BBC Four Listings

BBC Four

BBC Four TV Guide

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Sunday, February 14 2016
  • Time Show
    • 5:15pm
      Therese Desqueyroux

      An outspoken woman in 1920s France gets married so that her father and fiance can combine their business interests. Trapped in a loveless relationship and at odds with the repressive society she finds herself in, she is driven to desperation and considers poisoning her husband. Drama based on Francois Mauriac's novel, starring Audrey Tautou and Gilles Lellouche. In French

    • 7:00pm
      Season 31 Episode 5: Natural World Special: Attenborough's Ark

      Naturalist David Attenborough chooses the 10 endangered animals from around the world that he would most like to save from extinction, explaining why these creatures are so important and highlighting the work of biologists helping to keep them alive. His top 10 includes Darwin's frog, the Sumatran rhino, Priam's birdwing butterfly and the black lion tamarin

    • 8:00pm
      Canals - The Making of a NationSeason 1 Episode 6: Engineering

      Liz McIvor tells the story of the early canal builders who struggled with the rugged terrain of England's Pennine hills. Creating a network of canals in this landscape was an major challenge, but connecting the powerhouses of Yorkshire and Lancashire was a great incentive at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Liz considers the strategic considerations and implications of this massive engineering project

    • 8:30pm
      Rock 'n' Roll AmericaSeason 1 Episode 3: Be My Baby

      Examining the era between Buddy Holly's death in early 1959 and the Beatles landing at JFK in spring 1964, when rock 'n' roll seemingly calmed down, went uptown and got spun into teen pop. The genre fuelled the Motown sound in Detroit and sound-tracked guitar instrumental groups on the west coast, such as the Ventures and Beach Boys, as it helped birth increasingly polished pop sounds across the States. Contributors include Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E King and Chubby Checker

    • 10:00pm
      Singer-Songwriters at the BBCSeason 1 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

      An hour-long compilation of classic singles highlighting the growing popularity of the singer-songwriter genre during the 1970s, which became one of the decade's defining styles. Featuring music by Elton John, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Harry Nilsson, Neil Diamond, Steve Goodman, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young

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