BBC Four Today Thursday 19 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Thursday 19 January 2023

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

19:00
Great British Railway Journeys

S10E06

Michael Portillo travels from Newry to Portadown

19:30
The Joy of Painting

S01E06

Bob Ross paints a frozen pond surrounded by snow drifts

20:00
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

S01E02

The Earl of Essex tries to take over Robert Cecil’s spy network

The docudrama focuses on the machinations of ambitious aristocrat the Earl of Essex as he tries to take over Robert Cecil’s spy network in an attempt to gain control over the ageing Elizabeth I and hold the power to choose the next king of England

21:00
Green Book

Comedy drama, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
2018 – Drama, Comedy

Movie: Green Book -

In the 1960s, working-class Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip becomes the driver of Dr Donald Shirley, an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the American South. Director Peter Farrelly’s Bafta and Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini

23:00
Amundsen

Roald Amundsen biopic, starring Pal Sverre Hagen
2019 – Drama, History, Adventure

Movie: Amundsen - 2018

Film drama telling the life story of explorer Roald Amundsen. Inspired by a gift from his father when he was a child, Roald became fascinated by the polar wildernesses. He led the first expedition to the South Pole in 1911 and the first expedition proven to have reached the North Pole, in a dirigible, in 1926. His achievements, however, came at a cost to both his family and his colleagues. Starring Pal Sverre Hagen and Katherine Waterston. In Norwegian and English

01:00
Around the World in 80 Treasures

S01E05

Exploring India and Sri Lanka

Dan Cruickshank’s journey takes him to India and Sri Lanka, where he examines the cultural importance of sex and fertility in Hindu countries. After encountering a statue of a 10-armed naked goddess in the Cave of Heavenly Maidens he discovers the secrets of the universe in Jaipur and revels in a palace of smells. His tour ends at one of the greatest monuments to love ever created – the Taj Mahal

02:00
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

S01E02

The Earl of Essex tries to take over Robert Cecil’s spy network

The docudrama focuses on the machinations of ambitious aristocrat the Earl of Essex as he tries to take over Robert Cecil’s spy network in an attempt to gain control over the ageing Elizabeth I and hold the power to choose the next king of England

03:00
Great British Railway Journeys

S10E06

Michael Portillo travels from Newry to Portadown

03:30
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