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BBC4

   
7:00pm
100 Days
20/03/2017 BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
3.5
 
   
7:30pm
Reel History of Britain
Season 1 Episode 20 of 20
Beside the Seaside Melvyn Bragg and the vintage mobile cinema arrive in Blackpool, where they look back to the 1950s, the heyday of British seaside holidays. Comedian Les Dennis discusses his life-long relationship with the town and his inspirations for becoming an entertainer, and Sandra Burslem reflects on appearing in a 1957 film shot in the area. Last in the series

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8
 
   
8:00pm
The Big Painting Challenge
Season 2 Episode 6 of 6
The Final Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles present the final from Greenwich. At Queen's House, the artists are challenged to paint a portrait, but are not told who the subject is until the sitting begins. For the last test of the series, the painters must depict the Old Royal Naval College as seen from the Thames - and mentors Diana Ali and Pascal Anson are not on hand to help this time. Judges Lachlan Goudie, Daphne Todd and David Dibosa assess their efforts and reveal who is this series' champion

Category Fine Arts
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.3
 
   
9:00pm
Britain in Focus: A Photographic History
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Eamonn McCabe traces the story of British photography from the explosion of colour images in the late-1950s to the ongoing impact of the digital revolution

Category General Arts/Culture
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.4
 
   
10:00pm
Storyville
North Korean Kidnap - The Lovers and the Despot: Storyville Documentary telling the story of how North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il arranged the abduction from Hong Kong of South Korean movie star Choi Eun-hee in 1978, with her ex-husband - film director Shin Sang-ok Shin - also falling into the hands of the kidnappers as he tried to find her. Kim had the golden couple of Korean cinema make movies at his command for seven years until they eluded their minders on a trip to Vienna and made a break for the American embassy

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.9
 
   
11:30pm
Horizon
Season 49
Immortal? A Horizon Guide to Ageing Veteran presenter Johnny Ball looks back over the 45 years that both he and TV series Horizon have been appearing on air to find out what scientists have learnt about how and why people grow old. He charts developments from macabre early claims of rejuvenation to the latest breakthroughs, and asks if the dream of immortality is any closer to coming true

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.7
 
   
12:30am
Oceans
Season 1 Episode 5 of 8
The Indian Ocean - Coral Nursery The first of two episodes exploring the Indian Ocean, which accounts for 13 per cent of Earth's surface and covers 26 million square miles. The expedition visits a `coral nursery', one of the few places in the world where an extraordinary technique is being used to repair damaged reefs. Paul Rose and the team also head to a small community in Mozambique where shark fishing is an established practice

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.9
 
   
1:30am
Angelic Voices: The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral
The lives of the 32 boys and girls, aged between eight and 13, who perform in the Salisbury Cathedral Choir. The programme explores the choir's 900-year-old tradition, charts the development of choral music in Britain through the centuries and discovers how the choristers combine the demands of daily rehearsals with their schoolwork. The film also follows a group of 13-year-old singers as they prepare to give their final performances with the choir

Category Serious Music/Classical Music
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.9
 
   
3:00am
Britain in Focus: A Photographic History
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Eamonn McCabe traces the story of British photography from the explosion of colour images in the late-1950s to the ongoing impact of the digital revolution

Category General Arts/Culture
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8
 
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