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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

British popstar Boy George assesses how the 1970s moulded the person and artist he has become. The 1970s were his musical, social and sexual coming of age. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Boy George
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Tyson
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Polaris
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Sallon
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Princess Julia
Interviewed Guest:
Rusty Egan
Interviewed Guest:
Caryn Franklin
Interviewed Guest:
Marilyn undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Degville
Producer:
Ian Denver
Director:
Ian Denver
Executive Producer:
Paul Murray
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
IWC Media

Arena

1966 - 50 Years Ago Today

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary marking the year pop music and popular culture ripped up the rule book, as restless experimentation and the search for new forms of expression took hold. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Tickell
Director:
Paul Tickell
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Writer:
Jon Savage

Brand

Arena

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A celebration of the LGBTQ community's contribution to the arts in Britain. Featuring interviews with leading figures from right across the arts in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Simon Napier-Bell
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Bell
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Maggi Hambling
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Hollinghurst
Interviewed Guest:
Wayne Sleep
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Grimshaw
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Russell T Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Cumming
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest:
Jeanette Winterson
Interviewed Guest:
Holly Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Doran
Interviewed Guest:
Isaac Julien
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Goodyear
Interviewed Guest:
Asifa Lahore
Interviewed Guest:
Will Young
Interviewed Guest:
David Hockney
Interviewed Guest:
Sandi Toksvig
Director:
James House
Executive Producer:
Neil Crombie
Executive Producer:
Joe Evans
Production Company:
Swan Films

Free Thinking

Simon Russell Beale; Derek Jarman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Actor Simon Russell Beale discusses playing the role of King Lear and composer Simon Fisher Turner talks about working with Derek Jarman. Presented by Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Russell Beale
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Fisher Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Tacita Dean
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Roscoe
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Healey
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Front Row

Li Cunxin, Playing William Shakespeare, How art responded to the atomic bomb

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Former ballet star Li Cunxin on growing up in Mao's China, the art of playing William Shakespeare and how popular culture has responded to the atomic bomb. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Li Cunxin
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Guerrier
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Somers

The Film Programme

James Dean remembered; Whales in cinema; Steven Knight on Locke

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

James Dean remembered; Steven Knight discusses his thriller Locke, set entirely in a car driving down the M6; Philip Hoare discusses the representation of whales in cinema. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
David Thomson
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Stamp
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hoare
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Hymns

Front Row

Samuel Pepys, Jon Savage, Dana Fouras and Russell Maliphant

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including a look at the exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution, plus Jon Savage talks about his novel 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Blyth
Interviewed Guest:
Kristian Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Dana Fouras
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Maliphant