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9: BBC FOUR

Tue Apr 16
Britain in Focus: A...

Today 01:30 - 02:30

...Photographic History. 3/3. How the colour boom and digital revolution have shaped modern British photography. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Today 02:30 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Today 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Today 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Today 18:00 - 19:00

2/6. Michael Portillo heads west into the Blue Mountains and travels 570 miles to Broken Hill. Also in HD. [S,AD]

To the Manor Born

Today 19:00 - 19:30

5/7. Sitcom about a former lady of the manor. Richard is anxious to sign a profitable contract with the glamorous Mademoiselle Dutoit, even if it means inventing a wife. Also in HD. [S]

No Place Like Home

Today 19:30 - 20:00

3/6. Arthur goes on holiday with his neighbour Trevor, hoping to escape the problems of home, but they reach an unexpected destination. Also in HD. [S]

Secrets of Size: Atoms to...

Today 20:00 - 21:00

...Supergalaxies. 2/2. In this mind-bending film, Jim Al-Khalili explores the universe at its largest, from our solar system up to giant networks of interconnected galaxies. Also in HD. [S]

Ministry of Evil: The Twisted...

Today 21:00 - 21:45

...Cult of Tony Alamo. 3/4. Now on the run, Alamo orders his followers to leave the compound and take his wife's body. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Ministry of Evil: The Twisted...

Today 21:45 - 22:30

...Cult of Tony Alamo. 4/4. After prison, Alamo begins 'wedding' young girls. The FBI start to investigate. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Cult Next Door

Today 22:30 - 23:30

The extraordinary story of a strange cult which came to light in 2013. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Pompeii: The Mystery of the...

Today 23:30 - 00:30

...People Frozen in Time. Margaret Mountford uncovers a new story within one of history's most iconic moments. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Wed Apr 17
Great Australian Railway Journeys

Tomorrow 00:30 - 01:30

2/6. Michael Portillo heads west into the Blue Mountains and travels 570 miles to Broken Hill. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Tomorrow 01:30 - 02:30

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

Tomorrow 02:30 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Tomorrow 18:00 - 19:00

3/6. Michael rides the transcontinental Indian Pacific Railway from Adelaide to Perth. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Himalaya with Michael Palin

Tomorrow 19:00 - 20:00

6/6. Michael Palin concludes his Himalayan trek by travelling from Bhutan through Bangladesh before finishing on a fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Siân Phillips at 90

Tomorrow 20:00 - 21:00

Acclaimed actress Dame Siân Phillips is still working at 90. The star of I, Claudius speaks openly about her marriage to Peter O'Toole and reflects on her life and glittering career. Also in HD. [S]

Shoulder to Shoulder:...

Tomorrow 21:00 - 21:20

...Remembered By.... Siân Phillips, Waris Hussein and Moira Armstrong look back on the 1974 BBC TV series. Also in HD. [S]

Shoulder to Shoulder

Tomorrow 21:20 - 22:35

1/6. 1898: Dr and Mrs Pankhurst and their four children are living comfortably in Manchester. However, in that year an event occurs which will radically change all their lives. Also in HD. [S]

Shoulder to Shoulder

Tomorrow 22:35 - 23:50

2/6. 1904: Annie Kenney - a mill worker since the age of ten. What has Women's Suffrage to offer her? Also in HD. [S]

Shoulder to Shoulder

Tomorrow 23:50 - 01:10

3/6. 1908: Almost any door was open for Constance Lytton, daughter of the Viceroy of India. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S]

Thu Apr 18
Himalaya with Michael Palin

Thursday 01:10 - 02:10

6/6. Michael Palin concludes his Himalayan trek by travelling from Bhutan through Bangladesh before finishing on a fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 02:10 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Thursday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Thursday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

4/6. Michael discovers the story behind the Ashes at the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground. Also in HD. [S,AD]

The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath...

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

...the Waves. An attempt to prove whether there is any truth behind the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. Also in HD. [S]

Sweet Charity

Thursday 20:00 - 22:25

Musical comedy about the romantic ups and downs of a dance partner-for-hire at a seedy New York dance hall, who longs for true love but has bad luck with men. Also in HD. [1969] [S]

Parkinson Meets Shirley MacLaine

Thursday 22:25 - 22:50

Michael Parkinson interviews American actress Shirley MacLaine. Also in HD. [S]

Shirley MacLaine: Talking Pictures

Thursday 22:50 - 23:40

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by one of Hollywood's most outspoken stars, Shirley Maclaine. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. Also in HD. [S]

Ministry of Evil: The Twisted...

