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BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 05:30

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John Williams at the BBC

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 19:00

Fifty years of performances from guitarist John Williams that takes in classical masterworks, the prog rock of Sky and comedy with Eric Sykes, as well as duets with Julian Bream. Also in HD.

John Williams at the BBC TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 20:00

Sybil Ruscoe and Jenny Powell present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 28 September 1989 and featuring Wet Wet Wet, The Beautiful South and Gloria Estefan. Also in HD.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 20:30

Steve Wright and Jakki Brambles present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 5 October 1989 and featuring Sonia, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Black Box. Also in HD.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

Tom Jones at 80

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 21:00

To mark his 80th birthday, the BBC pays tribute to Welsh icon and international superstar Sir Tom Jones with an archive-based celebration spanning more than 60 years in showbusiness. Also in HD.

Tom Jones at 80 TV Guide

Tom Jones's 1950s: The Decade That Made Me

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 22:00

In a personal journey through his formative years in south Wales in the 1950s, Tom Jones takes us on a trip through the decade of his childhood and adolescence. Also in HD.

Tom Jones's 1950s: The Decade That Made Me TV Guide

Tom Jones: A Little Later

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 23:00

Classic performances by Tom Jones from the Later...with Jools Holland archives. Also in HD.

Tom Jones: A Little Later TV Guide

Sounds Of The Sixties 1964-66: The Beat Boom

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 23:15

3/10. The archive rock show highlights the BBC's pop programme The Beat Room amongst others, with performances from John Lee Hooker, the Pretty Things and Tom Jones. Also in HD.

Sounds Of The Sixties 1964-66: The Beat Boom TV Guide

...Sings Elvis

BBC Four - Friday 5th June 2020 - 23:45

Performances of classic Elvis Presley songs by the likes of Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Carl Perkins, Boy George, Alison Moyet, Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams. Also in HD.

...Sings Elvis TV Guide

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 00:45

2/4. Compilation of performances from 1970s singer-songwriters, including Tom Paxton, Harry Nilsson, Gordon Lightfoot, Stealers Wheel, John Denver, Ronnie Lane and Billy Joel. Also in HD.

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC TV Guide

Country Music by Ken Burns

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 01:45

4/9. In Memphis, Sun Studios' budding artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley ushered in the era of rockabilly, while Patsy Cline showed off Music City's smooth new Nashville sound. Also in HD.

Country Music by Ken Burns TV Guide

Tom Jones's 1950s: The Decade That Made Me

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 02:35

In a personal journey through his formative years in south Wales in the 1950s, Tom Jones takes us on a trip through the decade of his childhood and adolescence. Also in HD.

Tom Jones's 1950s: The Decade That Made Me TV Guide

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BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 03:35

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This Farming Life

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 19:00

2/12. An insight into modern farming life. In the west of Scotland in Argyll, husband and wife George and Sybil gather in their sheep from over six square miles of rugged mountainside. Also in HD.

This Farming Life TV Guide

Nature's Weirdest Events

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 20:00

Chris Packham examines some of the world's weirdest natural events using eyewitness footage, first-hand accounts and scientific explanations. Also in HD.

Nature's Weirdest Events TV Guide

Earth's Natural Wonders

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 20:15

1/2. Series combining photography and human drama to reveal twelve remarkable places, uncovering the stories of people fighting to survive, and even triumph, there. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Earth's Natural Wonders TV Guide

Billy Elliot

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 21:15

A boy from a mining village is sent for boxing lessons, but joins ballet classes instead. Contains strong language. Also in HD. [2000] [S,AD]

Billy Elliot TV Guide

The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves

BBC Four - Saturday 6th June 2020 - 23:00

An attempt to prove whether there is any truth behind the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. Also in HD.

The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves TV Guide

Gagging For It - TV's Hunger for Radio Comedy

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 00:00

Investigation into the transfer of comedy classics from radio to television. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Gagging For It - TV's Hunger for Radio Comedy TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 01:00

Sybil Ruscoe and Jenny Powell present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 28 September 1989 and featuring Wet Wet Wet, The Beautiful South and Gloria Estefan. Also in HD.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

John Williams at the BBC

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 01:30

Fifty years of performances from guitarist John Williams that takes in classical masterworks, the prog rock of Sky and comedy with Eric Sykes, as well as duets with Julian Bream. Also in HD.

John Williams at the BBC TV Guide

Earth's Natural Wonders

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 02:30

1/2. Series combining photography and human drama to reveal twelve remarkable places, uncovering the stories of people fighting to survive, and even triumph, there. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Earth's Natural Wonders TV Guide

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BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 03:30

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Oceans of the Solar System

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 19:00

4/17. Horizon discovers that the hunt for oceans in space is starting a new era in the search for alien life. We used to think that oceans were unique to our planet, but we were wrong. Also in HD.

