Channel 4 (Channel 4)




Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmissions on 2 November 1982. Although commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by the Channel Four Television Corporation, a public body established in 1990, coming into operation in 1993.



The channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the UK that would break the duopoly of the Licence Fee-funded BBC's two established services and the single commercial broadcasting network, ITV. Channel 4 enjoys almost universal coverage in the UK and some neighbouring countries and a significant audience share, despite having seen new competition with the growth of cable, satellite and digital services.



Channel 4 was established with, and continues to hold, a remit of public service obligations which it must fulfil. The remit changes periodically, as dictated by various broadcasting and communications acts, and is regulated by the various authorities Channel 4 has been answerable to; originally the IBA, then the ITC and now Ofcom.

Documentaries Offered by Channel 4 (86)

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Women in Nazi Germany Women in Nazi Germany Play Video
Battle for the Holy Land: Jerusalem (2007) Battle for the Holy Land: Jerusalem (2007) Play Video
Pagans: Sacred Landscape (2008) Pagans: Sacred Landscape (2008) Play Video
Pagans: Band of Brothers (2008) Pagans: Band of Brothers (2008) Play Video
Pagans: Magic Moments (2008) Pagans: Magic Moments (2008) Play Video
Pagans: Sexy Beasts (2008) Pagans: Sexy Beasts (2008) Play Video
The Bible Revolution (2007) The Bible Revolution (2007) Play Video
The Real Middle-Earth: Extra Features (2002) The Real Middle-Earth: Extra Features (2002) Play Video
The Good German (2001) The Good German (2001) Play Video
Genius of Britain: The Scientists who Changed the World (2010) Genius of Britain: The Scientists who Changed the World (2010) Play Video
The Crucified Soldier (2002) The Crucified Soldier (2002) Play Video
Nomads: Inner Mongolia - In Search of History (1991) Nomads: Inner Mongolia - In Search of History (1991) Play Video
Unreported World - Egypt's Rubbish People (2008) Unreported World - Egypt's Rubbish People (2008) Play Video
Britain's Real Monarch (2004) Britain's Real Monarch (2004) Play Video
Bravo's Deadly Mission (2010) Bravo's Deadly Mission (2010) Play Video
Jihad TV (2006) Jihad TV (2006) Play Video
What's In Your Wine? (2008) What's In Your Wine? (2008) Play Video
Spinning Terror (2006) Spinning Terror (2006) Play Video
Meeting the Taleban (2007) Meeting the Taleban (2007) Play Video
Beneath the Veil (2001) Beneath the Veil (2001) Play Video
Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Trafalgar (2010) Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Trafalgar (2010) Play Video
Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Britain (2010) Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Britain (2010) Play Video
Iraq's Death Squads (2007) Iraq's Death Squads (2007) Play Video
Africa: A Voyage of Discovery with Basil Davidson (1984) Africa: A Voyage of Discovery with Basil Davidson (1984) Play Video
The Doomsday Code (2006) The Doomsday Code (2006) Play Video
The Dyslexia Myth (2005) The Dyslexia Myth (2005) Play Video
The Great Green Smokescreen (2007) The Great Green Smokescreen (2007) Play Video
638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006) 638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006) Play Video
Inside Hamas (2008) Inside Hamas (2008) Play Video
Three Kings at War (2006) Three Kings at War (2006) Play Video
Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 4: The House of Windsor (2007) Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 4: The House of Windsor (2007) Play Video
Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 3: From Charles II to George III (2006) Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 3: From Charles II to George III (2006) Play Video
Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 2: War of the Roses to Cromwell (2005) Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 2: War of the Roses to Cromwell (2005) Play Video
At Home With The Terror Suspects (2007) At Home With The Terror Suspects (2007) Play Video
Chechnya: The Dirty War (2005) Chechnya: The Dirty War (2005) Play Video
Six Experiments That Changed the World: Mendel and the Pea (2000) Six Experiments That Changed the World: Mendel and the Pea (2000) Play Video
