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9: BBC FOUR

Fri Sep 30
Wild China

Today 02:05 - 03:05

1/6. The hills of Guilin and the fishermen of the Li River form the heart of this exploration of the rice-growing cultures and strange creatures of southern China. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Today 03:05 - 05:30

Programmes start at 7.00pm.

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.

How Pop Songs Work

Today 19:00 - 20:00

Conductor Charles Hazlewood hosts a celebration of the magic of pop music and explores the skill and musical dexterity that goes into writing, performing and producing hit records. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1993

Today 20:00 - 20:30

With Green Jell├┐, Sarah Washington, Bad Boys Inc., Culture Beat and Apache Indian. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1993

Today 20:30 - 21:00

With The Bee Gees, The Pogues, UB40, Aftershock, Bitty Mclean, Tasmin Archer and Sinclair. Also in HD. [S]

Phil Collins at the BBC

Today 21:00 - 22:00

A look back through the BBC's archives with the man who, against all odds, went from being the drummer in Genesis to one of the biggest solo performers of the 1980s and 90s. Also in HD. [S]

The Old Grey Whistle Test: Genesis

Today 22:00 - 22:40

Anne Nightingale introduces a recording of a Genesis concert performed at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, on 7 May 1980. The band is fronted by a bearded Phil Collins. Also in HD. [S]

Later... with Jools Holland:...

Today 22:40 - 23:40

...Collaborations. Jools looks back at some of the unique collaborations that have appeared on the show. Also in HD. [S]

Duets at the BBC

Today 23:40 - 00:40

The best romantic duets from the BBC archive, including Robbie and Kylie, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, Sonny and Cher, and Peaches and Herb. Also in HD. [S]

Sat Oct 01
TOTP: 1993

Tomorrow 00:40 - 01:10

With Green Jell├┐, Sarah Washington, Bad Boys Inc., Culture Beat and Apache Indian. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1993

Tomorrow 01:10 - 01:40

With The Bee Gees, The Pogues, UB40, Aftershock, Bitty Mclean, Tasmin Archer and Sinclair. Also in HD. [S]

How Pop Songs Work

Tomorrow 01:40 - 02:40

Conductor Charles Hazlewood hosts a celebration of the magic of pop music and explores the skill and musical dexterity that goes into writing, performing and producing hit records. Also in HD. [S]

Phil Collins at the BBC

Tomorrow 02:40 - 03:40

A look back through the BBC's archives with the man who, against all odds, went from being the drummer in Genesis to one of the biggest solo performers of the 1980s and 90s. Also in HD. [S]

This is BBC Four

Tomorrow 03:40 - 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.

Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe

Tomorrow 19:00 - 20:00

2/4. While visiting Tuscany and Umbria, Francesco da Mosto learns how to be the perfect courtier in Urbino and goes grape harvesting in Chianti. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Himalaya with Michael Palin

Tomorrow 20:00 - 21:00

4/6. Michael Palin continues his Himalayan Trek, leaving Everest base camp on the high road to Lhasa as he takes a look at how China has changed Tibet. Also in HD. [S]

KaDeWe - Our Time Is Now

Tomorrow 21:00 - 21:50

3/6. In Berlin, inflation soars, the workforce is starving and KaDeWe is struggling to survive. Contains explicit sexual scenes and some violent scenes. Also in HD. [S]

KaDeWe - Our Time Is Now

Tomorrow 21:50 - 22:40

4/6. Harry realises that he must confront his addiction head-on. Contains some strong language, some sexual content and some upsetting sc... Also in HD. [S]

Berlin 1945

Tomorrow 22:40 - 23:30

2/3. The Battle for Berlin has begun and defeat for Germany draws closer. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Also in HD. [S]

I Am Not Your Negro

Tomorrow 23:30 - 01:00

How the images and reality of black lives in America today are fabricated and enforced. Contains some strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Sun Oct 02
Keeping Up Appearances

Sunday 01:00 - 01:30

8/11. Sitcom. When Bruce and Violet's constant arguing threatens Hyacinth's luxury barbecue, she resorts to desperate musical measures to keep her family scandals from public exposure. Also in HD. [S]

Ever Decreasing Circles

Sunday 01:30 - 02:00

4/6. Martin saves a little girl from drowning and is hailed a hero. How will he cope with fame? Also in HD. [S]

Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe

Sunday 02:00 - 03:00

2/4. While visiting Tuscany and Umbria, Francesco da Mosto learns how to be the perfect courtier in Urbino and goes grape harvesting in Chianti. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Himalaya with Michael Palin

Sunday 03:00 - 04:00

4/6. Michael Palin continues his Himalayan Trek, leaving Everest base camp on the high road to Lhasa as he takes a look at how China has changed Tibet. Also in HD. [S]

This is BBC Four

Sunday 04:00 - 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.

