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BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 18:58

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 19:00

The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

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Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 19:30

4/5. Michael Portillo examines the role of the railways in World War I. At Bristol's Temple Meads station he hears a first-hand account from the front line. [S,AD]

Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo TV Guide

Coast

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 20:00

3/8. Tessa Dunlop and Neil Oliver reveal the stories of trade and defence that characterise England's south east coast. [S,AD]

Coast TV Guide

A Very British History

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 21:00

A look at what life was like for Birminghams Caribbean community in the postwar years. Contains language which some may find offensive. [S,AD]

A Very British History TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 22:00

3/8. Its 1968, and while the world is exploding around him, racially and politically, 17-year-old Kev keeps a low profile as a mechanic, the only black man in a white-owned garage.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 22:15

4/8. In 1981, as Yvonne prepares to demonstrate for the young black victims of the New Cross fire, she finds herself giving expression to a deeper, personal loss for the first time.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 22:30

Don Letts looks at the very particular and provocative British subculture of skinhead. Contains strong language. [S,AD]

The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts TV Guide

The Art That Made Mexico:...

BBC Four - Monday 18th February 2019 - 23:30

...Paradise, Power and Prayers. 3/3. Alinka Echeverria explores how believers' need for visual images caused artists to create a unique hybrid of Mesoamerican and Catholic faith in Mexico.

The Art That Made Mexico:... TV Guide

Art of Spain

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 00:30

2/3. Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Spain's art history. He discovers how a brutal empire brought a Golden Age of art of the 16th and 17th centuries. [S,AD]

Art of Spain TV Guide

Handmade: By Royal Appointment

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 01:30

1/4. Film which follows the making of a Wedgwood vase, handcrafted by artisan potters using the same techniques pioneered by Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century. [S,AD]

Handmade: By Royal Appointment TV Guide

Return to Larkinland

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 02:00

Writer and critic AN Wilson revisits the life and work of poet Philip Larkin. Contains some strong language. [S,AD]

Return to Larkinland TV Guide

A Very British History

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 03:00

A look at what life was like for Birminghams Caribbean community in the postwar years. Contains language which some may find offensive. [S,AD,SL]

A Very British History TV Guide

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BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 04:00

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BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 18:58

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 19:00

The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

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Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 19:30

5/5. Michael Portillo examines the role of the railways in World War I. He reveals how even after the war had ended, the work of the railways was not over. [S,AD]

Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo TV Guide

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 20:00

2/3. Lucy explores how British history is a concoction of fibs. She debunks the 'Glorious Revolution', when William of Orange stole the throne from James II. [S,AD]

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 21:00

Documentary which tells the story of the thousands of Caribbean and African women who answered the call 70 years ago to come to the UK to save the then ailing health service. [S,AD]

Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 22:00

5/8. As the only white person in her husbands large family, Samantha Williams has had to counter racial assumptions from both his family and her own.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 22:15

6/8. At the start of a new century, 21-year-old cousins Malcolm and David reflect on their radically different upbringings and consider their current situations.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

James May's Big Ideas

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 22:30

3/3. James May tries to find smarter, brighter and bolder ways of powering the planet. He sets off on a global search to find people who share his dream. [S,AD]

James May's Big Ideas TV Guide

The Town That Thread Built

BBC Four - Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 23:30

Documentary telling the story of J & P Coats, initially a cotton mill opened in Paisley in 1826 that went on to become one of the world's three biggest companies.

The Town That Thread Built TV Guide

Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer?

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 00:30

1/2. Jonathan Foyle looks at the palaces, tapestries, music and paintings created in King Henry VIII's name and asks if they compensate for the religious treasures he later destroyed.

Handmade: By Royal Appointment

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 01:30

2/4. Series celebrating handcrafted objects made under the royal warrant. John Lobb is a heritage company still run by the original family using time-honoured methods. [S,AD]

Handmade: By Royal Appointment TV Guide

Return to TS Eliotland

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 02:00

Documentary. AN Wilson explores the groundbreaking poetry of TS Eliot, tracing the personal and poetic journey he took in works such as The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock.

Return to TS Eliotland TV Guide

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 03:00

2/3. Lucy explores how British history is a concoction of fibs. She debunks the 'Glorious Revolution', when William of Orange stole the throne from James II. [S,AD,SL]

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

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BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 04:00

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BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 18:58

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 19:00

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Secret Knowledge

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 19:30

Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Built in the early 17th century, it became the pleasure palace of playboy Cavalier William Cavendish.

