British Comedy Guide

Channel 4

Channel 4 Television Corporation.

Channel 4 was born in 1982 and has broadcast a number of excellent cult sitcoms. Most Channel 4 output is sourced through independent production companies, however they have occasionally made their own shows.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Film Bhaji On The Beach. Bhaji On The Beach Film
Film Brassed Off. Copyright: Film4. Brassed Off Film A colliery brass band enter a competition at the Royal Albert Hall, fearful about their future. Stars Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor.
Film Festival. Faith Myers (Lyndsey Marshal). Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation. Festival Comedy Drama Ensemble comedy following a variety of people around the Edinburgh Festival.
Film Sightseers. Image shows from L to R: Chris (Steve Oram), Tina (Alice Lowe). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL / Big Talk Productions. Sightseers Film Chris and his girlfriend Tina travel around the country in their caravan, but it is not long before the dream goes sour.
Film Tumult. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation. Tumult Film BAFTA nominated short film about a tribe of Norse warriors who are discovered by a coach of tourists.
Film My Beautiful Laundrette. Image shows from L to R: Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis), Omar (Gordon Warnecke). Copyright: Film4. My Beautiful Laundrette Film Comic drama about a young British-Pakistani attempting to turn around a laundrette business.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
1993 TV Sitcom Mr. Don And Mr. George
1988 TV Stand-Up Friday Night Live
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Products distributed

Year Title Format
2020 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy - Series 1 & 2 DVD
2009 Hear My Song DVD
2008 Blue Juice DVD
2004 Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure DVD
Unknown Drifters - Series 3 Download
Unknown Drifters - Series 4 Download
2007 Brassed Off Download
2000 Wish You Were Here Download