This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 4 on Sunday, May 8 2016

05:30..programmes start at 7.00pm  
11:30..programmes start at 7.00pm  
17:30..programmes start at 7.00pm  
18:58This Is BBC Four This is BBC Four. Programmes start at 7.00pm. 
19:00A History of Ancient Britain 4/4. Age of Bronze: Neil Oliver looks at the arrival of metals and the seismic social changes they triggered. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
20:00Forest, Field & Sky: Art out of... ...Nature. Dr James Fox takes a journey through six different landscapes across Britain, meeting artists whose work explores our relationship to the natural world. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
21:00New: The Silk Road 2/3. Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, a place pivotal to the Silk Road's success. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:00New: The Sky at Night Mercury The Problem Child of the Solar System: To mark a transit of Mercury, an attempt to explain its mysteries. Surface temperatures exceed 450 degrees, yet it has patches of ice. Also in HD. [S] 
22:30Ran Film Reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear set in 16th-century Japan. An ageing warlord announces his intention to retire and split his kingdom up among his three sons. Subtitled. Also in HD. [1985] [S] 
01:05Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest... ...Survivor. George McGavin investigates the dramatic life of the oak tree - a species that makes extraordinary transformations as it meets the challenges of the four seasons. Also in HD. [S] 
02:35The Silk Road 2/3. Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, a place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people - the Sogdians - whose role was pivotal to the Silk Road's success. [AD,S,SL] 
03:35This 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. 
05:30..programmes start at 7.00pm