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9: BBC FOUR

Fri Feb 03
This is BBC Four

Today 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Today 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 03:20 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

To the Manor Born

Tomorrow 23:30 - 00:00

6/7. Stately sitcom. Richard's business empire hits a serious crisis. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Sunday 02:15 - 03:15

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

This is BBC Four

Sunday 03:15 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Sunday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Sunday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

Pavarotti

Sunday 21:20 - 23:05

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

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Monday 03:55 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Monday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Monday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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? Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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? Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 03:55 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Navalny - Storyville

Tuesday 22:00 - 23:35

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

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 03:35 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 03:50 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Thursday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Thursday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Joy of Painting

Thursday 19:30 - 20:00

15/26. Bob Ross imagines a cosy barn in winter with the ground blanketed in snow. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [2018] [S]

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. Also in HD. [2019] [S]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

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. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Friday 03:45 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Friday 05:30 - 18:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Friday 18:58 - 19:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1986

Friday 20:30 - 21:00

With Belouis Some, Whitney Houston, Su Pollard, Shakin' Stevens and Billy Ocean. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]

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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S]