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BBC Four 2h
It's time to revisit November 1987 with performances from Blue Mercedes, Boy George, The Communards, Shakin' Stevens, The Hooters, Paul McCartney, The Housemartins, T'Pau and George Harrison. tonight at 7.30pm. .
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BBC Four 18h
. looks at the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits. Tonight, 10pm. .
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BBC Arts 23h
A publishing company that was started in a spare room of a house 17 years ago is basking in the success of this year's Man Booker International Prize
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BBC Four 23h
. explores how science and technology transformed Britain in the 1890s, giving rise to the modern world - and many present-day anxieties. Victorian Sensations. Tonight, 9pm. .
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BBC Four May 22
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a tempestuous marriage. This is the story of their attempts to engineer the upbringing of their children and to save the monarchy. Queen Victoria's Children. Tonight, 8pm. .
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BBC Four May 21
Explore Pakistan's extraordinary works of art and its multicultural past as a meeting point for many different faiths from around the world. Treasures of the Indus: Pakistan Revealed. Tonight, 11pm. .
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BBC Four May 21
Discover the fascinating story of the last Maharajah of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, who was wrenched from his mother's arms as a child in the 1840s and put into the care of an official of the British Empire. The Stolen Maharajah. Tonight, 10pm. .
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BBC Four May 21
Partitioned in 1947, Bengal was divided in half, creating East Pakistan. Filmed during the holy month of Ramadan, take a journey from India into Bangladesh on a train that reunites the region. India's Frontier Railways. Tonight, 8pm. .
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BBC Four May 20
As Iraq picks up the pieces after years of conflict, this film reveals the mental health crisis currently gripping a country that has just one psychiatric hospital for a population of 38 million. Iraq: A State of Mind. Tonight, 10pm. .
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BBC Four May 20
Meet the characters who brave all kinds of weather to go swimming in the ponds on Hampstead Heath, enjoying it as much today as people did in the time of Constable and Keats. Swimming through the Seasons: The Hampstead Ponds. Tonight, 9pm. .
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BBC Four May 20
Journey back to 1837, when bread was the mainstay of most diets and bakers were at the heart of every community as four modern bakers bake their way through the era of Queen Victoria. Victorian Bakers. Tonight, 8pm. .
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BBC Four May 19
Using actual radio footage, eyewitness testimony and memories of bereaved family members, explore the story of the 1981 Penlee lifeboat tragedy off the Cornish coast. Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster. Tonight, 11pm. .
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BBC Four May 19
Over a number of months in north London's Hampstead Heath, filmmaker Vanessa Engle approached people who were walking their dogs to discover the role their dog plays in their emotional lives. Walking with Dogs: A Wonderland Special. Tonight, 9pm. .
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BBC Four May 19
Within Kew Gardens stands an extraordinary gallery, celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age. This is the fascinating story of Marianne North. Kew's Forgotten Queen. Tonight, 8pm. .
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BBC Archive May 19
2005: Sublime, sweary, satire The Thick of It was first broadcast, on BBC Four.
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BBC iPlayer May 18
So this year was an ABSOLUTE ROLLERCOASTER. 🎉 Here's the final in three minutes.
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BBC Four May 18
Revisit fifty years of spellbinding performances from one of the guitar's greatest players. 🎸 John Williams at the BBC. Tonight, 10.55pm. .
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BBC Four May 18
As Cardinal and Delorme continue to investigate the double murder, an unexpected ally emerges in the search for the killer. Cardinal. Tonight, 9pm. .
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BBC Four May 18
After a ten-year restoration, we follow the Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam engine, as it returns to the tracks. The Return of the Flying Scotsman. Tonight, 7pm. .
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BBC Four May 17
What were the biggest hits of 1985? Go back to a time of big hair and big attitude with Wham!, The Smiths, Kate Bush, a-ha, Eurythmics, The Cure, Dead or Alive, Bonnie Tyler, Tears for Fears, Sister Sledge many more. tonight at 9pm. .
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