What was the first show on Channel 4?

What was the first show on Channel 4?

The first programme to air on the channel was the teatime game show Countdown, produced by Yorkshire Television, at 16:45. The first person to be seen on Channel 4 was Richard Whiteley, with Ted Moult being the second.

When did Channel 4 start transmitting?

1982 Channel 4 goes on air at 4.45pm on Tuesday 2 November… First person to speak is continuity announcer, Paul Coia… First face seen on Channel 4 is Richard Whiteley, presenting Countdown.

What shows were on T4?


  • 90210 (2009–2012) – now on All 4.
  • Age of Love (2007)
  • The Album Chart Show (2006–2012)
  • Andromeda (2000–2005)
  • Angel (Seasons One and Two only, heavily edited) (2000–2001)
  • Angela Anaconda (2001–2003)
  • Animal Alphabet (1998–1999)
  • As If (2001–2004)

When did T4 stop?

On August 24, 1941, almost two years after the T4 Program was initiated, it appeared to cease. In fact, it had gone underground and continued covertly during the war years.

Does the BBC own Channel 5?

It is the fifth national terrestrial channel in the United Kingdom and is owned by Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American media conglomerate ViacomCBS, which is grouped under ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia division.

Is Channel 4 a profit making Organisation?

Channel Four Television Corporation was set up by an Act of Parliament. It is a publicly owned not-for-profit corporation and does not have any shareholders. Unlike the BBC, Channel 4 receives no public funding. It is funded entirely by its own commercial activities.

What should I watch on More 4?

23 shows worth watching on Channel 4’s All 4 if you’ve had your…

  • Pure. Source: Channel 4.
  • Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too. Source: Channel 4.
  • The Bisexual. Source: Channel 4.
  • 30 Rock (Series 1-7) Source: All 4.
  • Kiri. Source: Channel 4.
  • Catastrophe (Series 1 – 3) Source: Ed Miller.
  • Chewing Gum.
  • The State.

Why did T4 get axed?

‘ The decision comes amid a declining youth audience for the channel, as E4 has become the main channel for the 16-34 audience. T4 recently moved to E4 on Sundays to accommodate Princess Production’s newer shower Sunday Brunch.

Why did they stop T4 on the Beach?

Proposed future concert The axing of T4 in December 2012 cast doubt over whether the event would continue. Tickets for the event went sale on 23 May; however, on 31 May it was announced that the concert had been cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales.

When did the UK get more than 5 TV channels?

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 Freeview HD starts broadcasting, with BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD.
Fri 27th Oct 1995 Fifth terrestrial licence award to Channel 5 Broadcasting by the regulator, the Independent Television Commission ITC.
Thu 26th Jan 1995 BBC launches 24-hour news station, BBC World for viewers outside the UK.

When did the Channel 4 music channel start?

4Music is a British free-to-air television channel launched on 15 August 2008, replacing The Hits. It is the only Channel 4-branded channel within The Box Plus Network. On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view.

What was the best show on Channel 4 in the 90s?

Of course, no list of Channel 4’s greatest 90s shows would be complete without Spaced. Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson and Edgar Wright may have all moved onto bigger things, but their highly original twist on the flat-sharing sitcom still remains their finest hour.

When did 4Music move from channel 29 to 30?

On 4 November 2020, 4Music moved from channel 29 to 30 as part of a move up where every channel from channel 24 to 54 on the platform moved up one place to allow BBC Four to move to channel 24 in Scotland due to new Ofcom rules regarding certain PSB channels requiring greater prominence on EPGs.

When does Channel 4 come on in the morning?

Channel 4’s hours have slowly increased over the eight years it has been on air, and on this Saturday morning it comes on with TV-am at 6am. What was interesting about this is that TV-am sold the advertising time of Channel 4 during this period, just as the ITV companies did after 9.25am.