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New series 1/3. Rolf Harris follows three artists as they take on the challenge of painting the portrait of former EastEnders star Barbara Windsor in just two weeks.
TODAY'S CHOICES: ART
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris 5.30 pm BBC1
The prospect of observing three professional artists as they paint a celebrity sitter while Rolf Harris looks over their shoulder and chats may sound like the televisual equivalent of watching paint dry. But it's remarkably engrossing: five million of us watched the last series. The first celebrity to subject themselves to the artists' scrutiny this time around is Barbara Windsor. "I'm always painted very cartoonish," she tells us. "I want it to be a bit grand."
It's fascinating to see how the different painters tackle the task and to form your own opinion on who has done the best job - then see which portrait Barbara herself chooses to keep. (Jane Rackham)
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