Live coverage of the evening session of day five at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
President Richard Nixon had the Watergate burglars paid to keep silent about their links to the White House, a cover-up that enabled him to win a second presidential term in 1972. But once the facts began to emerge, the president sought a succession of scapegoats. The revelation that conversations in his office had been recorded meant his crimes were no longer a secret.
Stephen's killers remain free. The public inquiry leads to a change in the law that means that the suspects can be retried. Questions of racism and corruption swirl around the police.
An unconventional detective, Clive Driscoll, takes on the case and, with the help of advances in forensic science, arrests Gary Dobson and David Norris. As justice seems to be done, revelations that the police spied on the Lawrence family start to surface.
She cared for him, she understood him… And now she’s gone.
Orpheus is alone, playing tunes in his record shop, when a visit from an enigmatic stranger sets music, myth and his own fragile reality into a spin. Driven by an astonishing original soundtrack of hip-hop, soul and funk, he ventures back into the past to confront some painful truths in the hope of reconciling himself with his future.
Inspired by ancient Greek myth, acclaimed rapper and playwright Testament fuses spoken word and beatboxing with a cinematic score performed by members of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North.
In an extraordinary feat of storytelling and musicianship, Testament fills an empty theatre with Orpheus’s dreams, reminiscences and struggle for redemption. The result is a compelling examination of isolation and an affirmation of the need for kindness and empathy, and of trust in the redemptive power of music.
A Leeds Playhouse and Opera North co-production premiered to a socially distanced audience in October 2020, Orpheus in the Record Shop returned to the locked-down Leeds Playhouse in early 2021 to be reworked for this new film.
Zoe Laughlin, designer, maker and materials engineer, is fascinated by the science and technology hidden within the everyday objects we take for granted. In this series she dismantles and dissects three classic items to understand the wonders of form, function and material that go into making them, before building her own truly bespoke versions step by step.
In this episode, Zoe explores an item that is extraordinarily intimate and transports us to other worlds – headphones. With 12 pairs sold globally every second, Zoe is on a mission to build her own unique pair. In search of inspiration, she heads to Hull University to discover an exciting new substance that can turn any surface into a speaker, from a wall to a table and even the bone of your skull. In the depths of an anechoic chamber, she experiences the wonder behind directional sound and ear-tracking technology, which creates a personal sound bubble without the need to wear headphones at all.
A trip back through headphone history reveals the stethoscope-style home contraptions of the 19th century and the game-changing 80s Sony Walkman. Zoe also heads to high-end manufacturers Bowers & Wilkins, climbs into a mock aircraft cabin to explore the principles of noise cancellation, and goes on a trip down one of London’s busiest streets with a billboard-style contraption slung across her body, all in the name of material research. Her final headphones raise the bar high, with a distinctive headband to avoid big hair issues, alongside characterful Plasti Dip connections.
THURSDAY 22 APRIL 2021
THU 19:00 Snooker: World Championship (m000vbv1)
Day 6: Evening Session
Live coverage of the evening session of day six at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
THU 21:00 Hunting the Nazi Gold Train (b07yc9zf)
In August 2015, two amateur researchers declared they had found a lost Nazi train buried in a railway cutting near Walbrzych, southern Poland. Better still, they believed the train might be loaded with gold, armaments or precious treasure, all left behind by the Nazis at the end of World War II. The claim sparked a global media frenzy. Locals have long believed that at least one train, loaded with looted Nazi gold, left the provincial capital Wroclaw in early 1945. But until now, no one has discovered what happened to it.
Dan Snow follows the treasure hunters as they look for the gold train, while also carrying out his own investigation into this story, one that leads all the way to Adolf Hitler himself and his secret plans for this remote corner of the Third Reich during the last months of World War II.
Dan explores the astonishing underground tunnel complex called Riese, built on the fuehrer's orders almost certainly as an underground city to house armaments production beyond the reach of Allied bombing. Nearby, Dan visits the Ksiaz Castle, which at the end of the war was converted into a possible bolthole for Hitler and his high command. A door from the fuehrer's bedroom leads down to tunnels that could have linked the palace with the underground Riese complex.
Dan considers the evidence that Hitler was planning to retreat to this near impregnable complex and fight on. As Dan uncovers Hitler's possible plans for this region, it also lends weight to the theories and stories that there is a hidden tunnel here, a tunnel that could even contain the legendary train full of gold.
Finally, Dan joins the treasure hunters as they begin the excavation itself, and reveals the outcome of the hunt for the Nazi gold train.
THU 22:00 The Man with the Iron Heart (m000ggpp)
Following a meteoric rise through the ranks of the Nazi party, Reinhard Heydrich establishes himself as one of the most ruthless leaders of the Third Reich. Two brave Czech Resistance fighters, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, travel to Prague from their training base in Britain on a mission to assassinate him.
Tough historical thriller drama, based on true events.
THU 23:55 Storyville (m00052bf)
A German Life: Goebbels's Secretary Remembers
Actress Maggie Smith made a triumphant return to the stage to perform the role of 103-year-old Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary and stenographer to the Nazi-propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels - one of the worst war criminals of the 20th century. The playwright, Christopher Hampton, was inspired to write the play after seeing a powerful documentary about Brunhilde, made not long before she died.
In A German Life, the extraordinary story of an ordinary human being living through traumatic times raises profound questions about the moral choices and personal sacrifices that one is faced with when confronted by evil. Reflecting back on her life, Brunhilde Pomsel makes it clear that the dangers that led to the rise of fascism have not been overcome. ‘So I joined the party,’ she recalls. ‘Why shouldn’t I? Everyone was doing it.’
