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Most popular BBC 4 Programmes and Series.

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops
Long-running music chart show featuring videos and performances

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Storyville

Storyville
Series showcasing the best in international documentaries

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Natural World

Natural World
Wildlife series. In-depth stories of incredible animals with award-winning photography.

BBC 4

imagine...

imagine...
The arts series edited and presented by Alan Yentob.

BBC 4

Timeshift

Timeshift
Documentary series which ranges widely over Britain's social and cultural history.

BBC 4

Detectorists

Detectorists
Comedy series about two metal-detecting enthusiasts.

BBC 4

Spiral

Spiral
French murder investigation series

BBC 4

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War
Series telling the epic story of the Vietnam War.

BBC 4

Timewatch

Timewatch
History documentary series

BBC 4

Digging for Britain

Digging for Britain
Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs

BBC 4

A Timewatch Guide

A Timewatch Guide
Series looking at how the BBC has revealed and interpreted great moments in our history.

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Secret Knowledge

Secret Knowledge
Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a personal journey through artist MC Escher

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The Wonder of Animals

The Wonder of Animals
Chris Packham discovers the unique features that make certain animal groups successful.

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The Sinner

The Sinner
Crime drama mystery series about startling crimes committed by ordinary people

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Classic Albums

Classic Albums
Series looking at the creation of some classic rock albums

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From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature

From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature
Helen Czerski takes us on a spectacular journey to the extremes of the temperature scale.

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Iolo's Snowdonia

Iolo's Snowdonia
Iolo Williams goes to his favourite Snowdonia locations to look for wildlife

BBC 4

Popular Voices at the BBC

Popular Voices at the BBC
Gregory Porter introduces a selection of performances by popular singers on BBC shows.

BBC 4

James May: The Reassembler

James May: The Reassembler
James May explores the intricacies of various objects by putting them back together again.

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Land of the Lost Wolves

Land of the Lost Wolves
The team of wolf experts discover that most of the pack have been killed by locals.

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Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business

Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business
Series in which three music industry insiders reveal how the business really works.

BBC 4

Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney

Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney
Martha Kearney enjoys Georges Victor Du Noyer

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Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery
Explorer Paul Rose celebrates the achievements of famous seamen and explorers

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Wild China

Wild China
Documentary exposing the wonderful creatures that live in China

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Hidden Killers

Hidden Killers
Revealing the killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian and Edwardian home.

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The Brecon Beacons with Iolo Williams

The Brecon Beacons with Iolo Williams
Iolo Williams uncovers ancient botanical cures and old steam railways.

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Stories from the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors Revisited

Stories from the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors Revisited
Archaeologist Julian Richards returns to the excavation of two burials from the Stone Age.

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Genius of the Ancient World

Genius of the Ancient World
Bettany Hughes is in Greece, on the trail of the influential maverick thinker Socrates.

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The Last Explorers

The Last Explorers
Neil Oliver travels to Japan to explore the story of rogue trader Thomas Blake Glover.

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England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey
Helen Castor tells the story of Lady Jane Grey, the first reigning queen of England.

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Sheila Hancock Brushes Up: The Art of Watercolours

Sheila Hancock Brushes Up: The Art of Watercolours
Sheila Hancock explores the history of watercolours, from the Alps and Venice to India.

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Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland

Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland
A look at the music that came out of different parts of Britain and Ireland in the 80s.

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Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces
Dan Cruickshank tells the story of a thousand years of palace building.

BBC 4

American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and manipulations behind American history.

BBC 4

British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash

British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash
The story of how three British artists responded to the cataclysm of World War One.

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I Was There: Kate Adie on Tiananmen Square

I Was There: Kate Adie on Tiananmen Square
Kate Adie re-examines her historic coverage of the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square.

BBC 4

The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers

The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers
Alinka Echeverria explores the three major forces that have shaped Mexican art.

BBC 4

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City
Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at the impact of a new faith, Islam, on Jerusalem.

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The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley

The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
Michael Mosley carries out six experiments on his own blood.

BBC 4

50s Britannia

50s Britannia
Documentary looking at Britain

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Two Types: The Faces of Britain

Two Types: The Faces of Britain
Mark Ovenden tells the story of two of Britain

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Hollywood's Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hollywood's Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Documentary about Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr.

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Sex, Lies and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story

Sex, Lies and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story
Documentary about the problem page

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Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age

Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age
How medieval British stone masons and builders made Gothic architecture their own.

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How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry

How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry
A playful journey into the unconscious to discover the deep roots of Surrealism.

BBC 4

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities
The story of Irish rock through the different musical traditions of Belfast and Dublin.

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Lost Land of the Volcano

Lost Land of the Volcano
Steve Backshall descends into the crater of a giant extinct volcano in New Guinea.

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Art of America

Art of America
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the rich, exciting and diverse art history of the USA

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... Sings Bacharach and David!

... Sings Bacharach and David!
A variety of artists perform the work of songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

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The History of the Future: Cars

The History of the Future: Cars
A look at how we thought the car of the future was going to turn out in the 50s and 60s.

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