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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  • 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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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats regulars play the famous words and numbers quiz with the help of guests. There was also a Deal Or No Deal special.

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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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Ballot Monkeys

Ballot Monkeys

Topical sitcom filmed during the 2015 election campaign. Created by the team behind Drop The Dead Donkey.

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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, The

Channel 4's annual topical end-of-year panel show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and featuring a host of well-known comedians as panellists.

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Bugsplat!

Bugsplat!

Sitcom pilot about a team who fly drone planes in Afghanistan.

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Catastrophe

Catastrophe

Sitcom starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan as a couple who make a 'bloody mess' of falling in love.

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Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

Satirical comedy shows broadcast live on Election Night 2010 and Election Night 2015.

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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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Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

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

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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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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.

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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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Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Black comedy about the collapse of a daytime TV star's personal and work lives at once.

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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. Due to start 5th May.

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Not Safe For Work

Not Safe For Work

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

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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. One last series to be made later this year.

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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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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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Toksvig quits News Quiz

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Sandi Toksvig has announced she is to step down as host of The News Quiz, the hit Radio 4 panel show. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

Our topical political comedy podcast, this month with guests including stand-ups Jo Brand and Andy Zaltzman. Listen

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read