Discover passion, art, documentaries and drama on BBC Four this summer and enter our competition to win a box set of another high class drama from the BBC.
A Tale Of Three Cities
In this new series, Dr James Fox tells the story of three cities in three exceptional years – cities whose artists and thinkers, writers and musicians set the world on a new course.
In this first programme he tells the story of Vienna in 1908 – a city of amazing creativity and dangerous tension. This was the year Gustav Klimt painted his masterpiece The Kiss, Sigmund Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, Egon Schiele produced startling pictures of humanity stripped to the bare essentials, and both music and architecture took a bold step in a radical new direction.
Rich Hall’s California Stars
Comedian Rich Hall embarks on a new journey across America to explore the symbolism of the classic road movie. Rich takes to the open road and, with a mixture of history, wit and classic clips, tells the story behind the genre.
Crimes of Passion
The series based on Maria Lang’s crime novels is set in the magical beauty of Bergslagen, a district located in northern Svealand, Sweden.
Art of China
In this new three-part series, Andrew Graham-Dixon uncovers ancient alien-like bronze masks, discovers the origins of calligraphy, and comes face to face with the Terracotta Army.