Five was launched on March 30, 1997. The network was originally known as Channel 5.

Five is not available in some parts of the United Kingdom through an analogue aerial and can only be seen in those areas on cable and satellite.

The networks shows a mixture of entertainment series and documentaries. Many of it's most popular entertainment series are imported from overseas and these include Home And Away, Law & Order, Prison Break, CSI AND CSI: Miami .

As of September, 2006 the channel was attracting an average 5.7% audience share.

The network launched the satellite and cable channels Five Life and Five US on October 16, 2006.

On 14 February 2011 the network reverted to it's original name of Channel 5 following a takeover by Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell Group.

Also Known As
Five (2002–2010)
Channel Five (2010–2011)
Related Networks
5 USA (United Kingdom)
Channel 5 +24 (United Kingdom)
MTV BASE (United Kingdom)
MTV DANCE (United Kingdom)
MTV HITS (United Kingdom)
MTV LIVE (United Kingdom)
MTV MUSIC (United Kingdom)
MTV ROCKS (United Kingdom)
MTV XMAS (United Kingdom)
SPIKE (United Kingdom)
VH1 (United Kingdom)

Channel 5

Country: United Kingdom
First Broadcast: March 30, 1997
Parent Company: Viacom International Media Networks
America's Hidden Pyramid City: Ancient Mysteries
Bankrupt and Broke: When Celebs Go Bust
Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun
Beaver Las Vegas: Saving The Strip
Body Freaks: Make Me a Perfect 10
Britain's Pushiest Parents
Bus Pass Beauty Queens
Celebrity Big Brother: Heroes and Villains
Goal Rush: Football League Tonight
Gold Diggers
The Great British Benefits Handout
Henry VIII and His Six Wives
I'm an Alcoholic: My Name is...
Inside Britain's Biggest Mosque
Inside Buckingham Palace
Inside the Mega Twister
Inside the World's Toughest Prisons
In Therapy
It's Not Me, It's You
The KKK: Behind The Mask
Lip Sync Battle UK
Lost City of the Pharaohs
Medical Mysteries
Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly
Prison Brides
The Secret Life of Kittens
The Secret Life of Puppies
Secrets of the Nazi Occult
Tantastic: 50 Shades of Orange
Tribal Teens
The Tube: Going Underground
Ultimate Celebrity Power Couples 2016
Up Late with Rylan
Violent Child, Desperate Parents
World's Most Dangerous Prison
Your Child In Their Hands
10,000 BC
2,000 Tattoos, 40 Piercings and a Pickled Ear
20 Moments That Rocked Britain
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy
20 Moments That Rocked Pop
20 Moments That Rocked the 00s
20 Moments That Rocked The 80's
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s
40 Kids by 20 Women
70-Stone Man
90 Cats and Counting: Cat Crazies
Aidan: The Rarest Boy in the World
Benefit Brits by the Sea
Benefits & Bypasses: Billion Pound Patients
Benefits by the Sea: Jaywick
Benefits: Can't Work, Won't Work
The Benefits Estate
Beware: Britain Running Riot
Beware: The Cops Are Watching
Bob The Builder (2015)
The Boy with Giant Hands
Breaking the Law: Bent Coppers
Britain's Flashiest Families
Britain's Horror Homes
Britain's Worst Crimes
Capital One Cup Tonight
Car Crash TV
Carry on Caravanning
Celebrity Big Brother: The Good, The Bad and the Unforgettable
Celebs on Benefits: Fame to Claim
The Classic Car Show
Conspiracy (UK)
Deep-Sea Mega Jaws
Family Secrets and Lies
Farage Fans and UKIP Lovers
Filming My Father: In Life and Death
Football League Tonight
Furious & Funny: Caught on Camera
Glasgow's Killing Streets
The Great British Benefits Hotel
Hiroshima: The Aftermath
The Holiday Airport: Sun, Sea and Scousers
Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel
I Want That Wedding!
Jack the Ripper: The Missing Evidence
Joined at the Head: Twin Life
Katie Price: In Therapy
The Last Days of...
Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed WW1
Make You Laugh Out Loud