Thursday 23:40 - 00:25

...Cult of Tony Alamo. 3/4. Now on the run, Alamo orders his followers to leave the compound and take his wife's body. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Fri Apr 19
Ministry of Evil: The Twisted...

Friday 00:25 - 01:10

...Cult of Tony Alamo. 4/4. After prison, Alamo begins 'wedding' young girls. The FBI start to investigate. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Tommy Cooper at the BBC

Friday 01:10 - 01:40

To mark 100 years since the birth of comedy legend Tommy Cooper, Sir Lenny Henry looks back through the BBC's archives and shares some of the great man's funniest moments. Also in HD. [S]

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Friday 01:40 - 02:40

4/6. Michael discovers the story behind the Ashes at the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Friday 02:40 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Friday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Friday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

TOTP: 1995

Friday 18:00 - 19:00

Bjork and Jack Dee introduce the biggest-selling songs of 1995, plus the Christmas Day Number One. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1986

Friday 19:00 - 19:30

Gary Davies presents the programme, first broadcast on 17 April 1986. Featuring Big Country, Falco, A-ha, Janet Jackson, It's Immaterial, George Michael and Whitney Houston. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1981

Friday 19:30 - 20:00

With Bad Manners, Girlschool, Department S, The Beat, The Cure, The Nolans, UK Subs, The Jacksons, Whitesnake, Spandau Ballet, Sugar Minott, Bucks Fizz and Ennio Morricone. Also in HD. [S]

Pet Shop Boys at the BBC

Friday 20:00 - 21:30

A look back at one of British music's most enduring and significant partnerships, Pet Shop Boys, with highlights from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's appearances on the BBC. Also in HD. [S]

Pet Shop Boys: Then and Now -...

Friday 21:30 - 23:00

...imagine.... Watch Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - unguarded, poignant and hilarious. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S]

Pet Shop Boys: Live in Hyde Park

Friday 23:00 - 00:05

Pet Shop Boys' headline performance at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2019. Contains scenes of flashing images. Also in HD. [S]

Sat Apr 20
Pet Shop Boys: Reel Stories

Saturday 00:05 - 00:55

Often sublime, occasionally ridiculous, never boring; Pet Shop Boys sit down with Dermot O'Leary to watch back the twists and turns of a career like no other. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1981

Saturday 00:55 - 01:25

With Bad Manners, Girlschool, Department S, The Beat, The Cure, The Nolans, UK Subs, The Jacksons, Whitesnake, Spandau Ballet, Sugar Minott, Bucks Fizz and Ennio Morricone. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1986

Saturday 01:25 - 01:55

Gary Davies presents the programme, first broadcast on 17 April 1986. Featuring Big Country, Falco, A-ha, Janet Jackson, It's Immaterial, George Michael and Whitney Houston. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1995

Saturday 01:55 - 02:55

Bjork and Jack Dee introduce the biggest-selling songs of 1995, plus the Christmas Day Number One. Also in HD. [S]

This is BBC Four

Saturday 02:55 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Saturday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Saturday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Snooker: World Championship

Saturday 18:00 - 20:00

Coverage of the evening session on day one of the 2024 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Also in HD. [S]

Wisting

Saturday 20:00 - 20:45

3/4. Still without a good lead in the kidnapping case, Wisting is under pressure to get results. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S]

Wisting

Saturday 20:45 - 21:30

4/4. Clifford's father Andrew has also fallen into the clutches of the kidnappers. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S]

Parkinson

Saturday 21:30 - 22:40

Michael Parkinson in conversation with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Kiki Dee and Ronan Keating. Also in HD. [S]

Parkinson Meets Shirley MacLaine

Saturday 22:40 - 23:05

Michael Parkinson interviews American actress Shirley MacLaine. Also in HD. [S]

Siân Phillips at 90

Saturday 23:05 - 00:05

Acclaimed actress Dame Siân Phillips is still working at 90. The star of I, Claudius speaks openly about her marriage to Peter O'Toole and reflects on her life and glittering career. Also in HD. [S]