BBC Young Musician 2022:...

Sunday 19:00 - 20:00

...Strings Final Highlights. 1/6. Five outstanding young string players compete to reach the BBC Young Musician grand final. Also in HD. [S]

The Waiting Game

Sunday 20:00 - 20:30

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life. Also in HD. [S]

Then or Now

Sunday 20:30 - 21:10

The Royal Ballet's Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Will Tuckett, blends classical ballet, poetry and music to explore ideas of home and belonging. Also in HD. [S]

Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany

Sunday 21:10 - 22:10

2/2. Amateur footage that reveals both civilian and military life in WWII Germany. Contains some violence and disturbing scenes. Also in HD. [S]

Stephen: The Murder That...

Sunday 22:10 - 23:10

...Changed a Nation. 1/3. Documentary examining the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the police investigation. Contains very strong language and some violent scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Stephen: The Murder That...

Sunday 23:10 - 00:10

...Changed a Nation. 2/3. Doreen and Neville Lawrence launch a private murder prosecution. Contains very strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Mon Oct 03
Peaky Blinders

Monday 00:10 - 01:10

1/6. Tommy sets off to North America, where the end of Prohibition brings new opportunities. Contains strong language and some violent scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Peaky Blinders

Monday 01:10 - 02:10

2/6. Tommy gets involved in a power game with fascists, freedom fighters and Boston gangsters. Contains strong language. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Peaky Blinders

Monday 02:10 - 03:05

3/6. Tommy goes on a quest to discover who placed a curse on his family. Contains strong language. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Monday 03:05 - 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.

BBC Young Musician 2022:...

Monday 19:00 - 20:00

...Woodwind Final Highlights. 2/6. Five outstanding young woodwind players compete for a place in the grand final. Also in HD. [S]

Forest, Field & Sky: Art out of...

Monday 20:00 - 21:00

...Nature. Dr James Fox takes a journey through six different landscapes across Britain, meeting artists whose work explores our relationship to the natural world. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Glenda Jackson: This Cultural Life

Monday 21:00 - 21:30

1/6. Glenda Jackson talks to John Wilson about her most important cultural influences, including Peter Brook, Ken Russell, and Margaret Thatcher, who galvanised her to enter politics. Also in HD. [S]

Elizabeth Is Missing

Monday 21:30 - 23:00

A woman tries to solve the mystery of her missing friend before dementia erases the clues. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Horror of Darkness: The...

Monday 23:00 - 00:10

...Wednesday Play. A play by John Hopkins that takes an original look at the eternal triangle. First broadcast in 1965 as part of the BBC's classic series, The Wednesday Play. Also in HD. [S]

Tue Oct 04
Peaky Blinders

Tuesday 00:10 - 01:10

4/6. Tommy establishes a connection between crime and political power. Contains strong language, some sexual content and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Peaky Blinders

Tuesday 01:10 - 02:10

5/6. Tommy takes a course of action that will change everything. Contains strong language, some sexual content, some violence and upsetti... Also in HD. [S,AD]

Peaky Blinders

Tuesday 02:10 - 03:30

6/6. Tommy Shelby faces the consequences of his experiences and his actions. Contains very strong language, some violence, some upsetting scenes and ... Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Tuesday 03:30 - 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.

BBC Young Musician 2022: Brass...

Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

...Final Highlights. 3/6. Five outstanding young brass players compete for a place in the 2022 grand final. Also in HD. [S]

Keeping Up Appearances

Tuesday 20:00 - 20:30

9/11. Sitcom. When Hyacinth decides that a new car is in order, she aims rather higher than most people - much to Richard's horror. Also in HD. [S]

Ever Decreasing Circles

Tuesday 20:30 - 21:00

5/6. Martin achieves a long-held ambition and joins an exclusive local club. Meanwhile, Ann discovers the trials and tribulations of student life at the Open University. Also in HD. [S]

Midwives - Storyville

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:35

A Storyville documentary. Two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side in a makeshift clinic in western Myanmar. Also in HD. [S]

Collective: Unravelling a...

Tuesday 22:35 - 00:20

...Scandal - Storyville. A nightclub fire in Bucharest leaves 27 dead. Then, the survivors begin dying too. Contains very strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S]

Wed Oct 05
Stephen: The Murder That...

