BBC Four

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Arts shows star in new Radio 4 line-up after storm at axing of film programme
Mark Kermode will co-host show exploring ‘unexpected links and discoveries’ in screen history

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The week in TV: Intruder; Sort Your Life Out; Sitting; This Is a Robbery; Wellington Paranormal
Channel 5’s new drama was a cliffhanger in one sense only; Stacey Solomon sparked joy; and all was revealed in Katherine Parkinson’s beguiling debut play

Euan Ferguson

11, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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A recipe for failure for the sweet-toothed | Brief letters
Brief letters: Covid and the flu | Lockdown in Scotland | BBC Four | Chocolate | Puzzles


04, Apr, 2021 @3:21 PM

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BBC Four to become archive channel as cost-cutting drive continues
Overhaul means channel will no longer commission original content but will broadcast performances

Lucy Campbell

29, Mar, 2021 @7:08 PM

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David Ireland: 'As a writer, I want to be socially irresponsible'
He’s no stranger to walk-outs and trigger warnings. So the daring dramatist is amazed the BBC is broadcasting his dark new play about a Belfast woman’s lockdown crisis

Mark Lawson

10, Mar, 2021 @1:48 PM

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The week in TV: ZeroZeroZero; The Drowning; The Repair Shop; Craftivism; Ramy – review
A new mafia drama boldly goes where all mafia dramas have gone before, while Ramy finally makes his debut on a UK channel

Euan Ferguson

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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'Every boy’s dream is to be James Bond': Inside North Korea with 'Mr James' and 'the Mole'
Danish film-maker Mads Brügger’s latest documentary is an absurdly brave look at Kim Jong Un’s regime that has all the intrigue of a spy thriller

Sam Wollaston

12, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Artemisia Gentileschi: triumph of a trailblazer | Editorial
Editorial: An old master takes her place in the National Gallery. But this should be only the beginning of a rebalancing of the canon


02, Oct, 2020 @5:25 PM

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No animal violence: BBC series offers more calming natural world
Voiceover by ex-Buddhist monk, Mindful Escapes hopes to boost viewers’ mental health during pandemic

Jim Waterson Media editor

18, Aug, 2020 @4:36 PM

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Everything: The Real Thing Story review – the searing saga of Britain's soul pioneers
Liverpudlian quartet the Real Thing, who tackled prejudice and challenged the pop status quo in the 70s, are the subject of Simon Sheridan’s fond and vital documentary

Stuart Jeffries

07, Aug, 2020 @9:30 PM

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With the BBC at bay, Sky embraces the possibilities of the arts on TV
Following a similar strategy to their sports output, the broadcaster plans to make Sky Arts available to all - a move which may worry their rivals

Mark Lawson

28, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Live music returns to Royal Opera House for an online audience
Collaboration with BBC will see three concerts live-streamed; Abbey Road reopens; and BBC announces its first remote access documentary featuring the Kanneh-Mason

Imogen Tilden

04, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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