My Million Pound Council House
Mysteries of the Bible (UK)
Nanna Love: 50 Shades of Granny
Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite
Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords
Psycho Pussies
Race to the Pole
Rush Hour Road Rage Revealed
Second From Disaster: Worldʼs Worst Near Misses
Secrets of Great British Castles
Secrets of the Egyptian Pyramids
The Secrets of the Tea Chimps
Shock Docs
Sick Note Skivers Exposed
Sinkholes: Buried Alive
The Special Needs Hotel
Stop! Roadworks Ahead
The Ten Faces Of Michael Jackson
Trapped in a Cult?
Undercover Benefits Cheat
Weather Terror
Wedding Disaster Specials
White Dee: What's All the Fuss About?
Whitney and Bobby: Addicted to Love
Whitney Houston: Her Greatest Hits
The Woman with No Face
Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole
The Yorkshire Vet
The 12 Year Old Shopaholic and Other Big Spending Kids
The 16-Year-Old Baby
42 Ways to Kill Hitler
5 News Tonight
5 News Update (Weekend Bulletin)
5 News Update (Late Night)
Andre Rieu: Christmas Around the World
ASBO & Proud
Bangkok Brits
Black Market Britain: Undercover Sting
Blinging up Baby (2014)
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts
Britain's Biggest Primary School
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty
Britain's Craziest Commutes
Britain's Deadliest Roads
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs
Britain's Favourite Sitcoms
Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
Can't Stop, Won't Stop
Caught with Their Fingers in the Till
Chas & Dave's Xmas Knees-Up
Child Soldiers of WW2
Closing Time
Conned, Fleeced and Left for Broke
Cricket on 5
D-Day's Sunken Secrets
DIY Dummies
A Dog's Dinner: The Truth About Dog Food
Football Hooligan & Proud
Fred and Rose: The Untold Story
The Girl Raised By Monkeys
GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Grand Theft Auto: UK
The Greatest 80's Movies
Greatest Christmas TV Moments
The Greatest Ever War Movies
Gypsies on Benefits and Proud
The Haunting of Radcliffe House
He Left Me for My Mother...And Other Betrayals
Help! I'm Snowtrapped
Hercules the Human Bear
Hey Big Spenders! Shopaholics Exposed
Holiday Love Rats Exposed
Illegal Immigrant & Proud
Illegals: Breaking Into Britain
I’m a Shopaholic and Can’t Stop Spending
I Nearly DIed: World's Worst Near Misses
Inside Holloway
Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed
Jason Manford Live
Jason Manford: Live at the Manchester Apollo
Kids' Hospital at Christmas
The Last Secrets of 9/11
Law and Disorder: Catching Crims Live
The Limbless Mountaineer
Live Boxing
Lost at Sea: Air France 447
The Lost Ship
Marston's Brewery: One Ale Of A Job
The McCanns and the Conman
Meet The Psychopaths
Michael Bublé's Christmas Songbook
Minute by Minute
Miracle Babies (2014)
Most Shocking Moments in Pop
Most Shocking Reality TV Moments
Most Shocking TV Moments
My Violent Child
Never Teach Your Wife to Drive
No Foreigners Here: 100% British
On the Yorkshire Buses
Paddy McGuinness - Saturday Night Live
Pip Ahoy!
Police 5
Prom Queen Divas
Raoul Moat: Northumbria Rampage
A Right Royal Scandal
Rob Brydon Live
Rome: The World’s First Superpower
Running Riot: Britain's Teen Crims
Saving Babies (2014)
Seaside Antics
Shops and Robbers: Britain's War on Shoplifters
Slaughter on the Sunset Strip
The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots
Stand By Your Man
Storage: Flog the Lot!
Storage: Locked & Loaded
Through a Child's Eyes
Too Tough to Teach?
Toot the Tiny Tugboat
TV's Nastiest Villains with Joan Collins
The Ultimate Action Movies
Underground Britain
Wanda and the Alien
Webcam Girls
What the Dambusters Did Next
World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Holiday Horrors
World's Worst Journeys from Hell
World's Worst Storms
Abba: The Image
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild
