Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe after the fall of Rome. Show more
Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to Pisa, as he explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy. Show more
Kenneth Clark considers the ways in which the heroic materialism of the past hundred years has been linked to an equally remarkable increase in humanitarianism. Show more
Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man. Show more
Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at individuals of genius, notably Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Show more
Kenneth Clark investigates the Protestant Reformation in northern Europe. He looks at Holbein, Thomas Moore, Erasmus, the printing press and Durer.
Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic movement during the 19th Century. Show more
Kenneth Clark examines a new force - the belief in the divinity of nature. Clark visits Tintern Abbey and the Alps, and discusses the landscape paintings of Turner and Constable. Show more
Sir Kenneth Clark visits Rome in search of grandeur and finds a city that gave rise to Michelangelo, Bernini and the Counter Reformation. Show more
Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.
Kenneth Clark reflects on the nature of the 18th Century music, and how some of its qualities are reflected in rococo architecture, the pilgrimage churches and palaces of Bavaria. Show more