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 - Monday, 27/01/20

00:15
TVEpg.eu 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.
01:15
Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic AgeIMDB 7.2/10

Medieval historian Dr Janina Ramirez looks back at the 14th century, a time when craftsman and their patrons created the Perpendicular Gothic, a new form of architecture that was to be Britain's first cultural style.
02:15
Addicted to SheepIMDB 7.6/10

Set in the North Pennines, Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of tenant hill farmers Tom and Kay Hutchinson as they try to breed the perfect sheep. Through the sun, rain, sleet and snow we watch the Hutchinson's toil away against the stark stunning landscapes of North East England and witness the hard work it takes just to survive. Their three young children are growing up close to the land, attending the local primary school entirely comprised of farmers' children, all thoroughly immersed in their remote rural world. While the odds often seem stacked against them, the film conveys the importance of a balanced family life and the good humour that binds this tight knit community together. Addicted to Sheep is an entertaining and subtle reminder of how important farming is to the economy and the social fabric of our communities. Following your passion does have its rewards, although not always financial. Beautifully observed, this heartwarming film provides an insight into the past, present and future of a way of life far removed from the high-tech hustle and bustle of modern life.
03:15
Closedown
19:00
Beyond 100 Days
19:30
Francesco's Mediterranean VoyageIMDB 8.5/10

20:00
A Very British Romance with Lucy WorsleyIMDB 8.2/10

21:00
Storyville
The Gene Revolution: Changing Human Nature,
22:30
The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words
The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words tells the story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
23:30
TVEpg.eu Attenborough's Wonder of EggsIMDB 9.1/10

David Attenborough has a passion for birds' eggs. These remarkable structures nurture new life; protecting it from the outside world at the same time as allowing it to breathe. They're strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free. But how is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Piece by piece, from creation to hatching, David reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.

TV guide - Tuesday, 28/01/20

00:30
Treasures of the Indus
01:30
Gluck: Who Did She Think He Was?
02:30
Signed: The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words
The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words tells the story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
03:30
Closedown
19:00
Beyond 100 Days
19:30
Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to BritainIMDB 7.2/10

20:00
London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank
Dan Cruickshank follows in the footsteps of John Stow and John Strype, two of London's greatest chroniclers, to explore one of the most dramatic centuries in the history of London. The 17th century saw London plunged into a series of devastating disasters. The Civil War, a murderous plague and the destruction that was the great fire should have seen the small medieval city all but destroyed. Yet somehow, London not only survived but emerged as one of the wealthiest and most influential cities in Europe. Using two remarkable surveys written at either end of this momentous century, Cruickshank discovers how a unique combination of innovation, ambition and sheer spirit of enterprise saw Londoners thrive. His journey reveals the twists and turns of a century that laid the foundations of one of the most important cities on the planet.
21:00
Europe: Them or Us