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The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 2: Who Are You Calling an African Artist?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Morgan Quaintance examines the careers and personal stories of two artists, visionary modernist Ibrahim El-Salahi and contemporary free-thinker Meschac Gaba. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 23: Lego - The Building Blocks of Architecture

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Tom Dyckhoff explores the contribution of Lego to architecture, and its continuing influence, arguing that it's changed the way we think about buildings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Participant:
Alain de Botton
Participant:
Peter Molyneux
Participant:
Bjarke Ingels
Participant:
Mark Dudek
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

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

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 27: How to Paint a Queen: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke looks at the depiction of Britain's female rulers and discovers how queenly portraits reveal Britain's changing ideas about women and power. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In the run-up to the exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, JK Rowling visits the British Library and reveals the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Director:
Jude Ho

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Julie Walters narrates the extraordinary story of Sue Townsend, a working-class woman who achieved literary stardom through sheer talent and an irrepressible will to write. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Julie Walters
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Participant:
Stephen Mangan
Participant:
Isy Suttie
Participant:
Adrian Scarborough

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

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

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 11: J K Rowling - Writing For Grown-Ups: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

James Runcie meets Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who reads from her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, and discusses its ideas, characters and inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Runcie
Presenter:
James Runcie
Interviewed Guest:
JK Rowling
Series Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Director:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho

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 Four 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

Artsnight

Will Gompertz

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Magazine arts show. Will Gompertz investigates the thriving art market. He asks whether record-breaking sales are a good thing or damaging creativity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Will Gompertz
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Director:
Lesley Smith
Producer:
Lesley Smith

Series

Artsnight

Duration: 1 hour

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

A dark and delicious foray into novelist Angela Carter's extraordinary life, narrated by Sally Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Maureen Lipman
Participant:
Kelly Macdonald
Participant:
Laura Fraser
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Director:
Jude Ho
Producer:
Jude Ho
Young Angela:
Hattie Morahan

Artsnight

Series 2

Episode 13: Will Gompertz

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Magazine arts show. Will Gompertz investigates the thriving art market. He asks whether record-breaking sales are a good thing or damaging creativity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Will Gompertz
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Director:
Lesley Smith
Producer:
Lesley Smith

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 7 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 Culture Show

Me, You and Doctor Who

Duration: 1 hour

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

Why has a TV show about a man with a box that can travel anywhere in time and space become the BBC's longest running drama? Matthew Sweet investigates. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Participant:
Ken Livingstone
Participant:
Paul Hartnoll
Participant:
Caitlin Moran
Participant:
Matt Smith
Participant:
Richard Martin
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Private Life of...

Episode 1: Cows

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jimmy Doherty embarks on a quest to reveal the hidden lives of farmyard animals. He visits a farm in Devon to find out about cows. What really goes on inside their brains? Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

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

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

Contributors

Presenter:
James Fox
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Jude Ho

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

The Culture Show

Lego: The Building Block of Architecture

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Tom Dyckhoff explores Lego's relationship with architecture, and argues that it has changed the way we think about buildings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Participant:
Alain de Botton
Participant:
Peter Molyneux
Participant:
Bjarke Ingels
Participant:
Mark Dudek
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

imagine...

Winter 2014

Episode 6: The One and Only Mike Leigh

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Director Mike Leigh talks to Alan Yentob about his unique body of work and struggle to make films on his own terms. Actors he has worked with discuss his distinctive methods. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Broadbent
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Marsan
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Hawkins
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
James Corden
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson