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The Culture Show

Going Underground

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of London Underground, Alastair Sooke presents a cultural history of the oldest tube network in the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Mark Wallinger
Director:
Roger Parsons
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

The Art of Chinese Painting

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Kate Bryan of the fine art society travels to China to discover the ancient art of Chinese painting, one of the world's oldest continuous artistic traditions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bryan
Director:
Sarah Howitt
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Funny Women

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Sue Perkins explores the highs and lows of being a woman in the unashamedly macho world of stand-up comedy, as she follows three stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Lesley Smith
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Claudia O'Doherty
Participant:
Dana Alexander
Participant:
Jo Brand
Participant:
Lucy Porter
Participant:
Jo Caulfield
Participant:
Andi Osho
Participant:
Shaparak Khorsandi
Participant:
Bridget Christie

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Alan Yentob, in a bid to understand fashion designer Paul Smith, challenges him to choose the objects which sum up his life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Paul Smith
Director:
Mary Downes
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Ice Age Art

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to Northern Spain to visit some of the world's oldest works of art and visits the British Museum's exhibition Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Viking art, which is defined by intricate artistic styles - distinctly Scandinavian, yet influenced by interaction with other cultures. Show more

The Culture Show

20/07/2013 GMT

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Tom Dyckhoff visits Berlin, as the Culture Show takes a look at architectural solutions to affordable housing in this time of crisis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Presenter:
Charlie Luxton
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Venice - A Tale of Two Cities

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Alastair Sooke heads to Venice for the Biennale with art dealer and historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the vast cornucopia of art, both old and new, the city has to offer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Director:
Luke McMahon
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Leonardo da Vinci - The Anatomist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Art critic Alastair Sooke heads to the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Edinburgh, where he takes a look at a collection of some of da Vinci's anatomical drawings. Show more

The Culture Show

The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Alastair Sooke meets portrait artist Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Katy Homan
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Jonathan Yeo
Participant:
Tom Hollander

The Culture Show

Northern Soul - Keeping the Faith

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Northern Soul marked the birth of late-night dance culture in Britain. Paul Mason discovers the origin of this underground music scene and why it inspires so much devotion. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Presenter:
Paul Mason

The Culture Show

Jon Ronson Meets Malcolm Gladwell

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

In this candid and revealing confrontation, Jon Ronson talks to Malcolm Gladwell about his latest work, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Interviewer:
Jon Ronson
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Gladwell

The Culture Show

Gaga - The Mother Monster

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

As her long-awaited third album ARTPOP is released, Gaga meets Miranda Sawyer for an exclusive interview, to talk about pop, art, fans, and her need, and ours, for applause. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Lady Gaga
Director:
Tim Niel
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

DH Lawrence: A Journey Without Shame

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Writer Geoff Dyer and scholar Catherine Brown explore DH Lawrence's influence on the 20th century, 100 years since the publication of his revolutionary novel Sons and Lovers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Geoff Dyer
Presenter:
Catherine Brown
Participant:
Simon Armitage
Participant:
Rachel Cusk
Participant:
John Worthen
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Lego: The Building Block of Architecture

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Tom Dyckhoff explores Lego's relationship with architecture, and argues that it has changed the way we think about buildings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Participant:
Alain de Botton
Participant:
Peter Molyneux
Participant:
Bjarke Ingels
Participant:
Mark Dudek
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee