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Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 17:39 GMT
Picture gallery: BBC Four
The BBC's latest digital channel, BBC Four, takes to the airwaves on 2 March.

Controller Roly Keating said the channel would offer a classic mix of programmes, with the arts and culture at the heart of the schedule.

BBC News Online has some snapshots of what will be on offer.

Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali
BBC Four gets off to a strange start with the drama-documentary Surrealissimo

Spanish artist Salvador Dali, played by Ewan Bremner
Surrealissimo follows the bizarre "trial" of Salvador Dali (Ewan Bremner) by his fellow artists

Performance: Township Opera
On Sunday 3 March, the channel presents Township Opera - music from South Africa

Simon Callow in The Mystery of Charles Dickens
Callow as Dickens: "The single play is alive and well on BBC Four," controller Roly Keating says

Taiwanese film A One and a Two
Taiwanese film A One and a Two: The channel will showcase foreigns films

Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu
The strange cult of Ceaucescu is examined in the documentary King of Communism

See also:

14 Feb 02 | TV and Radio
Interactive art launches BBC Four
08 Feb 02 | Arts
BBC Four to sponsor book prize
18 Jan 02 | TV and Radio
BBC Four promises 'culture feast'
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