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BBC Four TV Guide

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Thursday, May 28 2015
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    • 13 mins ago
      TimeshiftSeason 10 Episode 6: The Golden Age of Coach Travel

      Exploring the history of the coach, which offered a cheaper alternative to rail travel upon its arrival in the 1950s and gave greater freedom to people previously restricted to their own villages and towns due to their limited funds. The documentary looks at the distinctive liveries employed by different transport companies and the activities of passengers including singing and pub visits, as they travelled to destinations such as Blackpool, Margate and Torquay. Narrated by June Whitfield

    • 7:40pm
      Art of ChinaSeason 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

      Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his journey by travelling to the Yellow Mountains in a bid to understand the power of Chinese landscape painting. The period from the 10th to the 15th century - from the Song to the Ming dynasties - was the golden age of art in China, and Andrew learns of an Emperor so in love with beauty that he neglected to rule his country, and scholar artists who fled the Mongol invasion to immerse themselves in nature

    • 8:40pm
      The Last ExplorersSeason 1 Episode 3: John Muir

      The story of John Muir, the precursor of conservationist campaigns and one of the founders of America's National Park movement. The adventurer devoted his life to exploring the natural world and worked to convince institutions and the general public of the importance of the environment. Neil Oliver presents

    • 9:40pm
      Castles - Britain's Fortified HistorySeason 1 Episode 3: Defence of the Realm

      Historian Sam Willis explores how castles came under threat from the cannon during the Wars of the Roses, before their whole purpose was transformed in the Tudor era when some of the buildings became palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I. However, just as they seemed to have lost their defensive function the English Civil War erupted. Sam also looks at their legacy and how they remain popular to this day

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