BBC FOUR - Autumn highlights 2004
Janice Hadlow, Controller,
BBC FOUR, writes
Welcome to BBC FOUR's Autumn season a season
which shows the channel at its very best engaging, challenging
and thought-provoking, rich in range and texture.
This is BBC FOUR's third autumn and my first. When I
was appointed as the channel's second controller, I described the role
as the best job in TV. If it's possible to believe
that even more then I do now.
BBC FOUR is in great shape and this autumn promises
programmes which are testament to Roly Keating's development of the
BBC FOUR is an enquiring channel and this new season
is no exception with thought-provoking and challenging documentaries
ranging from Jonathan Miller's exploration of atheism; through the impact
of light on every aspect of our lives; to Israel's Terror Bus, a film
about the infamous bus route regularly targeted by Palestinian bombers.
In the lead up to the US elections, BBC FOUR offers
a wider perspective: Ben Anderson explores the effect American foreign
policy has had on countries from Panama to Vietnam; Storyville examines
50 years of America's defence industry; and irreverent American comic
Rich Hall lifts the lid on the election process.
Following on from the success of last year's interactive
performance of Richard II, BBC FOUR returns to London's Globe Theatre
for a live performance of Shakespeare's enduring comedy Measure For
In Theatre Biz, BBC FOUR takes an entertaining trip
behind the scenes in the world of commercial theatre.
And Gracie Fields explores both the star's enduring
talent and the entertainment business in the 20th century.
And, of course, viewers can continue to enjoy BBC FOUR's
unique mix of talk, debate and world news.
Controller, BBC FOUR