Six Experiments That Changed the World: Marie Curie's Radium (2000) Six Experiments That Changed the World: Marie Curie's Radium (2000) Play Video
Iraq's Missing Billions (2006) Iraq's Missing Billions (2006) Play Video
Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans (2003) Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans (2003) Play Video
Alien Worlds (2005) Alien Worlds (2005) Play Video
A World Without Water (2006) A World Without Water (2006) Play Video
Globalisation is good (2003) Globalisation is good (2003) Play Video
The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World (2008) The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World (2008) Play Video
Do You Want To Live Forever? (2007) Do You Want To Live Forever? (2007) Play Video
The Secret Rulers of the World: The Bilderberg Group (2001) The Secret Rulers of the World: The Bilderberg Group (2001) Play Video
The Secret Rulers of the World: The Legend of Ruby Ridge (2001) The Secret Rulers of the World: The Legend of Ruby Ridge (2001) Play Video
The Spartans (2004) The Spartans (2004) Play Video
Alexandria: The Greatest City (2007) Alexandria: The Greatest City (2007) Play Video
Athens: The Truth about Democracy (2007) Athens: The Truth about Democracy (2007) Play Video
Edward VIII: The Traitor King (1995) Edward VIII: The Traitor King (1995) Play Video
Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam (2005) Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam (2005) Play Video
Undercover Mosque: The Return (2008) Undercover Mosque: The Return (2008) Play Video
Undercover Mosque (2007) Undercover Mosque (2007) Play Video
Catastrophe (2008) Catastrophe (2008) Play Video
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009) 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009) Play Video
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) Play Video
Who Wrote The Bible? (2004) Who Wrote The Bible? (2004) Play Video
Undercover in Tibet (2008) Undercover in Tibet (2008) Play Video
The Crimean War (1997) The Crimean War (1997) Play Video
Suspect Nation (2006) Suspect Nation (2006) Play Video
Stealing Your Freedom (2006) Stealing Your Freedom (2006) Play Video
Fighting The Taliban (2007) Fighting The Taliban (2007) Play Video
Unreported World: The Killing of Kashmir (2004) Unreported World: The Killing of Kashmir (2004) Play Video
Unreported World - Brazil: Slum Warfare (2006) Unreported World - Brazil: Slum Warfare (2006) Play Video
The Hidden Story of Jesus (2007) The Hidden Story of Jesus (2007) Play Video
The Greenhouse Conspiracy (1990) The Greenhouse Conspiracy (1990) Play Video
Unreported World - India: Children of the Inferno (2007) Unreported World - India: Children of the Inferno (2007) Play Video
Unreported World - China's Olympic Lie (2007) Unreported World - China's Olympic Lie (2007) Play Video
The Godfather and the Mob (2006) The Godfather and the Mob (2006) Play Video
The First World (1990) The First World (1990) Play Video
Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998) Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998) Play Video
Unreported World - Zambia and Congo: China's African Takeover (2007) Unreported World - Zambia and Congo: China's African Takeover (2007) Play Video
Playing the China Card (1999) Playing the China Card (1999) Play Video
Christianity: A History (2009) Christianity: A History (2009) Play Video
The Last Days of The Raj (2007) The Last Days of The Raj (2007) Play Video
Britain's Bad Housing (2007) Britain's Bad Housing (2007) Play Video
What We Still Don't Know? (2004) What We Still Don't Know? (2004) Play Video
This Is Civilisation (2007) This Is Civilisation (2007) Play Video
Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 1: From Alfred the Great to Henry VI (2004) Monarchy, with David Starkey, Series 1: From Alfred the Great to Henry VI (2004) Play Video
Hackers in Wonderland (2000) Hackers in Wonderland (2000) Play Video
E=mc2:  Einstein and the World's Most Famous Equation (2005) E=mc2: Einstein and the World's Most Famous Equation (2005) Play Video
Britain AD (2004) Britain AD (2004) Play Video
The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007) The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007) Play Video
The Secret History of Hacking (2001) The Secret History of Hacking (2001) Play Video
The First World War (2003) The First World War (2003) Play Video
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000) Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000) Play Video
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