BBC Four

BBC Four is a free to air channel owned and operated by the BBC. The channel airs daily from 7.00pm til 4.00am. The channel airs a number of programs aiming to offer a alternative to mainstream TV. The channel shows a number of original series, domestic repeats from the BBC catalogue and some foreign drama imports.

Popular BBC Four shows

This Season's Shows

  • The Sky at Night

    The Sky at Night

    Our team of astronomers tell us what's on view in the night sky. From comets to quasars, there is al…

  • World News Today

    World News Today

    The latest national and international news and business developments.

  • Storyville


    Series showcasing the best of international documentary filmmakers works.

  • Timeshift


    Documentary series which ranges widely over Britain's social and cultural history, its narrative-led…

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

    Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

    Each year a renowned name in the world of education leads a series of televised lectures all around…

  • Timewatch


    A series of historical documentaries originally broadcast on BBC Two, but more recently airing on BB…

  • Digging for Britain

    Digging for Britain

    The BBC Two series is presented by Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams as they p…

  • Classic Albums

    Classic Albums

    This series looks at the writing and recording of some of the greatest albums of our era. Musicians,…

  • Arena


    Arena is the BBC's multi award-winning arts strand. Founded in 1975, Arena continues to produce gold…

  • James May: The Reassembler

    James May: The Reassembler

    Series in which James May explores the intricacies and engineering marvels of various objects by put…

  • BBC Proms

    BBC Proms

    BBC Proms is the world's greatest classical music festival.

  • Mercury Prize

    Mercury Prize

    An annual music prize ceremony broadcast on the BBC.

  • Britain's Lost Masterpieces

    Britain's Lost Masterpieces

    Join Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein as they seek out the work of some of the biggest names in…

  • BBC Young Dancer

    BBC Young Dancer

    The BBC turns the spotlight on the UK's best young dancers with a nationwide talent search to find t…

  • Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

    Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

    Musical theatre is a global phenomenon, drawing millions of fans every year to sell-out shows in the…

  • Sword, Musket and Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History

    Sword, Musket and Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History

    From the Saxon shield-wall to the discovery of gunpowder and the invention of the machine gun, Dr Sa…

  • At the BBC

    Series of one-off documentaries that uses 60 years of the BBC archive to bring together clips under…

  • British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

    British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

    Lucy Worsley explores how the history of three of Britain's founding national events are in fact car…

  • Art of France

    Art of France

    Andrew Graham Dixon takes viewers on a stunning visual journey through French art history.

  • Bucket


    The irrepressible Mim celebrates turning 70 by writing a bucket list. Item one: dragging daughter Fr…

  • The Big Think

    The Big Think

    Series of investigative science documentaries.

  • An Art Lovers' Guide

    An Art Lovers' Guide

    Art historians Dr. Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cul…

  • The Art of Japanese Life

    The Art of Japanese Life

    Series in which Dr. James Fox looks at the art and culture of Japan. James journeys through Japan's…

  • Handmade in Japan

    Handmade in Japan

    Series looking at traditional Japanese crafts and craftspeople.

  • BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

    BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

    BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is a competition known throughout the classical music world as the p…

  • Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan

    Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan

    Ryan Gander OBE is a leading conceptual artist. He creates artworks full of symbolic meaning - image…

  • Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein

    Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein

    Suzy Klein explores music's crucial role in the most turbulent years of the 20th century.

  • The Live Lounge Show

    The Live Lounge Show

    Clara Amfo takes us behind the scenes of Radio 1's Live Lounge - the biggest live studio showcase in…

  • Gregory Porter's Popular Voices

    Gregory Porter's Popular Voices

    Grammy award-winning soul and jazz star Gregory Porter takes viewers on a 100 year celebration throu…

  • Invasion! with Sam Willis

    Invasion! with Sam Willis

    In this three-part series for BBC Four, intrepid historian Dr. Sam Willis reveals a remarkable story…

  • The Art That Made Mexico

    The Art That Made Mexico

    In this three-part series, artist Alinka Echeverria explores how, across the millennia, three major…

  • Handmade in Mexico

    An intricate look at the creation process of three Mexican art forms.

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