Faking It: All episodes Season 0, Ep 0
Faking It was an early British reality TV show. Its challenge was based on Shaw's Pygmalion: experts get a month to train a member of the public to the point where a panel of their peers would be unable to pick them from a group as an imposter. Often there might be a loose connection between the existing and new occupation of the candidate: "Sheep sheerer to hairdresser" or "Show girl to show jumper", for example. The trainee would live with the experts for the month and would usually undergo a makeover as well as training by actors. After their test - they would return home - either reluctantly or gratefully. [more inside]
Taskmaster: Series 16! (TRAILER) — This autumn, battling it out for the Golden Head Of The Taskmaster will be: Julian Clary!, Lucy Beaumont!, Sam Campbell!, Sue Perkins!, and Susan Wokoma!. Make the biggest bowl of popcorn: your time starts on September 21, 2023.
Taskmaster: Full Season 15 Season 15, Ep 0
The 15th series kicks off with Frankie Boyle, Jenny Eclair, Ivo Graham, Mae Martin, and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.
Recorded live at The London Palladium, Josh performs his stand-up show where he finally tackles the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, weddings and the closing time of his local park.
The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge: Series 1, Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge is a competitive craft programme. In the first episode, the miniaturists are asked to make miniature busts of themselves and to work in teams to create a Regency dining room, including an ice sculpture. [more inside]
Taskmaster: New Year Treat 2022 / Basic recipe 28. Season 12, Ep 11
Greg Davies is the Taskmaster. Little Alex Horne is the Taskmaster's assistant. A special / one-off: Adrian Chiles, Claudia Winkleman, Jonnie Peacock (Alan Davies in-studio), Lady Leshurr, and Sayeeda Warsi. Available on Youtube and channel4.com.
Taskmaster: The Entirety of Series 12 Season 12, Ep 0
Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell all vie for the Golden Head of the Taskmaster—and to eventually advance to the Champion of Champions III! But first they have to elbow their way through the ten-episode labyrinth of odd tasks overseen by Little Alex Horne... and then convince Greg Davies—the Taskmaster—that they actually performed said tasks, nevermind whether they may have done well. See the astonished looks on everyone's faces when Greg totally mishandles the doling out of precious points. [more inside]
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle, Ade Adepitan Season 4, Ep 5
Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle and Ade Adepitan tackle decorative choux buns and financiers before making a showstopping cake that represents something from their bucket list.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Stacey Dooley, Jade Thirlwall, KSI, Katherine Ryan Season 4, Ep 4
Stacey Dooley, Jade Thirlwall, KSI, and Katherine Ryan make cocktail-flavoured fondant fancies and have their pastry skills tested, before creating a showstopping biscuit and meringue scene.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Dizzee Rascal, Grimmy, Philippa Perry, Reece Shearsmith Season 4, Ep 3
Dizzee Rascal, Nick Grimshaw, Philippa Perry and Reece Shearsmith tackle vegetable slices, a royal technical and a 'selfie' made entirely from biscuit.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: James McAvoy, Anne-Marie, David Baddiel, Dame Kelly Holmes Season 4, Ep 2
James McAvoy, Anne-Marie, David Baddiel and Dame Kelly Holmes make signature decorative tarts and a savoury technical, and render their spirit animals in cake form in the showstopper.
In an art deco-inspired final, the potters make a punch bowl and decanter, before facing the tiniest throwing challenge ever set. Who will be crowned the series winner?
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, Alexandra Burke, Tom Allen Season 4, Ep 1
Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, Alexandra Burke and Tom Allen tackle millionaire shortbread in the signature and a fruity tart in the technical, and create their pet hates in cake form in the showstopper [SU2C means Stand Up To Cancer, a charity].
It's the semi-final and the remaining potters produce an elaborate and fully functional pedestal sink and decorate a chamber pot in Bathroom Week, for a place in the grand final
It's an all-American-themed quarter-final and the remaining potters make Acoma pottery fired in cow dung and throw an Alabama ring bottle, for a place in the semi-final
It's Garden Week and the remaining potters face a green-fingered challenge to build an animal water feature and throw a strawberry planter, for a place in the quarter-finals.
It's Terracotta Week and the remaining potters are tasked with making their own range of cookware, before judge Rich Miller sets a second terracotta challenge to engrave tiles.
It's Music Week and the remaining potters sculpt a life-like bust of a music legend, receive a surprise special message from an iconic artist, and make mini musical instruments.
It's a Sin: It's a Sin Season 1, Ep 0
Drama from Russell T Davies about five friends living and loving in the shadow of AIDS. [more inside]
It's naked raku week and the remaining potters throw, burnish and fire a pair of vases, and are set a floral challenge by guest judge and flower-making expert Rita Floyd.
The remaining potters get fruity when they're challenged to make a bowl full of realistic ceramic fruits, and face a blindfolded throw down with a twist.
The Great Pottery Throw Down: Slab-Build & Handmade Bricks Season 4, Ep 2
It's all about bricks and mortar, as the 11 remaining potters slab-build a 3D building and, in a Throw Down first, judge Rich Miller tasks the potters with handmaking bricks.
The Great Pottery Throw Down: Cheese Set & Port Chalices Season 4, Ep 1
Judges Keith Brymer Jones and Richard Miller set the twelve new potters two challenges against the clock: to throw a cheese set and port chalices, as the battle of clay kicks off at the wheel. Hosted by Siobhan McSweeney.