Sun Apr 21
To the Manor Born

Sunday 00:05 - 00:35

5/7. Sitcom about a former lady of the manor. Richard is anxious to sign a profitable contract with the glamorous Mademoiselle Dutoit, even if it means inventing a wife. Also in HD. [S]

No Place Like Home

Sunday 00:35 - 01:10

3/6. Arthur goes on holiday with his neighbour Trevor, hoping to escape the problems of home, but they reach an unexpected destination. Also in HD. [S]

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Sunday 01:10 - 02:10

3/6. Michael rides the transcontinental Indian Pacific Railway from Adelaide to Perth. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Sunday 02:10 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Sunday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Sunday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Snooker: World Championship

Sunday 18:00 - 20:00

Coverage of the evening session on the second day of the Snooker World Championship at the Crucible Theatre. Also in HD. [S]

Mary Beard Remembers......

Sunday 20:00 - 20:10

...Civilisation. Mary Beard delivers a personal introduction to Kenneth Clark's landmark 1969 series. Also in HD. [S]

Civilisation: A Personal View...

Sunday 20:10 - 21:00

...by Kenneth Clark. 1/13. Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at at how European art survived the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome. Also in HD. [S]

GOOD Starring David Tennant

Sunday 21:00 - 22:50

David Tennant stars as John Halder, a 'good' man adapting to survive, in CP Taylor's powerful, chilling play. Filmed live on stage by the National Theatre. Also in HD. [S]

Blood of the Clans

Sunday 22:50 - 23:50

1/3. Neil Oliver retells the 17th-century conflict between royalist clans and parliamentarians. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Blood of the Clans

Sunday 23:50 - 00:50

2/3. Neil Oliver uncovers the real story of a Scottish legend, Rob Roy MacGregor. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Mon Apr 22
The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath...

Monday 00:50 - 01:50

...the Waves. An attempt to prove whether there is any truth behind the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. Also in HD. [S]

Civilisation: A Personal View...

Monday 01:50 - 02:40

...by Kenneth Clark. 1/13. Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at at how European art survived the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome. Also in HD. [S]

This is BBC Four

Monday 02:40 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Monday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Monday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Snooker: World Championship

Monday 18:00 - 20:00

Coverage of the evening session on day three of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre. Also in HD. [S]

Gods of Snooker

Monday 20:00 - 21:00

1/3. Alex Higgins upsets the snooker establishment but turns the game into box office gold. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S]

Civilisation: A Personal View...

Monday 21:00 - 21:50

...by Kenneth Clark. 2/13. Kenneth Clark traces the reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th century. Also in HD. [S]

Civilisation: A Personal View...

Monday 21:50 - 22:40

...by Kenneth Clark. 3/13. Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to Pisa, as he explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy. Also in HD. [S]

Victorian Sensations: Decadence...

Monday 22:40 - 23:40

...and Degeneration. 2/3. Paul McGann discovers how fears of moral and imperial decline terrified 1890s Britain. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Blood of the Clans

Monday 23:40 - 00:40

3/3. Neil Oliver reveals how Scotland was torn in two by Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Tue Apr 23
The Cult Next Door

Tuesday 00:40 - 01:40

The extraordinary story of a strange cult which came to light in 2013. Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Gods of Snooker

Tuesday 01:40 - 02:40

1/3. Alex Higgins upsets the snooker establishment but turns the game into box office gold. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S,SL]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 02:40 - 04:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 04:30 - 17:58

Daily from 7.00pm.

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 17:58 - 18:00

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

Snooker: World Championship

Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00

Coverage of the evening session on day four of the 2024 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre. Also in HD. [S]

Gods of Snooker

Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

2/3. As snooker becomes big business, Alex Higgins struggles to keep up with the professionalism of a new rising star - Steve Davis. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S]

The 15 Billion Pound Railway

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:00

1/2. Part one of an exclusive documentary following the drama behind Crossrail's construction. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Chasing the Moon

Tuesday 22:00 - 22:50

1/6. America's race to the moon begins with Soviet Russia's launch of Sputnik 1. Also in HD. [S]

Chasing the Moon

Tuesday 22:50 - 23:40

2/6. How America's space exploration technology caught up with the Soviet Union's. Also in HD. [S]

Civilisation: A Personal View...

Tuesday 23:40 - 00:30

...by Kenneth Clark. 2/13. Kenneth Clark traces the reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th century. Also in HD. [S]