Website URL:
   Homepage

Accessibility links

     * Skip to content
     * Accessibility Help

   BBC Account
   Notifications
   
     * Home
     * News
     * Sport
     * Weather
     * iPlayer
     * Sounds
     * CBBC
     * CBeebies
     * Food
     * Bitesize
     * Arts
     * Taster
     * Local
     * Three
     * Menu

   Search

   

iPlayer Navigation

   iPlayer Accessibility Help (BUTTON) Menu
     * (BUTTON) Channels

Channels Sub Navigation
       (BUTTON) Scroll Channels Sub Navigation left
          + BBC One
          + BBC Two
          + BBC Three
          + BBC Four
          + BBC Radio 1
          + CBBC
          + CBeebies
          + BBC Scotland
          + BBC News
          + BBC Parliament
          + BBC Alba
          + S4C
       (BUTTON) Scroll Channels Sub Navigation right
     * (BUTTON) Categories

Categories

Category Sub Navigation
       (BUTTON) Scroll Category Sub Navigation left
          + Arts
          + CBBC
          + CBeebies
          + Comedy
          + Documentaries
          + Drama & Soaps
          + Entertainment
          + Films
          + Food
          + History
          + Lifestyle
          + Music
          + News
          + Science & Nature
          + Sport
          + From the Archive
          + Audio Described
          + Signed
          + Northern Ireland
          + Scotland
          + Wales
       (BUTTON) Scroll Category Sub Navigation right
          + Arts
          + CBBC
          + CBeebies
          + Comedy
          + Documentaries
          + Drama & Soaps
          + Entertainment
          + Films
          + Food
          + History
          + Lifestyle
          + Music
          + News
          + Science & Nature
          + Sport
          + From the Archive

Accessible alternative formats
          + Audio Described
          + Signed

Regions
          + Northern Ireland
          + Scotland
          + Wales
     * A-Z
     * TV Guide
     * My Programmes

   JavaScript seems to be disabled. Please enable JavaScript to take full advantage of iPlayer.

BBC Four

   Watch live
   
   On Now - 05:30
   On Now - 05:30
   

   This is BBC Four

   This is BBC Four
   
   Watch live
   Watch from start
   On Next - 18:58
   On Next - 18:58
   

   This is BBC Four

   This is BBC Four
   
   BBC Four Schedule

Featured on BBC Four

     * Crime Drama
       The Valhalla Murders
       The past will come back to haunt them
       After a brutal murder, an ambitious Icelandic detective finds her career out of control.
       45 minsAvailable for 1 month
       
     * ARCHIVE
       BBC Four Collections
       Delve into the archives
       From game shows to the space race and Gothic literature, enjoy some BBC classics from across the decades.
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       Locked In: Breaking the Silence
       Xavier Alford shares his fears on the life-changing illness that's slowly paralysing him.
       75 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Arts
       Life Cinematic
       Sofia Coppola shares the movies that moved her
       From cult classics to Hollywood greats, the director reflects on her favourite films.
       60 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Arts
       The Joy of Painting
       Happy little trees and soothing words with Bob Ross
       30 minutes of bliss as the art sensation illustrates perfect, peaceful painting.
       27 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Film - Drama
       Balloon
       Can a family fly high and escape to the West?
       East Germany, 1979. A desperate family conjure up an audacious plan to defect.
       125 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       The Hijacker Who Vanished
       A mysterious fugitive, an unsolved heist, a bold mid-air escape. But who is DB Cooper?
       85 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary
       Jazz 625
       The British Jazz Explosion
       The iconic jazz show showcases the buzzing UK scene, with Sons of Kemet and more.
       89 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Drama
       Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
       Moving monologues
       The hopes, dreams and broken promises of a single family over four generations.
       14 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       The Bridge: Series 1-4
       The Scandi Noir that redefined TV drama
       A gruesome discovery starts an intense investigation for Detective Saga Noren.
       57 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary
       What We Were Watching
       Song and Dance Spectaculars
       Grace Dent invites you to immerse yourself in song and dance extravaganzas of yesteryear.
       60 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       The Night Notre-Dame Burned
       Detailing the devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and those that tried to save it.
       90 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       DNA
       How far would you go to uncover the truth?
       A detective's life is wrecked when his baby goes missing. From the writer of The Killing.
       38 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Music
       BBC Young Musician
       The 2020 jazz final
       Accompanied by Nikki Yeoh’s Infinitum, five exceptional finalists compete for the title.
       120 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary
       Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude
       Series 1: Episode 1
       Mary Beard's witty, personal view on the story of the nude in western art.
       59 minsAvailable for 28 days
       
     * Drama
       The Falklands Play
       Ian Curteis' once-controversial play
       Not performed for many years, a portrayal of the Thatcher government at war.
       91 minsAvailable for 29 days
       
