What to watch on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


Art of China

BBC 4 at 9:00pm (Other show times...)

Art of China

Start of a new series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon undertakes an epic journey to uncover the art of China.

In the first episode, he pieces together the spectacular recent discoveries of ancient art that are re-defining China's understanding of its origins. He comes face to face with an extraordinary collection of sophisticated alien-like bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago and travels to the Yellow River to explore the tomb of a warrior empress where he discovers the origins of calligraphy.

Always seeking to understand art in its historical context, Andrew visits the tomb of the first emperor and comes face to face with the Terracotta Army. He ends his journey in western China, looking at the impact of the arrival of Buddhism from India on the wondrous paintings and sculptures of the Dunhuang caves.

Get an SMS or E-mail alert when this programme starts Subscribe to digiguide.tv Premium and set email or SMS alerts for Art of China

Digiguide.tv Editor's Picks' RSS feed Digiguide.tv Editor's Picks' RSS feed
Art of China

Art of China

BBC 4 at 9:00pm

Start of a new series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon undertakes an epic journey to uncover the art of China....

Commonwealth Games 2014

Commonwealth Games 2014

BBC 1 at 9:00am

It's another busy morning in Glasgow and Mishal Husain and Jason Mohammad will guide viewers through all the sports taking place....

The Stuarts

The Stuarts

BBC 2 at 8:00pm

First of a three-part documentary series which puts forward the case that the Stuarts, more than any other, were Britain's defining royal family....

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Film4 at 9:00pm

Sleazy small-time lawyer Mickey Haller jumps at the chance to defend a playboy accused of attempted murder. But when he uncovers crucial hidden evidence, Haller is drawn into a fig...

Veep

Veep

Sky Atlantic at 9:35pm

Selina prepares to announce that she's running for president, but her big day is threatened by her stance on universal child care....