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 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

Products distributed

Year Title Format
2020 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy - Series 1 & 2 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