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Fake or Fortune? (Finished)

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 00:30

1/4. Art series with Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. Can the team prove that a portrait is one of Lucian Freud's earliest works, even though Freud himself denied painting it? Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 01:30

47/52. The undaunted splendour of the sky, trees and a lake, beautifully portrayed in another Bob Ross creation. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age:...

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 02:00

...Wind, Water and Steam. 1/6. Fred Dibnah examines the early use of wind and water power. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age:... TV Guide

The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 02:30

Journalist John Wilson investigates the largest unsolved art heist in US history. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

The Billion Dollar Art Hunt TV Guide

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BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 03:30

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BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 18:58

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Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mills and Factories

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 19:00

2/6. Documentary series celebrating Britain's rich industrial heritage, presented by Fred Dibnah. Tracing the development of Britain's textile industry. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mills and Factories TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 19:30

48/52. Mountains seem to sing in harmony with the sky as Bob Ross's brushes tell a story in breathtaking hues and depth. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Vikings

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 20:00

1/3. Neil Oliver heads for Scandinavia to reveal the truth behind the legend of the Vikings, exploring the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Vikings TV Guide

Blood of the Clans

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 21:00

1/3. Neil Oliver recounts the 17th-century conflict between royalist clans and parliamentarians. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD.

Blood of the Clans TV Guide

A Hole in Babylon: Play for Today

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 22:00

Play by Jim Hawkins and Horace Ove based on the events surrounding the 'Spaghetti House' siege, an armed robbery that went disastrously wrong. Also in HD.

A Hole in Babylon: Play for Today TV Guide

I Am Not Your Negro

BBC Four - Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 23:05

How the images and reality of black lives in America today are fabricated and enforced. Contains some strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

I Am Not Your Negro TV Guide

Yellow Is Forbidden

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 00:35

Diminutive and daring Guo Pei dresses China's new elite but dreams of conquering Paris. Also in HD.

Yellow Is Forbidden TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 01:25

48/52. Mountains seem to sing in harmony with the sky as Bob Ross's brushes tell a story in breathtaking hues and depth. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mills and Factories

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 01:55

2/6. Documentary series celebrating Britain's rich industrial heritage, presented by Fred Dibnah. Tracing the development of Britain's textile industry. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mills and Factories TV Guide

Blood of the Clans

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 02:25

1/3. Neil Oliver recounts the 17th-century conflict between royalist clans and parliamentarians. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD.

Blood of the Clans TV Guide

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BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 03:25

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BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 18:58

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Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Iron and Steel

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 19:00

3/6. Fred traces the development of the production of iron and steel, beginning at Ironbridge. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Iron and Steel TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 19:30

49/52. Bob Ross uses beautiful shades of green that burst forth in an exciting, realistic display of nature's wonder. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Castles: Britain's Fortified History

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 20:00

3/3. Sam Willis looks at how castles survived into the Tudor era. But these strategic seats of power had to become palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Castles: Britain's Fortified History TV Guide

The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 21:00

Barbara Flynn narrates the story of the nation's love affair with the steam locomotive that symbolises all that was great about British engineering, the Flying Scotsman. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance TV Guide

Last Days of Steam: Timeshift

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 22:00

Documentary that tells the surprising story of how Britain entered a new age of steam railways after the Second World War and why it quickly came to an end. Also in HD.

Last Days of Steam: Timeshift TV Guide

A Very British History: The First Black Brummies

BBC Four - Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 23:00

A look at what life was like for Birmingham's Caribbean community in the post-war years. Contains language which some may find offensive. Also in HD. [S,AD]

A Very British History: The First Black Brummies TV Guide

The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 00:00

Journalist John Wilson investigates the largest unsolved art heist in US history. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

The Billion Dollar Art Hunt TV Guide

What Do Artists Do All Day? - Yinka Shonibare

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 01:00

Yinka Shonibare, whose art challenges our ideas about cultural identity and the post-colonial world, creates a new 'mannequin' figure and talks about his career. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 01:30

49/52. Bob Ross uses beautiful shades of green that burst forth in an exciting, realistic display of nature's wonder. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Iron and Steel

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 02:00

3/6. Fred traces the development of the production of iron and steel, beginning at Ironbridge. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Iron and Steel TV Guide

