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Der Fernsehsender BBC Four gehört zur BBC-Gruppe. Er ging 2002 aus dem bis dahin bestehenden BBC Knowledge hervor, der 1999 gestartet war. Der durchschnittliche Marktanteil lag im September 2006 bei 0,7 %. Die Programmschwerpunkte des Senders liegen bei Kunst und Wissenschaft. Das Programm von BBC Four wird mit einem Kinderkanal (CBeebies) von 04:00 bis 19:00 Uhr (GMT) partagiert. ()

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Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon(2016)

1 Std. | Dokumentation

Sam Roddick explores the enduring appeal of Botticelli's masterpiece The Birth of Venus, one of the most celebrated paintings in western art. A joyous celebration of female sexuality, its journey to worldwide fame was far from straightforward and it lay in obscurity for centuries. Artist and entrepreneur Sam explains why Botticelli's nude was so revolutionary, and explores its impact on contemporary culture with artists such as Terry Gilliam, who memorably reinvented Venus for his Monty Python's Flying Circus animations.

Regie: Maurice O'Brien

The Joy of ABBA(2013)

Combining European musical influences, perfect production and lyrics of love and loss, ABBA made us fall in love with the sound of Swedish melancholy. This documentary explores the music of ABBA and chronicles how they conquered both Sweden and Britain in the face of constant criticism.

The Great Contemporary Art Bubble(2009)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Dokumentation
3,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

On September 15th 2008, the day of the the collapse of Lehmans, the worst financial news since 1929, Damien Hirst sold over £60 million of his art, in an auction at Sotheby’s that would total £111 million over two days. It was the peak of the contemporary art bubble, the greatest rise in the financial value of art in the history of the world. One art critic and film-maker was banned by Sotheby’s and Hirst from attending this historic auction: Ben Lewis.

Regie: Ben Lewis

The Secret Life of Chaos(2010)

1 Std. | Dokumentation
3,2/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia - how did we get here?

The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse(2011)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Komödie, Dokumentation
3,2/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

The extraordinary story of comedian Bob Monkhouse's life and career, told through the vast private archive of films, TV shows, letters and memorabilia that he left behind.

Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays(2007)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Dokumentation, Musik
4,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Documentary celebrating the triumph, tragedy and human comedy that was Manchester record company, Factory. Started by the late Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus, Peter Saville and Martin Hannett in the late 1970s, it became known as the home of Joy Divsion, New Order and Happy Mondays and for creating the Hacienda club. The label pioneered Britain's independent pop culture, creating a new Manchester and blowing a shed-load of money. Includes interviews with all the main players in the Factory story.

The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs(2017)

1 Std. | Dokumentation

Rapper Rodney P. presents the story of Britain's second wave of pirate radio DJs. In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations appeared broadcasting from London tower blocks.

Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match(2016)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Dokumentation
3,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

An examination of the sordid machinations involved in becoming president of the United States. Rich Hall looks back at some of the dirtiest and nastiest presidential campaigns of the past, proving that the 2016 race to the White House is not the first time the contest has got personal.

Gods and Monsters: Homer's Odyssey(2010)

1 Std. | Dokumentation
2,8/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Virginia Woolf said that Homer's epic poem the Odyssey was 'alive to every tremor and gleam of existence'. Following the magical and strange adventures of warrior king Odysseus, inventor of the idea of the Trojan horse, the poem can claim to be the greatest story ever told. Now British poet Simon Armitage goes on his own Greek adventure, following in the footsteps of one of his own personal heroes. Yet Simon ponders the question of whether he even likes the guy.

Hancock & Joan(2008)

1 Std. 26 Min. | Komödie, Drama, TV-Film
3,4/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Drama which tells the story of comedian Tony Hancock's love affair with his friend's wife, and her fight to save the man and his career.

Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live at Hyde Park(2014)

1 Std. 21 Min. | Musik
2,9/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Nach 28 Jahren steht Jeff Lynne am 14.September 2014 wieder live auf einer Bühne. Mit seinem Electric Light Orchestra begeistert er das Publikum im Londoner Hyde Park mit seinen großen Hits.

Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend(2014)

The northern soul phenomenon was the most exciting underground British club movement of the 1970s. At its highpoint, thousands of disenchanted white working class youths across the north of England danced to obscure, mid-60s Motown-inspired sounds until the sun rose. A dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves, vinyl obsession and much more grew up around this - all fuelled by the love of rare black American soul music with an express-train beat.

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Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop(2009)

3,2/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Fleetwood Mac are one of the biggest-selling bands of all time and still on the road. Their story, told in their own words, is an epic tale of love and confrontation, of success and loss. Few bands have undergone such radical musical and personal change. The band evolved from the 60s British blues boom to perfect a US West Coast sound that saw them sell 40 million copies of the album Rumours. However, behind the scenes relationships were turbulent. The band went through multiple line-ups with six different lead guitarists. While working on Rumours, the two couples at the heart of the band separated, yet this heartache inspired the perfect pop record.

Everything and Nothing(2011)

2 Std. | Dokumentation
4,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

What is everything, and what is nothing? Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness. EVERYTHING: what the universe might actually look like and the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos. NOTHING: science at the very limits of human perception, where we now understand the deepest mysteries of the universe lie. The quantum world of the super-small shaped the vast universe we inhabit today, and Jim Al-Khalili can prove it.

