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Duration: 59 minutes

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

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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. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

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. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

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. Show more