THU 01:15 A History of Art in Three Colours (b01l4fyl)
For the very first civilisations, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of prehistory to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything that has been held as sacred.
THU 02:15 Hunting the Nazi Gold Train (b07yc9zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2021
FRI 19:00 Snooker: World Championship (m000vbsp)
LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
Day 7: Evening Session
Live coverage of the evening session of day seven at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
FRI 21:00 Top of the Pops (m000v4b6)
Simon Mayo presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 December 1990 and featuring Shakin' Stevens, Malandra Burrows and Seal.
FRI 21:30 Top of the Pops (m000v4b8)
Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 20 December 1990 and featuring Snap!, Cliff Richard and The Carpenters.
FRI 22:00 St George's Day at the BBC (m000vbst)
To mark St George’s Day, join BBC Four for a trip through the archives and a selection of songs celebrating English history, landmarks and places. This eclectic mix features a huge array of musical styles and tastes, ranging from Elton John to Maddy Prior and Joe Strummer, as well as one of English football’s oddest cheerleading combinations in The Spice Girls and Echo & The Bunnymen.
FRI 23:00 Definitely Dusty (b00780bt)
Documentary looking at the life and work of soul and pop diva Dusty Springfield, singer of such classics as You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man, who was equally famous for her trademark panda eyes and blonde beehive.
Using archive footage and interviews shot in the UK and the US, it charts her progress from plain Catholic schoolgirl to glamorous star and ventures behind the extravagant image to reveal a complex and vulnerable character.
Featuring interviews with fellow musicians from a career spanning four decades, including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant, Lulu and Martha Reeves.
Dusty's protective inner circle of friends have never spoken about her on camera before. Pat Rhodes, Dusty's personal secretary for her entire solo career, her manager Vicky Wickham, ardent fan-turned-backing singer Simon Bell and others talk about the highs and lows of the woman they knew and loved.
FRI 00:00 Kate Bush at the BBC (b04f86xk)
Between 1978 and 1994, Kate Bush appeared on a variety of BBC programmes, including Saturday Night at the Mill, Ask Aspel, the Leo Sayer Show, Wogan and Top of the Pops. This compilation showcases her performances of hit songs such as Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, Running up That Hill and Hounds of Love, alongside other intriguing and lesser-known material in the BBC studios.
FRI 01:00 Classic Albums (m000f8xc)
Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair
Documentary that explores the creation of the second album by Tears for Fears. Songs from the Big Chair took the gothic synth-pop foundations of the band and combined them with arena-ready anthems, leading to critical acclaim and three international hit singles, Mothers Talk, Shout and Everybody Wants to Rule the World.
This documentary, made with the full cooperation of the band, explores how the album was recorded and how the band left their indelible imprint on new wave music.
FRI 02:00 St George's Day at the BBC (m000vbst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today
FRI 03:00 Definitely Dusty (b00780bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)
A History of Art in Three Colours 01:15 THU (b01l4fyl)
A Timewatch Guide 23:40 SUN (b052vcbg)
A303: Highway to the Sun 21:00 TUE (b0116ly6)
A303: Highway to the Sun 02:00 TUE (b0116ly6)
Between the Lines 22:00 SUN (m000vbs1)
Between the Lines 22:50 SUN (m000vbs3)
Call the Midwife 21:00 SUN (b08bc62t)
Call the Midwife 02:10 SUN (b08bc62t)
Classic Albums 01:00 FRI (m000f8xc)
Colour: The Spectrum of Science 00:00 TUE (b06nxwld)
David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema 01:00 TUE (m000j45c)
Definitely Dusty 23:00 FRI (b00780bt)
Definitely Dusty 03:00 FRI (b00780bt)
Horizon 23:00 MON (b01mgllj)
How to Make 01:45 WED (m000hbdk)
Hunting the Nazi Gold Train 21:00 THU (b07yc9zf)
Hunting the Nazi Gold Train 02:15 THU (b07yc9zf)
Italy's Invisible Cities 22:40 SAT (b08cbkvr)
Italy's Invisible Cities 02:35 SAT (b08cbkvr)
Kate Bush at the BBC 00:00 FRI (b04f86xk)
Lights Up 23:00 TUE (m000t3h1)
Lights Up 23:00 WED (m000vbtx)
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema 21:00 MON (m0002pfq)
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema 01:25 MON (m0002pfq)
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 00:40 SAT (b06tg506)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 SAT (m000vbqs)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 SUN (m000vbrz)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 MON (m000vbrt)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 TUE (m000vbt3)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 WED (m000vbts)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 THU (m000vbv1)
Snooker: World Championship 19:00 FRI (m000vbsp)
St George's Day at the BBC 22:00 FRI (m000vbst)
St George's Day at the BBC 02:00 FRI (m000vbst)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 22:00 MON (b0b09dss)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 02:25 MON (b0b09dss)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 22:00 TUE (b0b09f62)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 03:00 TUE (b0b09f62)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 22:00 WED (b0b09fnz)
Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation 02:45 WED (b0b09fnz)
Storyville 00:00 MON (m000th7v)
Storyville 00:00 WED (m000tpzn)
Storyville 23:55 THU (m00052bf)
The Man with the Iron Heart 22:00 THU (m000ggpp)
The Young Montalbano 21:00 SAT (b06y89ct)
This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting 00:40 SUN (b01173pk)
Top of the Pops 23:40 SAT (m000ty1n)
Top of the Pops 00:10 SAT (m000ty1q)
Top of the Pops 21:00 FRI (m000v4b6)
Top of the Pops 21:30 FRI (m000v4b8)
Watergate 21:10 WED (m000vbtv)