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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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
The Art of Scandinavia
The Beginning and End of the Universe
Billy Fury: The Sound Of Fury
Bob Geldof on WB Yeats: A Fanatic Heart
Botticelli's Venus: The Making Of An Icon
The Brain with David Eagleman
Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll
Britain's Treasure Islands
Chef vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge
Daft Punk Unchained
A Death Row Tale: The Fear of 13
The Docklands Bomb: Executing Peace
Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
Eurovision: You Decide
The Everlys: Harmonies From Heaven
Flying Scotsman: The Locomotive Legend
Goya Exposed with Jake Chapman
Ireland’s Treasures Uncovered
James May: The Reassembler
Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue
John Williams at the BBC
The Last Seabird Summer?
Montalbano and Me: Andrea Camilleri
The Most Dangerous Band in the World: The Story of Guns N’ Roses
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop
Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution
Northern Ballet: 1984
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
Rock n Roll Britannia
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick
The Toughest Horse Race in the World: Palio
Virtuoso Violinists at the BBC
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
The Body Beautiful: Ancient Greeks, Good Looks and Glamour
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
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story
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
A Fair Cop
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
How to Make a Number One Record
The Inca: Masters of the Clouds
India’s Frontier Railways
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
Je t’aime: The Story of French Song with Petula Clark
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra live in Blackpool
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
Kings of Soul
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
Mumbai High: The Musical
New Year's Day From Vienna
Nina Conti Clowning Around
Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula
One-Hit Wonders at the BBC
Pappano's Classic Voices
Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach
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
Rock 'n' Roll America
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
Tales from the Tour Bus: Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Road
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
Written By Mrs Bach
Wynton Marsalis Plays Blue Note: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story
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
Johnny Cash - The Man, His World, His Music
John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute
John Ogdon - Living With Genius
The Joy of the Bee Gees
The Joy of the Guitar Riff
Karajan's Magic and Myth
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill
Kenny Rogers - Cards On The Table
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!
Oh You Pretty Things
Our Planet From the Air
Panto! Mayhem, Make Up and Magic
Photographing Africa
Play it Loud
Polka Dot Superstar: The Amazing World Of Yayoi Kusama
Proms Chamber Music
Puppy Love
Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled
The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar
Rebels of Oz: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob
Return to Betjemanland
Rich Hall's California Stars
Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness
Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief And Morals In The 18th Century
The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings
Sammy Davis Jnr: The Kid in the Middle
Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction
Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation
The Secret Life of Books
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
Ultimate Irish Music at the Royal Hall
The Winter's Tale from the Royal Ballet
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
Brushing Up On...
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
Hidden Killers
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
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
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
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
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
Digging For Britain
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
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
BBC Proms