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The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 14: Britain's Biggest Book Prize: A Village Decides (Again)

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Tim Samuels visits the Scottish village of Comrie and asks the locals for their verdict on this year's Booker Prize shortlist, accompanied by several of the shortlisted authors. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 16: The RIBA's Best Buildings of 2011 Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Kevin McCloud presents a live special for the biggest event in the architectural calendar - the announcement of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 21: David Hockney: The Art of Seeing - A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Andrew Marr interviews David Hockney about his exhibition A Bigger Picture, housed at the Royal Academy and made up of recent works depicting the landscape of his native Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Participant:
David Hockney
Participant:
David Hockney
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Director:
Roger Parsons
Director:
Roger Parsons
Producer:
Roger Parsons
Producer:
Roger Parsons

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 13

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the extraordinary art of Edward Burra. Plus an interview with Sofie Grabol, star of Danish detective series The Killing. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 27: How to Paint a Queen: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Alastair Sooke looks at the depiction of Britain's female rulers and discovers how queenly portraits reveal Britain's changing ideas about women and power. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 8: The Culture Show at the Edinburgh Festival - Part 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sue Perkins hosts highlights of the Edinburgh festival, including an exhibition of portraits of the Queen, featuring artists such as Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 28: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alastair Sooke goes behind-the-scenes of the Royal Academy's 244th Summer Exhibition, the biggest open-submission contemporary art show in the world. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 18: Art for Heroes: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Tim Samuels meets veterans of recent British conflicts as he examines the role of art therapy in the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 2: The Sounds of Hugh Laurie: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Hugh Laurie speaks to Alan Yentob about the role music has played in his life and career in a Culture Show special. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 11

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Andrew Graham-Dixon talks to ceramicist Grayson Perry, Simon Armitage marks National Poetry Day and Mark Kermode meets director Lynne Ramsay to discuss her latest film. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 15

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The Culture Show comes from the Gothic mansion Two Temple Place as it opens its doors for the first time. Miranda Sawyer meets film director David Lynch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Simon Thurley
Interviewed Guest:
David Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Steve McQueen
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Reporter:
Michael Smith
Reporter:
John Mullan
Reporter:
Jimmy Wales

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 20

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the new Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Mark Kermode talks movies with author Geoff Dyer. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Dyer
Interviewed Guest:
Emeli Sande
Interviewed Guest:
Zach Braff
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Charlie Luxton
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Aleks Krotoski

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 24

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon tells us what intrigues him about flamboyant Victorian architect and designer Augustus Pugin who celebrates his 200th anniversary this year. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
John Mullan
Participant:
Lynn Barber
Participant:
Tim Samuels
Interviewed Guest:
John Lanchester
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Ridley
Interviewed Guest:
John Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Osi Rhys Osmond
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Rafferty
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Townsend
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Pauline Law

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 25: London

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Arts magazine. Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on a date with Florence Welch to discuss the influence of Renaissance art on her music. Alastair Sooke meets Gilbert and George. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Tim Samuels
Participant:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Participant:
Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Florence Welch
Interviewed Guest:
Gilbert Proesch
Interviewed Guest:
George Passmore
Interviewed Guest:
Paolo Sorrentino
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Safran Foer
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander Shelley
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Cunningham
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 26: London

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Arts magazine. Alastair Sooke meets sculptor Anthony Caro ahead of a retrospective, and Alan Bissett talks to Irvine Welsh about punk literature and his new book Skagboys. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Cork
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Arlene Phillips
Participant:
Alan Bissett
Participant:
Roger Parsons
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Caro
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Rose
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 9: Hilary Mantel: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

A profile of Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall. She talks about her childhood in the north of England and her battles with debilitating illness. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 7: The Culture Show at the Edinburgh Festival - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sue Perkins presents highlights from 2011's Edinburgh Festival. Clemency Burton-Hill takes a look at multi-media theatre production The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

This week's Culture Show comes from the recently revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and features topics from sci-fi to psychopaths, hip-hop and art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Rupert Goold
Participant:
Jon Ronson
Presenter:
Jacques Peretti
Presenter:
Will Gompertz
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Series Producer:
Pauline Law

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 12

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Alastair Sooke present from the Frieze Art Fair. Artist Ryan Gander talks to Christian Jankowski about his Frieze project, a luxury yacht. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Coming from the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Festival of Britain where Nancy Durrant talks to Tracey Emin about her new show at the Hayward. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Presenter:
Wayne McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Tracey Emin
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac