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Review: Spiral (S5 E3&4/12), Saturday 17th January, BBC4

Watching Spiral is like being at an intimate dinner party where the starters and main course have been so sublime that you beg off the dessert, telling your host that you have had an elegant sufficiency – then he brings in a sumptuous-looking pavlova that you just can’t resist.  1,062 more words

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Sound of Song

As part of BBC4’s Song and Dance season, there is a new documentary which starts tonight called Sound of Song.

Composer and musician Neil Brand looks at how music was recorded and sung, what makes a hit and how it became the soundtrack to our lives.   16 more words

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Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike

BBC4’s Wednesday night documentary about Scafell Pike, Britain’s highest mountain, came with favourable previews, although I’d have raced home from work to catch it if it had been promised to be a load of old boots, because there just aren’t enough television programmes about the Lake District. 878 more words

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Review: Spiral (S5 E1&2/12), Saturday 10th January, BBC4

In a cruel twist of fate and timing, the acclaimed French cop series Spiral returned for a fifth outing in a week when the series’ real-life counterparts of Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust) and her squad were rocked by the Charlie Hebdo outrage. 758 more words

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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

When it’s on: Wednesday, 31 December (11.00 pm)
Channel: BBC4
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I shot an arrow in the air, she fell to earth in Berkeley Square.

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Christmas lectures, spies and waltzes

With a line up like that, it could only be BBC4!

For those who love their annual fix of The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, just a reminder of where and when they are this year. 309 more words

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