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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

Front Row

BBC National Short Story Award 2014

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

John Wilson is joined by Hilary Mantel in a special edition live from the BBC Radio Theatre, as Front Row announces the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Dockrill
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Yentob

Front Row

Joan Baez, BBC National Short Story award shortlist, Hamlet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Joan Baez and screenwriter James Schamus, Alan Yentob announces the BBC National Short Story Award shortlist, and Susannah Clapp reviews Maxine Peak in Hamlet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Baez
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
James Schamus
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Arena

The Orson Welles Story

Episode 1: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Orson Welles, looking at his life and career in theatre, radio and particularly film. This part deals with his work up to Touch of Evil. Show more

Arena

The Orson Welles Story

Episode 2: The Orson Welles Story - Part 2

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Orson Welles, looking at films including The Trial, Chimes at Midnight, The Immortal Story and F for Fake and discussing his unfinished projects, including Don Quixote. Show more

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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

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 20: Paul Smith -These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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

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Edna O’Brien - Episode One

Duration: 26 minutes

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

Imagine... profiles the Irish author Edna O'Brien, one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation, in this honest and engaging documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Lemn Sissay - Episode Two

Duration: 26 minutes

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

Lemn Sissay's writings are a source of inspiration to huge numbers of people around the world. From poems on the walls and buildings to the contemplative dawn verses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Director:
John O'Rourke
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Lemn Sissay - Episode One

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia PacificLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

Lemn Sissay's writings are a source of inspiration to huge numbers of people around the world. From poems on the walls and buildings to the contemplative dawn verses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Director:
John O'Rourke
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Edna O'Brien - Episode Two

Duration: 26 minutes

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

Imagine... profiles the Irish author Edna O'Brien, one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation, in the second part of this engaging documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob