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A Picture of Britain

Episode 1: The Romantic North

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. In the Lake District, he visits Gordale Scar, which for years was deemed unpaintable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Director:
Nicky Illis
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

A Picture of Britain

Episode 2: The Flatlands

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. He visits Norfolk and Suffolk - Constable country, a land of mists, meadows, windmills and fenland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Director:
Sally Benton
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

A Picture of Britain

Episode 3: Highlands and Glens

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. He visits the Scottish Highlands and crosses the Irish Sea to see the paintings of Paul Henry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

A Picture of Britain

Episode 4: The Heart of England

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. He explores how landscape painters dramatised the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Director:
Jamie Muir
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

A Picture of Britain

Episode 5: The Home Front

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby sails through the Solent which inspired JMW Turner's seascapes and explores the hills immortalised by William Blake in Jerusalem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Director:
Nicky Illis

A Picture of Britain

Episode 6: Mystical West

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby examines how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. David experiences the mountain paintings of Richard Wilson in Snowdonia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely