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106: BBC FOUR HD

Fri Feb 03
This is BBC Four

Today 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Today 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

TOTP: 1994

Today 19:00 - 19:30

Simon Mayo presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 17 February 1994 and featuring Saint Etienne, Cappella, Dina Carroll, The Wildhearts and 2 Unlimited. [S]

TOTP: 1994

Today 19:30 - 20:00

Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 24 February 1994 and featuring Level 42, Ace of Base, Suede, Gabrielle, Beck and Mariah Carey. [S]

TOTP: 1987

Today 20:00 - 20:30

Janice Long and John Peel present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 5 February 1987 and featuring The Blow Monkeys, The Smiths, and Aretha Franklin with George Michael. [S]

TOTP: 1980

Today 20:30 - 21:00

Steve Wright presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 7 February 1980 and featuring The Tourists, The Chords, The Selecter, AC/DC, The Buggles and The Specials. [S]

The Police: Rock Goes to College

Today 21:00 - 21:40

Classic early live performance from The Police at Hatfield Polytechnic from 1979, including the first performance of Message in a Bottle. [S]

On Drums... Stewart Copeland!

Today 21:40 - 22:40

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

The Police in the East: The Old...

Today 22:40 - 23:35

...Grey Whistle Test. Documentary-style film of The Police's 1980 tour of Japan, Hong Kong, India, Egypt and Greece. Anne Nightingale accompanies the band and interviews its members. [S]

Stewart Copeland's Adventures...

Today 23:35 - 00:35

...In Music. 1/3. Stewart Copeland looks at the power of music to bring humans together. Contains some strong language. [S] [HD]

Sat Feb 04
Sting: Reel Stories

Tomorrow 00:35 - 01:20

Sting joins Dermot O'Leary for an in-depth interview about his life and career. Contains some strong language. [S] [HD]

TOTP: 1994

Tomorrow 01:20 - 01:50

Simon Mayo presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 17 February 1994 and featuring Saint Etienne, Cappella, Dina Carroll, The Wildhearts and 2 Unlimited. [S]

TOTP: 1994

Tomorrow 01:50 - 02:20

Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 24 February 1994 and featuring Level 42, Ace of Base, Suede, Gabrielle, Beck and Mariah Carey. [S]

TOTP: 1987

Tomorrow 02:20 - 02:50

Janice Long and John Peel present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 5 February 1987 and featuring The Blow Monkeys, The Smiths, and Aretha Franklin with George Michael. [S]

TOTP: 1980

Tomorrow 02:50 - 03:20

Steve Wright presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 7 February 1980 and featuring The Tourists, The Chords, The Selecter, AC/DC, The Buggles and The Specials. [S]

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 03:20 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Arctic with Bruce Parry

Tomorrow 19:00 - 20:00

4/5. Bruce travels to the far north of Canada to live with the Caribou people. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. [S,AD] [HD]

Simon King's Shetland Adventure

Tomorrow 20:00 - 21:00

1/3. Wildlife cameraman Simon King and his family experience the changing seasons on the Shetland Islands. The winter weather, with winds of over 100mph, makes life tough for them. [S,AD]

North Sea Connection

Tomorrow 21:00 - 21:45

1/6. Ciara Kenny's fishing trip goes horribly wrong when her brother plans a drug run. Contains strong language and some violent scenes. [S,AD] [HD]

North Sea Connection

Tomorrow 21:45 - 22:30

2/6. Tuva Palsson, a Swedish narcotics detective, inspects a parcel that has washed up on a beach on the Irish Connemara coast. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

Early Doors

Tomorrow 22:30 - 23:00

3/6. Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. The chance to win a box of chocolates has the regulars racking their brains at The Grapes quiz night. [S]

Early Doors

Tomorrow 23:00 - 23:30

4/6. Eddie and Joan discuss their love of circuses with the whole pub and Tommy gets a new job. Contains adult humour. [S]

To the Manor Born

Tomorrow 23:30 - 00:00

6/7. Stately sitcom. Richard's business empire hits a serious crisis. [S]

Sun Feb 05
Hope Street

Sunday 00:00 - 00:45

10/10. Detective Constable Al Quinn is in trouble. Callum has told Finn that Al is a corrupt cop. Al manages to convince Finn that Callum is mistaken, but things go from bad to worse. [S,AD] [HD]

Casa Susanna - Storyville

Sunday 00:45 - 02:15

A Storyville documentary in which octogenarians Diane and Kate reminisce about their experiences of Casa Susanna, a holiday home for cross-dressers in America in the 1950s and 60s. [S] [HD]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Sunday 02:15 - 03:15

1/3. Dr Bendor Grosvenor makes a fascinating discovery in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. [S,AD,SL] [HD]

This is BBC Four

Sunday 03:15 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Sunday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Sunday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Come Dancing

Sunday 19:00 - 19:45

6/7. Terry Wogan introduces the second semi-final of the interregional amateur dance contest from the Assembly Rooms, Derby. Northern Ireland dance against the North West. [S]

Pavarotti in Hyde Park

Sunday 19:45 - 21:20

Luciano Pavarotti's 1991 anniversary concert in Hyde Park, celebrating 30 years of his operatic career. [S] [HD]

Pavarotti

Sunday 21:20 - 23:05

Ron Howard directs this definitive documentary about Luciano Pavarotti. Contains some strong language. [S] [HD]

Pavarotti: King of the High Cs

Sunday 23:05 - 23:55

In a fascinating introspective, celebrated Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti talks about his life and performs arias by Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo. [S]

Opera Italia

Sunday 23:55 - 00:55

1/3. Antonio Pappano presents a series tracing the history of Italian opera. It opens with a whistlestop tour of the beginnings of opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini. [S] [HD]

Mon Feb 06
Michael Palin's New Europe

Monday 00:55 - 01:55

4/7. Michael Palin explores former Eastern Bloc countries. On a journey from Budapest to Yalta, he is engulfed in a swimming pool and shows what he can do on a catwalk. [S,AD] [HD]

Stewart Copeland's Adventures...

Monday 01:55 - 02:55

...In Music. 1/3. Stewart Copeland looks at the power of music to bring humans together. Contains some strong language. [S] [HD]

Arctic with Bruce Parry

Monday 02:55 - 03:55

4/5. Bruce travels to the far north of Canada to live with the Caribou people. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Monday 03:55 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Monday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Monday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Great British Railway Journeys

Monday 19:00 - 19:30

15/15. In Folkestone, Michael Portillo hears how the town coped with an influx of more than 100,000 refugees from Belgium fleeing the German invasion in 1914. [S,AD] [HD]

Spring Walks: Sara Davies

Monday 19:30 - 20:00

1/4. Dragons' Den entrepreneur Sara Davies talks about life, wellbeing and business, and absorbs the serenity of the Yorkshire countryside while walking with a 360-degree camera. [S] [HD]

The Impressionists: Painting...

Monday 20:00 - 21:00

...and Revolution. 2/4. Waldemar Januszczak continues his investigation of the Impressionists by taking us outdoors to their most famous locations. [S,AD] [HD]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Monday 21:00 - 22:00

2/3. Could two anonymous planks found in a drawer in Birmingham be the work of Brueghel? [S,AD] [HD]

Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

Monday 22:00 - 23:00

4/7. Russia goes through the mirror to a chaotic dream world where nothing is stable any more. Contains some sexual content and some upsetting scenes. [S] [HD]

Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

Monday 23:00 - 00:00

5/7. Russian society implodes. Yeltsin attacks parliament with tanks to save democracy. Contains some strong language and disturbing scenes. [S] [HD]

Tue Feb 07
The Magical World of Moss

Tuesday 00:00 - 00:55

Documentary that explores the vital role that mosses played in the earth's evolution and how science is only beginning to unlock the secrets and potential of these amazing plants. [S] [HD]

The Impressionists: Painting...