Wednesday 00:20 - 01:20

...Changed a Nation. 3/3. The public inquiry leads to a change in the law that means the suspects can be retried. Contains very strong language and upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

Wednesday 01:20 - 02:20

1/4. Samuel L Jackson and a team of journalists and divers explore 400 years of slavery. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany

Wednesday 02:20 - 03:20

2/2. Amateur footage that reveals both civilian and military life in WWII Germany. Contains some violence and disturbing scenes. Also in HD. [S,SL]

This is BBC Four

Wednesday 03:20 - 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.

BBC Young Musician 2022:...

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00

...Percussion Final Highlights. 4/6. Five outstanding young percussionists compete for a place in the 2022 grand final. Also in HD. [S]

From Ice to Fire: The...

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

...Incredible Science of Temperature. 3/3. Dr Helen Czerski explores the science of heat and how it has shaped the modern world. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Uprising

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

1/3. The story of the New Cross house fire of 1981, in which 13 young black people died. Contains some strong language and disturbing scenes. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Kenneth Branagh Remembers......

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:15

...Billy Plays. Kenneth Branagh recalls his breakthrough role in Graham Reid's trilogy of plays set in Belfast. Also in HD. [S]

Billy Plays: Too Late to Talk...

Wednesday 22:15 - 23:40

...to Billy. With his parents estranged, Billy finds it difficult living with his father in Belfast. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S]

Billy Plays: A Matter of Choice...

Wednesday 23:40 - 01:05

...for Billy. One year after the events of the first play, the Martin family receives disturbing news. Also in HD. [S]

Thu Oct 06
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

Thursday 01:05 - 02:05

2/4. How the transatlantic slave trade became the world's greatest wealth-generating machine. Also in HD. [S,AD]

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

Thursday 02:05 - 03:05

3/4. Samuel L Jackson and the team travel through the US to tell the stories of those who resisted slavery, often making the dangerous journey to freedom in Canada. Also in HD. [S,AD]

This is BBC Four

Thursday 03:05 - 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.

BBC Young Musician 2022:...

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

...Keyboard Final Highlights. 5/6. Five outstanding young keyboard players compete for a place in the 2022 grand final. Also in HD. [S]

Muhammed Ali: A Life in Ten...

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

...Pictures. Ten pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps, reveal the life of Muhammad Ali. Also in HD. [S]

Ali

Thursday 21:00 - 23:30

Stylish biography of boxing and human rights legend Muhammad Ali. Contains very strong language, some sexual content and some violence. Also in HD. [2001] [S]

Moonlight

Thursday 23:30 - 01:15

Born to a single mother in Miami, Chiron grows up facing difficulties with his identity. Contains very strong language, some sexual content and some violence. Also in HD. [2016] [S]

Fri Oct 07
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

Friday 01:15 - 02:15

4/4. Samuel L Jackson and the team examine the events that ended the slave trade. Also in HD. [S,AD]

From Ice to Fire: The...

Friday 02:15 - 03:15

...Incredible Science of Temperature. 3/3. Dr Helen Czerski explores the science of heat and how it has shaped the modern world. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL]

This is BBC Four

Friday 03:15 - 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.

Glam Rock at the BBC

Friday 19:00 - 20:00

Classic BBC TV performances from T. Rex, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Alice Cooper, Suzi Quatro, Slade, The Sweet, Elton John, Queen, Sparks and many more. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1993

Friday 20:00 - 20:30

Tony Dortie presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 26 August 1993 and featuring Therapy?, The Sisters of Mercy, Ace of Base, Mariah Carey and Culture Beat. Also in HD. [S]

TOTP: 1993

Friday 20:30 - 21:00

Mark Franklin presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 2 September 1993 and featuring Carter USM, 2 Unlimited, Kenny Thomas, Bitty McLean, Cilla Black and Culture Beat. Also in HD. [S]

Bowie at the BBC

Friday 21:00 - 22:00

Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of David Bowie's career from 1964 to 2016, blending interviews and performances from music programmes, documentaries and chat shows. Also in HD. [S]

The Old Grey Whistle Test: 70s...

Friday 22:00 - 23:30

...Gold. A musical journey through the 1970s, with Elton John, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Steppenwolf, New York Dolls, Roxy Music, Patti Smith, Blondie, Iggy Pop and The Jam. Also in HD. [S]

David Bowie: Finding Fame

Friday 23:30 - 01:00

The story of how David Jones became David Bowie and how Bowie became Ziggy Stardust. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S,AD]