Browse - Most popular shows on BBC Four






Johnny Kingdom's Year with the BirdsJohnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds
BBC Four, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Johnny Kingdom spends a year following and filming some of the bird species he finds near his home and on his land.


Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief and Morals in the 18th CenturyRule Britannia! Music, Mischief and Morals in the 18th Century
BBC Four, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Series in which broadcaster and writer Suzy Klein tells the story of the composers and musicians that helped shape the musical map of Britain in the 18th century.


Why Poverty?Why Poverty?
BBC Four, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Music, Current Events, Documentary, Short

A series of films showing what it means to be in poverty in the 21st century.


Archaeology: A Secret HistoryArchaeology: A Secret History
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Dr Richard Miles seeks our ancient treasures and explores our relationship with the past.


50s Britannia50s Britannia
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Music, Documentary

Documentaries looking at British rock and jazz music in the pre-Beatles era.


Ian Hislop Goes Off the RailsIan Hislop Goes Off the Rails
BBC Four, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Ian Hislop brings his customary humour, analysis and wit to the notorious Beeching Report of 1963, which led to the closure of a third of the nation's railway lines and stations and forced tens of thousands of people into the car and onto the road.


The High Art of the Low CountriesThe High Art of the Low Countries
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Join Andrew Graham-Dixon on a journey through the Low Countries, where he uncovers the rich history and cultural influences that have shaped the region's art and architecture. From the intricate details of Gothic cathedrals to the vibrant colors of Dutch paintings, this series explores the high art of the Low Countries like never before.


Oh You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and FashionOh You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and Fashion
BBC Four, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Music, History, Documentary, Mini-Series

Just how did Britain become the place where the best music goes with the most eye-catching styles? Lauren Laverne narrates a series about the love affair between our music and fashion, looking at how musicians and designers came up with the coolest and craziest looks and how we emulated our idols.


Insect WorldsInsect Worlds
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series

Steve Backshall explores the world of insects and their close relatives, the arachnids and crustaceans.


The NHS: A People's HistoryThe NHS: A People's History
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Medical, History, Documentary

The People's History of the NHS is a series which tells the story of the NHS through the voices of the people whose lives it has affected, from its birth in 1948 to the present day. In each episode, patients and staff from all over the country dig out and share their treasured mementoes to tell deeply personal stories that chart the highs and lows of the National Health Service's 70-year history.