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Joy of Easy Listening (Finished)

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 00:05

Documentary telling the story of the easy listening genre, with contributions from Richard Carpenter, Herb Alpert, Richard Clayderman, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jimmy Webb and others. Also in HD.

Joy of Easy Listening TV Guide

Neil Diamond at the BBC

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 01:35

A look back at some of legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's best BBC moments, including performances of hits such as Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans and Solitary Man. Also in HD.

Neil Diamond at the BBC TV Guide

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 02:35

1/3. Series exploring how musical theatre evolved over the last 100 years. Neil finds out how its modern shape was established through pioneering works. Also in HD.

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand TV Guide

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 03:35

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 18:58

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Sahara with Michael Palin

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 19:00

4/4. Trekking across the Sahara. Michael arrives at the border of Niger and Algeria, the lawless, desolate region where Mark Thatcher famously got lost. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Sahara with Michael Palin TV Guide

Full Steam Ahead

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 20:00

1/6. Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn explore how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century changed Britain. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Full Steam Ahead TV Guide

Spiral

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 21:00

7/10. Gilou is instrumental in helping Cisco's gang acquire a stash of weapons. Contains strong language. Also in HD.

Spiral TV Guide

Spiral

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 21:55

8/10. Laure tells Ali that Gilou has infiltrated Cisco's gang. Contains strong language. Also in HD.

Spiral TV Guide

Paris

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 22:45

3/3. Documentary series about Parisian history. Sandrine Voillet tells how the city embraced technology, counter-culture and immigration. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Paris TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 23:45

Nicky Campbell presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 5 July 1990 and including performances by Inspiral Carpets, Double Trouble and Massivo featuring Tracy. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 00:15

Anthea Turner presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 12 July 1990 and featuring Elton John, The Stone Roses and Gun. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

Synth & Beyond with Stephen...

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 00:45

...Morris and Gillian Gilbert. New Order's Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert reveal their all-time favourite music. Also in HD.

Synth & Beyond with Stephen... TV Guide

Sahara with Michael Palin

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 01:45

4/4. Trekking across the Sahara. Michael arrives at the border of Niger and Algeria, the lawless, desolate region where Mark Thatcher famously got lost. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Sahara with Michael Palin TV Guide

Full Steam Ahead

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 02:45

1/6. Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn explore how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century changed Britain. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Full Steam Ahead TV Guide

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BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 03:45

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BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 05:30

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The Diary of Anne Frank

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 19:00

1/5. Dramatisation. Shortly after her 13th birthday, a young girl and her family living in wartime Amsterdam go into hiding from the Nazis, under strict rules of silence. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Diary of Anne Frank TV Guide

Bolsover Castle with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 19:30

Secret Knowledge. Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Also in HD.

Bolsover Castle with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

The Victorian Slum

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 20:00

3/5. A group of people move into a recreated Victorian slum. The slum dwellers have moved into the turbulent 1880s: unemployment was sky high, living conditions intolerable. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Victorian Slum TV Guide

Ireland to Sydney By Any Means

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 21:00

2/6. The adventurer puts his new sailing skills to use by crossing the English Channel. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Ireland to Sydney By Any Means TV Guide

My Mother's Lost Children - Storyville

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 22:00

A Storyville documentary. An eccentric Jewish family is thrown into turmoil when two stolen children reappear after 40 years. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

My Mother's Lost Children - Storyville TV Guide

Victorian Sensations

BBC Four - Sunday 24th January 2021 - 23:30

3/3. Philippa Perry explores the 1890s, a decade in which the invention of motion pictures went hand in hand with a deep belief in the paranormal. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Victorian Sensations TV Guide

Rome: A History of the Eternal City

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 00:30

1/3. Simon Sebag Montefiore uncovers the central role played by religion in the power of the city of Rome. Every event in ancient Rome revolved around religion. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Rome: A History of the Eternal City TV Guide

The Victorian Slum

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 01:30

3/5. A group of people move into a recreated Victorian slum. The slum dwellers have moved into the turbulent 1880s: unemployment was sky high, living conditions intolerable. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Victorian Slum TV Guide