Secret Knowledge TV Guide

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 20:00

Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits and revolutionised mass air travel. [S,AD]

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World TV Guide

Woof! A Horizon Guide to Dogs

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 21:00

Dallas Campbell looks back through the Horizon archives to find out what science can tell us about man's best friend and whether new thinking should change the way we treat them.

Woof! A Horizon Guide to Dogs TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 22:00

7/8. It is 2019, but in Cyruss confused mind it could be London 2011, and there are riots outside the house. Dementia forces his memories to fragment.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 22:15

8/8. Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle TV Guide

How We Built Britain

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 22:30

5/6. David Dimbleby tours Britain to discover the buildings that have made us who we are. Dimbleby travels north to the powerhouse of Queen Victoria's Britain. [S,AD]

How We Built Britain TV Guide

An Art Lovers' Guide

BBC Four - Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 23:25

1/3. Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke discover the art and design of Amsterdam - a city that pioneered much of modern life, from multinational trade to how we design our homes. [S,AD]

An Art Lovers' Guide TV Guide

Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer?

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 00:25

2/2. Jonathan Foyle looks for clues in Henry VIII's art to glimpse what was going on inside the king's head as he faced his darkest days following his divorce and break with Rome.

Handmade: By Royal Appointment

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 01:25

3/4. Series celebrating handcrafted objects made under the royal warrant. Simon Benney makes jewellery and household objects for the royal family and private clients. [S,AD]

Handmade: By Royal Appointment TV Guide

Tones, Drones and Arpeggios:...

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 01:55

...The Magic of Minimalism. 2/2. Charles Hazlewood meets Philip Glass and Steve Reich, who added new orchestral dimensions to compositions based on repetition, transcendence and new technology.

Tones, Drones and Arpeggios:... TV Guide

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 02:55

Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits and revolutionised mass air travel. [S,AD]

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World TV Guide

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BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 03:55

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BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 18:58

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 19:00

The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

Beyond 100 Days TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 19:30

Gary Davies presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 23 April 1987, featuring Five Star, The Smiths, Kim Wilde & Junior, Tom Jones, Madonna and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 20:00

1/3. Chris and Xand van Tulleken explore the latest understanding of how we all grow and uncover the reason our childhood is longer than any other creature on Earth. [S,AD]

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 21:00

Mark Kermode explores the sorts of films that have won Academy Awards time and time again. Is it the subject matter or its treatment that is the key to beating your rivals? [S,AD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

The Artist

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 22:00

Oscar-winning comedy drama. A silent film star falls in love with a young dancer, but the advent of talking pictures changes their careers. [S,AD]

The Artist TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Thursday 21st February 2019 - 23:35

Gary Davies presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 23 April 1987, featuring Five Star, The Smiths, Kim Wilde & Junior, Tom Jones, Madonna and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

Better Than the Original: The...

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 00:05

...Joy of the Cover Version. Celebrating the role of the cover in pop music, and how to reinvent someone else's song.

Better Than the Original: The... TV Guide

Timeshift

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 01:05

3/6. How a traditional working-class pub game became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and how television played a key role in elevating its players into household names.

Timeshift TV Guide

Handmade: By Royal Appointment

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 02:05

4/4. Series celebrating handcrafted objects made under the royal warrant. A portrait of the craftsmen behind Steinway pianos, from German factory workers to a British restorer. [S,AD]

Handmade: By Royal Appointment TV Guide

... Sings Dylan II

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 02:35

Cover versions of Bob Dylan songs from the BBC archives, with Joan Baez, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Hollies, Adele, Julie Felix, Richie Havens, Bryan Ferry and KT Tunstall.

... Sings Dylan II TV Guide

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BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 03:35

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BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 05:30

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World News Today

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 19:00

The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

World News Today TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 19:30

Peter Powell and Steve Wright present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 30 April 1987, featuring the Jesus and Mary Chain, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and Duran Duran.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 20:00

The vaults are opened to celebrate 1982's megahits. With Adam Ant, Yazoo, Wham, ABC, The Associates, Madness, Junior, Patrice Rushen, Culture Club, Musical Youth, The Jam and more.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

Score: Cinema's Greatest Soundtracks

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 21:00

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

Score: Cinema's Greatest Soundtracks TV Guide

The Defiant Ones

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 22:30

5/6. How, after a string of disappointments, Dr Dre's fortunes took a turn for the better when Jimmy Iovine introduced him to an unknown white rapper called Eminem.

