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Blood and Gold: The Making of... (Finished)

BBC Four - Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 23:00

...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

Treasures of Ancient Greece

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 00:00

1/3. Series in which Alastair Sooke explores Greek art. He begins his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, and travels to Santorini to the 'Greek Pompeii'. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Treasures of Ancient Greece TV Guide

Victorian Sensations: Seeing and Believing

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 01:00

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: Seeing and Believing TV Guide

Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 02:00

Six graduates are challenged to create a work of art following the rules of the Bauhaus. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves TV Guide

A Very British History

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 03:00

Dr Aminul Hoque tells the story of the thousands of Bangladeshi families who settled in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

A Very British History TV Guide

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Cycling: Track World Championships

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 19:00

Live coverage from the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin of the men's and women's team pursuit finals and the men's keirin final. Also in HD.

Cycling: Track World Championships TV Guide

Handmade: Glass

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 20:30

3/3. Filmed in real time and without voiceover or music, this is a portrait of the making of a simple glass jug by glass designer Michael Ruh. Also in HD.

Handmade: Glass TV Guide

Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 21:00

Mary Beard uses modern technology to examine the secrets of the victims of the eruption. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard TV Guide

Elizabeth I's Secret Agents

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 22:00

3/3. A look at the world's first secret service. England has a new monarch and Robert Cecil exposes the most infamous terrorist threat in British history, the gunpowder plot. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Elizabeth I's Secret Agents TV Guide

How We Built Britain

BBC Four - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 23:00

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

How We Built Britain TV Guide

Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 00:00

1/5. The inside story of the design and construction of the Severn Bridge. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built TV Guide

The Silk Road

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 01:00

3/3. Sam Willis continues his journey west in Iran. He begins in Persepolis, heart of the first Persian Empire, before heading to Istanbul and then coming full circle to Venice. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Silk Road TV Guide

Pappano's Greatest Arias

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 02:00

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. Also in HD.

Pappano's Greatest Arias TV Guide

Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 03:00

Mary Beard uses modern technology to examine the secrets of the victims of the eruption. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard TV Guide

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Cycling: Track World Championships

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 19:00

Live coverage from the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin, including the women's omnium final. Also in HD.

Cycling: Track World Championships TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 21:00

Mark Goodier presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 April 1989 and featuring Cookie Crew with Edwin Starr, Ten City, T'Pau, and U2 and BB King. Also in HD.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

Eric Burdon: Rock 'n' Roll - Animal

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 21:30

A retrospective of the life and career of Eric Burdon, the lead singer of The Animals. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Eric Burdon: Rock 'n' Roll - Animal TV Guide

On Drums... Stewart Copeland!

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 22:30

1/3. Stewart Copeland explores why drums are essential to modern popular music. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

On Drums... Stewart Copeland! TV Guide

Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song

BBC Four - Friday 28th February 2020 - 23:30

Royal Festival Hall concert celebrating the music of songwriter and performer Burt Bacharach, with Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka and Joss Stone. Also in HD.

Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song TV Guide

Stunning Soloists at the BBC

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 01:00

Solo show-stoppers from the world's greatest musicians including John Williams, Jacqueline du Pre, Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, James Galway, Ravi Shankar and Dudley Moore. Also in HD.

Stunning Soloists at the BBC TV Guide

Eric Burdon: Rock 'n' Roll - Animal

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 02:00

A retrospective of the life and career of Eric Burdon, the lead singer of The Animals. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

Eric Burdon: Rock 'n' Roll - Animal TV Guide

On Drums... Stewart Copeland!

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 03:00

1/3. Stewart Copeland explores why drums are essential to modern popular music. Contains some strong language. Also in HD.

