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Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes

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

An intimate portrait of David Gilmour. With unprecedented access, this film captures the key moments in his life that have shaped him both as a person and musician. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
David Gilmour
Executive Producer:
Lesley Douglas
Executive Producer:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Kieran Evans
Producer:
Sara Martin

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Tracey Emin - Part One

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

British Artist Tracey Emin talks to Alan Yentob about her life, from her troubled early years in Margate to a series of breakthroughs in the 1990s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Tracey Emin
Participant:
Nicholas Serota
Participant:
Jay Jopling
Participant:
Maria Balshaw
Participant:
David Dawson
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Director:
John O'Rourke

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Tracey Emin - Part Two

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

The second episode of Imagine's profile that follows a year in the life of British artist Tracey Emin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Tracey Emin
Participant:
Nicholas Serota
Participant:
Jay Jopling
Participant:
Maria Balshaw
Participant:
David Dawson
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Director:
John O'Rourke

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Faith Ringgold - Part Two

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Faith Ringgold painted some of the most truthful and empowering representations of African Americans during the civil rights and women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Featured Artist:
Faith Ringgold
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Alan Yentob looks back over the career of the flamboyant film director. Friends and admirers recall a pioneering documentary-maker, talented photographer and fearless director. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Eleanor Horne
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Twiggy
Participant:
Glenda Jackson
Participant:
Melvyn Bragg
Participant:
Robert Powell
Participant:
Roger Daltrey

Omnibus

Cracked Actor: David Bowie

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Archive rockumentary shot in 1974, following Bowie in Hollywood as he prepares to discard his Ziggy Stardust persona and assume a new, more enigmatic role. Show more

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 1: Lynn Barber's Celebrity Masterclass

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lynn Barber talks to Alan Yentob about her job interviewing and writing about celebrities. She recounts her combustible clashes with Rafa Nadal and Marianne Faithful. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stars and programme-makers look back at landmark series from BBC Two, including Arena, Fawlty Towers, Life on Earth, Boys from the Blackstuff, DEF II, Newsnight and The Late Show. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Derek Martin
Participant:
Michael Abbensetts
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Jonathan Powell
Participant:
Ian Richardson
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Participant:
Michael Jayston
Participant:
Jeremy Paxman
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
Will Wyatt
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Michael Angelis
Participant:
Duncan Campbell
Participant:
Peter Bazalgette
Participant:
Magenta De Vine
Participant:
undefined Normski
Participant:
Sarah Dunant
Participant:
John Whiston
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Tracey MacLeod
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob explores the history of US primetime TV and reflects on the forces that shaped the evolution of women's roles from the 50s to the present. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 17: Sir Terence Conran on Culture

Duration: 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alan Yentob talks to Sir Terence Conran, one of Britain’s greatest designers and one of his heroes, about the revolutionary transformation he made to British life and style. Show more

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2020

Marina Abramovic: The Ugly Duckling

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One OxfordshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Performance artist Marina Abramovic invites Alan Yentob into her home, opens her archive, travels to her birthplace in Belgrade and talks about turning her life into art. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Production Company:
Lone Star Productions Ltd

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The Triumph and Laments of William Kentridge

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Alan Yentob joins South African artist William Kentridge as he prepares an epic frieze along the banks of the river Tiber in Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
William Kentridge
Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Production Company:
Lone Star Productions Ltd

Genres

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Autumn 2015

Episode 3: My Curious Documentary

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Imagine meets those involved with the stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and discovers how it has transformed the public's perception of autism. Show more

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Shorts (2016/17)

Episode 1: The Handmade Films of William Kentridge - Part 1

Duration: 12 minutes

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

A look at the work of South African artist William Kentridge who first became well known for making hand-drawn animations set in the urban-industrial landscape of Johannesburg. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
William Kentridge
Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Shorts (2016/17)

Episode 2: The Handmade Films of William Kentridge - Part 2

Duration: 12 minutes

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

A look at the hand-drawn animations of South African artist William Kentridge. Felix in Exile (1994) reflects the civil unrest in South Africa at the end of Apartheid. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
William Kentridge
Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Autumn 2016

Episode 2: The Triumph and Laments of William Kentridge

Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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

Alan Yentob joins South African artist William Kentridge as he prepares an epic frieze along the banks of the River Tiber in Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
William Kentridge
Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Production Company:
Lone Star Productions Ltd

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Autumn 2010

Episode 6: Ray Davies - Imaginary Man

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Yentob meets Ray Davies, the creative powerhouse behind The Kinks and author of some of the best-loved songs of the 60s, who candidly discusses the vicissitudes of his career. Show more