BBC Four

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Appearing on University Challenge was terrifying – now I’m setting the questions | Lillian Crawford
My mixed experiences on quiz programmes taught me that the real joy lies in acquiring knowledge, not showing it off, says writer Lillian Crawford

Lillian Crawford

29, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Prisoner C33 review – Trevor Nunn directs a wretched, wonderful Wilde
In this dark, poetic one-man play, Toby Stephens gives it his all as the wrecked writer – imprisoned for gay sex in 1895 – as he rues his misfortunes with his younger self

Rebecca Nicholson

01, May, 2022 @9:10 PM

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BBC to cut number of programmes it makes, says director general
Tim Davie suggests more stations could become archive services, as he prepares to announce deep cuts

Jim Waterson Media editor

27, Apr, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Skint review – a vivid, unflinching examination of modern poverty
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee and film-maker Peter Mullan oversee these vivid 15-minute monologues about being poor. The uniformly strong tales they tell are too rarely seen in drama

Lucy Mangan

20, Mar, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Jana Bennett obituary
Groundbreaking BBC executive whose list of achievements included the launch of BBC Three, BBC Four and iPlayer

Lorraine Heggessey

25, Jan, 2022 @3:51 PM

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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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