The UK’s leading TV channel, Channel 4, has been airing the best shows on British television for over 30 years and no wonder that Channel 4 in Australia and other countries worldwide has become one of the go-to streaming services.

It launched in November 1982 under Channel 4 Television Corporation. Moreover, the channel regards being more ‘cutting edge’ and more ‘inventive’ than its main competitors.

Our list of 8 Best Shows 

If you are a fan of British dramas or crime thrillers, then it is time to check out the shows that Channel 4 has to offer. With so many great TV series currently airing on this channel, we prepared a list of the 8 best TV shows to binge-watch. Let’s begin!

The O. C (2003)

“The O. C” is a teen drama that aired on Channel 4 and is one of the most popular television shows. The show is about four teenagers from wealthy families who meet while spending their summer in Orange County, California (hence the name).

In a similar vein, it is a well-written show with a great cast who has excellent chemistry together. Also, it is well-directed by Josh Schwartz.

It was a huge success during its run, and it still has a massive fan base. When Channel 4 bought the rights to the show, they decided to keep the original cast members and continue where Fox left off.

IMDB: 7.5/10

Episodes: 4 seasons, 92 episodes

One Tree Hill (2003)

“One Tree Hill” is an American teen drama television series, now airing on Channel 4. The show was created by Mark Schwahn and is produced by Alloy Entertainment.

The series focused on the lives of several teenage characters living in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina. Now, think of a popular TV show, movie, or book with a cult following. That’s what One Tree Hill is.

The series became so popular among teens that the network launched a cast talk movie called “One Tree Hill: Always & Forever.”

IMDB: 7.7/10

Episodes: 9 seasons, 187 episodes

The Misfits (2009)

The “Misfits” is a British comedy-drama television series. Each Misfits’ episode follows a group of young criminals assigned to community service at a work camp where they develop superpowers.

The center is run by an eccentric man called Howard, who tries to be more than your stereotypical boss. 

Since the show first aired, it has garnered a cult following and become Channel 4’s most successful program in recent years.

Thus, it airs on Channel 4 in the UK and has been broadcast in many other countries worldwide.

IMDB: 8.2/10

Episodes: 5 seasons, 38 episodes

Gogglebox (2013)

Channel 4’s “Gogglebox” is a TV program that follows many families and couples as they watch their favorite programs. It broadcasts on Saturday evenings at 9.15 pm, as part of Channel 4’s Saturday night “Prime Time” lineup.

Reality TV shows have gained huge popularity in the UK. And they are being exported to other countries like Australia and New Zealand.

IMDB: 7.5/10

Episodes: 18 seasons, 204 episodes

Reckoning (2019)

The popular TV Show “Reckoning” on Channel 4 fits in the thriller-psychological thriller genre. The series has been trending well on this platform and has had consistently positive reviews.

Interestingly, this TV show takes its viewers on a journey of unearthing the dark side of male psychology. Yet, it follows the footsteps of series like Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer and Love You to Death.

The show stars Aden Young, who portrays the main character. Also, throughout the whole series, the fans see how he struggles with his inner demons.

IMDB: 6.6/10

Episodes: 10

Deadwater Fell (2020)

The four-part mini-series “Deadwater Fell” is a perfect blend of drama and mystery. The show leads up to the murder of a family. Only the father is the survivor of the house fire.

To this end, Lynsey Miller directed this show which was also nominated for the “BAFTA Awards, Scotland’ for the best crime-fiction series. Thus, a series like Deadwater Fell is designed to be binge-watched as a whole.

IMDB: 6.5/10

Episodes: 4

Close to Me (2021)

The TV show “Close to Me” is a psychological thriller starring Connie Nielson as a woman who takes a fall and loses her memory. 

But, she soon realizes that the person she was before the trauma is not who she wants to be anymore.

The TV show is a good watch for all those who love thrillers and psychological dramas—also, the movie is based on a best-selling novel by the same name written by Amanda Reynolds.

IMDB: 6.0/10

Episodes: 6

Born to Kill (2017)

It is a psychological drama that follows the life of a young man named Sam. He is born into a seemingly perfect family. But, he struggles to deal with his inner demons and the mental health issues that arise from them.

The show is created by Kate Ashfield and Tracey Malone. Thus, being a gripping psychological drama, “Born to Kill” is also an accurate depiction of mental health issues and the stigmas around them.

IMDB: 7.2/10

Episodes: 4


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