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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9, Paradise On Earth
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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 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Simon Schama examines one of our deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature; rather it's a projection of dreams and idylls, as well as of escapes and refuges from human turmoil; the elusive paradise on earth. S...
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 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Face of Britain by Simon Schama, Episode 5, The Face in the Mirror
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Oxford Film and Television, in Face of Britain by Simon Schama, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2015), 52 mins
Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture, revealing the stories behind some of the most powerful images in British art. In collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London, Schama examines the five ways in which this unique art-form has been used by both subject and artist - as a statemen...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Oxford Film and Television, in Face of Britain by Simon Schama, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2015), 52 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6, Chateau Versailles
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directed by Lara J. Fitzgerald, fl. 1998, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing...
directed by Lara J. Fitzgerald, fl. 1998, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6, Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We examine the armor of Henry VIII to discover how he got so fat and crazy, then enter New York high-society to reveal how a nude sculpture led to a brutal murder. Inside a vast Egyptian temple, enclosed within the museum's walls, we search a secret chamber to discover why the temple's statues celebrate the foreig...
directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Paris: A Capital Tale, Episode 2, Capital of Kings
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directed by Alexis Barbier-Bouvet and Alain Zenou; produced by Marie-Pierre Aulas and Nicolas Zunino, Gedeon Programmes, in Paris: A Capital Tale, Episode 2 (Paris, Ile-de-France: Terranoa, 2011), 52 mins
Philippe Auguste (heir of Louis XII) was one of the first sovereigns to be concerned with the city's urbanization, so that he had the main thoroughfare paved. This period is also known to be a great architectural Revolution: several monuments were built and became strong symbols of Paris. Philippe Auguste made the...
directed by Alexis Barbier-Bouvet and Alain Zenou; produced by Marie-Pierre Aulas and Nicolas Zunino, Gedeon Programmes, in Paris: A Capital Tale, Episode 2 (Paris, Ile-de-France: Terranoa, 2011), 52 mins
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Art of Russia, Episode 1, Out of the Forest
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directed by Karen McGann, 1975-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Karen McGann, 1975-, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Russia, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 57 mins
Art historian Andrew Graham Dixon unlocks the mystery, variety and history of Russia's unique art in this compelling series. He begins with a celebration of the great age of the icon, when Russia was at its most intense and inward looking. Andrew then discovers Peter the Great's artistic revolution; relives the gl...
directed by Karen McGann, 1975-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by Karen McGann, 1975-, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Russia, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 57 mins
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Art of Spain, Episode 1, The Moorish South
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directed by Robin Dashwood, 1972-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Spain, Episode 1 (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 centre 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 Robin Dashwood, 1972-; presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, 1960-; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Art of Spain, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 53 mins
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Engineering an Empire, Episode 14, Da Vinci's World
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directed by Dana Ross, fl. 2001 and Gabrielle Mahler, fl. 1998; presented by Peter Weller, 1947-; produced by Dana Ross, fl. 2001 and Gabrielle Mahler, fl. 1998, Kralyevich Productions, in Engineering an Empire, Episode 14 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 44 mins

The engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet.

After the fall of Rome, Italy fell into a dark sleep, and wasn't reawakened until the 11th century.

directed by Dana Ross, fl. 2001 and Gabrielle Mahler, fl. 1998; presented by Peter Weller, 1947-; produced by Dana Ross, fl. 2001 and Gabrielle Mahler, fl. 1998, Kralyevich Productions, in Engineering an Empire, Episode 14 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 44 mins
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Modern Marvels, Season 7, Episode 6, Bridges
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directed by Bruce Nash, 1947-; produced by Henry Schipper, fl. 1990-2016 and Bruce Nash, 1947-, American Dad and Al Roker Productions, in Modern Marvels, Season 7, Episode 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 47 mins
This episode is about Bridges around the world and its history. Bridges play a key role in the human quest to connect and unify.
directed by Bruce Nash, 1947-; produced by Henry Schipper, fl. 1990-2016 and Bruce Nash, 1947-, American Dad and Al Roker Productions, in Modern Marvels, Season 7, Episode 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 47 mins
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Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Episode 2, The Hero Steps Forth
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produced by Caroline Ross Pirie, in Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1996), 29 mins
Sister Wendy Beckett visits the world's art galleries to tell the history of painting. Even the most familiar of paintings take on a vivid new lease of life when viewed through this art enthusiast's eyes. In this episode, she takes a look at some paintings from Italy of the 14th century.
produced by Caroline Ross Pirie, in Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1996), 29 mins
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