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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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  • 1
    The Inbetweeners
    152
    56

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Peep Show
    151
    58

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Black Mirror
    127
    44

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

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

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  • 4
    The IT Crowd
    117
    44

    The IT Crowd

    Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 5
    Utopia
    126
    54

    Utopia

    Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

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  • 6
    Skins
    94
    37

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Father Ted
    92
    38

    Father Ted

    Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 8
    Black Books
    67
    17

    Black Books

    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 9
    Fresh Meat
    72
    23

    Fresh Meat

    Kimberley Nixon, Robert Webb

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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  • 10
    Spaced
    55
    18

    Spaced

    Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 11
    This Is England '86
    51
    16

    This Is England '86

    Joe Dempsie, Stephen Graham

    Premiered2010

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  • 12
    Humans
    55
    24

    Humans

    Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sci-Fi

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  • 13
    This Is England '90
    36
    11

    This Is England '90

    Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • 14
    8 Out of 10 Cats
    35
    9

    8 Out of 10 Cats

    Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Panel game, Comedy

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  • 15
    This Is England '88
    38
    12

    This Is England '88

    Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun
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  • 16
    Green Wing
    39
    17

    Green Wing

    Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Medical fiction

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  • 17
    Top Boy
    34
    12

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Da Ali G Show
    39
    19

    Da Ali G Show

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Comedy

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  • 19
    Brass Eye
    31
    12

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Grand Designs
    25
    9

    Grand Designs

    Grand Designs is a British television series produced by Boundless Productions and broadcast... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Crystal Maze
    24
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    The Ricky Gervais Show
    25
    13

    The Ricky Gervais Show

    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Animated series

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  • 23
    PhoneShop
    23
    11

    PhoneShop

    Emma Fryer, Tom Bennett

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    PhoneShop is a British sitcom that was first broadcast on Channel 4 as a television pilot on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Teachers
    24
    13

    Teachers

    Andrew Lincoln, Mathew Horne

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Serial

    Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Black Books
    17
    5

    Black Books

    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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