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The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 14

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Gus Casely-Hayford presents a look at independent fantasy film Beasts of the Southern Wild, Rashid Johnson's new exhibition, and Blackta, a play about making it as a black actor. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alastair Sooke celebrates the American artist Robert Rauschenberg, who created a crucial bridge between the abstract expressionists of the 50s and the pop artists of the 60s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Series Producer:
John Mullen
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 1

Episode 2: Barcelona

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke discover Barcelona through its art and architecture, including the frescoes that inspired Miro and a surprising collection of vintage fans. Show more

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Hot on the heels of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, Alastair Sooke travels to America to ask what the new president's impact on America's cultural landscape will be. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Interviewed Guest:
Lucian Wintrich
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Baldwin
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Director:
John O'Rourke

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 1

Episode 3: St Petersburg

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke discover St Petersburg through its art and architecture, looking to see how art has been used to enhance its power and prestige. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alastair Sooke explores how, in the centuries between the birth of Christ and the Renaissance, visual interpretations of the Devil evolved as he appeared in many different guises. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 20

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Alastair Sooke meets Elena Palumbo, muse and model for Yves Klein. Plus features on A Bigger Splash, the architecture of the City of London and film director Thomas Vinterberg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Tom Dyckhoff
Participant:
Peter Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Vinterberg
Interviewed Guest:
Elena Palumbo

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alastair Sooke takes a tour of the Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at Tate Modern and leads a discussion about one of the 20th century's most celebrated and recognisable artists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Series Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Chris Parkin
Director:
Chris Parkin

The Culture Show

Going Underground: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

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

The Culture Show

Your Paintings: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The Your Paintings project has put over 200,000 previously inaccessible works from our national collections online. Alastair Sooke looks at some hidden gems. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Bendor Grosvenor
Participant:
Bendor Grosvenor
Director:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art - A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alastair Sooke tracks down the female artists who have been left out of the established narrative of pop art. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Natalie Gibson
Participant:
Rosalynd Drexler
Participant:
Bridget Boty
Participant:
Idelle Weber
Participant:
Sid Sachs
Participant:
Sue Tate
Participant:
David Alan Mellor

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kirsty Wark, Alastair Sooke and Morgan Quaintance present from the private view of the Summer Exhibition, and go behind the scenes of the Academy in the run-up to the opening. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Conrad Shawcross
Participant:
Yinka Shonibare
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

The Battle for Stonehenge: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke looks at the controversy over the site surrounding Stonehenge, as English Heritage attempts to create a setting that this unique monument deserves. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alastair Sooke champions pop art as one of the most important art forms of the 20th century, peeling back its frothy, ironic surface to reveal subversive wit and radical ideas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Unit Manager:
Lisa Phelan

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Art critic Alastair Sooke delves into the murky world of art theft. Despite the high stakes and daring involved, many of the crimes go unnoticed by the media. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Executive Producer:
Ross Harper
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Assistant Producer:
Iain Robson
Production Manager:
Michelle Gauntlett
Production Manager:
Nina Robertson
Production Coordinator:
Catherine Ross
Director of photography:
Richard Cook
Sound Recordist:
John Osborne
Sound Recordist:
Cameron Mercer
Participant:
Jan De Kesel
Participant:
Anthony Amore
Participant:
Tom Mashberg
Participant:
Geoff Kelly
Participant:
Dick Ellis
Participant:
Julian Radcliffe
Participant:
Ludovico Gippetto
Participant:
Giovanni Pastore
Participant:
Myles Connor
Participant:
Marty Leppo
Participant:
Noah Charney

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 26: Henri Matisse - A Cut Above the Rest

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke presents a moving and intimate portrait of Henri Matisse, one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists, who famously moved from paint to collage late in life. Show more

The Culture Show

ARTiculation - For the Love of Art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke follows the journeys of nine competitors in the ARTiculation, a speaking competition in which teenagers compete to talk eloquently and passionately about art. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alastair Sooke discovers how John Constable, whose work often depicts such a familiar image of rural Britain, was painting in a way that was considered groundbreaking at the time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Culture Show Uncut

2008/2009

Episode 27

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Lauren Laverne presents from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead. Alastair Sooke meets Yoko Ono, and Roberto Saviano examines media portrayals of the mafia. Show more

The Culture Show

2008/2009

Episode 27

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lauren Laverne presents from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead. Alastair Sooke meets Yoko Ono and Roberto Saviano examines media portrayals of the mafia. Show more