BBC Four Today Monday 9 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Monday 9 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on BBC Four today.

19:00
Great Indian Railway Journeys

S01E03

Michael Portillo travels from Mysuru to Chennai

Michael Portillo’s Bradshaw’s 1913 Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel leads him on railway journey through the modern south Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. He travels from the former princely state of Mysuru, aka Mysore, to the first stronghold of the East India Company in Chennai, formerly Madras

20:00
Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

S01E02

The transformation of Vienna into a great cultural capital

Simon Sebag Montefiore examines the transformation of Vienna into a great cultural capital after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. The city, no longer an outpost defending the West from Islamic invaders, was rebuilt and the Habsburgs vowed their empire and imperial capital would become the most glittering in the world, a magnet for musicians including Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven

21:00
Britain’s Lost Masterpieces

S03E02

Bendor Grosvenor finds a painting from the 1770s at the Manchester Art Gallery

Bendor Grosvenor finds a painting from the 1770s at the Manchester Art Gallery, which he believes has been misattributed to Nathaniel Dance. He feels sure it is in fact by the German painter Johann Zoffany, a favourite portraitist of the royal family under King George III. Meanwhile, Emma Dabiri investigates Manchester’s support for the abolition of slavery

22:00
The US and the Holocaust

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How the American people and their leaders responded to the Holocaust

Documentary examining how the American people and their leaders responded to the Holocaust, and how this catastrophe challenged their identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of American democracy. After decades of open borders, a xenophobic backlash prompted the United States to pass laws restricting immigration. In Germany, Hitler found support for his antisemitic rhetoric and the Nazis began their persecution of Jewish people, causing many to flee to neighbouring countries or America. President Roosevelt and other world leaders are concerned by the growing refugee crisis but fail to coordinate a response

00:00
Ireland to Sydney by Any Means

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A peaceful excursion through Vietnam comes to an abrupt end

A peaceful ride through Vietnam comes to an abrupt end when the adventurer and his team find themselves on a small speedboat adrift in rough seas. Charley visits a famous site associated with the country’s devastating war, the network of tunnels at Vinh Moc, as well as the largest waterfalls in South Asia. He then dirt bikes in the local countryside and tries wakeboarding across Singapore

01:00
The Capture

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Thriller, starring Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner star in a six-part crime thriller. Soldier Shaun Emery has his conviction for murder overturned because of flawed evidence, and returns home to Britain a free man. However, when damning CCTV footage of him comes to light, he ends up the subject of another investigation. Newly promoted detective Rachel Carey is assigned to the case, and quickly learns the truth is not as simple as it appears

01:55
The Capture

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Rachel becomes suspicious when MI5 seize vital evidence in Shaun’s case

The crucial CCTV footage of Shaun’s supposed crime is seized by a mysterious MI5 officer, leaving Rachel convinced the truth behind the case is not as clear cut as it first appeared. However, getting answers may prove difficult when the surveillance system is found wanting. After a confrontation with his ex-partner, Shaun is determined to prove his innocence, and recruits an old friend to help him break into Hannah’s flat and find evidence. Ron Perlman (Hellboy) joins the cast of the conspiracy thriller

02:55
The Capture

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Shaun is interrogated by the CIA in a covert safe house

Shaun is interrogated by the CIA in a covert safe house, and while Rachel sees CCTV footage of him going in, she then finds she is unable to locate him inside. Her investigation leads her to make shocking discoveries about the degree to which CCTV footage might be manipulated. Finally released by his American captors, Shaun goes on the run from the police – but his quest to clear his name soon takes a devastating turn

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