BBC Four

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BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The channel shows a wide variety of highbrow programmes including drama, documentaries, music, international film, original programmes, comedy and current affairs.

Editorial areaUK
Launched2 March 2002
Former namesBBC Knowledge
Viewing figures:Weekly top 10BARB

Contact BBC Four

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

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Latest news stories

BBC Four acquires Norwegian drama Wisting
BBC Media Centre - published 11 October 2019, 4.30am edt
BBC Four re-opens the Harold Shipman files
BBC Media Centre - published 12 August 2019, 5.07am edt
BBC Four announces new programmes that celebrate British diversity
BBC Media Centre - published 13 January 2019, 5.00am est
BBC Four heads to Mars with new French drama Missions
BBC Media Centre - published 9 October 2017, 6.00am edt


Cassian Harrison Programme Director
Janice Hadlow Programme Director

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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