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, 14/12/19

00:15
Ultimate Cover Versions at the BBC
Smash hits from 60 years of really great cover versions in performance from the BBC TV archive. Reinterpretations, tributes and acts of subversion from the British Invasion to noughties X-Factor Finalist Alexandra Burke. Artists as varied as The Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Mariah Carey and UB40 with their "retake" on someone else's song - ultimate chart hits that are, in some cases, perhaps even better than the original.Arguably The Beatles alongside Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys introduced the notion of "originality" and self-generating artists writing their songs into the pop lexicon in the 60s. One of the most fascinating consequences of this has been the "original" cover version, a reinterpretation of someone else's song that has transformed it into pop gold with a shift of rhythm, intent and context. The pop cover has proved a remarkably imaginative and durable form and this compilation tracks this pop alchemy at its finest and most intriguing.
01:15
After the Screaming StopsIMDB 7.2/10

In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world... for 15 minutes. Having sold out stadiums around the world, they were the youngest to this day to play Wembley and their "Push" album went to Number 1 in over 20 countries, selling 10 million copies worldwide. The rise and fall of Bros was meteoric. This film charts twins Matt and Luke Goss's reunion 28 years on, having hardly spoken and not played together since their split. With an incredibly fractured relationship and only 3 weeks to go until sell-out gigs at The O2 London, will they be able to put their history aside and come together as brothers to play the show of their lives? A raw and emotional look into the aftermath of fame and the reconnection between two twins torn apart by their past.
02:45
Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein
03:45
Closedown
19:00
Top of the Pops 2IMDB 7.1/10

Steve Wright presents a look back at the Top of the Pops archives, and gives asome information on the acts that have appeared over the years. Occasional "specials" are also produced.
20:10
What We Were Watching: Christmas 1988
2018
21:10
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.
21:50
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.
22:35
The Secret Life of Bob MonkhouseIMDB 7.9/10

The extraordinary story of comedian Bob MONKHOUSE's life and career, re-told through the vast private archive of films, TV shows, letters and memorabilia that he left behind.

TV guide - Sunday, 15/12/19

00:05
Radio 2 in Concert
Multi-million selling British singer songwriter Dido performs a rare and intimate concert from the BBC's Maida Vale Studios. Dido's first two albums, "No Angel" and "Life For Rent" are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Expect her to perform tracks from both LPs as well as songs from her recent fifth album, her first in six years, entitled "Still On My Mind" which sees her join forces again with her brother and long-time collaborator Rollo Armstrong.
01:05
Peaky BlindersIMDB 8.8/10

Birmingham after the First World War: The brothers Tommy, Arthur and John Shelby have returned from the war. They want to make money with illegal betting, arms trading and black market transactions. They do not hesitate to use brutal violence. Police Inspector Campbell is following them.
02:00
Peaky BlindersIMDB 8.8/10

Birmingham after the First World War: The brothers Tommy, Arthur and John Shelby have returned from the war. They want to make money with illegal betting, arms trading and black market transactions. They do not hesitate to use brutal violence. Police Inspector Campbell is following them.
03:00
Peaky BlindersIMDB 8.8/10

Birmingham after the First World War: The brothers Tommy, Arthur and John Shelby have returned from the war. They want to make money with illegal betting, arms trading and black market transactions. They do not hesitate to use brutal violence. Police Inspector Campbell is following them.
04:00
Closedown
19:00
The Women's Football Show
Kelly Somers presents highlights of the Women's Super League from Manchester City as the face Brighton & Hove Albion. This week also features highlights between Everton and Arsenal, plus all the goals from the rest of the WSL.
19:30
Secrets of Skin
Professor Ben Garrod explores the evolution of the body's largest organ, Skin, starting with how the same basic structure has allowed vertebrates to conquer every corner of the planet.
20:00
Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Iolo Williams
Iolo Williams travels over a thousand miles with a specialist dive team looking for signs of hope the Great Barrier Reef can survive the threat of global warming.
21:00
Ireland with Simon ReeveIMDB 7.1/10