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Jonathan Meades on France

Episode 1: Fragments of an Arbitrary Encyclopaedia

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jonathan explains why Lorraine has become the symbolic heart of France and a stronghold of a romantic nationalism expressed by diverse means. Show more

Jonathan Meades on France

Episode 3: Just a Few Debts France Owes to America

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jonathan looks at how the French delude themselves that they are indifferent towards the USA, despite huge evidence of cultural indebtedness. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jonathan Meades investigates the architecture of Mussolini's Italy. He finds a dictator caught between the forces of modernism and a revivalism that harked back to ancient Rome. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Focusing on the influence of Le Corbusier's post-war work, Jonathan Meades reclaims the reputation of once-maligned buildings that he argues stood for optimism and grandeur. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Simon Schama celebrates the masterpieces of Rembrandt's last years. Although the artist fell into bankruptcy and scandal in later years, it took him to new creative heights. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Schama
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Frank Hanly
Director:
Frank Hanly
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Simon Schama celebrates the masterpieces of Rembrandt's last years. Although the artist fell into bankruptcy and scandal in later years, it took him to new creative heights. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Schama
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Frank Hanly
Director:
Frank Hanly
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington