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Art of Scandinavia, Episode 3, Democratic by Design
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directed by Paul Tickell, 1949-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Paul Tickell, 1949-, in Art of Scandinavia, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016), 54 mins
Andrew Graham-Dixon dissects the art of Scandinavia in a series of three programmes that join the highly successful Art of strand. It’s the story of art in a land without light for months on end and of how a landscape (and the art it inspired) gave us 20th Century existentialism. However, it is also the story of...
directed by Paul Tickell, 1949-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Paul Tickell, 1949-, in Art of Scandinavia, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016), 54 mins
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Art of Spain, Episode 3, The Mystical North
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directed by Phil Cairney, fl. 2005; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Phil Cairney, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Spain, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 53 mins
We know that Italy and Northern Europe are renowned for their art, but what about Spain? In this absorbing and original series, Spanish art gains center stage as art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on the road to reveal the fabulous art treasures of the country. Travelling from the south to the north he explore...
directed by Phil Cairney, fl. 2005; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Phil Cairney, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Spain, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 53 mins
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Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades, Part 2, Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloody-Mindedness
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directed by Francis Hanly, fl. 1995-2016; presented by Jonathan Meades, 1947-; produced by Francis Hanly, fl. 1995-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades, Part 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 53 mins
Now and again, architecture goes through a phase of not caring whether it is liked. Employing shock tactics, it asks us to find beauty in what is commonly regarded to be ugly. In this series, writer and journalist Jonathan Meades explores the story of the Brutalist movement across Europe. He looks for its precurso...
directed by Francis Hanly, fl. 1995-2016; presented by Jonathan Meades, 1947-; produced by Francis Hanly, fl. 1995-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades, Part 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 53 mins
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Churches: How to Read Them, Episode 6, The Victorians and After
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directed by Karen Selway, fl. 2007; presented by Richard Taylor, 1967-; produced by Karen Selway, fl. 2007, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Churches: How to Read Them, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2010), 33 mins
Richard Taylor discovers how, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, medieval imagery and ritual make a surprise return to Victorian places of worship and plunge the Anglican Church into conflict. Richard retraces the controversy surrounding this Oxford Movement of Anglo-Catholics and explores their finest ch...
directed by Karen Selway, fl. 2007; presented by Richard Taylor, 1967-; produced by Karen Selway, fl. 2007, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Churches: How to Read Them, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2010), 33 mins
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Cities of the Future, 2, Shanghai a Go Go
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directed by Simon Chu, in Cities of the Future, 2 (BBC Worldwide, 1995), 39 mins
Which cities will be the power centres of the 21st Century? These programme considers Shanghai - not the gangster city of Zhang Yimou's Shanghai Triad, but the other side, an ancient city at the forefront of the regeneration of the Pacific Rim.
directed by Simon Chu, in Cities of the Future, 2 (BBC Worldwide, 1995), 39 mins
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Cities of the Future, 3, Seattle
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directed by Bernadette O'Brien, in Cities of the Future, 3 (BBC Worldwide, 1995), 43 mins
Which cities will be the power centres of the 21st Century? This programme considers Seattle - an urban success story, combining economic growth with an influx of young artists. But will it also import the downside of American city life?
directed by Bernadette O'Brien, in Cities of the Future, 3 (BBC Worldwide, 1995), 43 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9, Renaissances
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena did not unfold in separate artistic universes; they were acutely conscious of, and in competition with, each other and mutually open to influ...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9, Encounters
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
In the 15th and 16th centuries distant and disparate cultures met, often for the first time, David Olusoga shows, art was always on the frontline. David travels to Japan to explore how the Tokugawa Shogunate, after an initial embrace, became so wary of outside interference that they sought to cut ties with the out...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9, The Cult Of Progress
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
David shows how in New Zealand one artist was co-opted by the Maori who used his sills to record their culture and celebrate their ancestors. As the 19th Century came to an end, the certainties of industrial and scientific advance were increasingly questioned; many artists (Gauguin and Picasso amongst them) turned...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9, The Vital Spark
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Simon’s last programme explores the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world. It looks at the rise of art as a tradeable commodity and turns on one central question: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, a place where we can escape and pull the ladder up after us? Or should it plung...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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