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Roy Lichtenstein revolutionised art with his cartoon images of American culture. (2004)

Paul Morley investigates the appeal of art's very own Pop Idol. Roy Lichtenstein revolutionised the art world with his big, bold, brash cartoon images of American culture. (2004)

Paul Morley investigates the lasting appeal of art's very own Pop Idol. From failed Abstract Expressionist to pioneering Pop Art hero, Roy Lichtenstein revolutionised the art world with his big, bold, brash cartoon images of American culture. Even before Andy Warhol had picked up his can of Campbell's soup, Lichtenstein was making merchandise into art and cultivating his own durable brand, turning out work that was highly consumable and tirelessly reproduced. (2004)

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Paul Morley
Producer
Jonty Claypole

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Half Breed

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58 minutes Available for 11 months First broadcast:
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Semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age drama about finding your voice.

Coming-of-age drama. A young woman from a small village has a burning desire to escape its small-minded atmosphere and move to the city to become an actress.

A new drama written by Natasha Marshall adapted from the play of the same name. It is a semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age drama about finding your voice.

Half Breed tells the story of Jazmin, a young woman who lives in a small village in the west country, with a burning desire to escape its small-minded atmosphere and move to the city to become an actress.

Jazmin is the only mixed-race woman in her village and experiences racism on a regular basis, normalised by her friendship group. By confronting the bullies, she breaks free of the claustrophobic atmosphere of her home town.

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Jazmin
Natasha Marshall
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Natasha Marshall
Executive Producer
David Luff
Executive Producer
Natasha Dack Ojumu
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Producer
Sarah Dodd
Director
Miranda Cromwell

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59 minutes Available for 7 days First broadcast:
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How golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything that has been held as sacred.

From the midst of prehistory to a bunker beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures reflect everything that has been held as sacred.

For the very first civilisations, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of prehistory to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything that has been held as sacred.

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James Fox
Director
Matt Hill
Producer
Matt Hill
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
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59 minutes Available for 21 days First broadcast:
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How the colour white embodied the Enlightenment's values of justice, equality and reason.

Dr James Fox looks at how, during the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours.

In the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. For flamboyant JJ Wickelmann and British genius Josiah Wedgwood, white embodied all the Enlightenment's values of justice, equality and reason.

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James Fox
Director
Matt Hill
Producer
Matt Hill
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
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59 minutes Available for 14 days First broadcast:
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Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour.

Dr James Fox explores how the arrival in Europe of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour. Artists began to use it to offer us glimpses of worlds beyond our own.

Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred emotions, changed behaviour and even altered the course of history.

When, in the Middle Ages, the precious blue stone lapis lazuli arrived in Europe from the east, blue became the most exotic and mysterious of colours. And it was artists who used it to offer us tantalising glimpses of other worlds beyond our own.

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James Fox
Director
Matt Hill
Producer
Matt Hill
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
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