BBC Four Today Tuesday 10 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Tuesday 10 January 2023

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

Great Indian Railway Journeys


Michael Portillo travels from Lucknow to Kolkata

On a journey from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata in West Bengal, Michael Portillo charts a course through India’s history from the days of The East India Company to the dawn of independence. In Lucknow, he tastes the famous kebabs, stops off at Bodh Gaya, where he meditates on its Buddhist heritage, and In Kolkata, he glimpses colonial Calcutta in the grand Great Eastern Hotel

To the Manor Born


Audrey gets a large car repair bill

A massive Rolls-Royce repair bill forces Audrey to revert to real horse power, while DeVere takes to the skies in a new helicopter. Comedy, starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles

The Mistress


Comedy, starring Felicity Kendal

A History of Britain by Simon Schama


From the Stone Age to the Battle of Hastings

Historian Simon Schama charts the 4,000 years prior to the 1000AD, from Stone Age Orkney and through four centuries of Roman occupation to King Alfred’s ultimate victory over the Vikings, which laid the foundations for the Anglo-Saxon kingdom later subjugated by the Norman invaders

Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us


The 1980s murder hunt that led to DNA fingerprinting

The stories of murder investigations and their consequences, which overturned laws, transformed police interrogation and revolutionised forensic detection. It begins with the hunt to find the killer of two teenage girls in 1980s Leicestershire, which led to an extraordinary forensic breakthrough – DNA fingerprinting

Ancient Worlds


Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation in a series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia some 6,000 years ago, to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. He travels to Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and southern Greece to examine how the first societies were created and organised, with agriculture, city-building, religion, art and trade the basic pillars from which these complex social systems emerged

Ireland to Sydney by Any Means


The team reaches the final destination

Adventurer Charley Boorman and his team look for alternative transport after finding themselves on a sinking cargo boat while en route to Borneo to help with a Unicef vaccination project. After flying to Bali, they embark on a series of journeys involving speedboats, overcrowded ferries and a hand-made boat to reach the shores of Australia. Once there, bad weather thwarts their attempt to take the most direct path to their final destination – Sydney

The Capture


Rachel finally comes face to face with Shaun

Rachel finally comes face to face with Shaun, who offers up the location of the CIA safe house before managing to evade arrest once more. The fugitive soldier flees into an encounter with two mysterious strangers, who offer to provide him with the answers he is looking for. Rachel pays Napier a visit, and the meeting leaves her more convinced than ever that the CCTV network has been compromised

The Capture


Shaun and Rachel’s discovery of the truth places them in danger

The truth behind what happened to Shaun is revealed to him as he finally comes face to face with the powers behind his downfall. Rachel seeks answers of her own after her suspicions that Shaun has been set up are confirmed by a vital piece of evidence. However, the truth they both uncover places their lives in great danger

The Capture


Rachel faces a choice with terrible repercussions for both Shaun and the nation

The mysterious Jessica Mallory arrives in London as the most closely guarded secrets of the intelligence services face exposure. Rachel faces a terrible choice that will not only decide Shaun’s fate but also have an impact on the nation’s entire criminal justice system. Famke Janssen (X-Men) guest stars in the conclusion of the crime drama



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