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BBC Four HD

   
7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
14/10/2019 BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.4
 
   
7:30pm
Pubs, Ponds and Power: The Story of the Village
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
North East Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores the history of the Northumberland village of Warkworth. With the help of locals he discovers clues that point back almost 1,000 years to the Norman conquest, revealing how the invaders laid the foundations of a planned community still visible to this day

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.9
 
   
8:00pm
American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
The American Civil War Lucy Worsley debunks the myths behind the American Civil War, revealing how its history has been retold over the years to promote freedom and equality but also hatred and division. She reveals how Abraham Lincoln's personal views, and the behaviour of his troops towards African Americans, were not as noble as they appeared. She also learns how history was rewritten in a bid to downplay the evils of slavery, and how a 1905 blockbuster film about the Civil War relaunched the Ku Klux Klan with terrifying results

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.8
 
   
9:00pm
The Last Battle of the Vikings
Marine archeologist Jon Henderson tells the story of the Vikings in Scotland, visiting sites in Scotland and Norway. He reveals that, although the Battle of Largs in 1263 may have marked the end of an era for the Norsemen, they continued to shape the identity and culture of the nation

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.7
 
   
10:00pm
The Real Doctor Zhivago
Stephen Smith traces the revolutionary beginnings of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, a novel that took the author 20 years to write while knowing it could result in his death

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
11:00pm
The Story of China
Season 1 Episode 3 of 6
The Golden Age Michael Wood finds out about China's most creative dynasty, the Song (960-1279). In the city of Kaifeng, he hears the legend of the baby boys who became emperors, then explores the ideas and inventions that made the Song one of greatest eras in world culture. A chef cooks a recipe from a Song cookbook, local women talk about the 1085 volume How To Live Happy Healthy Lives for Old People - which is still in print - and Michael steers a huge working replica of an astronomical clock, made by China's answer to Leonardo da Vinci

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
5.6
 
   
12:00am
Milton Keynes and Me
Award-winning filmmaker Richard Macer revisits his home town of Milton Keynes as he and the town both turn 50, as he sets out to revaluate his feelings for the place he grew up in. Richard meets with key contributors to the town such as architects, artists and social workers, hoping to witness the true reality for those living in the most famous 'new town' in the country

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
1:00am
Dwarfs in Art: A New Perspective
Richard Butchins examines the representations of dwarfs in art and culture through the centuries, revealing society's shifting attitudes towards people with dwarfism

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
2:00am
Peter York on Hipsters
Peter York examines where the 'hipster' label has its roots and asks whether it is too general a term for such broad a movement, and also looks at the broader issue of authenticity

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
3:00am
American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
The American Civil War Lucy Worsley debunks the myths behind the American Civil War, revealing how its history has been retold over the years to promote freedom and equality but also hatred and division. She reveals how Abraham Lincoln's personal views, and the behaviour of his troops towards African Americans, were not as noble as they appeared. She also learns how history was rewritten in a bid to downplay the evils of slavery, and how a 1905 blockbuster film about the Civil War relaunched the Ku Klux Klan with terrifying results

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Sign Language)
Rating
4.8
 
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