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Duration: 40 minutes

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

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

Modern Masters

Episode 2: Matisse

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Journalist Alastair Sooke sets out to discover just how much the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives, and explains why his art is considered so great. Show more

Treasures of Ancient Greece

Episode 2: The Classical Revolution

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. Show more

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 2

Lisbon

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke reveal Lisbon's fascinating history through its cobbled streets, steep hills, picturesque shoreline and cultural riches. Show more

Modern Masters

Episode 3: Picasso

Duration: 1 hour

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

Journalist Alastair Sooke travels through France, Spain and the US to see some of Picasso's great works and recount tales from his life story of rebellion, riches, women and art. Show more

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 1

Episode 3: St Petersburg

Duration: 1 hour

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

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

Treasures of Ancient Greece

Episode 1: The Age of Heroes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Series in which Alastair Sooke explores Greek art. He begins his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, and travels to Santorini to the 'Greek Pompeii'. Show more

Modern Masters

Episode 4: Dali

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alastair Sooke reveals the life story and pervading influence of the surrealist artist, from his origins in turn-of-the-century Spain to his high jinks in 1970s New York. Show more

Modern Masters

Episode 1: Andy Warhol

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Alastair Sooke explores the life and works of the 20th century's most important artists. He begins with Pop Art's king, Andy Warhol, a man obsessed with celebrity and the media. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Live recipes, the best of the week's TV and celebrity chat to set up your Sunday. Tim Lovejoy, Simon Rimmer and Louise Redknapp are joined by Chris Moyles and Alastair Sooke. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tim Lovejoy
Presenter:
Simon Rimmer
Presenter:
Louise Redknapp
Participant:
Chris Moyles
Executive Producer:
Tim Cunningham
Participant:
Alastair Sooke

Treasures of Ancient Greece

The Long Shadow - Part Two

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

In the last programme of the series, Alastair Sooke continues to explore Greek masterpieces that have changed the course of western culture. Show more

Treasures of Ancient Greece

The Long Shadow - Part One

Duration: 23 minutes

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

In the penultimate episode of the series Alastair Sooke explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the ten most expensive paintings to sell at auction, and investigates the stories behind the astronomic prices art can reach. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

The Culture Show

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alastair Sooke presents from the 243rd Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition is the visual arts world's largest and longest running open-submission show. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Presenter:
Ben Lewis
Producer:
Anya Saunders
Director:
Anya Saunders
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 2

Episode 3: Baku

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

In the final episode of the series, our intrepid cultural explorers Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke set off on their most adventurous trip yet - to Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 5: The Culture Show at Edinburgh: Leonardo da Vinci - The Anatomist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Art critic Alastair Sooke heads to the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Edinburgh, where he takes a look at a collection of some of da Vinci's anatomical drawings. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 10: A Portrait of Jonathan Yeo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke meets portrait artist Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Yeo reveals the challenges of painting people for a living. Show more

The Culture Show

ARTiculation - For the Love of Art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Treasures of Ancient Rome

Episode 2: Pomp and Perversion

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A look at the artistic legacy of Rome's mad, bad and dangerous emperors, including Claudius's pleasure palace and the cave where Tiberius held wild parties. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

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