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The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 30: Danny Boyle: Man of Wonder

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Director Danny Boyle talks to Mark Kermode about his new film Trance, London 2012's afterglow and gives the inside story on his wildly diverse films. Show more

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2020

Kate Prince: Every Move She Makes

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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

Alan Yentob meets choreographer and director Kate Prince as her ZooNation dance company embarks on a new West End production, Message in a Bottle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Luke McMahon
Producer:
Luke McMahon
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Winter 2017

Episode 4: Chris Ofili - The Caged Bird's Song

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Alan Yentob follows the celebrated Turner Prize-winning British artist Chris Ofili as he creates a spectacular contemporary tapestry - The Caged Bird's Song. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Chris Ofili
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nick Kent
Production Manager:
Charlotte Lipscombe
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television
Director:
Luke McMahon

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2019

Episode 1: James Graham: In the Room Where It Happens

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Alan Yentob follows celebrated young British playwright James Graham, whose award-winning works take audiences to the very heart of key political events. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
James Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Mandelson
Producer:
Luke McMahon
Director:
Luke McMahon
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

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Summer 2015

Episode 1: Frank Gehry: The Architect Says "Why Can't I?"

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Arts series. Alan Yentob explores the colourful career of architect Frank Gehry, one of the world's most celebrated and famously provocative creative forces. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
Sally Aitken
Director:
Sally Aitken
Producer:
Luke McMahon
Director:
Luke McMahon
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Autumn 2015

Episode 7: Carlos Acosta: Cuba Calls

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Imagine follows Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta as he masterminds a new production of Carmen for the Royal Ballet before embarking on a series of new projects in Cuba. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Producer:
Luke McMahon
Director:
Luke McMahon
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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

The Culture Show

The Mormons Are Here!: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alan Yentob talks to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their comedy stage musical The Book of Mormon, which is about to open in London's West End. Show more

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 4: Ryan Gander - The Art of Everything

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Miranda Sawyer enters the wild imagination of celebrated British conceptual artist Ryan Gander, a cultural magpie renowned for his playful, cryptic and complex creations. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 4: Venice - A Tale of Two Cities

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Modern art expert Alastair Sooke heads to Venice with art dealer and historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the vast cornucopia of art, both old and new, the city has to offer. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 28: Savion Glover - Happy Feet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Morgan Quaintance visits African-American dance artist Savion Glover in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, to discover more about the renowned tap dancer's life, work and art. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Film exploring the life and work of celebrated yet controversial choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, whose creativity unleashed over 60 ballets that changed the dance landscape. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Frederick Ashton
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Clement Crisp
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Dowell
Interviewed Guest:
Viviana Durante
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Elias
Interviewed Guest:
Alessandra Ferri
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte MacMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah MacMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Monica Mason
Director:
Luke McMahon
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 13: Sylvie Guillem - Force of Nature

Duration: 29 minutes

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

A portrait of the famous ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem, following her as she confronts a future after dance and reinvents herself as an environmental campaigner. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Janina Ramirez travels to Mexico, where, just before WWII, the discovery of giant stone heads led to a lost civilisation. Her journey is intercut with original technicolor footage. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 31: Danny Boyle: Man of Wonder - Extended

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An extended version of Danny Boyle's interview with Mark Kermode, featuring additional contributions from those who have worked with the Oscar winning director. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Director:
Luke McMahon
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Danny Boyle
Participant:
James McAvoy
Participant:
John Hodge
Participant:
Vincent Cassel
Participant:
Rosario Dawson
Participant:
Andrew McDonald
Participant:
Rick Smith

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 16: Sam Mendes: Licence to Thrill... Even More - A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mark Kermode talks to Sam Mendes about his film Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, and reflects on the director's career in both film and theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Sam Mendes
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Participant:
Daniel Craig
Participant:
Judi Dench
Participant:
Javier Bardem
Participant:
Roger Deakins
Participant:
Pippa Harris
Participant:
Ralph Fiennes
Participant:
Helen McCrory
Director:
Luke McMahon

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

How Britain's greatest treasure was found in an English country garden on the eve of WWII, shining a light into the Dark Ages and unlocking the mysterious story of how Anglo-Saxon culture was born. Show more

The Culture Show

Venice - A Tale of Two Cities

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alastair Sooke heads to Venice for the Biennale with art dealer and historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the vast cornucopia of art, both old and new, the city has to offer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Director:
Luke McMahon
Series Editor:
Janet Lee