Forthcoming programmes for 2013 on Channel 4


The days are getting longer, the weather will shortly begin to turn balmier, there will soon be the scent of freshly cut grass and apple blossom on the warm evening breeze. Which is all well and good, if you like that sort of thing. Personally, we find all that daylight makes it harder to see the telly. Our advice? Brick up your windows, turn off all the lights, bolt the door, and set remoter controls to '4'. Here is a little taster of our forthcoming programming...

Comedy and Entertainment

  • 10 O'Clock Live returns with David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker, Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Carr shining a satirical light on the latest events
  • Welcome to 5 Minutes to a Fortune, a new game show hosted by Davina McCall
  • Warning: Ben Earl is about to deceive you and make you believe the unbelievable
  • The Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital is back with an unrivalled all-star cast from the world of comedy
  • Drifters is a comedy drama about three twenty-something young women experiencing their first slice of the real world post University
  • The award-winning The Last Leg returns to our screens once again for a second series, with host Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker
  • London Irish is about a hard-drinking, hard-living ex-pat community of Northern Irish twenty-somethings who live in London
  • The glamorous set of SW3 returns to our screens for series five, with more shocking drama, tangled love triangles and friendship fallouts
  • Peter Kay returns to Channel 4 in 2013 in a brand new one hour comedy special, Malachy's Millions
  • Greg Davies, stand-up comedian and Mr Gilbert in the hit TV series and film The Inbetweeners, writes and stars in this new sitcom
  • The Phoneshop crew are back in business, and are more dedicated than ever to making sure they are the finest sales team around
  • Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy are back to brighten up our Sunday mornings with celebrity guests, clever cookery and brilliant music
  • David Mitchell hosts a new panel show, with two teams engaging in a battle of word play. In a world first, viewers can play along via Twitter


  • Kelsey Grammer is on Golden Globe-winning form as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, a powerful man with a degenerative brain disease, in this powerful political drama
  • Channel 4's annual drama talent initiative that gives emerging writers and directors the opportunity to premiere their work on national TV is back
  • Ever wanted to know what the two people who are clearly on a first date at the table next to you are talking about?
  • New releases for Film4 for 2013
  • This season, the Savage siblings are shocked when their mother, Anna makes an unscheduled return and reveals her violent past with Patrick
  • Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's adaptation of author Kate Mosse's bestselling novel comes to C4
  • The Mindy Project comes from the pen of Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling ("The Office")
  • The US smash hit returns to E4, and school's out for Miss Day. Jess's life is once more turned upside down, but this time it's due to losing her job
  • Channel 4, has announced it has acquired the U.K. premiere broadcast rights to the brilliant French thriller Rebound (Les Revenants) from Zodiak Rights
  • Olivia Colman, Katie Leung, Lennie James and Katharina Schuttler star in a brand new original drama
  • The US hit series Scandal, returns to More 4 for a second season
  • Multi-award winning teen drama Skins returns for a final series
  • An evocative new 4-part drama from award-winning writer Tony Grisoni about a market town devastated by a spate of shootings over a single day
  • Brilliant and beautiful thriller Utopia is back for a second series
  • Witty and original comedy drama series following a group of friends trying to navigate teenage life in a world that's more about swagger than straight As


  • Sir David Attenborough and Bjork tell the remarkable tale of how and why music has evolved, our unique relationship with it, and how it may change in the future
  • This sensitive and honest documentary takes a candid look at the sex lives of four disabled individuals
  • A look at Chopin's 1st Ballade, one of the most iconic pieces in the piano repertoire, and how it has redeemed the futures of ordinary people in distress
  • Part of the Dating Season (w/t), Date Night (w/t) is a brand new interactive documentary series, following the thrills, fears and loves of modern dating
  • A 24-hour event telling the story of this pivotal moment in 20th century history by playing it out in real time across TV, mobiles, the web and social media
  • Four first-generation immigrants spend a week living with a British family to try and learn the English language for the first time
  • A new series of live Easter programmes will reveal the wonderful - and downright weird - world of eggs for the first time
  • Follow playground hijinks and inspirational lessons to life-changing events behind the school gates up North in Dewsbury
  • This is the extraordinary story of Edward VIII's first love affair, involving a murder trial, a secret cache of vanished letters, and an establishment cover up
  • Are some people just born to become fat, regardless of how they try to combat it?
  • In this new series, Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world
  • We all like to think of ourselves as individuals, but are we really driven by unseen forces that make us behave in predictable ways: a human swarm?
  • Channel 4's first factually-inspired period drama written by John Fay, and set in rural-industrial England in the turbulent year of 1833
  • For the first time ever, remotely-operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety
  • Following members of Victim Support's National Homicide team as they work closely with families who have been bereaved by murder or manslaughter
  • Classical musician James Rhodes, who believes music can change lives, takes a Steinway grand piano inside one of Britain's largest psychiatric hospitals
  • Penny Woolcock's award-winning film charts the attempts by two warring gangs in inner city Birmingham to bring peace to their neighbourhoods
  • Every year, Britain's 2.8 million Muslims take part in Ramadan, forgoing food, water, smoking and swearing from dawn til dusk. This season, C4 captures it all
  • A film about the mystery surrounding the massacre of 13 gold miners in Central Africa, and how a 24-year-old from Yorkshire ended up accused of their murder
  • A brand new observational series exploring the relationships and personal lives of patients attending sex clinics in London and Birmingham
  • This three-part observational documentary series tells provocative and revealing stories about how people survive without work
  • This powerful docu-drama tells the story of one of WW2's last secrets - an operation to listen in on 10,000 German POWs without their ever knowing
  • Presented by Alex Beresford, this fast-paced three-part series travels the world exploring the mysteries behind some of the world's most bizarre weather
  • Award-winning documentary maker Olly Lambert has spent weeks living with both sides to explore how the two-year-old conflict is tearing communities apart
  • The award winning foreign affairs strand returns with two new reporters joining the team: Ade Adepitan and Clemency Burton-Hill
  • Presenter Mark Evans gets to grips with what it takes to win the ultimate challenge in horse racing

Factual Entertainment and Features

  • Help is at hand with a radical two-week course of sex therapy in the US
  • Fronted by Sandi Toksvig, 1001 Things You Should Know sees three contestants go head-to-head in each episode to prove they know the things they should
  • Bedtime Live will be broadcast live from the homes of overtired children as the specialists try to get the nation's children to sleep
  • The series follows 20 extraordinary children and their families through the ultimate competition to find the UK's brainiest child
  • The ever popular Four Rooms moves to Daytime with a revolving cast of 12 dealers in art, antiques and collectibles waiting in four separate rooms
  • The Hoarder Next Door returns with a brand new series about Britain's growing number of extreme hoarders and their quest to cure themselves
  • Anna Richardson and Louise Redknapp investigate why we age as we do, and examine the best treatments on offer to keep looking youthful
  • Channel 4 tests the nation's moral compass by putting unsuspecting members of the public in difficult, and often amusing, situations
  • Simon Hopkinson will be revealing the sumptuous secrets that go into making the world's most delicious restaurant dishes

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