Castles: Britain's Fortified History

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 02:30

3/3. Sam Willis looks at how castles survived into the Tudor era. But these strategic seats of power had to become palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Castles: Britain's Fortified History TV Guide

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BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 03:30

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BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 05:30

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Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mining

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 19:00

4/6. Documentary series celebrating Britain's rich industrial heritage, presented by Fred Dibnah. This programme takes a look at mining. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mining TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 19:30

50/52. Snowy peaks point towards the heavens as American painter Bob Ross surrounds a scene in a happy gathering of landscape finery. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 20:00

Western drama with John Wayne as a US cavalry officer on his last duty before retiring, escorting two women civilians to a stagecoach. The second in John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Also in HD. [1949]

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon TV Guide

How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 21:40

3/3. How the landscapes of America's five great deserts challenged the pioneers' westward push. Also in HD. [S,AD]

How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears TV Guide

Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 22:40

Profile of singer-guitarist Glen Campbell - a story of success, disgrace and redemption. Also in HD.

Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy TV Guide

Blood of the Clans

BBC Four - Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 23:40

1/3. Neil Oliver recounts the 17th-century conflict between royalist clans and parliamentarians. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD.

Blood of the Clans TV Guide

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 00:40

2/3. A look at the works of George Bellows, Reginald Mash, Thomas Wilfred and Mark Rothko. Also in HD.

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 01:40

50/52. Snowy peaks point towards the heavens as American painter Bob Ross surrounds a scene in a happy gathering of landscape finery. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mining

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 02:10

4/6. Documentary series celebrating Britain's rich industrial heritage, presented by Fred Dibnah. This programme takes a look at mining. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Mining TV Guide

How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 02:40

3/3. How the landscapes of America's five great deserts challenged the pioneers' westward push. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears TV Guide

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BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 03:40

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BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 18:58

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The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 19:00

1/3. Neil Brand explores a golden age of the film musical, from the US to Stalin's Soviet Union. Also in HD.

The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 20:00

Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 2 February 1990 and featuring Sybil, Sinead O'Connor and The House of Love. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 20:30

Gary Davies presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 8 February 1990 and featuring Phil Collins, The Beloved and Beats International. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

Count Basie Through His Own Eyes

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 21:00

Bandleader and pianist Count Basie reveals his passions and inspirations, in his own words. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Count Basie Through His Own Eyes TV Guide

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 22:20

The story behind Blue Note Records, founded in New York in 1939 by two German refugees. Contains very strong language. Also in HD. [2018]

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes TV Guide

Jazz Piano Gold

BBC Four - Friday 23rd October 2020 - 23:45

Compilation of jazz piano performances, with Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Stan Tracey, Jacques Loussier, Duke Ellington and Herbie Hancock. Also in HD.

Jazz Piano Gold TV Guide

Hot Chocolate at the BBC

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 00:45

Compilation of Hot Chocolate's BBC performances and rare interview extracts, including Every 1's a Winner, Emma, So You Win Again, It Started With a Kiss and You Sexy Thing. Also in HD.

Hot Chocolate at the BBC TV Guide

Count Basie Through His Own Eyes

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 01:45

Bandleader and pianist Count Basie reveals his passions and inspirations, in his own words. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Count Basie Through His Own Eyes TV Guide

The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 03:00

1/3. Neil Brand explores a golden age of the film musical, from the US to Stalin's Soviet Union. Also in HD.

The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand TV Guide

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BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 04:00

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BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 18:58

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Francesco's Venice

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 19:00

4/4. Francesco da Mosto moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry inspired by the likes of Byron. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Francesco's Venice TV Guide

Full Circle with Michael Palin:...

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 20:00

...Vietnam and the Philippines. Michael Palin visits Hanoi and judges a beauty contest. Also in HD.

Full Circle with Michael Palin:... TV Guide

DNA

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 21:00

1/8. Danish crime drama. Rolf Larsen, a respected detective on the Copenhagen police force, has his life brutally upended when his baby daughter goes missing. Also in HD.

DNA TV Guide

DNA

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 21:40

2/8. Rolf Larsen is ordered to test DNA from a stolen car with his colleagues in Copenhagen. Also in HD.

