The BEST Channel 5 (UK) shows of all time

Every Channel 5 (UK) show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Channel 5 (UK) show to compile this list of best shows!

All Creatures Great and Small (2020)
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8.26
297 votes

#1 - All Creatures Great and Small (2020)

The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire.

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Police Interceptors
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8.19
181 votes

#2 - Police Interceptors

Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception units. Led by specially trained officers and equipped with the fastest vehicles in the force - the Mitsubishi Evo, and Subaru Impreza (in conjunction with unmarked vehicles and air support from a £3.4m Eurocopter). The team tackles the most difficult-to-catch criminals on a daily basis as well as Essex's most unpopular nuisances: the boy racers.

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Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
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7.96
86 votes

#3 - Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!

Camera follow teams of High Court Enforcement Agents, dealing with the execution of High Court Writs.

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Secrets of Great British Castles
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7.86
132 votes

#4 - Secrets of Great British Castles

Dan Jones introduces Secrets of Great British Castles - a series exploring the fascinating history of six of the nation's most significant fortified buildings.

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Celebrity Big Brother
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7.76
366 votes

#5 - Celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother is a British television reality game show. The show follows a number of celebrity contestants, known as housemates, who are isolated from the outside world for an extended period of time in a custom built House. Each week, one of the housemates is evicted by a public vote, with the last housemate named the winner.

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The Gadget Show
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7.69
420 votes

#6 - The Gadget Show

Each week, the show previews and reviews the latest gadgets, and broadcasts the latest technology news. The show is aimed at giving the mass consumer an insight into the gadget world and in addition, it aims to give enough information for the more "geeky" audience, but still making it accessible to the more casual viewer. The show has featured HD DVDs, video cameras, MP3 players and other technologies. A segment showing viewers how to get the most out of their technology is also included along with a competition to win anything from £5,000 to £12,000 worth of new gadgets. Each series usually contains a special episode focusing on a particular technology conference or expo. Past conferences include CeBIT and The Next Fest.

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Peppa Pig
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7.38
1647 votes

#7 - Peppa Pig

A little pig named Peppa and her little brother George have journeys everyday with their family and friends.

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Fireman Sam
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7.30
318 votes

#8 - Fireman Sam

Follow the adventures of fireman Sam and his colleagues as they protect the citizens of the Welsh town of Pontypandy. Whenever the alarm sounds, brave Sam and his co-workers can be counted on to jump into a fire engine, hop onto a helicopter, or even launch an inflatable lifeboat to battle blazes, mount rescue missions, or provide medical attention to those in need.

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Borderline (2016)
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7.16
164 votes

#9 - Borderline (2016)

Mockumentary based in the border security office of fictional Northend Airport, a small provincial airport which may lack a little in glamour, but still must abide by the same rules as larger international airports.

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Big Brother (UK)
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7.02
541 votes

#10 - Big Brother (UK)

Big Brother brings together a group of strangers from all walks of life to live under one roof, where dozens of cameras record their every move 24-hours a day, seven days a week. With no contact from the outside world, the housemates compete in the ultimate popularity contest. Their personalities are exposed through unlikely friendships, diary room revelations and challenges, to determine who will receive special privileges and who will be nominated for eviction. In this uniquely exposing competition, it is ultimately the viewer who decides who stays and who goes, until the last housemate standing is awarded the grand prize and coveted title of Big Brother winner.

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Suspects
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7.00
56 votes

#11 - Suspects

Set in London, each episode is a self-contained story, starting with a news report, then following the team of three detectives as they investigate the circumstances the crime. The cases themselves are hard-hitting with contemporary themes, such as the search for a soldier with PTSD, a murder that has been made to look like an assisted suicide and the gang rape of a young teenager.

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Bob the Builder
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6.99
385 votes

#12 - Bob the Builder

Bob appears as a building contractor specialising in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay).

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Little Princess
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6.97
235 votes

#13 - Little Princess

Little Princess is an animated television series featuring the voices of Julian Clary and Jane Horrocks. Directed by Edward Foster it debuted in the UK in 2006 and is currently shown as part of five's Milkshake!. It is based on the original books by Tony Ross. The series is narrated by Clary with Horrocks providing the voice of the Little Princess.

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Lip Sync Battle UK
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6.89
121 votes

#14 - Lip Sync Battle UK

Celebrities pair up to do battle using lip sync as their weapon to out do each other.

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Dalgliesh (2021)
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6.58
70 votes

#15 - Dalgliesh (2021)

Adam Dalgliesh takes us through 1970’s England as he solves unusual murders ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration, to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church to suspicious deaths at a mysterious home for the disabled.

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The Hotel Inspector
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6.51
53 votes

#16 - The Hotel Inspector

The series that transforms failing hotels returns with Alex Polizzi at the helm. Alex, whose family owns the renowned Rocco Forte group of hotels, is on a mission to change the fortunes of some of Britain's most calamitous establishments.

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Lie With Me
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6.41
34 votes

#17 - Lie With Me

The series centres on a British woman and her husband seeking a fresh start in Australia after infidelity threatened their marriage. They hire a young local nanny who isn't as innocent as she appears with deadly consequences.

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The Teacher (2022)
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6.35
52 votes

#18 - The Teacher (2022)

A psychological thriller tells the story of Jenna, a popular teacher with a chaotic private life. After a night out celebrating a promotion, Jenna is accused of sleeping with Kyle Hope, a 15-year-old pupil.

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The Tribe
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6.34
644 votes

#19 - The Tribe

When a deadly virus wipes out the adult population, a group of young adults must battle for survival while trying to rebuild a new world.

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The Drowning
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6.29
69 votes

#20 - The Drowning

Since losing her son eight years ago, Jodie has been rebuilding her life but when she catches sight of Daniel, she is convinced she has found her missing son.

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Anne Boleyn
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3.11
81 votes

#21 - Anne Boleyn

You may know the history, but you don’t know her story. Anne Boleyn is a new three part intimate psychological thriller, told from a new perspective – hers. The show explores Anne’s final months as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.

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