BBC Four Today Friday 20 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Friday 20 January 2023

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

19:00
Top of the Pops

Performances by Inspiral Carpets, Def Leppard, Tori Amos and Haddaway

Tony Dortie and Joe Elliott introduce the edition first shown on January 20 1994. Featuring performances by Inspiral Carpets, Def Leppard, Tori Amos, Haddaway, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins and D:Ream

19:30
Top of the Pops

Performances by Depeche Mode, Joe, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks and Richard Marx

Mark Franklin introduces the edition first shown on January 27 1994. Featuring performances by Therapy?, Depeche Mode, Joe, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Richard Marx, ZZ Top and D:Ream

20:00
Top of the Pops

With music by Fine Young Cannibals, Dire Straits and A-ha

20:30
Top of the Pops

Performances by Halo James, the Quireboys and Martika

Nicky Campbell presents the edition first broadcast on January 18 1990, featuring performances by Halo James, the Quireboys, 49ers, New Kids on the Block, Megadeth, Kylie Minogue and Martika

21:00
Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham

S01E02

Musical connections between Scotland, Ulster and America

Phil Cunningham’s journey takes him down the old wagon road from Philadelphia, through Appalachia to the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music’s hall of fame in Nashville. With music by Ricky Skaggs, Tim O’ Brien and folk singer Sheila Kay Adams

22:00
Transatlantic Sessions

S01E03

With Karen Matheson and Emmylou Harris

Folk musicians from Nashville, Ireland and Scotland come together at Strathgarry House in the Perthshire Highlands, introduced by Aly Bain and Jay Ungar. Featuring Karen Matheson, Mary Black, Emmylou Harris, Donald Shaw, Dougie McLean, Kathy Mattea, Iris DeMent, Dick Gaughan, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright and Davy Spillane

22:30
Transatlantic Sessions

S01E04

With Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris and Mary Black

Aly Bain from Shetland and Jay Ungar from New York present folk, country and traditional music from Ireland, America and Scotland. Performances include Sweet Is the Melody by Iris DeMent, Dublin Blues by Guy Clark with Karen Matheson, Don’t Want to Know by John Martyn with Danny Thompson and For No One by Emmylou Harris with Davy Spillane

23:00
Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border

The comedian takes a 2,000-mile musical road trip along the US-Mexico border

Against the backdrop of President Trump’s planned construction of a wall between the two countries, the comedian takes a 2,000-mile musical road trip along the US-Mexico border. He explores how romance and reality play out musically, where third-world Mexico meets first-world USA on `the broken road to the American Dream”

00:15
Southern Rock at the BBC

Featuring the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd

Archive performances by classic Southern rock acts on shows including The Old Grey Whistle Test, In Concert and Wogan. Featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton, Dickey Betts, formerly of the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Black Oak Arkansas, Greg Allman with Cher, and Edgar Winter

01:15
Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham

S01E02

Musical connections between Scotland, Ulster and America

Phil Cunningham’s journey takes him down the old wagon road from Philadelphia, through Appalachia to the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music’s hall of fame in Nashville. With music by Ricky Skaggs, Tim O’ Brien and folk singer Sheila Kay Adams

02:15
Top of the Pops

Performances by Inspiral Carpets, Def Leppard, Tori Amos and Haddaway

Tony Dortie and Joe Elliott introduce the edition first shown on January 20 1994. Featuring performances by Inspiral Carpets, Def Leppard, Tori Amos, Haddaway, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins and D:Ream

02:45
Top of the Pops

Performances by Depeche Mode, Joe, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks and Richard Marx

Mark Franklin introduces the edition first shown on January 27 1994. Featuring performances by Therapy?, Depeche Mode, Joe, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Richard Marx, ZZ Top and D:Ream

03:15
Top of the Pops

With music by Fine Young Cannibals, Dire Straits and A-ha

03:45
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