On Drums... Stewart Copeland! TV Guide

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BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 04:00

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Rick Stein's Long Weekends

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 19:00

5/10. Rick Stein visits Bologna in northern Italy and learns how to make fresh egg pasta used for tortellini, tagliatelle, ravioli and lasagne. He also tries 13-year-old parmesan. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Rick Stein's Long Weekends TV Guide

South Pacific

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 20:00

3/6. Documentary series on the South Pacific islands. Much of this blue wilderness is a marine desert, where sharks, whales and turtles must go to great lengths to survive. Also in HD. [S,AD]

South Pacific TV Guide

Hidden

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 21:00

3/6. The community gathers at a local church to mourn the passing of Geraint Ellis. Contains strong language, some sexual content, some violence and some up... Also in HD.

Hidden TV Guide

Clive James: Postcard from Cairo

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 22:00

Clive James explores the pyramids, tries to buy a camel and talks to Omar Sharif about his love for Cairo's traditions of tolerance and cosmopolitanism. Also in HD. [S]

Clive James: Postcard from Cairo TV Guide

After the Storm

BBC Four - Saturday 29th February 2020 - 22:50

Japanese drama film. A private detective tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and son after his father's death. In Japanese with English subtitles. Also in HD. [2016]

After the Storm TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 00:45

Mark Goodier presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 April 1989 and featuring Cookie Crew with Edwin Starr, Ten City, T'Pau, and U2 and BB King. Also in HD.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

South Pacific

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 01:15

3/6. Documentary series on the South Pacific islands. Much of this blue wilderness is a marine desert, where sharks, whales and turtles must go to great lengths to survive. Also in HD. [S,AD]

South Pacific TV Guide

Rick Stein's Long Weekends

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 02:15

5/10. Rick visits Bologna and learns how to make the local fresh egg pasta. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Rick Stein's Long Weekends TV Guide

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Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 19:00

10/10. Frogs were the first animals Sir David Attenborough kept as a boy. He explains why he is still passionate about these charismatic, colourful and frequently bizarre creatures. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs TV Guide

The Science of Doctor Who

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 20:00

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox takes an audience of celebrity guests and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor. Also in HD.

The Science of Doctor Who TV Guide

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 21:00

3/3. Bendor and Jacky visit the Ulster Museum to investigate what have long been disregarded as low-value copies of works by Flemish artist Peter Breughel the Younger. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces TV Guide

Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 22:00

2/3. Charting the devastating impact pirates had during an age of colonial expansion. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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

Alan Bennett's Diaries

BBC Four - Sunday 1st March 2020 - 23:00

Documentary inspired by Alan Bennett's acerbic and often hilarious diaries and filmed over a year in the writer's life. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Alan Bennett's Diaries TV Guide

The History Boys

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 00:00

Film based on Alan Bennett's play about pupils caught in a clash of education styles. Contains very strong language. Also in HD. [2006] [S,AD]

The History Boys TV Guide

The Secret Life of Children's Books

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 01:50

Five Children and It. 1/2. How Edith Nesbit created a new kind of children's fiction, a blend of magic and realism. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Secret Life of Children's Books TV Guide

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 02:20

3/3. Bendor and Jacky visit the Ulster Museum to investigate what have long been disregarded as low-value copies of works by Flemish artist Peter Breughel the Younger. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces TV Guide

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 19:00

Katty Kay in Washington and Christian Fraser in London report on the events that are shaping the world. Also in HD.

Beyond 100 Days TV Guide

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 19:30

7/12. Francesco da Mosto journeys across the Mediterranean. He visits the Greek wild west, sampling the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and a tiny cave-like church. Also in HD.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage TV Guide

New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 20:00

3/3. Told through the experiences of its native species, this is the moving story of the changing fortunes of New Zealand's wildlife since humans first arrived. Also in HD.

New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands TV Guide

Age of the Image

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 21:00

1/4. James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world. Also in HD.

Age of the Image TV Guide

The Accused: Damned or Devoted? - Storyville

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 22:00

How Pakistan's blasphemy law was politicised during the country's 2018 general election. Also in HD.

Art of France

BBC Four - Monday 2nd March 2020 - 23:15

2/3. Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art took a dramatic turn after the French Revolution, looking at artists including Jacques-Louis David, Delacroix and Gericault. Also in HD.

Art of France TV Guide

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 00:15

Film about the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who ended up in Mexico City. Also in HD.

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist TV Guide

Rude Britannia

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 01:15

2/3. Traditions of satire and lewd humour survived and thrived in the era of Victorian values. Contains strong language and some scenes of a sexual nature. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Rude Britannia TV Guide

New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 02:15

3/3. Told through the experiences of its native species, this is the moving story of the changing fortunes of New Zealand's wildlife since humans first arrived. Also in HD.

New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands TV Guide

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 19:00

Katty Kay in Washington and Christian Fraser in London report on the events that are shaping the world. Also in HD.

Beyond 100 Days TV Guide

The Yorkshire Dales

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 19:30

1/3. Adventurer Paul Rose heads for Wensleydale in this new three-part series about the Yorkshire Dales. He finds out why cycling is so popular and meets a family of Dales dormice. Also in HD.

The Yorkshire Dales TV Guide

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 20:00

3/3. Michael Wood tells the tale of King Alfred's grandson Aethelstan, showing how he fulfilled the family plan to create a kingdom of all England. Also in HD.

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons TV Guide

Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 21:00

3/3. Documentary series. Lucy Worsley explores how Queen Anne's legacy has been marred by historical fibs. Also in HD.

Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

The Stuarts

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 22:00

1/3. A look at James VI and I's attempts to unite Scotland and England under the umbrella of his crowns and persuade his subjects to feel more 'British'. Also in HD.

The Stuarts TV Guide

Armada: 12 Days to Save England

BBC Four - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 23:00

2/3. Drama-documentary series. Dan Snow relives fierce sea battles and looks behind the scenes in the court of Elizabeth I as the Spanish fleet prepares for invasion. Also in HD.

Armada: 12 Days to Save England TV Guide

Inside the Medieval Mind

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 00:00

3/4. Robert Bartlett examines the way we thought during medieval times. As the church's grip on their beliefs increased, people came before religious courts and many were killed. Also in HD.

Inside the Medieval Mind TV Guide

Rhythms of India: Ancient Melodies

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 01:00

1/3. Music travelogue. Composer Soumik Datta begins his exploration of India in Kolkata, revealing how the country's music can help us to understand its past and its present. Also in HD.

Rhythms of India: Ancient Melodies TV Guide

Socrates: Genius of the Ancient World

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 02:00

2/3. Bettany Hughes investigates three giants of ancient philosophy. In the second episode she is in Greece, on the trail of the hugely influential maverick thinker Socrates. Also in HD.

Socrates: Genius of the Ancient World TV Guide

Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 03:00

3/3. Documentary series. Lucy Worsley explores how Queen Anne's legacy has been marred by historical fibs. Also in HD.

Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

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Beyond 100 Days

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 19:00

Katty Kay in Washington and Christian Fraser in London report on the events that are shaping the world. Also in HD.

Beyond 100 Days TV Guide

The Yorkshire Dales

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 19:30

2/3. Explorer Paul Rose heads for Swaledale in his latest Yorkshire Dales adventure. He goes underground looking for rare industrial artefacts and joins a community choir. Also in HD.

The Yorkshire Dales TV Guide

The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 20:00

1/4. Six crafters are faced with the challenge of breathing life back into a Victorian parlour. Also in HD.

The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts TV Guide

A Very British History

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 21:00

Therapist Rachel Nguyen tells the story of the Vietnamese Boat People who came to Britain in the 70s and 80s. Also in HD.

A Very British History TV Guide

The Stuarts

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 22:00

2/3. How the religious violence of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms shaped the DNA of British political culture and how it shaped subsequent constitutional crises. Also in HD.

The Stuarts TV Guide

Blood and Gold: The Making of...

BBC Four - Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 23:00

...Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore. 2/3. Simon uncovers the truth about El Cid and investigates the Spanish Inquisition. Also in HD.

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