Channel 4

Channel 4

Since 1982, Channel 4 has been investing in cult sitcoms and cutting edge comedy projects. As a result, it has broadcast many of the darker and more controversial comedies in our database, programmes like Nathan Barley and Brass Eye. Over the years C4 has created a number of hit sitcoms - these include Father Ted, Spaced, Black Books, Peep Show, The IT Crowd and Green Wing. However, C4 has also done 'mainstream' with shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Balls Of Steel and Star Stories in its catalogue.

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Contact Details For Channel 4

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  • By Phone: 020 7306 8333
  • By Post: Channel 4 Television, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX

Channel 4 - New & Current Shows

8 Out Of 10 Cats

8 Out Of 10 Cats

Topical Channel 4 comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. The questions are based on survey results and statistics.

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr hosts his very own entertainment chat show. Each week celebrity guests join Alan for a natter.

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Babylon

Babylon

Police-based comedy drama directed by Danny Boyle. James Nesbitt stars as Chief Constable Richard Miller. 6-part series to follow later in year. Jon S. Baird takes over as director.

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Cardinal Burns

Cardinal Burns

E4 sketch comedy show created by Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns.

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Catastrophe

Catastrophe

Sitcom pilot starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan.

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala

Channel 4's Comedy Gala

The nation's best known comedians perform in spectacular charity galas: the biggest live stand-up shows in UK history.

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The Comic Strip Presents...

Comic Strip Presents..., The

Periodic series of satires and spoofs that helped bring alternative comedy to the mainstream and forge a comedy reputation for then-new Channel 4. New episode called 'It Ends Badly' in production.

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Cut

Cut

Channel 4 comedy drama about a group of highly dysfunctional civil servants forced to relocate from London to Northampton.

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Derek

Derek

Bittersweet comedy drama written by and starring Ricky Gervais as a worker in a retirement home.

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Flack

Flack

Comedy about a modern woman, working in PR and struggling to keep her own life on track as well as deal with her colourful clients.

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Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Comedy drama following six mis-matched students who are starting university in Manchester and sharing the same house together. Series 4 expected.

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Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom observing as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go round to their parents' house for Friday night dinner.

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GameFace

GameFace

Sitcom pilot starring stand-up comedian Roisin Conaty as a hapless 30 year-old doing her very best to muddle through life.

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The Last Leg

Last Leg, The

Topical comedy show reviewing the topics of the week. Hosted by Adam Hills with the help of Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Broadcast live.

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Malachy's Millions

Malachy's Millions

One hour comedy special spoof of 'Secret Millionaire' in which Peter Kay plays the rich owner of a coach company. To be broadcast in early 2014.

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Man Down

Man Down

Sitcom starring Greg Davies as Dan, a man with crushing character flaws, an unwanted teaching job and uniquely dysfunctional friends.

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The Mimic

Mimic, The

Sitcom about a seemingly unremarkable maintenance man who, in fact, conceals an exceptional talent to mimic voices.

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No Offence

No Offence

Comedy drama created by Paul Abbott set in a crumbling Victorian cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester.

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Peep Show

Peep Show

Sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as a pair of socially dysfunctional flatmates with little else in common.

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Raised By Wolves

Raised By Wolves

Sitcom co-written by Times columnist Caitlin Moran about a family who are home-educating six children in a council house in Wolverhampton.

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The Revengers!

Revengers!, The

Mockumentary pilot about a group of Croydon residents who come together and decide to try and fight crime.

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Scrotal Recall

Scrotal Recall

Channel 4 sitcom about a man who must contact everyone he's ever slept with to tell them he has Chlamydia.

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Sit.com

Sit.com

A new single camera comedy pilot for Channel 4 written by David Baddiel.

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Toast Of London

Toast Of London

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations both off and on-stage.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By Channel 4

Note: this list might not be fully complete yet. We are still researching archive shows.

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Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Babylon series now filming

Babylon series now filming

Six episodes of Channel 4's police-based comedy drama Babylon are now being filmed in London. Read

Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - 2014 has been turbulent for Marcus Brigstocke. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read