Ireland to Sydney By Any Means

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 02:30

2/6. The adventurer puts his new sailing skills to use by crossing the English Channel. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Ireland to Sydney By Any Means TV Guide

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BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 03:30

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BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 05:30

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The Diary of Anne Frank

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 19:00

2/5. The two families are worried when a plumber is called to fix their broken toilet. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Diary of Anne Frank TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 19:30

22/24. A cleverly constructed shape on canvas! Peek through the windowpane and share a beautiful snowy day outside with artist Bob Ross. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Secrets of the Museum

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 20:00

3/6. Behind the scenes at the V&A, a Mary Quant minidress needs a deep clean. Queen Victoria's writing case goes on show, and curators acquire the banners of Extinction Rebellion. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Secrets of the Museum TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 21:00

3/3. Mark Kermode invites you on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies. Contains some strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

Score: Cinema's Greatest Soundtracks

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 22:00

An insider's guide to the creative challenges and secrecy of the world's most international music genre, the film score. Also in HD. [2016]

Score: Cinema's Greatest Soundtracks TV Guide

Australian Hits at the BBC

BBC Four - Monday 25th January 2021 - 23:30

A retrospective of performances for the BBC by Australian music acts, including The Easybeats, AC/DC, INXS, Yothu Yindi, John Farnham, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue. Also in HD.

Australian Hits at the BBC TV Guide

Top of the Pops: Kylie Minogue

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 00:30

A compilation of classic Kylie performances from the Top of the Pops studio. Also in HD.

Top of the Pops: Kylie Minogue TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 01:00

22/24. A cleverly constructed shape on canvas! Peek through the windowpane and share a beautiful snowy day outside with artist Bob Ross. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 01:30

Cult Movies. 3/3. Mark Kermode invites you on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies. Contains some strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

Secrets of the Museum

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 02:30

3/6. V&A experts restore a Mary Quant minidress and display Queen Victoria's writing case. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Secrets of the Museum TV Guide

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BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 03:30

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BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 05:30

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The Diary of Anne Frank

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 19:00

3/5. Otto is shocked to discover that the building has had to be sold. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Diary of Anne Frank TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 19:30

23/24. American painter Bob Ross invites you to anticipate winter's white blanket as he creates a soft, delicate cabin landscape draped in snow. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Inside Obama's White House

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 20:00

4/4. How Barack Obama tried to reshape America. The last episode begins with Obama's decision to launch the special operation into Pakistan, to catch Osama Bin Laden. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Inside Obama's White House TV Guide

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 21:00

Terry Abraham's film of Helvellyn features a low-level flight through its landscape. Also in HD.

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn TV Guide

Mountain

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 22:30

Exploration of our obsessions with high places and how they have captured our imagination, set to a specially curated musical performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Also in HD.

Mountain TV Guide

Spiral

BBC Four - Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 23:30

7/10. Gilou is instrumental in helping Cisco's gang acquire a stash of weapons. Contains strong language. Also in HD.

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Spiral

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 00:25

8/10. Laure tells Ali that Gilou has infiltrated Cisco's gang. Contains strong language. Also in HD.

Spiral TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 01:15

23/24. American painter Bob Ross invites you to anticipate winter's white blanket as he creates a soft, delicate cabin landscape draped in snow. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Mountain

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 01:40

Exploration of our obsessions with high places and how they have captured our imagination, set to a specially curated musical performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Also in HD.

Mountain TV Guide

Inside Obama's White House

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 02:40

4/4. How Obama got re-elected for a second term and tried to tackle guns, immigration and race. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Inside Obama's White House TV Guide

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BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 03:40

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BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 05:30

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The Diary of Anne Frank

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 19:00

4/5. Anne is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, surrounded by friends. Suddenly she wakes up and remembers she is in the annexe, and her birthday will be a modest affair. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Diary of Anne Frank TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 19:30

24/24. Soft misty background, sweet snow-kissed cabin, and rich trees and bushes, all nestled down inside a winter oval painting by Bob Ross. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Queen Victoria's Children

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 20:00

3/3. Series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships. This final episode focuses on her sons and on Albert's model of purity. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Queen Victoria's Children TV Guide

The Windermere Children

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 21:00

The moving story of how the friendships forged at Windermere became a lifeline. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Windermere Children TV Guide

The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 22:30

The pioneering project in 1945 to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words TV Guide

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn

BBC Four - Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 23:30

Terry Abraham's film of Helvellyn features a low-level flight through its landscape. Also in HD.

