BBC Four

BBC Four

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

United Kingdom

TV guide - Monday, 20/01/20

00:30
Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry
Two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture in an homage to a style that he sees a brave, bold and bloodyminded. Tracing its precursors to the once-hated Victorian edifices described as Modern Gothic and before that to the unapologetic baroque visions created by John Vanbrugh, as well as the martial architecture of World War II, Meades celebrates the emergence of the Brutalist spirit in his usual provocative and incisive style. Never pulling his punches, Meades praises a moment in architecture he considers sublime and decries its detractors.
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01:30
Carved with Love: The Genius of British Woodwork
A in-depth look at British woodwork through the ages.
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02:30
Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime
Celebrating Billy Connolly's 75th birthday and 50 years in the business; three Scottish artists John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean - each create a new portrait of The Big Yin. As he sits with each artist, Billy talks about his remarkable life and career which has taken him from musician and pioneering stand up to Hollywood star and national treasure.
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03:30
Closedown
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19:00
TVEpg.eu Beyond 100 Days
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19:30
Francesco's Mediterranean VoyageIMDB 8.5/10

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20:00
Caribbean with Simon ReeveIMDB 8.0/10

Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Caribbean Sea in a stunning new 3-part series.
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21:00
TVEpg.eu A Fresh Guide to Florence with Fab 5 Freddy
Hip hop legend and art lover Fab 5 Freddy saddles up to explore 15th-century Italian renaissance art in 15th-century style – on horseback.
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22:00
The Prosecutors: Real Crime and PunishmentIMDB 7.8/10

The prosecution of a criminal gang using drones to deliver drugs to prisons across the UK.
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23:00
TVEpg.eu Art of Scandinavia / The Art of ScandinaviaIMDB 8.0/10

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TV guide - Tuesday, 21/01/20

00:00
Britain in Focus: A Photographic History
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01:00
Carved with Love: The Genius of British Woodwork
A in-depth look at British woodwork through the ages.
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02:00
Caribbean with Simon ReeveIMDB 8.0/10

Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Caribbean Sea in a stunning new 3-part series.
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03:00
A Fresh Guide to Florence with Fab 5 Freddy
Hip hop legend and art lover Fab 5 Freddy saddles up to explore 15th-century Italian renaissance art in 15th-century style – on horseback.
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04:00
Closedown
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19:00
Beyond 100 Days
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19:30
Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to BritainIMDB 7.2/10

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20:00
Italy's Invisible CitiesIMDB 8.1/10

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21:00
Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in TimeIMDB 7.0/10

Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that's been called the 'British Pompeii'.The village earned its nickname because 3,000 years ago it burned to the ground, and as it burned it fell into the peat, preserving both the houses and their contents. Until its discovery, we had little real idea of what life was like in Bronze Age Britain.Now we can peek inside our Bronze Age ancestors' homes as archaeologists discover perfectly preserved roundhouses, and the contents inside them - right down to the utensils of their kitchens. These roundhouses were built in a style never seen in the UK before - testimony not only to the villagers' technical skills, but also of their connections to Europe.The team has made other incredible discoveries on the dig - from Britain's oldest-found wheel, to swords used in battle, and bowls still containing preserved remnants of food. One of the biggest revelations is the discovery of a complete set of the early technology used to produce cloth - a full industrial process we've never seen in Britain before.This glimpse into domestic life 3,000 years ago is unprecedented, but it also transforms our impressions of Bronze Age Britain - far from being poor and isolated, it seems the villagers were successful large-scale farmers who used their farming surplus to trade with Europe, exchanging their crops for beautiful glass jewellery and multiple metal tools per household.As part of the dig, the archaeologists are also investigating the cause of the fire - was it just a terrible accident, or did the villagers' wealth provoke an attack?Professor Roberts says - 'There are so many exciting finds - and so many revelations - it is as if we're reaching back across 3,000 years to shake hands with our ancestors'.
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