Tuesday 00:55 - 01:55

...and Revolution. 2/4. Waldemar Januszczak continues his investigation of the Impressionists by taking us outdoors to their most famous locations. [S,AD] [HD]

Great British Railway Journeys

Tuesday 01:55 - 02:25

15/15. In Folkestone, Michael Portillo hears how the town coped with an influx of more than 100,000 refugees from Belgium fleeing the German invasion in 1914. [S,AD] [HD]

Spring Walks: Sara Davies

Tuesday 02:25 - 02:55

1/4. Dragons' Den entrepreneur Sara Davies talks about life, wellbeing and business, and absorbs the serenity of the Yorkshire countryside while walking with a 360-degree camera. [S] [HD]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Tuesday 02:55 - 03:55

2/3. Could two anonymous planks found in a drawer in Birmingham be the work of Brueghel? [S,AD,SL] [HD]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 03:55 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Great British Railway Journeys

Tuesday 19:00 - 19:30

1/15. Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway journeys through Edwardian Britain. His first journey follows in the footsteps of King Edward VII. [S,AD] [HD]

Spring Walks: Nina Wadia

Tuesday 19:30 - 20:00

2/4. Comedian and actor Nina Wadia enjoys an invigorating spring walk in the Yorkshire Dales. A 360-degree camera captures her thoughts and emotions along the way. [S] [HD]

To the Manor Born

Tuesday 20:00 - 20:30

7/7. Stately sitcom. Audrey's hopes of regaining her position as lady of the manor look like being dashed when Richard's business crisis forces him to sell up. [S]

The Mistress

Tuesday 20:30 - 21:00

5/6. Comedy series written by Carla Lane. Luke arranges a free Sunday so that he can make things up with Maxine, but she has other ideas. [S]

A History of Britain by Simon...

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:00

...Schama. 5/7. Simon Schama continues his look at British history with the greatest horror of medieval Britain - the Black Death. [S,AD]

Navalny - Storyville

Tuesday 22:00 - 23:35

In August 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok. Contains strong language. [S] [HD]

Rich Hall's Working for the...

Tuesday 23:35 - 01:05

...American Dream. Award-winning comedian Rich Hall explores the American dream. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

Wed Feb 08
Ancient Worlds

Wednesday 01:05 - 02:05

5/6. Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic, from its mythical beginnings to the all too real violence of its end. [S,AD] [HD]

Spring Walks: Nina Wadia

Wednesday 02:05 - 02:35

2/4. Comedian and actor Nina Wadia enjoys an invigorating spring walk in the Yorkshire Dales. A 360-degree camera captures her thoughts and emotions along the way. [S] [HD]

A History of Britain by Simon...

Wednesday 02:35 - 03:35

...Schama. 5/7. Simon Schama continues his look at British history with the greatest horror of medieval Britain - the Black Death. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 03:35 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Great British Railway Journeys

Wednesday 19:00 - 19:30

2/15. Michael Portillo explores an Edwardian utopia with a radical plan at its heart. Michael discovers a favoured haunt of King Edward VII. [S,AD] [HD]

Walking with Steph McGovern

Wednesday 19:30 - 20:00

Steph McGovern walks down the lanes of Littondale in Yorkshire. She meets the residents who call it home and describes the special place this area holds in her heart. [S] [HD]

Michael Palin's New Europe

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

5/7. Michael Palin explores the countries once hidden behind the Iron Curtain. He samples the distinctive cultures of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and visits Kaliningrad. [S,AD] [HD]

The Magic of Mushrooms

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

Richard Fortey explores the strange and surprising science of fungi, unlocking the story of their evolution, their mysterious life cycle and their value to both the planet and us. [S] [HD]

Fortunes of War

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:55

5/7. Guy and Harriet escape Greece on a derelict cargo boat, but there's a tragedy along the way. [S]

Fortunes of War

Wednesday 22:55 - 23:55

6/7. Simon Boulderstone sets out in search of his brother. Guy returns from Alexandria to take charge of the institute in Cairo. [S]