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn TV Guide

Desert Island Discs - Arena

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 01:00

First transmitted in 1982, Arena celebrates Roy Plomley's classic radio favourite, with the help of celebrity castaways, including Frankie Howerd, Arthur Askey and Paul McCartney. Also in HD.

Desert Island Discs - Arena TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 01:50

24/24. Soft misty background, sweet snow-kissed cabin, and rich trees and bushes, all nestled down inside a winter oval painting by Bob Ross. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Queen Victoria's Children

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 02:15

3/3. Series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships. This final episode focuses on her sons and on Albert's model of purity. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Queen Victoria's Children TV Guide

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BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 03:15

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BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 05:30

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The Diary of Anne Frank

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 19:00

5/5. Anne and her family are woken up by the sound of intruders downstairs. They meet Mr Dussel and the Van Daans, and they all huddle together on the stairs. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Diary of Anne Frank TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 19:30

26/26. Follow each of Bob Ross's masterful strokes of the paintbrush as he creates a tranquil landscape setting - almost feathery in appearance - at the base of a towering mountain. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 20:00

A friendship develops between a Jewish boy and the son of a Nazi officer (Asa Butterfield). Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [2008] [S,AD]

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas TV Guide

The Eichmann Show

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 21:30

Drama telling the story of how the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann came to be televised. Contains some strong language and disturbing scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Eichmann Show TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 23:00

3/3. Mark Kermode invites you on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies. Contains some strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 00:00

Mark Gatiss explores the life of Aubrey Beardsley, whose work still shocks today. Contains some scenes of a sexual nature. Also in HD.

Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley TV Guide

The Joy of Painting

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 01:00

26/26. Follow each of Bob Ross's masterful strokes of the paintbrush as he creates a tranquil landscape setting - almost feathery in appearance - at the base of a towering mountain. Also in HD.

The Joy of Painting TV Guide

Handmade in Mexico

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 01:30

3/3. A look at the creation process of Mexican art forms. Alebrijes are brightly coloured, fantastical creatures, carved from copal wood and decorated in detailed paintwork. Also in HD.

Handmade in Mexico TV Guide

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 02:00

Terry Abraham's film of Helvellyn features a low-level flight through its landscape. Also in HD.

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn TV Guide

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BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 03:30

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Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 19:00

2/3. Neil explores how a new generation of composers transformed musical theatre by embracing more gritty, challenging subjects, from West Side Story to Oliver! Also in HD.

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand TV Guide

Cilla at the BBC

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 20:00

Compilation celebrating the BBC's coverage of Cilla Black's 60s pop star years on programmes like The Ken Dodd Show and Top of the Pops, plus moments from her self-titled series. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Cilla at the BBC TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 21:00

Mark Goodier presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 19 July 1990 and featuring Paul Young, Inspiral Carpets and Dream Warriors. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

TOTP: 1990

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 21:30

Jakki Brambles presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 26 July 1990 and featuring Blue Pearl, The Soup Dragons and Paula Abdul. Also in HD.

TOTP: 1990 TV Guide

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 22:00

1/6. A rap song challenges the Church and changes ideals about religion and rap music. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 22:40

2/6. Music documentary series. Making protest music in the era of Black Lives Matter, Alright becomes the unsaid anthem for hope. Contains very strong language. Also in HD.

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America TV Guide

Hip Hop at the BBC

BBC Four - Friday 29th January 2021 - 23:25

With the Sugarhill Gang, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Ice-T, Fugees, Dizzee Rascal, Jay-Z and more. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Hip Hop at the BBC TV Guide