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Age of the Image

Series 1

Power Games

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James Fox explores how mass communication and new technology helped 20th-century image-makers transform society, from Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda films to the moon landings. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

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

Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba introduce Kenneth MacMillan’s dark and intense ballet, Mayerling. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Darcey Bussell
Presenter:
Ore Oduba
Mary Vetsera:
Sarah Lamb
Crown Prince Rudolf:
Steven McRae
Executive Producer:
Tony Followell
Producer:
Peter Jones

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Waldemar Januszczak studies Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and discovers within the painting a startling secret. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary that showcases Britain’s iconic 1960s music show, Ready Steady Go!, which revolutionised television 'for the kids' and introduced emerging talent from the era. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eric Burdon
Interviewed Guest:
Melanie Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Theresa Confrey
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Cowey
Interviewed Guest:
Georgie Fame
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Executive Producer:
Malcolm Gerrie
Executive Producer:
Genevieve Dolittle
Producer:
Geoff Wonfor

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Gatiss explores the brief life of Victorian artist Aubrey Beardsley, who wielded outrage as adroitly as his pen, and whose uncompromising attitude feels utterly modern. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Gatiss
Executive Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Sebastian Barfield

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Gauguin's Vision After the Sermon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the symbols and mystery within Gauguin’s epic religious painting about good and evil, temptation and desire. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Jacques Peretti goes back to Jackson’s beginnings, charting his rise and fall and seeking a fuller picture of this complex, contradictory character by exploring the clues that were missed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jacques Peretti
Interviewed Guest:
Donny Osmond
Interviewed Guest:
J Randy Taraborrelli
Interviewed Guest:
Margo Jefferson
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Zonen
Production Manager:
Michelle Clinton
Production Manager:
Imogen Stringer

Duration: 1 hour

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

Writer and critic AN Wilson revisits the life and work of poet Philip Larkin. Featuring readings by Larkin himself, including The Whitsun Weddings, Arundel Tomb and Aubade. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
AN Wilson
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Series Producer:
Alastair Laurence
Production Coordinator:
Emily Casstles

Saturday Review

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women, Christos Tsiolkas, Leon Spilliaert, Noughts and Crosses

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women at The Globe Theatre, Christos Tsiolkas - Damascus, Leon Spilliaert at Royal Academy, Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses on TV Show more

Leugh an Leabhar

Motherwell le Deborah Orr

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio nan GàidhealLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

Available for years

Marc Wringe agus aoighean a' beachdachadh air leabhar na mìos, Motherwell le Deborah Orr. BBC Radio nan Gàidheal's monthly book programme looks at Motherwell by Deborah Orr. Show more