75 posts about BBC Four on this blog
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 08:00
'I have been to some wonderful and fascinating places. But never anywhere quite as dramatic and surprising as China.' Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon on his journey through China for a three part BBC Four doucmentary.
Wednesday 7 May 2014, 12:04
'They were thrust into a job they hadn’t asked for ... which practically destroyed their personal lives.’ Curator and presenter Lucy Worsley shares her favourite stories about the German kings and queens in the BBC Four documentary.
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 10:55
Presenter Ben Garrod reveals fascinating and gruesome skeletal adaptations that didn't make it into the BBC Four natural history series.
Monday 17 February 2014, 10:06
'The heat from our television lights meant the clock was ticking' - Discover some of the unexpected filming challenges the team faced when making the BBC Four series.
Wednesday 29 January 2014, 18:23
Join lead writer and co-creator of The Bridge Hans Rosenfeldt in a live web chat from 11pm until midnight on Saturday, 1 February.
Friday 24 January 2014, 19:04
Writer Hans Rosenfeldt reveals which detective came first when he created the Swedish-Danish crime thriller on BBC Four.
Thursday 23 January 2014, 09:43
How a playful approach 'unshackled the archive from its typical function of illustrating history literally' in the Storyville documentary on BBC Four.
Wednesday 18 December 2013, 16:10
'I offered to give her a potted - or Ladybird - version of the history.' Ladybird enthusiast Helen Day on working with the television crew on the Timeshift documentary for BBC Four.
Thursday 28 November 2013, 16:04
'The chance to talk to people who knew these musicians passed away years ago.' Finding musicians to recreate the early blues for BBC Four's two-part blues docmentary series.
Thursday 7 November 2013, 14:49
'Material like this tells a story in a way that words cannot.' Documentary filmmaker Mark Kidel on working with Elvis Costello and his archivist.
Monday 21 October 2013, 16:06
"They did lie to me, both of them at times." Director Jeanie Finlay on navigating the truth between the lies when filming the documentary showing on BBC Four's Storyville.
Friday 4 October 2013, 10:29
'Changing the face of the detective was almost blasphemy' - Actor Michele Riondino on the challenge of playing the young Montalbano from the iconic Italian crime drama series.
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 16:45
Martin Scorsese, Vangelis and Hans Zimmer gave our crew shivers down the spine through impromtu performance and conversation for BBC Four's series on the music of the movies.
Tuesday 10 September 2013, 12:00
“As a child the poem had scared him and he wanted to communicate that essential part of ‘Tam o’Shanter’s’ power.” Artist Lachlan Goudie talks about his father’s fascination with Robert Burns’ Nannie Dee for BBC Four’s Secret Knowledge: The Art Of Witchcraft.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 10:12
“Would our cameras somehow interfere with the genuineness of the event?” Assistant producer Laura Kaye on filming the un-sanitised version of the classic Andalusian art form for BBC Two’s Flamenco: Gypsy Soul.
Monday 19 August 2013, 12:38
How a passion for architectural projects that were designed but never constructed brought Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner in front of the camera for BBC Four's architectural history series.
Monday 22 July 2013, 15:29
Discover what was so special about the dysfunctional love story between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor for Lachlan MacKinnon, producer of the BBC Four film.
Friday 19 July 2013, 10:14
The captain of Only Connect's most successful team describes his experiences on the BBC Four quiz show, hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell.
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 09:55
Comedy writer Georgia Pritchett on the (misplaced) feeling of confidentiality we share with our hairdressers.
Monday 17 June 2013, 09:02
Presenter Petroc Trelawny recalls one of the more unusual ways he tried to engage with competitors at the esteemed showcase of rising opera talent.
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