BBC Four

BBC Four

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour

The British Broadcasting Corporation's 4th channel concentrating on documentaries and culture.

United Kingdom

TV guide - Friday, 06/12/19

00:00
Letters from BaghdadIMDB 6.8/10

Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Using never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles Bell's extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British male colonial power. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Gertrude Bell's own 1600 letters, the story is told entirely in the words of the players of the day, excerpted verbatim from intimate letters, private diaries and secret communiqués. It is a unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq.
01:30
Handmade in the Pacific
In Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, a family works together to create a "yidaki" - an ancient and sacred Aboriginal instrument better known to outsiders as a didgeridoo.
02:00
Handmade in the Pacific
One of the last traditional weavers on the Polynesian island of Rurutu creates a ceremonial "taupoo" - an ornate hat worn on special occasions - from dried pandanus leaves.
02:30
Wonders of the Solar SystemIMDB 8.8/10

In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.
03:30
Closedown
19:00
World News Today
The latest national and international news.
19:30
Top of the PopsIMDB 6.9/10

Music magazine featuring archive footage from the Top of the Pops chat show.
20:00
Sound of SongIMDB 6.2/10

21:00
Top of the PopsIMDB 6.9/10

Music magazine featuring archive footage from the Top of the Pops chat show.
21:30
Country Music by Ken Burns
See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming "The Poet of the Common Man" and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.
22:20
Country Music by Ken Burns
Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard. Johnny Cash triumphantly returns to the Ryman Auditorium after being kicked out years earlier. Follow the tormented early lives but uplifting careers of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, later known as "Mr. and Mrs. Country Music."
23:15
Country Kings at the BBC
Classic male country singers from the BBC vaults, journeying from the Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis to Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson and featuring classic songs and performances by Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, George Hamilton IV, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Johnny Cash, Eric Church and more. This 50 years-plus compilation is a chronological look at Country Kings as featured on BBC studio shows as varied as In Concert, Wogan, The Late Show and Later with Jools Holland plus early variety shows presented by the likes of Lulu, Harry Secombe and Shirley Abicair.

TV guide - Saturday, 07/12/19

00:15
... Sings Stevie Wonder
On the eve of Stevie Wonder's headline set at Hyde Park performing his classic album Songs in the Key of Life, this compilation celebrates over 50 years of covers of his classic songbook filmed at BBC studio shows over the years. Featuring Cilla Black, Jimmy Helms, Dionne Warwick, the Osmonds, India Arie, James Morrison and a storming performance of Ed Sheeran with Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra taking on Master Blaster (Jammin') on Hootenanny. Expect a special emphasis on Wonder's bank of classic ballads which include Isn't She Lovely, Love's in Need of Love Today, For Once in My Life, You Are the Sunshine of My Life and many more.
01:15
Top of the PopsIMDB 6.9/10

Music magazine featuring archive footage from the Top of the Pops chat show.
01:45
Sound of SongIMDB 6.2/10

02:45
Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein
03:45
Closedown
19:00
All Aboard: The Great Reindeer Migration
A BBC Four Slow Christmas treat follows Norway's Sami reindeer herds as they migrate across the mountainous region of Finnmark, far north of the Arctic Circle. The journey, a little over 160 miles, takes the herd a week, travelling north from the inland winter feeding grounds to their coastal summer pastures. The film travels with the Sara family and their herd around the clock, as they cross the arctic wilderness to reach the coastal island of Kvaløya Fálá in time for the calves to be born. It is a journey fraught with hazardous weather conditions.
21:00
The SinnerIMDB 8.0/10

Cora, a wife and a mother with an apparently serene life, one day is seized by a fit of rage and kills an unknown man without reason and with extreme ferocity. After Cora's confession, the lack of a motive leads Detective Harry Ambrose to investigate what happened in the psyche of the young woman.
21:40
The SinnerIMDB 8.0/10

Cora, a wife and a mother with an apparently serene life, one day is seized by a fit of rage and kills an unknown man without reason and with extreme ferocity. After Cora's confession, the lack of a motive leads Detective Harry Ambrose to investigate what happened in the psyche of the young woman.