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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.

Also Known As
BBC Knowledge (1999-2002)
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Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
Country: United Kingdom
First Broadcast: June 01, 1999
Parent Company: BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story
Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hytner
Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns
Art of China
BBC Young Musician
Billy Joel Live in Leningrad
Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned
Britpop at the BBC
Chocolate Perfection with Michel Roux Jr
Commonwealth on Film
Danny Baker Rocks the ... (a Bit)
Danny Baker's Rockin' Decades
Deep Down and Dirty: The Science of Soil
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
Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere
Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden
The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain
Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures
The French Revolution: Tearing Up History
The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond
The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins
Glyndebourne: The Untold History
Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC
Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses
How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears
How to Get Ahead:
A Hundred Million Musicians: China's Classical Challenge
Jazz Legends In Their Own Words
John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute
John Ogdon - Living With Genius
The Joy of the Guitar Riff
Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story
The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern
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
Northern Soul
n Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers
Oh Do Shut Up Dear!
Our Planet From the Air
Photographing Africa
Proms Chamber Music
Rebels of Oz: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob
Rich Hall's California Stars
Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness
Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief And Morals In The 18th Century
Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation
Secrets of Bones
The Story of a Child Prodigy: I Am Not a Rock Star
Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley
The Town That Loves Books: BBC Arts at Hay
Treasures of Ancient Egypt
Ultimate Irish Music at the Royal Hall
The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney
You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story
BBC Four’s World Music Season
Blues America
Bob Servant, Independent
Brushing Up On...
Can Eating Insects Save the World?
Churchill's First World War
Disowned and Disabled
Dreaming The Impossible: Unbuilt Britain
Endeavour (2013)
Fabric of Britain
The Flying Archaeologist: The Norfolk Broads
Hidden Killers
Insect Worlds
John Denver
King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
Kings of the Ring
Light and Dark
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
Secret Knowledge
Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History
Some ... with Jokes
Up the Women
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
Jonathan Meades on France
The King And The Playwright: A Jacobean History
Love and Marriage: A 20th Century Romance
Love Me Do - 1962
Metals: How They Work
Nature's Microworlds
Order and Disorder
Placido Domingo's Gala Concert
Punk Britannia
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
Timothy Spall: All at Sea
Treasures of Ancient Rome
The Trouble With Aid
Venice 24/7
Agony & Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet
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
Elegance and Decadence: Age of the Regency
Guilty Pleasures
Hand Made in Britain
If Walls Could Talk
Jerusalem - The Making of A Holy City
Julia Bradbury's Icelandic Walk
Justice (BBC Four)
Petworth House - The Big Spring Clean
Regimental Stories
The Secret World of Whitehall
Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
The Story of British Pathé
The Story of Variety with Michael Grade
Timothy Spall: Back at Sea
Unnatural Histories
The Art Of Germany
Beautiful Minds
The Beauty of Diagrams
Dan Snow's Norman Walks
The Great Outdoors (UK)
Indian Hill Railways
Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds
Latin Music USA
On Hannibal's Trail
The Secret Life of the National Grid
South Africa Walks
Culture Fix
The Grandparent Diaries
A History Of Christianity
It's Only A Theory
Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture
Newswipe With Charlie Brooker
Syntax Era
Wainwright Walks: Coast To Coast
We Need Answers
Clash Of The Worlds
The Department Store
Hidden Histories
Only Connect
The Book Quiz
Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe
Hollywood UK
The Late Edition
BBC Four World Cinema Award
Mark Lawson talks to...
Arena (UK)
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
The Sky At Night
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