BBC Four Listings

BBC Four

BBC Four TV Guide

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Wednesday, July 23 2014
  • Time Show
    • 40 mins ago
      Rich Hall's California Stars

      The comedian considers the influence California has had upon the US and the wider world, as, at one time or another, it has been a hotbed for gold mining, silver-screen stardom, the dotcom boom, and hi-tech innovations. The presenter uncovers the reality of life in the Golden State, and gets to the heart of the great juxtaposition within its psyche - that its residents are largely unhappy with their own lives, yet believe they live within the 'land of dreams'

    • 7:00pm
      Wild WeatherSeason 1 Episode 2: Wet

      Donal MacIntyre visits the wettest places on Earth, from the Norwegian city of Bergen - where on average it rains 265 days of the year - to monsoon-drenched areas of India. He then discovers how cool water is circulated to the Caribbean and experiences the devastating power of floods, before exploring the steps being taken by farmers in the arid Texan landscape to manufacture rain of their own

    • 8:00pm
      Indian Hill RailwaysSeason 1 Episode 2: The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

      The lives and loves of workers on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a steam-powered line that runs through the south Indian jungle up to a hill station once known as Snooty Ooty. Happily married guard Ivan worries about the romantic prospects of ticket inspector Jenni, while engineer Shivani works to make sure a locomotive is ready for the annual Black Beauty competition, which will pick the best engine on the line

    • 9:20pm
      Parks and RecreationSeason 2 Episode 24: Freddy Spaghetti

      The government is shut down and the parks are closed, but Leslie tries to stage a children's party in the vacant space. Meanwhile, April's jealousy endangers her chances of getting together with Andy. Comedy, starring Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza

    • 9:45pm
      Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation

      This summer, Scotland is hosting one of the most ambitious celebrations of contemporary art ever staged. Featuring more than 100 artists in over 60 venues across the country, Generation shines a spotlight on how Scotland has transformed itself over the past 25 years from a declining industrial powerhouse to a world-leading centre of artistic creativity. Presenter Kirsty Wark interviews some of the artists whose work is featured, including Douglas Gordon, Rachel Maclean, Ross Sinclair and Alison Watt

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