Browse - Most popular shows on BBC Four






Lost Kingdoms of South AmericaLost Kingdoms of South America
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, History, Documentary

Join Dr Jago Cooper on a thrilling journey through South America's ancient civilizations. From the Incas to the Nazcas, discover the secrets of lost kingdoms. Uncover the mysteries of South America's past with Dr Jago Cooper as he explores the ruins of once-great empires. History comes alive in this fascinating series.


The Prosecutors: Real Crime and PunishmentThe Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment
BBC Four, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A series which documents the work of the crown prosecution service.


Bob Servant, IndependentBob Servant, Independent
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Television version of the bestselling Bob Servant books and the BBC Radio Scotland comedy, The Bob Servant Emails. Bob launches his political campaign with controversial results.


The Secret Life of BooksThe Secret Life of Books

This show explores the world of books. Each episode focuses on one book and examines its history and author, the author's intent, and many other deeper insights.


Canal Boat DiariesCanal Boat Diaries

Jump aboard with Robbie Cumming as he embarks on a 300-mile journey across the Midlands and northern England in his narrowboat.


Handmade: By Royal AppointmentHandmade: By Royal Appointment
BBC Four, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 1/5

Step into the world of handcrafted objects fit for royalty. Watch as skilled artisans create masterpieces under the royal warrant. From bespoke suits to luxury cars, witness the artistry and precision that goes into each piece. Handmade: By Royal Appointment is a celebration of timeless craftsmanship.


England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane GreyEngland's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Mini-Series

Historian Helen Castor pieces together the astonishing true story of Lady Jane Grey, the first reigning queen of England - an epic tale of dynastic rivalry, intrigue and betrayal.


The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime StoryThe Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story
BBC Four, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Documentary

Documentary series about the Yorkshire Ripper investigation starting with its first three years, examining how the police's theory of a 'prostitute killer' drove the case.


TimeshiftTimeshift
BBC Four, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Documentary series which ranges widely over Britain's social and cultural history, its narrative-led storytelling offering a richly immersive and varied window onto the past.


Britain's Lost MasterpiecesBritain's Lost Masterpieces
BBC Four, 2016 On Hiatus | Mystery, History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 4/5

Join Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein as they seek out the work of some of the biggest names in art, lying hidden in local museums and country houses all across Britain. Britain's publicly owned art collection contains over 210,000 paintings. But at any one time, over 80 percent of these are locked away in storage. And, among this secret treasure trove of mystery paintings are some of the finest works of art the public owns - but didn't know they had. There might even be some priceless Old Masters lost in the vaults.