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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.

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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…

Detectorists
Detectorists

Comedy series about two friends who go in search of their hearts' desire with a couple of metal dete…

Storyville
Storyville

Series showcasing the best of international documentary filmmakers works.

Arena
Arena

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

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.

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…

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…

Canal Boat Diaries
Canal Boat Diaries

Jump aboard with Robbie Cumming as he embarks on a 300-mile journey across the Midlands and northern…

Being Beethoven
Being Beethoven

Marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1770, a documentary series that focuses on the…

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Inside Museums

Four special access visits to the collections of museums and galleries across the United Kingdom dur…

Berlin 1945
Berlin 1945

Journey back in time to Berlin's most fateful year - 1945 - through the eyes and voices of those who…

Winter Walks
Winter Walks

Take a gentle walk as familiar faces explore landscapes in Yorkshire and Cumbria in this series of i…

Lights Up
Lights Up

A virtual theatre festival staged in lockdown. Household names join groundbreaking new talent - push…

Life Drawing Live!
Life Drawing Live!

Grab a pencil to join Joe Lycett, celebrity artists and nude models for a live art class.

This Cultural Life
This Cultural Life

John Wilson speaks to leading figures from the worlds of art and culture to hear about the formative…

Art on the BBC
Art on the BBC

Four young British art historians delve into six decades of the BBC archives to discover the powerfu…

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The Read

A series of four creative performance readings of iconic British novels. Each episode is directed by…

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Inside Classical

Series in which the BBC orchestras and their specially invited guests perform concerts in some of th…

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