Oceans of the Solar System TV Guide

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 20:00

Ewan McGregor narrates a series about the wildlife of the Scottish Highlands. In summer, animals race to raise their young to independence. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart TV Guide

Romeo and Juliet: Royal Shakespeare Company

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 21:00

Erica Whyman directs the RSC production of Shakespeare's most famous story. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Romeo and Juliet: Royal Shakespeare Company TV Guide

Arena: All the World's a Screen...

BBC Four - Sunday 7th June 2020 - 23:30

...- Shakespeare on Film. Documentary exploring the rich, global history of Shakespeare in the cinema. Deals with adult themes. Also in HD. [S]

Arena: All the World's a Screen... TV Guide

British Masters

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 00:30

1/3. James Fox looks at British art in the early 20th century, when a radical generation of painters pioneered a style that made sense of the modern experience. Also in HD. [S,AD]

British Masters TV Guide

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 01:30

Ewan McGregor narrates a series about the wildlife of the Scottish Highlands. In summer, animals race to raise their young to independence. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart TV Guide

Oceans of the Solar System

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 02:30

4/17. Horizon discovers that the hunt for oceans in space is starting a new era in the search for alien life. We used to think that oceans were unique to our planet, but we were wrong. Also in HD.

Oceans of the Solar System TV Guide

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BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 03:30

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The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 19:00

3/26. Watch Bob Ross create a peaceful and dewy scene of brown mountains in the morning, complete with a lake and succulent evergreens. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Yidaki

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 19:30

Documentary series. In Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, a family works to create a 'yidaki' - an ancient and sacred Aboriginal instrument also known as a didgeridoo. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Yidaki TV Guide

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 20:00

5/5. Britain enters the uncharted waters of the post-Thatcher era. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain TV Guide

Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 21:00

Dr Helen Czerski and zoologist Dr George McGavin carry out an 'autopsy' on the ocean. Also in HD.

Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas TV Guide

Ocean Giants

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 22:30

1/3. Series about whales and dolphins. Explore the ocean's largest creatures - humpback whales, 200-ton feeding blue whales and southern right whales with one-ton testicles. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Ocean Giants TV Guide

Seven Ages of Britain

BBC Four - Monday 8th June 2020 - 23:30

2/7. The story of Britain through its art and treasure. This episode looks at the Middle Ages, from the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 to the death of Richard II in 1400. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Seven Ages of Britain TV Guide

A Very British Renaissance

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 00:30

1/3. Documentary series. Dr James Fox traces the story of how the arrival of a few foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain. Also in HD. [S,AD]

A Very British Renaissance TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 01:30

3/26. Watch Bob Ross create a peaceful and dewy scene of brown mountains in the morning, complete with a lake and succulent evergreens. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Yidaki

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 02:00

Documentary series. In Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, a family works to create a 'yidaki' - an ancient and sacred Aboriginal instrument also known as a didgeridoo. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Yidaki TV Guide

Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 02:30

Dr Helen Czerski and zoologist Dr George McGavin carry out an 'autopsy' on the ocean. Also in HD.

Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas TV Guide

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BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 04:00

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The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 19:00

4/26. Bob Ross, in his own unmistakable style, paints a narrow, winding and rocky creek that moves closer and closer, flowing aimlessly through a happy little meadow forest. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Taupoo

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 19:30

Documentary series. One of the last traditional weavers on the Polynesian island of Rurutu creates a ceremonial 'taupoo', a hat made from pandanus leaves. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Taupoo TV Guide

The Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 20:00

Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to Tudor times in search of the era's household killers. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home TV Guide

Deep Ocean: Giants of the Antarctic Deep

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 21:00

Documentary that reveals the strange forms of life that thrive in the Southern Ocean. Also in HD.

Deep Ocean: Giants of the Antarctic Deep TV Guide

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 21:50

Sir David Attenborough narrates a documentary about the bioluminescent creatures inhabiting the pitch-black environments of California's Monterey Bay. Also in HD.

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss TV Guide

Ocean Giants

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 22:45

2/3. Documentary focusing on the intelligence of whales and dolphins. Professor Denise Herzing attempts to find out how close their minds are to those of humans. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Ocean Giants TV Guide

Tomorrow's Worlds: The...

BBC Four - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 23:45

...Unearthly History of Science Fiction. 4/4. Dominic Sandbrook explores science fiction's most alluring theme - time travel. Also in HD.

