This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 4 on Wednesday, August 12 2020

05:30..programmes start at 7.00pm No programme information available 
11:30..programmes start at 7.00pm No programme information available 
17:30..programmes start at 7.00pm No programme information available 
18:58This is BBC Four This is BBC Four. Programmes start at 7.00pm. 
19:00The Chronicles of Erne 4/4. Erne's river people are enjoying the tranquil winter stillness that has descended on the lough. Migratory wild fowl have arrived and European eels begin their journey to the sea. Also in HD. [S] 
19:30The Joy of Painting 11/52. American painter Bob Ross creates a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cosy little cabin. Also in HD. [S] 
20:00Snooker: World Championship Live semi-final action from Sheffield. Also in HD. [S] 
21:00Burma's Secret Jungle War with... ...Joe Simpson. 1/2. Joe Simpson travels to Myanmar to retrace the steps of his father who fought there in WWII. Also in HD. [S,AD] 
22:00Burma's Secret Jungle War with... ...Joe Simpson. 2/2. Halfway through the jungle trek, Joe is forced to divert to Bhamo. Also in HD. [S,AD] 
23:00The Sky at Night The Sky at Night revisits the BBC's archive in a programme dedicated to our ongoing fascination with the planet Mars. Also in HD. [S] 
00:00The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear What happened on the December night when Vincent van Gogh took a blade to his own ear? Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD] 
01:00The Beauty of Anatomy 3/5. Adam Rutherford travels to Holland to find out what it was that drew Rembrandt to anatomy and why dissecting bodies was thought a suitable subject for high art. Also in HD. [S,AD] 
01:30The Beauty of Anatomy 4/5. How the Hunter brothers transformed medicine and art in 18th-century Britain, believing that anatomy could only be learnt by performing dissections. Also in HD. [S,AD] 
02:00The Joy of Painting 11/52. American painter Bob Ross creates a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cosy little cabin. Also in HD. [S] 
02:30The Chronicles of Erne 4/4. Erne's river people are enjoying the tranquil winter stillness that has descended on the lough. Migratory wild fowl have arrived and European eels begin their journey to the sea. Also in HD. [S] 
03:00Inside Porton Down: Britain's... ...Secret Weapons Research Facility. Dr Michael Mosley investigates the secretive and controversial military research base. Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Also in HD. [S,AD,SL] 
04:00This is BBC Four This is BBC Four. Programmes start at 7.00pm. 
05:30..programmes start at 7.00pm No programme information available