DNA TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 22:20

Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 2 February 1990 and featuring Sybil, Sinead O'Connor and The House of Love. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 22:55

Gary Davies presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 8 February 1990 and featuring Phil Collins, The Beloved and Beats International. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

The Bridge

BBC Four - Saturday 24th October 2020 - 23:25

5/10. Saga and Henrik interview the estranged sister of the latest victim. Contains some strong language, some sexual content and some violence. Also in HD.

The Bridge TV Guide

The Bridge

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 00:25

6/10. A young art curator suggests a connection between two murders and the attack on Hans. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD.

The Bridge TV Guide

Full Circle with Michael Palin:...

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 01:25

...Vietnam and the Philippines. Michael Palin visits Hanoi and judges a beauty contest. Also in HD.

Full Circle with Michael Palin:... TV Guide

Francesco's Venice

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 01:15

4/4. Francesco da Mosto moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry inspired by the likes of Byron. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Francesco's Venice TV Guide

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BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 02:15

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BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 18:58

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Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 19:00

3/4. How Britain became self-sufficient in producing bread-making wheat after WWII. Also in HD.

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture TV Guide

Yellowstone

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 20:00

3/3. Series following wildlife in Yellowstone. Winter approaches and the animals have two months to get ready. As the snow and ice return, many move away from the national park. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Yellowstone TV Guide

Sahara with Michael Palin - A Line in the Sand

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 21:00

1/4. Michael lands at Tangier in Morocco and passes through the High Atlas mountains. Also in HD. [AD]

Sahara with Michael Palin - A Line in the Sand TV Guide

Sahara with Michael Palin - Destination Timbuktu

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 22:00

2/4. Series charting a trek across the Sahara Desert. After a brief stopover in cosmopolitan Senegal, Michael endures two nights aboard the train to Bamako. Also in HD. [AD]

Sahara with Michael Palin - Destination Timbuktu TV Guide

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 23:00

Inspired by Frankenstein, six star beatboxers explore how society creates monsters today. Also in HD.

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster TV Guide

The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

BBC Four - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 23:30

In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein manuscripts, Alice Roberts finds someone concerned with the act of creation itself and evidence of husband Percy's collaborative role. Also in HD.

The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein TV Guide

EastEnders 2008

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 00:00

Peggy takes drastic action when conflict in the Mitchell household threatens to shake the fragile peace. Will Dot discover the real Clare? Also in HD. [AD]

EastEnders 2008 TV Guide

EastEnders 2008

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 00:30

Everyone is shocked when Phil takes his feelings out on Ben, Suzy has something to hide, and Ian makes a discovery about Peter. Also in HD. [AD]

EastEnders 2008 TV Guide

EastEnders 2008

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 01:00

Archie becomes the hero of the day, but is everyone happy? Meanwhile, Sean learns about Tracey's curse of the Vic. Dot receives bad news about Clare. Also in HD. [S,AD]

EastEnders 2008 TV Guide

EastEnders 2008

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 02:00

Chaos returns to Pat's house as Bianca and family come back from their holiday, and the Masoods have a creative way of dealing with Ian's bribe. Also in HD. [AD]

EastEnders 2008 TV Guide

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 02:30

3/4. How Britain became self-sufficient in producing bread-making wheat after WWII. Also in HD.

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture TV Guide

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BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 03:30

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BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 05:30

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Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Railways

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 19:00

5/6. Fred Dibnah visits the North East, which is rich in railway history, and gets to ride on the footplate and stoke the boiler of a Black Five at Llangollen Railway. Also in HD.

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: Railways TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 19:30

51/52. Follow Bob Ross's easy painting method to recreate the splendour of a little farm home in a winter wonderland, complete with soft hills bedecked in purple. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Fake or Fortune?

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 20:00

2/4. Art series with Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. The team try to prove the authenticity of a suspected lost masterpiece by 19th-century French artist Paul Delaroche. Also in HD.

Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 21:00

Michael Palin discovers the story of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. He unearths not only her paintings, but a complex and difficult life. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia TV Guide

Pepe the Frog: Feels Good Man - Storyville

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 22:00

The story of Pepe the Frog, a cute cartoon character hijacked by the alt-right. Also in HD.

Pepe the Frog: Feels Good Man - Storyville TV Guide

How to Go Viral: The Art of the...

BBC Four - Monday 26th October 2020 - 23:30

...Meme with Richard Clay. Art historian Richard Clay explores how memes are shaping our culture and politics. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

How to Go Viral: The Art of the... TV Guide