Vic and Bob's Big Night Out(2018-)

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer provide songs, sketches and silliness in buckets.

England's Reformation: Three Books That Changed a Nation(2017)

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Janina Ramirez tells the story of three books that defined this radical religious revolution in England. Tyndale's New Testament, Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and Foxe's Book of Martyrs are no longer commonly recognised titles, yet for nearly four hundred years these works formed the backbone of British life. Their words shaped the English language, fuelled religious division and sparked revolt.

The Road to War(1989)

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4,4/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Eight country-by-country accounts of the origins of the Second World War.

Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless(2011)

It's over 40 years since Annie Nightingale's very first show on Radio 1 - she was the station's first female DJ and is its longest-serving broadcaster. A lifelong champion of new music, first with punk, then new wave, acid house and dubstep, Annie is still at the cutting edge in her current incarnation as the 'Queen of the Breaks'.

Yehudi Menuhin: Who Was Yehudi?(2016)

Yehudi Menuhin was the 20th century's greatest violinist. He was a child prodigy but the man behind the violin was harder to know. Endlessly touring and crossing continents and cultures, his contract with EMI was the longest in the history of the music industry. He took classical music out of the concert hall because he believed music was for everyone and had the power to change lives. An impassioned idealist, Yehudi wanted to give more to the world - he became a tireless fighter for humanitarian issues he believed in. In this film, commemorating the 100th year of his birth, family and close friends recall his extraordinary musical life, in which he embraced jazz and Indian ragas as much as Bach, Beethoven and Bartok. And incredible home movies take us on an intimate behind-the-scenes journey from his childhood in California, to meeting gypsies in Romania and travelling to India and beyond.

The Gene Code(2011)

je Folge ca. 1 Std. | Dokumentation

Dr Adam Rutherford explores the consequences of one of the biggest scientific projects of all time - the decoding of the entire human genome.

The Pendle Witch Child(2011)

4,0/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

The extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar-girl from Pendle in Lancashire, was the star witness in the trial in 1612 of her own mother, her brother, her sister and many of her neighbors and, thanks to her chilling testimony, they were all hanged.

Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint(2017)

1 Std. 27 Min. | Dokumentation

This is the first UK film biography of the world-renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), whose print 'The Great Wave' is as globally famous as Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'. With Andy Serkis reading the voice of Hokusai, the film features artists David Hockney and Maggi Hambling and passionate scholars who study, admire and venerate this great Japanese master.

Regie: Patricia Wheatley

EMI: The Inside Story(2016)

One record company has been a constant presence in popular music throughout our lives. EMI brought The Beatles to the world and in every decade since has been instrumental in producing some of Britain's most celebrated and enduring music.

Regie: Todd Austin

Britain's Most Fragile Treasure(2011)

Historian Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of a centuries-old masterpiece in glass. At 78 feet in height, the famous East Window at York Minster is the largest medieval stained-glass window in the country and it was the creative vision of a single artist - a mysterious master craftsman called John Thornton, one of the earliest named English artists. The East Window of York Minster is far more than a work of artistic genius, it is a window onto the medieval world and the medieval mind - telling us who were once were and who we still are, all preserved in the most fragile medium of all.

The Spy Who Went Into the Cold(2013)

1 Std. 12 Min. | Dokumentation
3,7/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

A documentary about Kim Philby, a British member of MI6 who was in reality a spy and defected to the U.S.S.R.

You've Got A Friend: The Carole King Story(2014)

3,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Documentary telling, in her own words, the story of Carole King's upbringing in Brooklyn and the subsequent success that she had.

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities(2015)

This musical celebration charts the lives and careers of some of the biggest selling acts in Irish rock, punk and pop from Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy to The Undertones and U2. From the pioneers of the showbands touring in the late 50s through to the modern day, the film examines their lineage and connections and how the hardcore, rocking sound of Belfast merged with the more melodic, folky Dublin tradition to form what we now recognise as Irish rock and pop.

Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas(2013)

59 Min. | Dokumentation, Musik

The documentary tracks the diva's difficult progress as she emerges from the tough, testosterone-fuelled world of the big bands of the 30s and 40s, to fill nightclubs and saloons across the US in the 50s and early 60s as a force in her own right. Looking at the lives and careers of six individual singers (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Annie Ross), the film not only talks to those who knew and worked with these queens of jazz, but also to contemporary singers who sit on the shoulders of these trailblazing talents without having to endure the pain and hardship it took for them to make their highly individual voices heard above the prejudice of mid-century America.

Deadliest Crash: The Le Mans 1955 Disaster(2010)

59 Min. | Dokumentation
3,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Three years in the making in conjunction with the BBC. Using never seen before home movies, photos and eye witness accounts - this is the inside story of the world's biggest motorsport disaster.

Made in Japan: The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II(2014)

59 Min. | Musik, Dokumentation
3,4/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Deep Purple is one of the most influential and important guitar bands in history, one of the godfathers of the heavy metal genre, with over 100 million album sales worldwide to their name. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple's groundbreaking double live album Made in Japan, this documentary explores these recordings and Deep Purple Mark 2, the line-up between 1969 and 1973.

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