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British Masters

Episode 3: A New Jerusalem

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James Fox explores 20th-century British art. After the Second World War, artists turned to the figurative painting tradition to address what it means to be human. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Presenter:
James Fox
Producer:
Matthew Hill
Producer:
Matthew Hill
Director:
Matthew Hill
Director:
Matthew Hill
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole

British Masters

Episode 2: In Search of England

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James Fox examines British art in the interwar years. How did artists react to the erosion of British power, financial crisis and the prospect of another war? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Presenter:
James Fox
Director:
Matthew Hill
Director:
Matthew Hill
Producer:
Matthew Hill
Producer:
Matthew Hill
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole

British Masters

Episode 1: We Are Making a New World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James Fox looks at British art in the early 20th century, when a radical generation of painters pioneered a style that made sense of the modern experience. Show more

A Very British Renaissance

Episode 1: The Renaissance Arrives

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. Dr James Fox traces the story of how the arrival of a few foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

James Fox uses art to explore how our ancient relationship with nature changed with the advent of farming, cities, and faiths, and how we tried to gain control over the natural world. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

James Fox uses art to explore the relationship between humans and nature across the last hundred years. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

James Fox takes us from East Asia and India to Europe and America, charting the 1,000-year story about our quest to understand nature. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. In his exploration of the collision of the West and Pacific culture, James Fox explores how the West has created a vision of Polynesia as paradise. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. James Fox explores how New Zealand's indigenous Maori people resisted colonisation and marginalisation and maintained their distinctive culture. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr James Fox embarks on an open-minded guide to conceptual art. He examines a selection of the most influential conceptual ideas and artworks and meets today's movers and shakers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Production Company:
Sundog Pictures
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony
Producer:
Luke McMahon
Director:
Luke McMahon
Participant:
Robert Montgomery
Participant:
Katie Paterson
Participant:
Martin Creed
Participant:
Bruce McLean

A Very British Renaissance

Episode 3: Whose Renaissance?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr James Fox explores how tension between two cultures - one courtly and European, one home-grown and vital - helped bring the country to civil war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett

Duration: 1 hour

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

James Fox tells the story of New York in 1951, when the likes of Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando and David Ogilvy helped create the world we know today. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. James Fox tells the story of Australia's indigenous culture, the oldest continuous culture anywhere in the world. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr James Fox tells the story of Vienna in 1908, when Klimt painted The Kiss and Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, but also when Adolf Hitler arrived in the city. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr James Fox takes a journey through six different landscapes across Britain, meeting artists whose work explores our relationship to the natural world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Writer:
James Fox
Producer:
Ben Harding
Director:
Ben Harding
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright

A Very British Renaissance

Episode 2: The Elizabethan Code

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. Dr James Fox examines the Elizabethans' love of codes and complexity, and the cultural revolution sparked by an age of exploration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Producer:
Helen Nixon
Director:
Helen Nixon
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928, where talents like Magritte, Dali, Bunuel, Hemingway, Gershwin, Josephine Baker, Cole Porter and Le Corbusier flourished. Show more

The Art of Japanese Life

Series 1

Episode 3: Home

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

James Fox looks at the clean minimalism of the Japanese home, which has been exported around the world, from modernist architecture to lifestyle stores like Muji. Show more

The Art of Japanese Life

Series 1

Episode 2: Cities

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

James Fox explores how the artistic life of three Japanese cities shaped the country's attitudes to past and present, east and west, and helped forge the very idea of Japan itself. Show more

The Art of Japanese Life

Series 1

Episode 1: Nature

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

James Fox journeys through Japan's mountainous forests, marvels at its zen gardens and admires bonsai to explore the connections between its culture and the natural environment. Show more