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The Cameron Years

Series 1

The Best Is Yet to Come

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Examining David Cameron's leadership, from his rise to the top of the Conservative Party in 2005 to his 'sweetest victory' at the 2015 election. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ian Leese
Producer:
Melanie Fall
Producer:
James Parris
Producer:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Company:
Menace Productions Ltd

Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 6: First Contact

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

David Olusoga shows how art was always on the frontline when distant cultures met. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Series Producer:
Melanie Fall
Director:
Ian Leese
Associate Producer:
Ewan Roxburgh
Production Company:
Nutopia

Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 8: The Cult of Progress

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary. David Olusoga explores the artistic reaction to imperialism in the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Series Producer:
Melanie Fall
Director:
Ian Leese
Associate Producer:
Ewan Roxburgh
Production Company:
Nutopia

The High Art of the Low Countries

Episode 2: Boom and Bust

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon examines how a period of economic boom driven by a burgeoning and secular middle class led to the Dutch golden age of the 17th century. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Clare Balding presents an intimate profile of HM the Queen and her lifelong love of all things equine, from the births of foals at Sandringham to race day at Newbury. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Lisa Ausden

The High Art of the Low Countries

Episode 1: Dream of Plenty

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of precious tapestries within the Duchy of Burgundy into a painting school. Show more

The Queen's Palaces

Episode 1: Buckingham Palace

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Fiona Bruce visits Buckingham Palace, and reveals how England's most spectacular palace emerged from a swampy backwater in just 300 years. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Bruce
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey

The Queen's Palaces

Episode 2: Windsor Castle

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series taking a look at the Queen's three official residences. Fiona Bruce visits Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ian Leese
Presenter:
Fiona Bruce
Producer:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey

Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past

Episode 1: From Old Bones to Precious Stones

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Charting the birth of the heritage movement and the first arguments of radical thought which led to legislation to safeguard ancient structures. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

One-off documentary delving into the secrets of the Mona Lisa. Behind the enigmatic smile, she remains a mystery, fuelling endless speculation. But is that all about to change? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Malcolm Brinkworth
Participant:
Pascal Cotte
Participant:
Martin Kemp
Participant:
Giuseppe Pallanti
Participant:
John Asmus
Participant:
Chiara Matteucci
Production Company:
Brinkworth Films

Art of America

Episode 3: What Lies Beneath

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon examines Andy Warhol's soup can paintings, interviews pop artist James Rosenquist, looks at Ed Ruscha's work and visits Jeff Koons's studio. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Producer:
Ian Leese
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

How to Get Ahead

Episode 3: At Versailles

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Stephen Smith explores the Baroque court of Louis XIV, who created the Palace of Versailles to surround himself with artists, designers, gardeners, chefs and musicians. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Smith
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington
Production Manager:
Nicholas Franklin

Art of Gothic

The City and the Soul

Duration: 50 minutes

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

As the Industrial Revolution promised more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Assistant Producer:
Mark Edger
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

The Art of Scandinavia

Dark Night of the Soul

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the extraordinary art to come out of the dark Norwegian soul, most famous for producing The Scream by Edvard Munch. Show more

Art of America

Episode Four

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon uncovers the impact the Great Depression had on artists such as Edward Hopper and Arshile Gorky. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Art of America

Episode Five

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

Andrew Graham-Dixon feels the pulse of contemporary America. Beginning in Levittown - the first mass-produced suburb. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Art of America

Episode Six

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In the final part of his United States odyssey, Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the home of one of his favourite 20th century artists, the late Philip Guston. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Art of America

Part 3 - What Lies Beneath

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Andrew Graham-Dixon examines Andy Warhol's soup can paintings, interviews pop artist James Rosenquist, looks at Ed Ruscha's work and visits Jeff Koons's studio. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Art of Gothic

Liberty Diversity Depravity

Duration: 50 minutes

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

In 18th century England, out of the Age of Enlightenment came a Gothic obsession with monsters which influenced art, architecture and literature. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour

Episode 1: Liberty, Diversity, Depravity

Duration: 1 hour

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

In 18th century England, out of the Age of Enlightenment came a Gothic obsession with monsters which influenced art, architecture and literature. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Ian Leese
Director:
Ian Leese
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington