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Icons, Episode 4 of 8, Entertainers
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directed by Julian Jones, fl. 2005; presented by Kathleen Turner, 1954-; produced by Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Julian Jones, fl. 2005, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 4 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 53 mins
The fourth in the series, this episode charts the story of entertainment in the 20th century. This episode sees Hollywood star Kathleen Turner examine the achievements and legacies of four of the century's greatest entertainers. The story of entertainment in the 20th century ranged from vaudeville clowns to Space...
directed by Julian Jones, fl. 2005; presented by Kathleen Turner, 1954-; produced by Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Julian Jones, fl. 2005, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 4 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 53 mins
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Icons, Episode 6 of 8, Sports
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directed by David Vincent, fl. 2004; presented by Clare Balding, 1971-; produced by Sam Elvin, fl. 2011, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, David Vincent, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 6 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 54 mins
Clare Balding examine the achievements of four of the 20th century's most influential sports stars. Clare will be assessing the legacies of Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey Thompson. Each of them transcended their sport, and had an impact on the century far beyond their professional record. As t...
directed by David Vincent, fl. 2004; presented by Clare Balding, 1971-; produced by Sam Elvin, fl. 2011, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, David Vincent, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 6 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 54 mins
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Icons, Episode 7 of 8, Artists & Writers
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directed by Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002; presented by Lily Cole, 1987-; produced by Lucy Evans, fl. 2001, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 7 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 55 mins
This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today. In the 20th century, history un...
directed by Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002; presented by Lily Cole, 1987-; produced by Lucy Evans, fl. 2001, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 7 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 55 mins
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Icons, Episode 8 of 8, Live Final
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directed by James Morgan, fl. 2012; presented by Claudia Winklemann, 1972- and Nick Robinson, 1963-; produced by Emma Jay, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 8 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 53 mins
In this live final hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Nick Robinson, the celebrity advocates return to fight their winning icon's case, and the public vote for the person they think was the greatest figure of the 20th century. Who will the greatest icon be? Voting opens near the start of the programme and there will...
directed by James Morgan, fl. 2012; presented by Claudia Winklemann, 1972- and Nick Robinson, 1963-; produced by Emma Jay, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 8 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 53 mins
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I Am Gagarin
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directed by Olga Darfy, fl. 1991; produced by Karen Sinenko, fl. 2018, Pavel Lilienfeld, fl. 2018 and Rebecca Houzel, fl. 2018 (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2018), 1 hour
In a deeply personal exploration of post-Soviet Russia, filmmaker Olga Darfy reflects on the Moscow rave scene and the friends from her youth that were at the forefront of the subculture. In 1991, the collapse of the USSR effectively ushered a new era for Russia. Eager to find a means of self-expression given the...
directed by Olga Darfy, fl. 1991; produced by Karen Sinenko, fl. 2018, Pavel Lilienfeld, fl. 2018 and Rebecca Houzel, fl. 2018 (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2018), 1 hour
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American Experience, Season 30, Episode 1, Into the Amazon
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directed by John Maggio, fl. 2001; produced by John Maggio, fl. 2001 and Hannah Olson, fl. 2013, Ark Media, John Maggio Productions and American Experience Films, in American Experience, Season 30, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 54 mins
Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon.
directed by John Maggio, fl. 2001; produced by John Maggio, fl. 2001 and Hannah Olson, fl. 2013, Ark Media, John Maggio Productions and American Experience Films, in American Experience, Season 30, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 5, Renaissances
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Explore the connections and rivalries between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic empires that experienced their own cultural flowering in the 15th and 16th centuries. Both spheres were open to influences flowing both ways.
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 6, Paradise on Earth
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, and refuges - the elusive paradise on earth.
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 7, Color and Light
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directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore the story of light and color in art - both in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy. Journey from Gothic cathedrals and Indian courtly painting to modern art.
directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 8, 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, in Civilizations, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology, and see how the “civilizing” project that arose from Enlightenment ideas was fraught with contradictions that troubled European artists in different ways.
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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