BBC Four Today Tuesday 28 February 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Tuesday 28 February 2023

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

19:00
Great British Railway Journeys

S09E13

Michael Portillo travels from Sheffield to Nantwich

Michael Portillo travels to the steel city of Sheffield where he discovers an early 20th century steam engine which produced armour plates for a Royal Navy warship. Then, Michael heads south into Nottinghamshire and to the former pit village of Eastwood, before arriving in Nantwich, where he takes a dip in the briny

19:30
The Joy of Painting

S01E25

Bob Ross paints a mountain at sunset

20:00
As Time Goes By

S01E03

Lionel and Jean spend a nostalgic day out

Lionel and Jean spend a nostalgic day in Buckinghamshire reliving their courtship days – but find things have changed in the intervening years. However, certain treasured memories remain. Originally shown in 1992

20:30
The Mistress

S02E02

Carla Lane comedy, starring Felicity Kendal. From 1987

21:00
A History of Britain by Simon Schama

S01E08

The English Civil War

A chronicle of the English Civil War, revealing that behind the romantic stories of Cavaliers and Roundheads lies a terrible tale of tragedy and the death of innocents. The conflict saw hundreds of thousands of men, women and children killed, families torn apart and the nation divided, culminating in the public execution of King Charles I and the rise of Cromwell as Lord Protector

22:00
Sex on Screen: Storyville

The process and impact of sex scenes in Hollywood movies

An exploration of the process of filming sex scenes in Hollywood movies, the toll these scenes take on those involved and the impact on women and girls in the real world. The film features candid interviews with actors and film-makers including Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Billings, Emily Meade and David Simon, and highlights the voices of women who have spoken out against abusive behaviour on their sets and were punished for it

23:25
Africa with Ade Adepitan

S01E02

Ade explores Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda

Ade explores central Africa, travelling through Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. He investigates plans to develop a sustainable version of palm oil farming, meets a champion boxer helping to rehabilitate child soldiers, and talks to one of Africa’s most outspoken political campaigners. He also reports on how conflict between militia groups influenced by foreign powers lies at the heart of the problems that have made the Democratic Republic of Congo arguably the most chaotic and corrupt country in Africa, as well as discovering how the conflict has impacted on the country’s few remaining gorillas

00:25
Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure

A recently discovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Fiona Bruce travels to Florence, Milan, Paris and Warsaw to tell the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s life, exploring why a man whose reputation rests on only a few pictures – including the Mona Lisa – is regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time. She also visits New York to see a recently discovered piece by the artist

01:25
Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty

S01E01

Documentary examining corruption in the police in the 1970s

Documentary examining corruption in the police in the 1970s, revealing a secret network of officers was operating illegally throughout London and led to the formation of the first internal anti-corruption unit A10, which inspired the BBC drama Line of Duty. The story begins in 1969, when a desperate south London criminal tipped off the Times about how he was being extorted for money by a detective in the Metropolitan Police

02:25
A History of Britain by Simon Schama

S01E08

The English Civil War

A chronicle of the English Civil War, revealing that behind the romantic stories of Cavaliers and Roundheads lies a terrible tale of tragedy and the death of innocents. The conflict saw hundreds of thousands of men, women and children killed, families torn apart and the nation divided, culminating in the public execution of King Charles I and the rise of Cromwell as Lord Protector

03:25
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