Tomorrow's Worlds: The... TV Guide

Looking for Rembrandt

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 00:45

2/3. As Rembrandt paints his most iconic work, The Night Watch, his wife Saskia lies dying. Her death begins a ten-year decline in Rembrandt's output. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Looking for Rembrandt TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 01:45

4/26. Bob Ross, in his own unmistakable style, paints a narrow, winding and rocky creek that moves closer and closer, flowing aimlessly through a happy little meadow forest. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Taupoo

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 02:15

Documentary series. One of the last traditional weavers on the Polynesian island of Rurutu creates a ceremonial 'taupoo', a hat made from pandanus leaves. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Taupoo TV Guide

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 02:45

5/5. Britain enters the uncharted waters of the post-Thatcher era. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain TV Guide

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BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 03:45

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BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 05:30

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The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 19:00

5/26. Enjoy one of American painter Bob Ross's black canvases, on which he creates a deep forest with tall majestic trees, rain puddles and dark fresh air. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Pou

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 19:30

Documentary series. With chainsaws, adzes, and over 30 different chisels, Maori carver Logan Okiwi Shipgood crafts a 6ft tall 'pou' statue from native New Zealand timber. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Pou TV Guide

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 20:00

2/3. Jim Al-Khalili shows how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power. Also in HD.

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity TV Guide

SAS: Rogue Warriors

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 21:00

2/3. Stirling's second in command is now Captain Paddy Mayne - an unpredictable officer. Also in HD. [S,AD]

SAS: Rogue Warriors TV Guide

Blood and Gold: The Making of...

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 22:00

...Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore. 1/3. Simon explores Spain's early years and its emergence as the battleground of empires. Also in HD.

Blood and Gold: The Making of... TV Guide

Ocean Giants

BBC Four - Wednesday 10th June 2020 - 23:00

3/3. Documentary series about the intelligence of dolphins and whales. This part looks at how the sea mammals make sounds to catch food, and sing for music's own sake. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Ocean Giants TV Guide

The High Art of the Low Countries

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 00:00

Andrew Graham-Dixon examines how a period of economic boom driven by a burgeoning and secular middle class led to the Dutch golden age of the 17th century. Also in HD.

The High Art of the Low Countries TV Guide

Pride And Prejudice

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 01:00

2/6. Mr Bennet's estranged cousin, Mr Collins, writes to announce his imminent visit to Longbourn, the house he will inherit on Mr Bennet's death. Also in HD.

Pride And Prejudice TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 01:55

5/26. Enjoy one of American painter Bob Ross's black canvases, on which he creates a deep forest with tall majestic trees, rain puddles and dark fresh air. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Pou

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 02:25

Documentary series. With chainsaws, adzes, and over 30 different chisels, Maori carver Logan Okiwi Shipgood crafts a 6ft tall 'pou' statue from native New Zealand timber. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Pou TV Guide

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 02:55

2/3. Jim Al-Khalili shows how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power. Also in HD.

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity TV Guide

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BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 03:55

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The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 19:00

6/26. Follow Bob Ross along a trail covered in fresh white snow, surrounded by warm colours and fuzzy bark trees, as he paints a brisk quiet day. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in the Pacific: Kapa

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 19:30

For artist Dalani Tanahy, the painstaking process of creating 'kapa' - cloth made from tree bark - symbolises the resurgence of indigenous Hawaiian pride and identity. Also in HD.

Handmade in the Pacific: Kapa TV Guide

Pride and Prejudice

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 20:00

6/6. A dramatisation of Jane Austen's classic story. There is great excitement in the neighbourhood when Bingley returns to Netherfield, bringing Darcy with him. Also in HD.

Pride and Prejudice TV Guide

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 21:00

The story of the woman behind the worldwide waxworks empire, who travelled from France to England where she overcame the odds to establish her remarkable and enduring brand. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax TV Guide

Chasing the Moon

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 22:00

5/6. The space race takes a new twist as US astronauts compete to be the first man on the moon. Also in HD.

Chasing the Moon TV Guide

Eyes Down! The Story of Bingo

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 22:50

8/10. Documentary looking at how a loophole in an obscure piece of gambling legislation led to nearly a quarter of Britain's population playing high street bingo in the 1960s. Also in HD.

Eyes Down! The Story of Bingo TV Guide

My Astonishing Self: Gabriel...

BBC Four - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 23:50

...Byrne on George Bernard Shaw. Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of playwright George Bernard Shaw. Also in HD.

My Astonishing Self: Gabriel... TV Guide

Fabric of Britain: The Story of Wallpaper

BBC Four - Friday 12th June 2020 - 00:50

2/3. Paul Martin with the story of wallpaper, from its 16th-century origins to the present day. Also in HD.

Fabric of Britain: The Story of Wallpaper TV Guide