This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 4 on Thursday, December 12 2019

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. 
19:00Beyond 100 Days Katty Kay in Washington and Christian Fraser in London report on the events that are shaping the world. [S] 
19:30Christmas University Challenge 4/10. In the Exeter team are Paul Jackson and Jon Kay. They face Birmingham University, featuring comedian Chris Addison and actor Nigel Lindsay. [S] 
20:00Wonders of the Solar System 5/5. Professor Brian Cox explores how the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the search for water. He looks at Jupiter's moon Europa - a dazzling ball of ice. [S,AD] 
21:00The Joy of (Train) Sets: The... ...Model Railway Story. 7/10. The Model Railway Story: How the British have always been in love with model railways. [S] 
22:00The Secret Story of Stuff:... ...Materials of the Modern Age. Designer Zoe Laughlin explores the materials that shape the world around us. [S] 
23:00Wild West - America's Great... ...Frontier. America's High Country is the land of grizzly bears and giant trees, of frigid winters and scorching summers, of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever. [S,AD] 
00:00Oceans Apart: Art and the... ...Pacific with James Fox. Documentary series. James Fox explores how New Zealand's indigenous Maori people resisted colonisation and marginalisation and maintained their distinctive culture. [S] 
01:00Handmade in the Pacific: Pou Documentary series. With chainsaws, adzes, and over 30 different chisels, Maori carver Logan Okiwi Shipgood crafts a 6ft tall 'pou' statue from native New Zealand timber. [S] 
01:30Handmade in the Pacific: Kapa For artist Dalani Tanahy, the painstaking process of creating 'kapa' - cloth made from tree bark - symbolises the resurgence of indigenous Hawaiian pride and identity. [S] 
02:00Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor Michael Wood goes in search of the Roman poet Ovid. Metamorphoses made him a superstar but then came scandal and exile. His story is told in his own words, by Simon Russell Beale. [S] 
03:00Wonders of the Solar System 5/5. Professor Brian Cox explores how the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the search for water. He looks at Jupiter's moon Europa - a dazzling ball of ice. [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