The Big Dig
Cage Fighters' Wives
Caught on Camera
Celebrity Big Brother Live from the House
Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Psych
Chloe's Closet
Construction Squad: Operation Homefront
Countdown to Murder
Criminals: Caught On Camera
Cyberstalking Hell: Liz McClarnon
The Dog Rescuers
Fat for Cash
Following the Traveller Millions
Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies
Great Northern Cookbook
Inside Broadmoor
Jodie Marsh: Bullied
Jungle Babies
Monty Halls and the .....
Motor Morphers
Newstalk Live
Pet Hoarders
Phoebe Prince: The Final Verdict
Pothole Britain: Drivers Beware!
Rory and Will - Champions of the World
Shoplifters & Proud
Speidi: Scandal, Secrets and Surgery!
Surviving the Arctic with Chris Terrill
The Town the Travellers Took Over
Trauma Doctors: Every Second Counts
Traveller Feuds
The Truth About Travellers
Whale Adventure with Nigel Marven
World's Scariest
10 Things I Hate About
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Half Built House
Heroes of the Skies
Killers Behind Bars
Making Faces (2012)
Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars
North Pole Ice Airport
Paddy and Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure
Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge
Rory McGrath's Pub Dig
Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan
Secret Interview
UK's Strongest Man
War Hero in My Family
Winter Road Rescue
World's Toughest Trucker
Big Brother's Bit on the Side
BUPA Great Birmingham Run
BUPA Great South Run
Garden ER
Giant Animal Moves
The Greatest Carry on Films
The Health Lottery Draw
Justin Lee Collins - Living Las Vegas
London: The Inside Story
Lost Heroes of World War One
Mexican Food Made Simple
Paul Merton's Adventures
The Removal Men: Pickfords
The Restaurant Inspector
Royal Navy: Submarine Mission
Stansted: The Inside Story
Starlight: For the Children
Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen
Supersize Grime
Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$ Girl
There's Something About Josie
Ultimate Police Interceptors
Britain's Ugliest Models
Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers
Emergency Bikers
Family Food Fight with Flora
Great Railway Adventures with Dan Cruickshank
How to Take Stunning Pictures
Ice Patrol
Meals in Moments
Paul Merton in Europe
Rory and Paddy's Even Greater British Adventure
Street Market Chef
White Van Man (2010)
Air Force Afghanistan
Among the Apes
Beware! Cowboy Builders
Brighton Beach Patrol
Britain's Best Brain
Celebrity Shock List 2009
The Grid (UK)
Helicopter Warfare
Hero Animals
Michaela's Animal Rood Trip
Ross Noble's Australian Trip
Sea Patrol UK
Vice Squad (UK)
You're Nicked
5 News at 6.30
Banged Up
Brits Who Made The Modern World
CCTV Cities
The Complainers
Danger Men
Dangerous Adventures for Boys
Going For Gold (2008)
Highland Emergency
It Pays To Watch
Jaguar Adventure With Nigel Marven
Kidnapped Abroad
Lights, Camera, Animals
Make Your Child Brilliant
The Man Who Lives With Bears
Rough Guide
Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed
Superstars (2008)
Vets In Action
Warship (2008)
101 Most Embarrassing Moments in Entertainment
Families At War (UK)
Great Ocean Adventure
Human Guinea Pigs
Nigel Marven's Shark Island
Polar Bear Week with Nigel Marven
Bird Bath
Colin and Justin's Wedding Belles
Commando VIP
How the Other Half Learns
Movie Lounge
Selling Yourself
The World's Strongest Man
Born To Kill
Build A New Life In The Country
Families Behaving Badly
Hidden Treasure Houses
House Doctor: Inside and Out
How to Be a Property Developer
5 News at 5
The Gadget Show
Naked Celebrity
Peppa Pig
Britain's Worst Driver
Extraordinary People
Celebrity Big Brother
Big Brother (UK)
The Wright Stuff
5 News Update (20.58 Bulletin)
5 News Update
Fireman Sam
Thomas & Friends