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Secrets of Size: Atoms to SupergalaxiesSecrets of Size: Atoms to Supergalaxies
BBC Four, 2022 On Hiatus | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

In this mind-bending series, Jim Al-Khalili explores the vast range of size in the universe, from tiny atoms to gigantic, interconnected galaxies.


From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of TemperatureFrom Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

Helen Czerski explores the incredible science of temperature. She'll take us from a starting point of the simple human sensations of heat and cold deep into the world of molecular physics, fluid dynamics and high-energy plasmas to reveal the mind-bending science that lies at the heart of this most immediate of our senses. She'll reveal that temperature is so much more than a nice hot cup of tea or the cool of a winter breeze. In fact, what we perceive as temperature is just our senses reacting to the vibration of atoms and molecules. But these vibrations have the ability to change the state of matter, forge new elements from old and start reactions that can transform the world in beautifully constructive or horrifically destructive ways.


Asylum (2015)Asylum (2015)
BBC Four, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A comedy featuring a government whistleblower and an internet entrepreneur who become trapped together in a London embassy.


A Stitch in TimeA Stitch in Time
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 4/5

Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore.


54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 4/5

Acclaimed two-part series based on the true story of an unprecedented hostage crisis which shocked Germany in the summer of 1988. Two robbers hold up a bank and demand free passage from the police while taking bank employees hostage.


The Life Of Rock With Brian PernThe Life Of Rock With Brian Pern
BBC Four, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Music, Documentary

Join Brian Pern on a hilarious journey through rock history, as he spoofs some of the biggest events and icons of the genre. From the birth of punk to the rise of stadium rock, The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern is a must-watch for any music lover. Get ready to laugh and rock out!


Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina RamirezRaiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez
BBC Four, 2019 On Hiatus | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Dr. Janina Ramirez looks back at the discovery of three extraordinary pre-war treasures, and the explorer-archaeologists who came across them.


Dangerous EarthDangerous Earth
BBC Four, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Series showing how new camera technology is revealing the inner workings of the Earth's most spectacular natural wonders.


Being BeethovenBeing Beethoven
BBC Four, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1770, a documentary series that focuses on the real, complex and often difficult man behind the great composer.


The Secrets of Quantum PhysicsThe Secrets of Quantum Physics
BBC Four, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.