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Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

This episode follows new cardinals arriving in Rome and tracks the fallout as a sex abuse scandal erupts when Pope Francis visits Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Filmed over a historic year, with unprecedented access, we see Pope Francis and those who work in the Vatican prepare for the most sacred celebration in the Church calendar, Easter Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Art of Scandinavia

Episode 1: Dark Night of the Soul

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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 Scandinavia

Episode 2: Once Upon a Time in Denmark

Duration: 1 hour

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

How Denmark became a great power and arbiter of taste in northern Europe - a story of transformation befitting the homeland of Hans Christian Andersen. Show more

Art of Scandinavia

Episode 3: Democratic by Design

Duration: 58 minutes

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

In the final instalment we arrive in Sweden - home of Ikea and a tradition of brilliant furniture design stretching back to the early years of the 20th century. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Sicily. In Palermo, they visit the markets, a typically Sicilian chapel hidden amongst narrow streets and the Zisa Palace. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Sicily, looking at the legacy of the Spanish occupation as well as two of the island's most spectacular Easter celebrations. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli take the pulse of Sicily, visiting Mount Etna and meeting generous fisherman, to find out how its future is linked to its ancient past. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco

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 5 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

The High Art of the Low Countries

Episode 3: Daydreams and Nightmares

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the Low Countries rose again to become a cultural leader in the modern age, with artists like van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte. Show more

Art of America

Episode 1: Looking for Paradise

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon begins his history of American art with portraits of Puritan settlers and the dark truth behind Benjamin West's most famous painting. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Paul Tilzey
Director:
Paul Tilzey
Director:
Paul Tilzey
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Italy Unpacked

Series 2

Episode 3: In the Heat of the Day

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of Italy. The final stretch of their journey takes them to Campania and Calabria. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 3

Episode 1: From the Stones to the Stars

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. They visit Matera, a Unesco world heritage site. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 3

Episode 2: To the Centre of the Earth

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. They visit the regions of Le Marche and Umbria. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 3

Episode 3: The Merchants of Venice

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. The last leg of their journey is in the Veneto region. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 1

Episode 1: The Art of the Feast

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and history of Italy. They begin in Emilia-Romagna, visiting Bologna, Ferrara, Modena and Parma. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 1

Episode 2: Looking to the Future

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and history of Italy. The second leg of their journey takes Giorgio home, to Lombardy. Show more

Italy Unpacked

Series 1

Episode 3: Land of Many Treasures

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Italy. The final leg of their journey takes them to Piedmont, land of luxuriant forests and tall mountains. Show more

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 5 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

Art of Germany

Episode 2: Dream and Machine

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the art of the 19th century and early 20th century and how artists were at the forefront of Germany's drive to become a single nation. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Karen McGann
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco