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Nature's Miniature Miracles (Finished)

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 02:00

This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals. It really is a big bad world out there. So what happens if you are the little guy? [S,AD] [HD]

Nature's Miniature Miracles TV Guide

My Amazing Twin

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 03:00

7/17. Adam Pearson presents a personal film about genetics. He and his twin brother are genetically identical and both have neurofibromatosis 1 (Nf1) - yet they are completely different.

My Amazing Twin TV Guide

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BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 19:00

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Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 19:30

12/12. Francesco da Mosto reaches Istanbul, the final stop of his marathon voyage, where he explores the Palace of Topkapi, huge underground cisterns and the Grand Bazaar. [S,AD] [HD]

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage TV Guide

Dynasties

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 20:00

5/5. Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. A tigress must protect her cubs while battling rivals who want to steal her lands and overthrow her. [S,AD] [HD]

Dynasties TV Guide

Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 21:00

Sir Ian McKellen reads the poetry, Michael Wood traces the journey on the ground. Together, they conjure up the extraordinary life, times and words of Du Fu, China's greatest poet.

Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet TV Guide

Yellow Is Forbidden

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 22:00

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

Yellow Is Forbidden TV Guide

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 22:50

1/3. In Siberia, Alexandra spends three weeks living with a group of herders. Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. [S,AD]

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy TV Guide

Handmade: Wood

BBC Four HD - Monday 6th April 2020 - 23:50

2/3. Filmed over five days, this film reveals the complex, time-consuming processes involved in creating a Windsor chair, made by Jim Steele in his Warwickshire workshop.

Handmade: Wood TV Guide

The Secret Life of Books:...

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 00:20

...Confessions of an English Opium Eater. 4/6. John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's addiction memoir.

The Secret Life of Books:... TV Guide

Bacchus Uncovered - Ancient God of Ecstasy

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 00:55

Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins. [S,AD] [HD]

Bacchus Uncovered - Ancient God of Ecstasy TV Guide

Yellow Is Forbidden

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 01:50

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

Yellow Is Forbidden TV Guide

Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 02:45

Sir Ian McKellen reads the poetry, Michael Wood traces the journey on the ground. Together, they conjure up the extraordinary life, times and words of Du Fu, China's greatest poet.

Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet TV Guide

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BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 03:45

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BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 19:00

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Weird Nature: Marvellous Motion

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 19:30

1/6. Series looking at strange animal behaviour reveals nature's quirkiest movers and shakers using special FX, from dancing seaslugs to cartwheeling caterpillars. [S,AD]

Weird Nature: Marvellous Motion TV Guide

Digging For Britain: The Greatest Discoveries

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 20:00

4/4. Professor Alice Roberts re-examines the key archaeological sites of Anglo-Saxon Britain. [S,AD] [HD]

Digging For Britain: The Greatest Discoveries TV Guide

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 20:30

4/4. Waldemar Januszczak reveals why Cezanne painted two old men hunched over a game of cards.

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak TV Guide

Britain Beneath Your Feet

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 21:00

2/2. Series exploring Britain from below. Dallas Campbell sees how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move, and meets some of the hidden army of workers. [S,AD] [HD]

Britain Beneath Your Feet TV Guide

Secrets of Orkney: Britain's Ancient Capital

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 22:00

2/3. Andy Torbet tries to cross the Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done. [S,AD] [HD]

Secrets of Orkney: Britain's Ancient Capital TV Guide

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy

BBC Four HD - Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 23:00

2/3. In Andalucia, Alexandra meets a family who excel in fighting bulls from horseback. Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. [S,AD]

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy TV Guide

Handmade: Metal

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 00:00

1/3. Filmed without voiceover or music, this film is an absorbing portrait of the complex processes behind the crafting of a steel knife by bladesmith Owen Bush.

Handmade: Metal TV Guide

Mark Gatiss on John Minton: The...

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 00:30

...Lost Man of British Art. Actor Mark Gatiss celebrates the life and work of John Minton - a highly prolific and successful artist of the 20th century, whose work is now all but forgotten.

Mark Gatiss on John Minton: The... TV Guide

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 01:30

4/4. Waldemar Januszczak reveals why Cezanne painted two old men hunched over a game of cards.

