This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 4 on Thursday, August 23 2018

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. Also in HD. [S] 
19:30Top of the Pops: 1986 Gary Davies and Dixie Peach present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 6 March 1986. Featuring Mike And The Mechanics, Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra. [S] 
20:00Shock and Awe: The Story of... ...Electricity. 2/3. The Age of Invention: How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world. Also in HD. [S] 
21:00The Secret Life of Landfill: A... ...Rubbish History. Dr George McGavin and material scientist Zoe Laughlin chronicle the history of rubbish and explore how what we throw away tells us about the way we live our lives. Also in HD. [S] 
22:30Filthy Cities 1/3. Medieval London: Historian Dan Snow gets down and dirty in Medieval grime to discover how the London of today was forged in the filth of the 14th century. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
23:30The Mary Rose: A Timewatch Guide 1/3. Dan Snow charts how the Mary Rose was discovered, excavated and eventually raised. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
00:30Top of the Pops: 1986 Gary Davies and Dixie Peach present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 6 March 1986. Featuring Mike And The Mechanics, Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra. [S] 
01:00Planet Oil: The Treasure That... ...Conquered the World. 1/3. Iain Stewart explores the importance of oil and how the world has become so reliant on it, whilst visiting the places that gave birth to such riches. Also in HD. [S] 
02:00Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa looks back at her life in song through 40 years of performances from the archives, including rugby anthem World in Union on Top of the Pops. Also in HD. [S] 
03:00Shock and Awe: The Story of... ...Electricity. 2/3. The Age of Invention: How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world. Also in HD. [S,SL] 
04:00This Is BBC Four BBC Four is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth, more range, more to stimulate the mind. More daily from 7.00pm. Also in HD. [S] 
05:30..programmes start at 7.00pm No programme information available