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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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Natural World

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

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Storyville

Storyville
Series showcasing the best in international documentaries

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imagine...

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

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Timeshift

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

BBC 4

The Young Montalbano

The Young Montalbano
Drama series about the early crime-fighting career of the Sicilian detective.

BBC 4

Arena

Arena
Arena is the BBC's multi award-winning arts strand

BBC 4

Sounds of the Sixties

Sounds of the Sixties
Series featuring rock, pop and R&B performances from the BBC archives.

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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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A Timewatch Guide

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

BBC 4

Sounds of the 70s 2

Sounds of the 70s 2
Archive footage of rock, pop and soul performances from the 70s

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What Do Artists Do All Day?

What Do Artists Do All Day?
Yinka Shonibare creates his latest

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Classic Albums

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

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Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
The hopes and dreams of a fictionalised family across four generations.

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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.

BBC 4

Seven Ages of Britain

Seven Ages of Britain
Britain

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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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The Golden Age of Steam Railways

The Golden Age of Steam Railways
Home movies tell how volunteers saved some of Britain

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Hidden Killers

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

BBC 4

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC
Compilations of performances by singer-songwriters from the BBC vaults

BBC 4

The Beauty of Anatomy

The Beauty of Anatomy
The relationship between discoveries in anatomy and the works of art that illustrate them.

BBC 4

Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones

Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones
Biography of rock balladeer Roy Orbison told through his own voice.

BBC 4

The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changed the World

The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changed the World
Two-part series about the countercultural explosion that was the Summer of Love in 1967.

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Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank

Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank
Dan discovers the truth about those responsible for the collapse of the civilisation.

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Fabric of Britain

Fabric of Britain
How knitting rose from basic craft to the height of popular fashion in the 20th century.

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Handmade in Mexico

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

BBC 4

American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and manipulations behind American history.

BBC 4

Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection

Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection
In a major new series, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the history of the Royal Collection.

BBC 4

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
How British history is a concoction of stories manipulated by whoever was in power.

BBC 4

A History of Art in Three Colours

A History of Art in Three Colours
How artists have used gold, blue and white to stir emotions and alter history

BBC 4

Britain's Star Men: Heroes of Astronomy

Britain's Star Men: Heroes of Astronomy
Four British astronomers take a road trip through the US to revisit great observatories.

BBC 4

Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture

Series which reveals how sculpture communicates our most cherished beliefs and values

BBC 4

Bought with Love: The Secret History of British Art Collections

Bought with Love: The Secret History of British Art Collections
How the booming 19th-century economy saw philanthropic industrialists buying great art.

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Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley

Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
A look at the early Romanovs, from 16-year-old Mikhail in 1613 to Peter the Great.

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Treasures of Ancient Rome

Treasures of Ancient Rome
Alastair Sooke takes an in-depth look at the art of the Roman Empire.

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Ocean Giants

Ocean Giants
Documentary granting a unique access into the magical world of whales and dolphins.

BBC 4

Handmade in the Pacific

Handmade in the Pacific
Series exploring traditional artefacts in Australia, Rurutu, New Zealand and Hawaii.

BBC 4

The High Art of the Low Countries

The High Art of the Low Countries
How the Low Countries rose again to become a cultural leader in the modern age.

BBC 4

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
How understanding the secret of electrical superconductivity could transform the world.

BBC 4

Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore

Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore
Simon explores Spain

BBC 4

The Beatles: Made on Merseyside

The Beatles: Made on Merseyside
How The Beatles moved from skiffle to rock 'n' roll before creating their unique sound.

BBC 4

... Sings the Beatles

... Sings the Beatles
A journey through the classic and curious Beatles covers in the BBC archives.

BBC 4

Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British

Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British
Dan charts the cottage

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Lost Land of the Tiger

Lost Land of the Tiger
Documentary following a team searching for tigers in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

BBC 4

The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs

The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs
How pirate DJs played a game with the law to create a platform for black music in the 80s.

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Alex Higgins: The People's Champion

Alex Higgins: The People's Champion
Documentary charting the life of snooker legend Alex

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A Very British Renaissance

A Very British Renaissance
Dr James Fox explores how tension between two cultures helped to cause civil war.

BBC 4

Books That Made Britain

Books That Made Britain
Why the unique East Anglian landscape has caught the imagination of so many authors.

BBC 4

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss
The world's first quest to film bioluminescent creatures in the deep.

BBC 4

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax
The remarkable true story of the woman behind the worldwide waxworks empire.

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