Fortunes of War

Wednesday 23:55 - 00:55

7/7. Neglected by Guy and weakened by illness, Harriet decides to return to England. But at the last minute, she changes her mind. [S]

Thu Feb 09
The Capture

Thursday 00:55 - 01:50

1/6. Soldier Shaun Emery is accused of a crime he denies. Contains strong language and some violent scenes. [S,AD] [HD]

The Capture

Thursday 01:50 - 02:50

2/6. A dramatic new development makes DI Carey begin to doubt the truth about Shaun's crime. Contains strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

The Capture

Thursday 02:50 - 03:50

3/6. The conspiracy escalates as Shaun's quest to clear his name takes a devastating turn. Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes. [S,AD] [HD]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 03:50 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

Great British Railway Journeys

Thursday 19:00 - 19:30

3/15. Michael Portillo arrives in west Croydon, where he uncovers a once-celebrated, now forgotten, mixed-race composer with an uncannily familiar name. [S,AD] [HD]

The Joy of Painting

Thursday 19:30 - 20:00

15/26. American painter Bob Ross's imagination turns to creating a quiet place in which to sleep and dream - a cosy barn in winter, with the ground blanketed in snow, set against a soft sky. [S]

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

2/2. Intimate series profiling Princess Margaret. The second film finds Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones at the start of their married life in the early 1960s. [S,AD] [HD]

On the Basis of Sex

Thursday 21:00 - 22:50

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fight for gender equality. Contains some strong language. [2018] [S] [HD]

Harriet

Thursday 22:50 - 00:50

Biopic of Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and then led missions to free many more. Contains some strong language and some violent scenes. [2019] [S] [HD]

Fri Feb 10
The Capture

Friday 00:50 - 01:45

4/6. As Carey strays further out of her depth, Shaun receives help from an unexpected source. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

The Capture

Friday 01:45 - 02:45

5/6. Secrets are revealed, while Shaun and Carey's discovery of the truth puts them in danger. Contains some strong language and scenes of flashing images. [S,AD] [HD]

The Capture

Friday 02:45 - 03:45

6/6. Shaun's future, and the fate of our criminal justice system, lie with one person. Carey has a decision to make. Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes. [S,AD] [HD]

This is BBC Four

Friday 03:45 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Friday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm. [HD]

This is BBC Four

Friday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm. [HD]

TOTP: 1994

Friday 19:00 - 19:30

Simon Mayo presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 3 March 1994 and featuring Morrissey, 2 Unlimited, Elvis Costello, E.Y.C., Barbara Tucker and Inspiral Carpets. [S]

TOTP: 1994

Friday 19:30 - 20:00

Mark Goodier presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 10 March 1994 and featuring Carter USM, Primal Scream, M People, Doop, Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey. [S]

TOTP: 1981

Friday 20:00 - 20:30

Richard Skinner presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 12 February 1981 and featuring The Pretenders, Freeez, Beggar and Co, Coast to Coast, Slade and John Lennon. [S]

TOTP: 1986

Friday 20:30 - 21:00

Gary Davies and Steve Wright present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 February 1986 and featuring Belouis Some, Whitney Houston, Su Pollard, Shakin' Stevens and Billy Ocean. [S]

Kate Bush at the BBC

Friday 21:00 - 22:00

Kate Bush performs songs such as Wuthering Heights, Babooshka and Running up That Hill on BBC TV shows, alongside other intriguing and lesser-known material in the BBC studios. [S]

The Kate Bush Story: Running Up...

Friday 22:00 - 23:00

...That Hill. Exploring Kate Bush's career and music through the testimony of collaborators and fans. [S] [HD]

Kate Bush at the BBC 1979

Friday 23:00 - 23:45

1979 Christmas special featuring Kate Bush. She performs Them Heavy People, Madrigal, December and Man with the Child in His Eyes, and duets with guest star Peter Gabriel. [S]

Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart...

Friday 23:45 - 01:10

...and Mind. Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Joni Mitchell tells her story in interviews, interwoven with her words and music. [S]