BBC FOUR is available to view on Freeview, cable and satellite. It was launched on March 2, 2002 and replaced BBC Knowledge. The channel broadcasts between the hours of 7PM and 4AM.

The channel shows a mix of arts and science programmes alongside foreign language productions. The channel also shows many old drama programmes first shown on BBC One. Current offerings include Doctor Who from the 1970's and the 1980's series The Day Of The Triffids.

Each weekday evening the channel shows a news programme called The World which takes a look at the news headlines from all over the planet.

As of September, 2006 the channel was attracting an average 0.4% audience share.

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BBC Knowledge (1999-2002)
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Country: United Kingdom
First Broadcast: June 01, 1999
Parent Company: BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
AC/DC and the Story of Aussie Rock
Addicted to Sheep
Aliens: The Big Think
The Art of Scandinavia
Billy Fury: The Sound Of Fury
B Is for Book
Bob Geldof on WB Yeats: A Fanatic Heart
Botticelli's Venus: The Making Of An Icon
Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll
Britain's Treasure Islands
Chef vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge
Daft Punk Unchained
Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons Side by Side: The Interview
A Death Row Tale: The Fear of 13
The Docklands Bomb: Executing Peace
EMI: The Inside Story
Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
Eurovision: You Decide
The Everlys: Harmonies From Heaven
Flying Scotsman: The Locomotive Legend
Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature
From EastEnders to Hollywood: Antonia Bird
Genius Of The Modern World
Going Forward
Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain
Handmade: By Royal Appointment
Handmade On The Silk Road
Hidden Killers of the .....
Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research Facility
Ireland’s Treasures Uncovered
James May: The Reassembler
John Williams at the BBC
The Last Seabird Summer?
Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey
MAKE! Craft Britain
Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Northwes
The Most Dangerous Band in the World: The Story of Guns N’ Roses
Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution
Northern Ballet: 1984
Pappano's Italian Double Bill at the Royal Opera House
The Passion (UK)
People's History Of Pop
Perfect Pianists at the BBC
Pierre Boulez at the BBC: Master and Maverick
The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment
The Renaissance Unchained
Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century
Rock n Roll Britannia
Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track
The Silk Road (2016)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick
Storm Troupers: The Fight To Forecast The Weather
The Toughest Horse Race in the World: Palio
Trad Jazz Britannia
Trainspotting Live
UK’s Best Part-time Band
Virtuoso Violinists at the BBC
When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album
Yehudi Menuhin: Who’s Yehudi?
Zoo Quest In Colour
All Aboard! The Canal Trip
Andrew Marr on Churchill: Blood, Sweat and Oil Paint
The Art of Fly Fishing: Kiss the Water
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015
BBC Four Game Shows Collection
BBC: The Secret Files
BBC Young Dancer 2015
Being James Galway
Biggest Band Breakups and Makeups
Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz
Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema
Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity
Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield
Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing
Canals - The Making of a Nation
Chris Packham’s Natural Selection
Cilla at the BBC
The Clash: New Year's Day '77
Climate Change: A Horizon Guide
Climate Change by Numbers
Coldplay in Concert 2014
The Comet's Tale
Connie Fisher: I'll Sing Once More
Dalai Lama at 80
Dan Cruickshank’s Civilisation Under Attack
Daniil Trifonov: The Magics of Music
Dawn Chorus: The Sounds of Spring
A Day In The Life Of Andy Warhol
Dexys: Nowhere Is Home
Drills, Dentures And Dentistry : An Oral History
The Epic of Everest
Eurovision at 60
Fighting for King and Empire: Britain’s Caribbean Heroes
Fred Wiseman: National Gallery
Genesis: Three Sides Live
Genius of the Ancient World
Hermitage Revealed
Hive Minds
How To Be Bohemian With Victoria Coren Mitchell
The Inca: Masters of the Clouds
In and Out of the Kitchen
Irish Rock at the BBC
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll: Rock 'N' Roll at the BBC
Joy Division
The Joy of Mozart
Judi Dench in Conversation with Richard Eyre
Juliette Binoche: Antigone at The Barbican
Julie Walters In Conversation With Richard E Grant
Ken Loach in Conversation with Cillian Murphy
The King Who Invented Ballet
Kraftwerk: Pop Art
The Lady Who Flew Africa: The Aviatrix
Life of a Mountain
Lucy Worsley's Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula
One-Hit Wonders at the BBC
Pappano's Classic Voices
Picasso: Love, Sex annd Art
Placido Domingo at the BBC
Poet on the Frontline
Queens of Soul
The Quizeum
The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fe
Regina: The First Woman Rabbi
Saints and Sinners: Britain’s Millennium of Monasteries
Sappho: Love & Life on Lesbos with Margaret Mountford
Scotland's War at Sea
Sex, Lies And Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story
Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, London 2015
Simon Rattle: The Making Of A Maestro
Soup Cans And Superstars : How Pop Art Changed The World
Spicing Up Britain: How Eating Out Went Exoic
Status Quo: Live and Acousti
The Strypes
Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet
The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain’s Lost Railway Journeys
Treasures of Ancient Greece
Treasures of the Indus
Twin Sisters: A World Apart
Van Morrison - Up on Cyprus Avenue
A Very British Map: The Ordnance Survey Story
Visions of the Valleys
West Meets East
What Ever Happened to Rock 'N' Roll?
When Lucy Met Roy: Sir Roy Strong at 80
When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fans’ Story
The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities
World War Two: 1945 & the Wheelchair President
Wynton Marsalis Plays Blue Note: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Abstract Artists In Their Own Words
Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hytner
Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns
Al Murray's Great British War Movies
BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2014 with Iggy Pop
BBC Young Musician
Billy Joel Live in Leningrad
Bob Harris: My Nashville
Brad Paisley And Friends
Brian Cox: Space, Time and Videotape
Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale Of Three Cities
Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned
British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash
Carlos Acosta's Cuban Night
Chocolate Perfection with Michel Roux Jr
Choir of the Year 2014
Christmas with Val Doonican
Commonwealth on Film
Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain
Constable: A Country Rebel
Constable: The Making of a Master
Dancing Cheek To Cheek: An Intimate History Of Dance
Danny Baker Rocks the ... (a Bit)
Danny Baker's Rockin' Decades
The Day After Tomorrow: Into Infinity
Deep Down and Dirty: The Science of Soil
Deep Purple: Made in Japan
Dissected: The Incredible Human...
Don Giovanni
The Duchess Of Malfi: BBC Arts At The Globe
Dylan Thomas: A Poet's Guide
Edward VII: Prince of Pleasure
Eisteddfod 2014 with Ifor Ap Glyn
Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere
Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden
Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners
The Fight for Saturday Night
Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures
The French Revolution: Tearing Up History
Friday Night at the Proms
The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond
The Genius of Funk
The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins
Glyndebourne: The Untold History
Great Poets in Their Own Words
Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
The Heart Of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA
Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses
How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears
How to Get Ahead:
In Their Own Words: Poets
Jazz Legends In Their Own Words
Jeff Lynne's ELO at Hyde Park
The John Moore's Painting Prize
John Ogdon - Living With Genius
The Joy of the Bee Gees
The Joy of the Guitar Riff
Karajan's Magic and Myth
Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story
Kusama’s 'Self-Obliteration'
Late Night Live with Paloma Faith and Guy Barker
Len Goodman's Big Band Bonanza
The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern
Lost Kingdoms of Central America
The Magic of Mushrooms
Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces
Martin Amis' England
More Dangerous Songs: And the Banned Played on
Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark
Nigel Slater's Icing on the Cake
Northern Soul
n Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers
Oh Do Shut Up Dear!
Our Planet From the Air
Panto! Mayhem, Make Up and Magic
Play it Loud
Polka Dot Superstar: The Amazing World Of Yayoi Kusama
Proms Chamber Music
Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled
The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar
Return to Betjemanland
Rich Hall's California Stars
Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness
Sammy Davis Jnr: The Kid in the Middle
Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction
Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation
Secrets of Bones
Secrets of the Universe
The Spaceman of Afghanistan
Spike Milligan: Assorted Q
Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace
The Story of a Child Prodigy: I Am Not a Rock Star
The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove
The Sunday Prom: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley
The Town That Loves Books: BBC Arts at Hay
The Wonder of Animals
The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney
You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story
BBC Four’s World Music Season
Blues America
Can Eating Insects Save the World?
Churchill's First World War
Disowned and Disabled
Dreaming The Impossible: Unbuilt Britain
Endeavour (2013)
The Flying Archaeologist: The Norfolk Broads
Insect Worlds
John Denver
King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
Kings of the Ring
Lost Kingdoms of South America
Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
Pagans and Pilgrims: Britain's Holiest Places
Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony
Precision: The Measure of All Things
The RTS Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture 2013
Secret Knowledge
Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History
Some ... with Jokes
What Do Artists Do All Day?
... at the BBC
How It Works
Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings
James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert
Love and Marriage: A 20th Century Romance
Love Me Do - 1962
Nature's Microworlds
Placido Domingo's Gala Concert
Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau
She Wolves: England's Early Queens
... Sings...
The Story of Musicals
The Strange Case Of The Law
Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures
Tales From the Wild Wood
Tales of Television Centre
Treasures of Ancient Rome
The Trouble With Aid
Venice 24/7
Apples – British To The Core
BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2011
The Beauty of Books
Botany – A Blooming History
Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury
Guilty Pleasures
Hand Made in Britain
If Walls Could Talk
Jerusalem - The Making of A Holy City
Justice (BBC Four)
Petworth House - The Big Spring Clean
Regimental Stories
The Secret World of Whitehall
The Story of British Pathé
The Story of Variety with Michael Grade
Unnatural Histories
The Art Of Germany
Beautiful Minds
The Beauty of Diagrams
Dan Snow's Norman Walks
The Great Outdoors (UK)
Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds
Latin Music USA
On Hannibal's Trail
Radio 1's Big Weekend
The Secret Life of the National Grid
South Africa Walks
@ T
Culture Fix
The Grandparent Diaries
Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture
Syntax Era
Wainwright Walks: Coast To Coast
We Need Answers
Clash Of The Worlds
The Department Store
The Book Quiz
Hollywood UK
The Late Edition
BBC Four World Cinema Award
Mark Lawson talks to...
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
The Sky At Night
BBC Proms