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 - Sunday, 12/08/19

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

22:00
The Sky at NightIMDB 8.4/10

Astronomical mysteries of our night sky, as discussed by a team of experts.
22:30
HorizonIMDB 8.7/10

Horizon goes behind the scenes at NASA as they countdown to the landing of a $2.5 billion rover on the surface of Mars. In six days time, the nuclear-powered vehicle - the size of a car - will be winched down onto the surface of the Red Planet from a rocket powered crane. That's if things go according to plan: Mars has become known as the Bermuda Triangle of space because so many missions there have ended in failure. The Curiosity mission is the most audacious - and expensive - attempt to answer the question: Is There Life on Mars?
23:30
Revolutions: Ideas That Changed the World
Telescopes, 2019

TV guide - Monday, 12/09/19

00:30
Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and IceIMDB 8.4/10

Winter was not always beautiful. Until Pieter Bruegel painted 'Hunters in the Snow', the long bitter months had never been transformed into a thing of beauty. Tales of Winter charts how mankind's ever-changing struggle with Winter has been reflected in Western Art throughout the ages, resulting in images that are now amongst the greatest paintings of all time. With Grayson Perry, Will Self, Don McCullin and many others, we take an eclectic group of people from all walks of life out into the cold to reflect on the paintings that have come to define The Art of Snow and Ice.
02:00
Music Moguls: The Masters of Pop
03:00
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.
04:00
Closedown
19:00
Beyond 100 Days
19:30
Christmas University ChallengeIMDB 6.7/10

Academic quiz show which tests the knowledge of university students.
20:00
Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and DreamIMDB 7.6/10

21:00
Lucy Worsley's Christmas Carol Odyssey
In this festive musical feast, Lucy Worsley reveals the surprising stories behind our favourite Christmas Carols. From pagan rituals, to religious conflicts, French dances and the first world war, Christmas carols reflect our history.