The Defiant Ones TV Guide

The Defiant Ones

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 23:10

6/6. Jimmy Iovine reveals how his fear that Napster would change the face of music led to the founding of Beats Electronics.

The Defiant Ones TV Guide

Hits, Hype & Hustle: An...

BBC Four - Friday 22nd February 2019 - 23:55

...Insider's Guide to the Music Business. 3/3. Music publicist Alan Edwards explores why so many bands are getting back together. Contains strong language.

Hits, Hype & Hustle: An... TV Guide

Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 00:55

Documentary profile of Roberta Flack, telling the story of the emergence of a different kind of soul singer, set against the turbulent backdrop of America's Civil Rights movement.

Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story TV Guide

Arena

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 01:55

2/4. Series telling the stories of the pioneers of American roots music. The second episode explores gospel, the songs of the coal mines and the Mississippi Delta blues. [S,AD]

Arena TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 02:55

The vaults are opened to celebrate 1982's megahits. With Adam Ant, Yazoo, Wham, ABC, The Associates, Madness, Junior, Patrice Rushen, Culture Club, Musical Youth, The Jam and more.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 03:55

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 18:58

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Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 19:00

1/3. Documentary exploring Yellowstone, one of the most remarkable places on the planet. Kate Humble gets to grips with the science behind winter at Yellowstone. [S,AD]

Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer TV Guide

Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 20:00

Visiting the great mosques and palaces built by the Ottoman emperors, Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at how Istanbul became the imperial capital and Islam's most powerful city.

Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities TV Guide

Trapped

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 21:00

3/10. Torfi and Skuli remain the best lead for the attack Chief of Police is investigating. And Skuli is still on the loose.

Trapped TV Guide

Trapped

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 21:50

4/10. With Skuli now eliminated from its lines of enquiry, and Mayor Hafdis in the clutches of the Hammer of Thor group, has the team lost precious time in its efforts to save Hafdis?

Trapped TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 22:45

Gary Davies presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 23 April 1987, featuring Five Star, The Smiths, Kim Wilde & Junior, Tom Jones, Madonna and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

Top of the Pops

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 23:15

Peter Powell and Steve Wright present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 30 April 1987, featuring the Jesus and Mary Chain, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and Duran Duran.

Top of the Pops TV Guide

Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer

BBC Four - Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 23:50

1/3. Documentary exploring Yellowstone, one of the most remarkable places on the planet. Kate Humble gets to grips with the science behind winter at Yellowstone.

Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer TV Guide

Secret Knowledge

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 00:50

Lars Tharp appeals to the nation to help him recover a rare piece of long-lost William Hogarth memorabilia - a precious terracotta sculpture of the artist's beloved pet pug.

Secret Knowledge TV Guide

The Defiant Ones

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 01:20

5/6. How, after a string of disappointments, Dr Dre's fortunes took a turn for the better when Jimmy Iovine introduced him to an unknown white rapper called Eminem.

The Defiant Ones TV Guide

The Defiant Ones

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 02:00

6/6. Jimmy Iovine reveals how his fear that Napster would change the face of music led to the founding of Beats Electronics.

The Defiant Ones TV Guide

Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 02:40

Visiting the great mosques and palaces built by the Ottoman emperors, Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at how Istanbul became the imperial capital and Islam's most powerful city. [S,AD,SL]

Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities TV Guide

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BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 03:40

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BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 05:30

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BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 18:58

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Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 19:00

2/3. Sam Willis explores the golden age of piracy during the early 18th century and charts the devastating impact pirates had during an age of colonial expansion.

Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 20:00

Mark Kermode explores the sorts of films that have won Academy Awards time and time again. Is it the subject matter or its treatment that is the key to beating your rivals? [S,AD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

Pappano's Greatest Arias

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 21:00

Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, explores the greatest arias in the genre through a mix of workshops and archive footage.

Pappano's Greatest Arias TV Guide

Marguerite

BBC Four - Sunday 24th February 2019 - 22:00

Marguerite Dumont, a lover of opera, often sings for her friends, servants and family, but is oblivious to the fact that she has been gifted with an astonishing lack of talent. [2015]

Marguerite TV Guide