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak TV Guide

Digging for Britain: The Greatest Discoveries

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 02:00

4/4. Professor Alice Roberts re-examines the key archaeological sites of Anglo-Saxon Britain. [S,AD,SL]

Digging for Britain: The Greatest Discoveries TV Guide

Britain Beneath Your Feet

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 02:30

2/2. Series exploring Britain from below. Dallas Campbell sees how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move, and meets some of the hidden army of workers. [S,AD] [HD]

Britain Beneath Your Feet TV Guide

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BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 03:30

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BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 19:00

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Handmade in Japan

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 19:30

2/3. Series celebrating traditional Japanese crafts. On Amami Oshima in the southern oceans, we follow the elaborate handmade production of a traditional Japanese kimono. [S,AD] [HD]

Handmade in Japan TV Guide

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 20:00

2/3. Documentary drama series exploring the lives of Henry VIII's wives. Henry leaves Katherine to marry Anne Boleyn, but rumours start to spread that she has been unfaithful. [S,AD] [HD]

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley TV Guide

Secret Universe - The Hidden Life of the Cell

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 21:00

Documentary exploring the inner world of the human cellular structure via the narrative of a viral infection from within the world of a single cell. [S,AD] [HD]

Secret Universe - The Hidden Life of the Cell TV Guide

The Horizon Guide to Pandemic

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 22:00

Virologist Mike Leahy uses 50 years of BBC archive to explore the history of pandemics - infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites - from smallpox to swine flu.

The Horizon Guide to Pandemic TV Guide

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy

BBC Four HD - Wednesday 8th April 2020 - 23:00

3/3. Alexandra Tolstoy explores the vibrant horse culture of Montana. She lives on a ranch with a cowboy family, and Native American Kenny introduces her to bareback riding. [S,AD]

Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy TV Guide

The Banker's Guide to the Art Market

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 00:00

Documentary exploring the high-stakes, and sometimes murky, world of art collecting. The value of London's art market has reached unprecedented heights. [S,AD] [HD]

The Banker's Guide to the Art Market TV Guide

Rhyme & Reason: BBC Introducing Arts

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 01:30

Lemn Sissay presents a selection of short films from a new generation of artists who are inspired by poetry and the spoken word. Contains some strong language.

Rhyme & Reason: BBC Introducing Arts TV Guide

The Horizon Guide to Pandemic

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 02:30

Virologist Mike Leahy uses 50 years of BBC archive to explore the history of pandemics - infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites - from smallpox to swine flu.

The Horizon Guide to Pandemic TV Guide

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BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 03:25

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BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 19:00

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The Wonder of Animals

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 19:30

5/12. Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. How are foxes bucking the trend of carnivores struggling to compete in a world with a rocketing human population? [S,AD] [HD]

The Wonder of Animals TV Guide

How to Make: The Toothbrush

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 20:00

2/3. Designer and materials engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the science - and conducts her own experiments - behind creating a more sustainable solution for brushing our teeth.

How to Make: The Toothbrush TV Guide

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 21:00

1/5. Film critic Mark Kermode examines the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres, beginning with romantic comedies. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema TV Guide

Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 22:00

Dawn French in her acclaimed one-woman show, filmed during its final West End run. Contains some strong language.

Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes TV Guide

Arena: Loretta Lynn - Still A Mountain Girl

BBC Four HD - Thursday 9th April 2020 - 23:55

Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn looks back at her long, extraordinary life. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.

Arena: Loretta Lynn - Still A Mountain Girl TV Guide

Smile! The Nation's Family Album

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 01:25

Using images and stories from different families and generations, a revealing portrait how of we have documented our changing lives through the family photograph. [S,AD] [HD]

Smile! The Nation's Family Album TV Guide

How to Make: The Toothbrush

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 02:25

2/3. Designer and materials engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the science - and conducts her own experiments - behind creating a more sustainable solution for brushing our teeth.

How to Make: The Toothbrush TV Guide

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BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 19:00

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TOTP 1989

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 19:30

Anthea Turner presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 29 June 1989 and featuring Holly Johnson, London Boys and Double Trouble with Rebel MC.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 20:00

Nicky Campbell presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 6 July 1989 and featuring Sonia, Monie Love and The Beautiful South.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

Sounds of the 70s - Soul

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 20:30

6/10. Performances from the kings and queens of soul, including Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, The Stylistics and Gil Scott-Heron.

Sounds of the 70s - Soul TV Guide

Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 21:00

Documentary chronicling Kenny Rogers's remarkable rise to the top of his game and the golden era of country music he ushered in, featuring interviews and performance footage.

Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table TV Guide

David Cassidy: The Last Session

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 22:00

This candid biography explores the life of David Cassidy, the 70s pop idol and TV star. Contains some strong language.

