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.

Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Returning TV The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Jimmy Carr. The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year C4 Panel Show Channel 4's annual topical end-of-year panel show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and featuring a host of well-known comedians as panellists.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
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: Studio Canal / 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
2012 Film Film Sightseers
2012 Film Film Tumult
2004 TV Stand-Up Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure
2004 TV Panel Show The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
1996 Film Film Brassed Off
1993 TV Sitcom Mr. Don And Mr. George
1990 TV Sitcom Nightingales
1988 TV Stand-Up Friday Night Live
1985 Film Film My Beautiful Laundrette
1984 TV Sitcom The Kit Curran Radio Show

Products distributed

Year Title Format
1970 Drifters - Series 3 Download
1970 Drifters - Series 4 Download
2007 Brassed Off Download
2000 Wish You Were Here Download