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Autumn 2016

Episode 1: The Seven Killings of Marlon James

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Alan Yentob accompanies novelist Marlon James back to James's home country of Jamaica and finds in his novels a complex portrait of the turbulent history of his native country. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Anne Elletson
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

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Autumn 2016

Episode 3: Serial Killers - The Women Who Write Crime Fiction

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob explores the enthralling world of female crime fiction in the company of some of its best-selling authors, including Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid and Paula Hawkins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Patricia Cornwell
Participant:
Val McDermid
Participant:
Paula Hawkins
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

The Culture Show

Jon Ronson Meets Malcolm Gladwell

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

In this candid and revealing confrontation, Jon Ronson talks to Malcolm Gladwell about his latest work, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Interviewer:
Jon Ronson
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Gladwell

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 3: The Unstoppable Thomas Heatherwick

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary following the designer Thomas Heatherwick - whose recent triumphs include the cauldron for the 2012 Olympic Games, as he attempts his most ambitious project yet. Show more

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 3: Edward St Aubyn - At Last?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary featuring writer Edward St Aubyn as he releases his new book, which sees him ditch his anguished alter ego Patrick Melrose and face the demons of the literary world. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 12: Jon Ronson meets Malcolm Gladwell - Beware the Underdog

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In this candid and revealing confrontation, Jon Ronson talks to Malcolm Gladwell about his latest work, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Show more

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Documentary showing the popular artist Jack Vettriano at work in his studio and talking with brutal honesty about his critics and how he deals with fame. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 3: Jack Vettriano

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary showing the popular artist Jack Vettriano at work in his studio and talking with brutal honesty about his critics and how he deals with fame. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 19: Sue Webster

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Film following Sue Webster at work on new projects including a cook book and nude portraits, and talking about past success and plans for the future as a solo artist. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Film following Sue Webster at work on new projects including a cook book and nude portraits, and talking about past success and plans for the future as a solo artist. Show more

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Autumn 2015

Episode 1: Shylock's Ghost

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare's most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Jacobson
Participant:
Antony Sher
Participant:
Anthony Julius
Participant:
Stephen Greenblatt
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Winter 2014

Episode 7: Colm Toibin: His Mother's Son

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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

Alan Yentob talks to acclaimed and curiously divided Irish writer Colm Toibin. Loud and affable in person, Toibin writes sombre stories of grief and quiet heartbreak. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Shaw
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Enright
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Hornby
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 1 hour

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

Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith re-envisions the story of 20th-century American culture by taking a girth-busting road trip through its most iconic institution - the diner. 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 1 month

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

The Culture Show

Hanif Kureishi: Writers Are Trouble - A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

In this exploration of Hanif Kureishi's work, Alan Yentob finds that the author takes his duty as national literary nuisance very seriously indeed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Hanif Kureishi
Participant:
Stephen Frears
Participant:
Kevin Loader
Participant:
Roger Michell
Series Editor:
Janet Lee