     * History
       Berlin 1945
       History gets personal
       Experience Berlin’s most fateful year through the eyes of those who lived it.
       51 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary
       True North
       The Disability Paradox
       Disabled film-maker Chris Lynch looks at happiness when you have a disability.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       

International Drama

   View all
     * Crime Drama
       The Bridge: Series 1-4
       The Scandi Noir that redefined TV drama
       A gruesome discovery starts an intense investigation for Detective Saga Noren.
       57 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       Inspector Montalbano
       A long spell in Sicily with the master detective
       The stylish Sicilian detective takes on a host of compelling cases.
       105 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       DNA
       How far would you go to uncover the truth?
       A detective's life is wrecked when his baby goes missing. From the writer of The Killing.
       38 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Crime Drama
       Twin
       Identical faces. Different personalities. Deceiving everyone
       Irresponsible Erik and straight-laced Adam are polar opposites. But Erik needs help.
       44 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       Mystery Road
       An outback community is fractured by secrets
       Detective Jay Swan hunts for a missing man – but not everyone welcomes the outsider.
       60 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Crime Drama
       The Valhalla Murders
       The past will come back to haunt them
       After a brutal murder, an ambitious Icelandic detective finds her career out of control.
       45 minsAvailable for 1 month
       
     * Crime Drama
       The Young Montalbano
       The First Case
       Promotion takes Montalbano to his hometown Vigata where he unravels an attempted murder.
       117 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Crime Drama
       The Disappearance: Series 1
       Lives change forever
       Teenager Lea Morel doesn’t return home – and the search uncovers incredible secrets.
       52 minsAvailable for 8 months
       

History on BBC Four

   View all
     * History
       Berlin 1945
       History gets personal
       Experience Berlin’s most fateful year through the eyes of those who lived it.
       51 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * History
       Blood of the Clans
       A violent struggle. An ancient feud. An epic conflict
       Neil Oliver on the brutal 17th century Civil War that threatened Britain's stability.
       59 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * History
       Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
       Making Margaret
       The startling rise and incredible fall of one of Britain’s most divisive Prime Ministers.
       60 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       Lost Films of WWII
       Series 1: Episode 1
       The story of Britain during World War II told through the cine films of ordinary people.
       59 minsAvailable for 8 days
       
     * History
       How to Build a Cathedral
       Documentary discovering how our medieval forebears built the wonders of their world.
       60 minsAvailable for 14 days
       
     * History
       Walter Tull: Forgotten Hero
       The story of a pioneering black British footballer who died heroically in WWI.
       60 minsAvailable for 9 days
       
     * History
       The Hector: From Scotland to Nova Scotia
       The story of the 1773 highland migrants who left Scotland to settle in Nova Scotia.
       59 minsAvailable for 22 days
       
     * Science
       Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain
       1. Mighty Cathedrals
       Fred looks at the 11th-century building programme of the Normans.
       28 minsAvailable for 14 days
       

Documentary Films

   View all
     * Sport
       Lance
       Survivor. Champion. Cheat.
       An inspiring survivor. A disgraced drug cheat. The real Lance Armstrong.
       90 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       The Night Notre-Dame Burned
       Detailing the devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and those that tried to save it.
       90 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary
       OJ: Made in America
       The rise and fall of an American icon
       To understand the 'crime of the century', go back to the start of OJ's story.
       90 minsAvailable for 3 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge
       A Storyville documentary that lays bare Chechnya's deadly war against its gay citizens.
       89 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       Pepe the Frog: Feels Good Man
       Matt Furie’s comic character has been hijacked by the far right. Can he reclaim him?
       87 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       United Skates
       A community of thousands battles to save America's last roller rinks.
       86 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary Film
       Minding the Gap: An American Skateboarding Story
       A coming-of-age saga
       Bing Liu’s Oscar-nominated story of recession, race and relationships in the Rust Belt.
       100 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       Storyville
       Scandalous! The Tabloid that Changed America
       Sex! Gossip! Scandal! The story of the National Enquirer.
       97 minsAvailable for 6 months
       

   View all BBC Four A-Z
   Change location:[London][London]Change language:[English][English]
     * Parental Controls
     * Help & FAQ

Explore the BBC

     * Home
     * News
     * Sport
     * Weather
     * iPlayer
     * Sounds
     * CBBC
     * CBeebies
     * Food
     * Bitesize
     * Arts
     * Taster
     * Local
     * Three

     * Terms of Use
     * About the BBC
     * Privacy Policy
     * Cookies
     * Accessibility Help
     * Parental Guidance
     * Contact the BBC
     * Get Personalised Newsletters

   Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.

   [p?c1=2&c2=17986528&cv=2.0&cj=1]