The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week Season 10, Ep 2
It's crunch time with Biscuit Week, starting off with a luxurious chocolate coated signature bake, then a snack with family significance for Paul and an eye-catching showstopper
Derry Girls: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
Derry Girls is a sitcom created by Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee for Britain’s Channel 4, about teenage travails set in the 90s against the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows the misadventures of four teenage girls (and a male British cousin also attending their Catholic school) facing the everyday challenges of growing up against the backdrop of sectarian conflict. Series 2 trailer! [more inside]
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Human Is Season 1, Ep 6
Vera is overjoyed when her husband returns from a dangerous mission, but is he the same man?
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamond Season 1, Ep 4
Ed's life is turned upside down, and his wife Sally's worst fears come true when he meets femme fatale Jill, a synthetic being who is as beautiful as she is deadly.
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Commuter Season 1, Ep 3
Ed encounters a mysterious woman who sets him on a journey to a town that doesn't exist. Ed returns to find his life has changed for the better, but this gift has come at the ultimate cost.
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Impossible Planet Season 1, Ep 2
Norton, a discontented tour guide of a cruise ship in space is on a one-way trip to nothingness until he meets the supernaturally old Irma, who is on a quest to reach planet Earth.
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker Season 1, Ep 1
In a world without advanced technology, mutant telepaths have become humanity's only mechanism for long distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications. [more inside]
This Is England '90: Episode #1.1 Season 1, Ep 1
Combo is released from prison, Shaun, Gadget and the others follow the rave scene, apart from Milky and Woody who open a scooter shop. Final mini-series of Shane Meadows's trilogy following This Is England '86 and This Is England '88, a spin-off from the film This Is England [more inside]
Catastrophe: Episode 2 Season 1, Ep 2
We meet Rob's mom (Carrie Fisher!), who doesn't seem particularly enthusiastic about this whole thing. Rob buys a ring and is made to feel bad when he goes for the cheaper (£2,000) one. [more inside]
Catastrophe: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Rob (Rob Delaney of Twitter fame) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan of Pulling fame) have a wild week of virtually anonymous sex while he's in London. Months later, she calls him out of the blue to tell him she's pregnant. He moves across the Atlantic to raise the baby with her. [more inside]
Spaced: Beginnings Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Daisy Steiner and Tim Bisley meet by chance and hatch a plan to pose as a couple to rent an apartment whose landlord requires a professional couple. [more inside]
A chilling real-time thriller starring Maisie Williams - from Game of Thrones - as a teenager battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker. The plot of Cyberbully is inspired by dozens of real-life cases. Channel 4 TV movie. Notable for taking place in real time, in one room, with only Williams (the rest of the 'cast' are online in skype calls, vines, youtube videos etc). [more inside]
Utopia: Season Finale Season 2, Ep 6
In the final episode the race is on to find out who is going to release the flu. The gang track down Dobri Gorski to a police cell, where he tells them the names of the three people he trained to release the flu. A process of elimination leaves them with Terrence, but they still have to find him. Wilson's new ruthlessness is unnerving - can he be trusted? And what will happen when Becky runs out of Thoraxin? [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.5 Season 2, Ep 5
In the penultimate episode, following the revelation that her father is alive, Jessica sets off to find him, with hostage Milner in tow. Meanwhile, Wilson and Leah analyse their information and discover the far darker and more terrifying secret it holds. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.4 Season 2, Ep 4
A shocked Dugdale reluctantly agrees to harbour Jessica, but who should be scared of who? When Dugdale visits Jen and Alice in a secret prison it's clear he will do whatever The Network asks in order to keep his family [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.3 Season 2, Ep 3
Arby and the gang are on the run from the Network, but Lee and Wilson Wilson are attempting to track them down in an unlikely partnership. The Network is still trying to get Hyde to talk, and meanwhile Dugdale is coming to terms with what his new role entails. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.2 Season 2, Ep 2
The second season of Utopia returns to the present, with Jessica Hyde in the hands of the Network. Ian is back at his boring IT job and hating it (with Grant living in hiding in his house in full sulky teenager mode). Meanwhile, Becky reunites with sleazy scientist Donaldson (recast) in a deal for the drugs that are keeping her alive. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.1 Season 2, Ep 1
Season 2 of dark conspiracy thriller Utopia kicks off at the height of the UK's late seventies 'Winter of Discontent'. The entire episode takes place in the late 1970s as we meet Phillip Carvel, Milner and the others involved in the genesis of the Network and Janus. Remember - the Network is watching. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #1.6 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
The first series of Utopia reaches its devastating conclusion (don't forget, season 2 starts TOMORROW on Channel 4). Grant is in peril at the headquarters of sinister corporation Corvadt, Dugdale finds out he's been played all along, while the rest of the group try to find and destroy the Janus doses that are about to go out to everybody in the country. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #1.5 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
An episode of frantic action juxtaposed with fearful exposition. Conspiracies inside the conspiracies begin to appear as members of the group slowly reveal they have their own motives and everyone learns the truth behind what Corvadt and the Network are trying to do. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #1.4 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
The group holes up in an abandoned mansion and try to decipher the Part 2 Manuscript. Meanwhile, Dugdale's attempt to blackmail the Network backfires when they demonstrate just how much they know about him. Arby, the heavy-breathing hitman, finds out more about his past and learns that he is linked to the woman he hunts, Jessica Hyde. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #1.3 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
The Network brings its power to bear to frame one of the group for a horrific crime. Meanwhile, Dugdale begins to uncover the seeds of a vast conspiracy. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #1.2 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
Utopia: Episode #1.1 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
With Channel 4 getting ready to broadcast Season 2 of dark conspiracy thriller Utopia in July this year (with some fantastic new cast members), the time is ripe for a rewatch. [more inside]