ Recent British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time#461 of 508 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • Black Mirror3
    138
    51

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more
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    Wildly Convincing Black Mirror Fan Theories That Somehow Make The Show Even Crazier#3 of 70 Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

  • The IT Crowd4
    128
    49

    The IT Crowd

    Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The IT Crowd (Channel 4, 2006) is a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan. In the basement...  more
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    #238 of 339 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years#133 of 309 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

  • Utopia5
    132
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    Utopia

    Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

    Utopia is a British thriller-drama action television series that debuted on Channel 4 on 15...  more
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    #351 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate#32 of 33 The Most Pretentious TV Shows Of All Time

  • Father Ted6
    99
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    Father Ted

    Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Father Ted is a sitcom that was produced by independent production company Hat Trick...  more
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  • Skins7
    103
    42

    Skins

    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy-drama

    Skins (E4, 2007) is a British teen comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Elsley and...  more
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    #34 of 144 The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters#12 of 17 19 TV Shows That Launched A Cast's Worth Of Careers

  • Black Books8
    71
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    Black Books

    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan that was broadcast...  more
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    #217 of 266 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time#21 of 106 The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

  • Fresh Meat9
    76
    29

    Fresh Meat

    Kimberley Nixon, Robert Webb

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Fresh Meat is a British comedy-drama created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who also created...  more
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    #7 of 28 The Very Best British Teen Shows, Ranked#24 of 45 The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s

  • This Is England '8610
    60
    18

    This Is England '86

    Joe Dempsie, Stephen Graham

    Premiered2010

    This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack...  more
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  • Spaced11
    60
    21

    Spaced

    Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon...  more
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    #15 of 39 The Best 2000s British Sitcoms#29 of 52 The Best TV Shows Set In London

  • This Is England '8812
    45
    15

    This Is England '88

    Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun
    This Is England '88 is a 2011 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack...  more
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  • This Is England '9013
    42
    13

    This Is England '90

    Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    This Is England '90 is an upcoming British TV drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and...  more
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  • 8 Out of 10 Cats14
    42
    15

    8 Out of 10 Cats

    Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Panel game, Comedy

    8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron for Channel...  more
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    #28 of 38 The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked#6 of 40 The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked

  • Humans15
    54
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    Humans

    Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sci-Fi

    Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan...  more
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  • Top Boy16
    39
    15

    Top Boy

    Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Top Boy (Netflix, 2019) is a British television crime drama series created by Ronan Bennett,...  more
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    #204 of 414 The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows#39 of 40 The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix To Watch Now

  • Green Wing17
    41
    20

    Green Wing

    Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Medical fiction

    Green Wing is a British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by...  more
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    #540 of 1,322 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows#6 of 18 Underrated British Comedies To Watch When You're Tired Of Watching 'The Office' Again

  • Grand Designs18
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    Grand Designs

    Grand Designs is a British television series produced by Boundless Productions and broadcast...  more
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    #14 of 67 The Best Home Improvement TV Shows#3 of 12 The Best Shows Like Fixer Upper On Netflix

  • The Crystal Maze19
    27
    10

    The Crystal Maze

    Sandra Caron

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Adventure film

    The Crystal Maze was a British game show, produced by Chatsworth Television and shown on...  more
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  • Da Ali G Show20
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    Da Ali G Show

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Comedy

    Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English...  more
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    #12 of 40 The Best HBO Comedies Of All Time#72 of 141 The Funniest Shows To Watch When You're Stoned

  • Brass Eye21
    31
    15

    Brass Eye

    Chris Morris, Hugh Dennis

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Mockumentary, Satire, Comedy

    Brass Eye is a surreal UK television series parodying the current affairs style news...  more
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    #93 of 136 The Best Sketch Comedy Groups#45 of 59 The Best Mockumentary TV Shows

  • Time Team22
    29
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    Time Team

    Tony Robinson, Phil Harding

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, History

    Time Team is a British television series which has been aired on British Channel 4 from 1994....  more
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  • Lock, Stock...23
    22
    6

    Lock, Stock...

    Martin Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Lock, Stock... was a 2000 television series off-shoot from the 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two...  more
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  • The Big Breakfast24
    21
    7

    The Big Breakfast

    Kelly Brook, Dannii Minogue

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Puppet

    The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 and S4C...  more
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  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year25
    30
    19

    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

    Russell Brand, Lily Allen

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Comedy

    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is an annual British television programme broadcast in the last...  more
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