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 - 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.
22:25
From Elton John to Gary Barlow: Celebrating 100 Concerts Live at Eden
From Elton John to Gary Barlow: Live at Eden: 100 Concerts. This programme looks back at some of the renowned artists who have performed against the stunning Eden Project biomes.
23:25
Top of the PopsIMDB 6.9/10

Music magazine featuring archive footage from the Top of the Pops chat show.
23:55
Top of the PopsIMDB 6.9/10

Music magazine featuring archive footage from the Top of the Pops chat show.

TV guide - Sunday, 08/12/19

00:25
Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and the Truth
Woody Guthrie is one of America's legendary songwriters. A voice of the people, he wrote hard-hitting lyrics for a hard-hit nation. His is a tale of survival, creativity and reinvention. He's proof that there is always potential for change and even today, fifty years after his death, he is challenging Donald Trump from beyond the grave. With enormous influence on successive generations of musicians like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez and Billy Bragg this film proves he has a true place in 21st Century culture.
01:30
Music Moguls: The Masters of Pop
02:30
Nigel Kennedy at the BBC
A compilation of performances and appearances by Nigel Kennedy from the BBC archive following his music development and career from a 7 year old child on "Town and Around" to his virtuoso showstopper Czardas from the Last Night of the Proms 2013. Also features interviews with him through the years and demonstrates a versatility of styles from classical to experimental to jazz duetting with Stephane Grappelli
03:30
Closedown
19:00
The Women's Football Show
19:30
Canals: The Making of a NationIMDB 7.3/10

Liz McIvor examines how the process of building the canals resulted in furthering geological knowledge. Without maps or geological surveys, construction often relied on guesswork. William Smith, a surveyor then working on the connecting Somerset Coal Canal, discovered a way of ordering layers of rocks and eventually created the first geological map of England and Wales - the so-called 'map that changed the world'.
20:00
James Galway at the BBC
Dazzling entertainment from the Man with the Golden Flute as Sir James Galway reflects on a television career spanning over 40 years. Following an extraordinary journey from the Belfast docks to principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Galway went on to cross all musical boundaries in the late 70s to become a BBC TV superstar. From Val Doonican to Top of the Pops, Wogan to Celebrity Proms and Parkinson to Songs of Praise, Galway brought the sound of the flute to audiences of millions. With stunning performances of the great classics and iconic TV moments on piccolo, mouth organ and tin whistle, this is a journey full of fun and surprises. The Chieftains, Cleo Laine and the Cambridge Buskers are just some of the musicians who feature in a wealth of BBC archive paying tribute to one of the best-loved entertainers of his generation on his 80th birthday.
21:00
Ireland with Simon ReeveIMDB 7.1/10