BBC Four Today Wednesday 11 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

19:00
Great British Railway Journeys

S10E01

Michael Portillo sets off on a trip through Britain’s industrial heartland

Armed with his early 20th century Bradshaw’s Guide, Michael Portillo sets off on the first leg of a trip through Britain’s industrial heartlands in the footsteps of George V, beginning by travelling from Warrington to Preston

19:30
The Joy of Painting

S01E01

American artist Bob Ross offers tips and advice

20:00
Michael Palin’s New Europe

S01E01

The traveller visits Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia

The veteran traveller visits Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, witnessing the effects of the massive economic changes that have taken place since the fall of communism. He also sails to Albania with an opera-singing captain and finds out how the once ultra-secretive country is becoming more open

21:00
Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace

A portrait of the comedian

Documentary offering a personal portrait of the truly unique comedian, as told in his own words and featuring exclusive home movie footage. With contributions from those who worked with him, lived with him and were inspired by him

22:30
The Old Devils

S01E01

Dramatisation of Kingsley Amis’s novel, starring John Stride

The orderly world of regular drinking in South Wales is disturbed by the arrival of TV personality and professional Welshman Alun Weaver and his wife. Dramatisation of Kingsley Amis’s novel, starring John Stride

23:20
The Old Devils

S01E02

Alun Weaver is fast running out of friends

00:15
The Old Devils

S01E03

Alun Weaver has made one last attempt to write the great Welsh novel

01:10
Hope Street

S02E07

Marlene is unable to investigate a racing pigeon theft, as she is allergic to birds

Marlene is unable to investigate a racing pigeon theft, as she is allergic to birds. Al and Callum discover that the owner may be better off without his feathered friends due to a rare medical condition that could kill him. Finn tells Siobhan that he’s decided to move out of the family home, so she turns her attentions to Port Devine’s most eligible bachelor. Niamh catches her father drinking while working

01:55
Shakespeare in Italy

S01E01

Part one of two. How the Mediterranean country inspired the Bard

Part one of two. The architect and historian reveals how the Mediterranean country influenced the Bard, as he takes a journey of discovery through Shakespeare’s Italian-based plays. He visits the locations that inspired the playwright, beginning with Padua, setting of The Taming of the Shrew, before heading to Verona to explore the tale of Romeo and Juliet. The presenter also meets actress Emma Thompson in Sicily to discuss Much Ado About Nothing, and ends his journey in Venice for a look at the city’s connection with Othello

02:55
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

03:55
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