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 - Thursday, 12/12/19

00:30
Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific with James Fox
Art historian Dr. James Fox traces the momentous impact of the West's contact with the peoples and cultures of the Pacific. It's a story of exploration, encounter and exploitation.
01:30
The High Art of the Low CountriesIMDB 8.5/10

02:30
Digging for BritainIMDB 8.4/10

03:30
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
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.
21:00
The Joy of (Train) Sets: The Model Railway Story
From Hornby to Triang and beyond, this programme explores how the British have been in love with model railways for more than a century. What began as an adult obsession with building fully engineered replicas became the iconic toy of 50s and 60s childhood. With unique archive and contributions from modellers such as Pete Waterman, this is a celebration of the joys of miniaturisation. Just don't call them Toy Trains.
22:00
The Secret Story of Stuff: Materials of the Modern Age
Designer and engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the world of material science, uncovering the fascinating innovations in manufacturing that are set to change the world we live in.
23:00
Wild West: America's Great FrontierIMDB 7.9/10

2016

TV guide - Friday, 12/13/19

00:00
Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific with James Fox
Art historian Dr. James Fox traces the momentous impact of the West's contact with the peoples and cultures of the Pacific. It's a story of exploration, encounter and exploitation.
01:00
Handmade in the Pacific
With chainsaws, adzes, and over 30 different chisels, master Maori carver Logan Okiwi Shipgood crafts a beautiful 6ft tall "pou" statue from native New Zealand timbe
01:30
Handmade in the Pacific
For Hawaiian artist Dalani Tanahy, the painstaking process of creating "kapa" - cloth made from tree bark - symbolises the resurgence o f indigenous Hawaiian pride and identity.
02:00
Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor
Michael Wood goes in search of the Roman poet Ovid. Metamorphoses made him a superstar but then came scandal and exile. His story is told in his own words, by Simon Russell Beale.
03:00
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.
04:00
Closedown
19:00
Sounds of the 70s
19:30
Christmas University ChallengeIMDB 6.7/10

Academic quiz show which tests the knowledge of university students.
20:00
Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942-1984 / Barbra Streisand: Geburt einer Diva 1942-1984IMDB 6.7/10

Barbra Streisand grew up in working class Brooklyn, dreaming of escape from her tough childhood. A stellar student, she resisted the pressure to go to college as her sights were firmly set on Broadway. She was determined to become an actress and landed her first role aged 16, but it was 2 years later, when she started to sing, that her career took off. Subverting stereotypes and breaking glass ceilings, Barbra Steisand: Becoming an Icon looks at her rise to stardom and the remarkable achievements of her early career. A Film by Nicolas Maupied Produced by Dominique Tibi & Cathy Palumbo A Roche Productions and ARTE France Co-Production in association with BBC Music.
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
Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. emerges from his famous fathers' shadow.