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The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour

Episode 1: Liberty, Diversity, Depravity

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature. Show less


Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Ian Leese
Ian Leese
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

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