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What to watch on Channel 4

Channel 4 is now available to stream on Freesat! Stream all your favourite Channel 4 shows directly through your Freesat TV Box. From classic comedy to irreverent documentaries and must-see dramas, check out the best of Channel 4. 


With so much fantastic content to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down the list, but here are a few Channel 4 favourites you definitely won’t want to miss:  




Join Taskmaster Greg Davies and his trusty assistant Little Alex Horne as they put five comedians through their paces with tricky and ridiculous tasks. Each season, the comedians will battle it out to win the grand prize – a gold, paper-mâché version of Greg Davies’ head which is worth absolutely nothing. If you fancy a laugh, stream Taskmaster now!  

Derry Girls 

From writer Lisa McGee, this beloved award-winning comedy follows the wild world of four teens living in Derry during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The Inbetweeners 

The Inbetweeners

It may have ended a while back, but it’s still a top pick. This teen comedy follows a group of lads behaving badly (and sadly) to make you laugh as much as cringe.  

Top Drama:  


Truelove - channel 4

With a core cast predominately in their 70s, Truelove breaks the rules for older characters and ageist tropes. There’s thrills, plot twists and turns, passionate romance and irreverent humour in all the right places, while tackling one of the biggest ethical questions – is it right to help end a life. 

Big Boys

Big Boys season 2 first look - channel 4

Looking for a comfort show wrapped in love, laughs and a good amount of cringe? Then this coming-of-age-story from the award-winning comedian and writer Jack Rooke, is just what you need. And we can tell you that season 2 is even better than season 1! Stream now on Channel 4

It’s a Sin

It’s a Sin

From Russell T Davies, this joyful drama takes us into the world of five friends who are determined to live and love as fiercely as ever despite discrimination and the threat of AIDS. 



Long-running soap set in the village of Chester where there’s never a dull day, and drama abounds.  

Guilt-free TV: 

First Dates

First Dates Series 21 - channel 4

After 10 years of matchmaking, the First Dates restaurant is open once again as Maître d’ Fred Sirieix, and his team help singletons hoping to find love.

Married at First Sight UK   

 Married at First SIght UK

A blind date gets turned into a wedding ceremony when singletons meet the person who they’re going to marry at the end of the aisle for the first time. Matched by relationship experts, they’ll be thrown into matrimony to see if they’re the perfect match, or if they’ll be going home single once again. Stream season 8 now! 



Tune in for some hilarious armchair critics sharing their views on this week’s top trending telly. Whether it’s thrilling new dramas, news reports or hard-hitting documentaries, Gogglebox will keep you entertained.   

Made in Chelsea 

Made in Chelsea

Welcome to Chelsea, one of London’s most exclusive and luxurious postcodes where we take a peek into the lives and loves of privileged 20-somethings. 


The Great Pottery Throwdown (season 7)

The Great Pottery Throw Down season 7 - Channel 4

Expert potters Experts Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller are back as 12 budding potters strive for ceramic perfection. But who will be crowned pottery champion?

Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping

Johnny Vegas - Carry on Glamping

Using some old, repurposed vehicles, award-winning comedian and entertainer Johnny Vegas, his assistant Bev and a team of bus enthusiasts are on a mission to create one of the coolest glamping sites around. 



Kerry Washington stars as the iconic political “fixer” Olivia Pope, in this Shonda Rhimes/Shondaland classic. It remains one of the most popular Shondaland productions to date, perfect for those looking to get their entertaining crime, political, thriller, drama and romance fix. 





As well as all the fantastic shows from the UK, Channel 4 also has a wealth of world dramas, including the Walter Presents collection. This features a range of international, foreign language dramas, handpicked by Walter (that’s Walter Iuzzolino, if you didn’t know). Here’s a few to get you started: 

The Marnow Murders 

Prepare for a riveting German crime thriller, courtesy of Walter Presents. A killer lurks in the shadows, striking without pattern. Join detectives Elling and Mendt as they brave the perilous depths of a twisted moral labyrinth. How far will they go to unravel the truth behind the murders? Brace yourself for a captivating journey into darkness, where the line between justice and chaos blurs. 

Deutschland 83 

Deutschland 83

Set in the turbulent 1980s in Germany, make sure you add this stylish coming-of-age story meets Cold War thriller to your watchlist.  

Top Dog 

Top Dog

In this compelling Swedish drama, a strange disappearance forms an unlikely team of an attorney and paroled convict. 

Find more from Walter Presents on Channel 4.  


Let’s not forget the vast range of classic films and free-to-view premieres available on Film4 and the film section of Channel 4. Whether you’re in the mood for a thriller or an emotional drama, there’s something for everyone.  

Find more free films to watch this week on Freesat.  


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Frequently Asked Questions

As of April 2023, All 4 rebranded to Channel 4. That doesn’t mean the streaming service is gone – far from it! It just now has the same name as the live channel, so you can still stream to your heart’s content through the Channel 4 app.

Yes, the Channel 4 app is back on Freesat, which means you can catch up with all your favourite Channel 4 shows on-demand! 

To access the Channel 4 app, simply go to the On Demand section of your Freesat TV Box and select the Channel 4 logo. From here, you can sign into your free Channel 4 account and catch up with the best of Channel 4.  

Plenty. With over 14,000 hours of content including box sets, films, documentaries and comedy, there’s an endless amount of entertainment readily available at the press of a button. 


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