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Channel 5 is the destination for must see entertainment, documentary, kids, drama, film, sport and news output.

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Channel 5   5 805  

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Channel 5 page.

Official site: See the link icon Channel 5 website.

From Wikipedia: Channel 5 is a television network that broadcasts in the United Kingdom. The station was branded as Five between 2002 and 2011. TV.67 Audience figures for the relaunch were boosted with increased viewing figures for the main 5 News bulletins and improved figures for OK - link icon read more about Channel 5 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Saturday, 10 May 2014
Bernard Fagan
7:27 AM

Dear Sir /Madam
I am at my wits end and I am turning to you for help although I know that my enquiry is probley not within your remit,I think you may be able to steer me in the right direction.A number of years ago Channel 5 done a programme/news clipping about the number of foreign children who had "gone missing"from Hillingdon Council`s care.As I recall the numbers were frighteningly high,and I now need to know where I might have sight of,or purchase a copy of this particular programme/news release.This issue is obviously in the public interest as it is very disturbing to think what has become of these "lost"souls.Many thanks in anticipation of receiving any help you can offer.

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Bernard Fagan's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
11:04 PM

How can I watch this channel? I'm outside of the UK, and there is a documentary that I really need to watch tomorrow how can I get to see this program? Please help me.

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Tania's 1 post RO flag
Wednesday, 6 May 2015

7:40 PM

Which TV channel are you wanting to watch? If the service you want is available via the Internet, you may be able to watch it that way, if it's allowed in your country of residence. If you are outside of the UK, you may well not be able to receive any Freeview signals at all and there may only be limited Freesat reception. Sky do not normally allow reception outside of the UK.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 17 September 2015
6:16 AM

I keep getting bad interference in my TV got freeview TV outside Ariel it starts to stick in channels JM in dallington haven Northampton in flats

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sharon's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 20 September 2015
5:25 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,
Are you going to show NFL games this season ?
yours sincerely,
e-mail address

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R.Roe's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 21 September 2015

8:13 AM


I assume your question is about Channel 5 scheduling? If so, contact them directly via Home | Channel 5

This website is entirely independent of any broadcaster, it is intended mainly to assist with reception problems, etc.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB flag
Thursday, 25 February 2016
B. Webber
9:21 PM

How can I watch the programme about Buckingham Palace shown on Wednesday 24 February?

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B. Webber's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 7 September 2017
Patricia Clements
9:40 PM

Starting Up Starting Over. Watched then discussed with a friend who was a farmers wife and I ran a animal rescue for 28 years. We both feel strongly that it would have been a good idea if the last 5-10 minutes of the programme had included discussion and views given by two experts. Very concerned, particularly since animals were involved in yesterday's episode , that clearly insufficient research took place before the place was purchased and that people might be influenced into buying a similar set up by the more glamorous issues like the baby donkey and little chicks. The focus was more positive than negative and misleading.

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Patricia Clements's 1 post GB flag
10:34 PM

Patricia Clements:
And its also clear that your insufficient research has led you to comment on a technical assistance site that has no connection whatsoever with either the broadcaster nor the production company.

Try posting on Channel 5s own website?

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mmmm's 16 posts GB flag
Monday, 19 April 2021
loretta vettrain0
6:55 PM

hi i want to watch at 9pm denise welch first in series of real crime investigations,supposed to be on factual channel freeview thats tonight 19th April

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