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Drama, documentaries, [adult swim], comedy, entertainment… Channel 4 has got it all, and there’s A LOT to choose from. But with so much to choose from we can here you asking “but what’s on Channel 4?!” Through the screen. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve trawled through the 1,000s of titles and box sets on offer to bring you the crème de la crème.

So, what are the best shows to stream on Channel 4? 

Short answer: A LOT. But that’s not enough is it? Keep reading for the best Channel 4 highlights!

Undeniable favourites

If you’re not watching it every day, you’re definitely watching it every week.


Gogglebox on Channel 4

There’s something quite inception-like about turning on the TV to watch Britain’s best armchair critics reviewing a week’s worth of TV, but we just can’t get enough of it. It's the perfect blend of laughter and gossip.


Taskmaster series 17

Comedians and ridiculous challenges? Sounds like a great combo, doesn’t it?  If you fancy a laugh, you should definitely stream Taskmaster.

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4

It’s the sweetest escape into a world of flour, sugar, and scrumptious creations (where’s Smell-O-Vision when you need it?!). Britain’s best amateur bakers take on the ultimate baking contest with tricky challenges and showstoppers that we could NEVER make, but would happily eat. And don’t forget about the Bake Off: The Professionals and The Great British Bake Off for SU2C!


Hollyoaks on Channel 4

It all happens in this Chester village. And after almost 30 years later there’s never a dull moment.


Big comedy that’s going to give you big laughs.


Hullraisers on Channel 4

There’s a reason why this hull-arious female-led comedy is BAFTA-nominated. Enter the chaotically funny world of three friends juggling life and love.

Derry Girls

Derry Girls on Channel 4

Lisa McGee’s award-winning comedy is full of witty banter, quirky characters and 90s nostalgia. It's a coming-of-age comedy following the wild world of four teens living in Derry during The Troubles.

Chewing Gum

Michaela Cole - Chewing Gum on Channel 4

Michaela Coel’s bold hilarious comedy series about quirky 24-year-old Tracey complexities of love, sex, and adulthood in London. Guaranteed to leave you laughing and loud and craving more.

Peep Show

Peep Show on Channel 4

It’s a cult classic about the hysterically awkward lives of two mismatched roommates. Full of cringe-worthy inner thoughts, sharp wit and dark humour.

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner on Channel 4

With a triple-threat of eccentric characters, absurd situations, and laugh-out-loud moments, Friday Night Dinner is a comedic gem if ever there was one. Two siblings gather at the parents’ for Friday dinners with inevitable chaotic consequences.

Guilt-free TV

It’s the good stuff that eeeeveryone’s talking about.

Married at First Sight Australia

Married at First Sight Australia on Channel 4

Taking blind dates to a new extreme, Aussie singles get thrown into the deep end of matrimony, where they say "I do" to partners chosen by relationship experts, meeting for the first time at the altar. Will it be matrimonial bliss, or chaos reign supreme? Sounds juicy doesn’t it?

Come Dine with Me

Come Dine with Me on Channel 4

Imagine having random strangers come into your home to judge your cooking and hospitality, but not before having a look around while you’re in the kitchen… That could never be us, but we thoroughly enjoy watching it from the other side of the screen. 

Made in Chelsea (Season 27)

Made in Chelsea season 27 - Channel 4

Drama, heartbreaks and side-eyes are just a few of the antics you can expect from the socially elite 20-somethings living in some of London’s poshest postcodes. And of course we just can’t get enough of it… 

Drama Drama Drama

Good enough to be jaw-dropping and great enough to binge a few episodes at a time

The Couple Next Door

When a young couple befriends their new suburban neighbours, their seemingly close bond raises suspicions: is their friendliness genuine or something more? Watch if you want a drama filled with desire, secrets betrayal.


Scandal S1

Two words – Olivia Pope. Scandal is a Shonda Rhimes/Shondaland masterpiece, with a gripping blend of crime, politics, thrills, drama, and romance.

It’s A Sin

It's a Sin by Russell T Davies on Channel 4

Russell T Davies' powerful and heartfelt drama about five friends bravely embracing life and love in the face of discrimination and the looming shadow of AIDS.


Defying ageist stereotypes with a core cast in their 70s, Truelove offering twists, humour, and romance in all the right places, while tackling the heaviest of questions – “is it ever right to help end a life?”.

Walter Presents

The good stuff just got better! Channel 4 have a whole range of international, foreign language dramas handpicked by TV Producer Walter Iuzzolino (known for The Couple Next Door and Professor T). There are loads to sink your teeth into, but here are a couple of our faves to get you started:

The Red Door 

IMDb ⭐7/10

If crime thrillers are your thing then this haunting Italian crime drama will right up your street! After dying, determined policeman, Leonardo Cagliostro decides to stay on Earth and enlist the help of a teenage clairvoyant to help find his killer, and keep his family safe.

What makes it even better is that you can binge-watch series 1-3 now, because you’re going to be hooked once you get started.

Reindeer Mafia

IMDb ⭐7.2/10

Walter Presents Reindeer Mafia on Channel 4

As the title may suggest, we’re heading north for this crime drama… Set against the stunning backdrop of the Arctic, Reindeer Mafia is a gripping series telling the story of a family-run mafia torn apart by the death of its matriarch and long-time ruler of the northern wasteland. 
What can you expect? Deceit, nail-biting suspense, a twisted plot and classic Finnish dark humour.

Documentaries and Factual Stories

No stones are left unturned with documentaries on Channel 4. From true crime and award-winning Dispatches to documentaries unpacking famous interviews and even the Depp V Heard (and the wild ride that was) stream it all in 4K.


We can’t forget about all the films and free-to-view premiers on Film4, and in the film section on Channel 4. You want action? No problem. How about sci-fi, or maybe you’re looking for thriller? There’s something for everyone!

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