David Cassidy: The Last Session TV Guide

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

BBC Four HD - Friday 10th April 2020 - 23:25

3/4. The third episode sees Sinatra turn his career around and the birth of the Rat Pack. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All TV Guide

Gregory Porter's Popular Voices

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 00:25

1/3. Gregory explores the sound and work of his favourite vocal showstoppers - Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Prince, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

Gregory Porter's Popular Voices TV Guide

Music Moguls: Masters of Pop

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 01:25

2/3. A look at great music producers, including Trevor Horn, Lamont Dozier and Tony Visconti. Contains some strong language.

Music Moguls: Masters of Pop TV Guide

David Cassidy: The Last Session

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 02:25

This candid biography explores the life of David Cassidy, the 70s pop idol and TV star. Contains some strong language.

David Cassidy: The Last Session TV Guide

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The Private Life of Chickens

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 19:00

2/3. Jimmy Doherty reveals the hidden lives of farmyard animals. He visits a farm in Devon to find out how chickens work out the pecking order and how they communicate with chicks. [S,AD] [HD]

The Private Life of Chickens TV Guide

Coast Great Guides: Scotland's Western Isles

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 20:00

6/8. Neil and Tessa present their guide to the Western Isles - a coastal cluster of islets that include the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Argyll and St Kilda. [S,AD] [HD]

Coast Great Guides: Scotland's Western Isles TV Guide

Twin

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 21:00

3/8. Day three. Ingrid and Erik's plans for their new life start to fall apart.

Twin TV Guide

Twin

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 21:45

4/8. Crime-thriller series. Day four. Erik returns to Unstad in an attempt to say goodbye to his old life. But when Karin almost drowns, he reacts completely differently to how Adam would.

Twin TV Guide

What a Performance! Pioneers of...

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 22:30

...Popular Entertainment. 1/3. The birth of 19th-century music hall and the colourful world of its entertainers. [S,AD] [HD]

What a Performance! Pioneers of... TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four HD - Saturday 11th April 2020 - 23:30

Anthea Turner presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 29 June 1989 and featuring Holly Johnson, London Boys and Double Trouble with Rebel MC.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

TOTP 1989

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 00:00

Nicky Campbell presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 6 July 1989 and featuring Sonia, Monie Love and The Beautiful South.

TOTP 1989 TV Guide

Indie & Beyond with Shaun Ryder & Alan McGee

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 00:30

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and Creation Records boss Alan McGee reveal their personal playlist of indie, punk and ska favourites.

Indie & Beyond with Shaun Ryder & Alan McGee TV Guide

Coast Great Guides: Scotland's Western Isles

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 01:30

6/8. Neil and Tessa present their guide to the Western Isles - a coastal cluster of islets that include the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Argyll and St Kilda. [S,AD] [HD]

Coast Great Guides: Scotland's Western Isles TV Guide

Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 02:30

Hannah Fry leads a nationwide experiment to help plan for the next deadly flu pandemic, which could happen at any time. How many will it kill? What can we do about it? [S,AD] [HD]

Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic TV Guide

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Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 19:00

British vocal ensemble Tenebrae give a special performance filmed under the extraordinary conditions of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts TV Guide

Canal Boat Diaries

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 19:30

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie tackles a propeller problem and tricky locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire.

Canal Boat Diaries TV Guide

The British Garden: Life and Death on Your Lawn

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 20:00

Chris Packham explores how wildlife thrives in suburban gardens over the four seasons. [S,AD] [HD]

The British Garden: Life and Death on Your Lawn TV Guide

The Sky at Night

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 21:30

The Sky at Night discovers how ESA's Solar Orbiter was built, how it will protect itself against the Sun's searing heat and how it will investigate the mysteries of the Sun.

The Sky at Night TV Guide

Wolf Hall

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 22:00

1/6. Lacking a male heir, the king is desperate to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. Contains some strong language and some violent scenes. [S,AD] [HD]

Wolf Hall TV Guide

Wolf Hall

BBC Four HD - Sunday 12th April 2020 - 23:05

2/6. Historical drama chronicling Thomas Cromwell's rise to power. As Wolsey retreats north, he urges Cromwell to get close to Anne Boleyn to regain the King's favour. [S,AD] [HD]

Wolf Hall TV Guide

Handmade in Bolton

BBC Four HD - Monday 13th April 2020 - 00:05

3/4. Ex-forger Shaun Greenhalgh is set the task of making a Renaissance animal plate of the type invented by the great French potter Bernard Palissy.

Handmade in Bolton TV Guide

Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English

BBC Four HD - Monday 13th April 2020 - 00:35

The fascinating story of the friendship between Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst.

Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English TV Guide