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Handmade in Japan

Series 1

Episode 3: Mingei Pottery

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Series celebrating Japanese crafts. The Hamadas are a famous family of potters, and we see Tomoo at work, shaping his pots and firing them in a wood-fuelled kiln. Show more

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 2

Lisbon

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 12 months

Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke reveal Lisbon's fascinating history through its cobbled streets, steep hills, picturesque shoreline and cultural riches. Show more

Turner Prize

2016

The Nominees

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Morgan Quaintance assesses the four nominees for this year's Turner Prize at Tate Britain, exploring the work of each of the artists and the themes that preoccupy them. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Jake Chapman explores why Goya's The Disasters of War etchings are so central to his own art and explains why, for him, there is a fundamental conflict at the heart of Goya's art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jake Chapman
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Producer:
Ben Harding
Director:
Ben Harding

Turner Prize

2018

The Ceremony

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News ChannelLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

One of the world's best known prizes in visual art is awarded at Tate Britain in a special live programme.

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

Turner Prize

2016

Live from Tate Britain

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

The Turner Prize 2016 - one of the best known visual art prizes celebrating British contemporary art. Live from Tate Britain.

Rhythms of India

Series 1

Music of the People

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Soumik Datta continues his journey around India by exploring traditional music. From folk singers to brass bands, how are musicians responding to a rapidly modernising India? 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

Secret Knowledge

Tracey Emin on Louise Bourgeois - Women Without Secrets

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Tracey Emin offers an insight into the life and work of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, famed for her sculptures and installations embodying her personal emotions. 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

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

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Nina Ramirez travels in the footsteps of the Nazi archaeologist who, on the brink of WWII, discovered The Lion Man, a treasure that would reveal how civilisation began. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 10: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Film following performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd as her first solo UK show opens in Nottingham and she stages a new performance - The Green Room. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 17: Jake and Dinos Chapman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Film following Jake and Dinos Chapman as they prepare for a new show in their home town of Hastings, including new works expected to generate controversy. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 24: Katie Paterson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Film following artist Katie Paterson as she assembles the wood collection and creates her artwork Hollow, made out of 10,000 samples of different tree species. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 18: Tracey Emin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Film following Tracey Emin at work in her studio as she prepares for an exhibition in Vienna, where her work is displayed next to that of her artistic hero Egon Schiele. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Documentary which tells the story of abstract art in Britain through the words of some of its leading lights and documents the often-uncertain public response to abstract art. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Director:
Ben Harding
Assistant Producer:
John O'Rourke