Art That Made Us

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 7 - Wars and Peace

3.0 6 x
The world wars force artists to grapple with destruction and savagery, challenging conventions and the old imperial order, while those fleeing war bring new ideas to Britain.

Series 1, Episode 6

4.0 3 x
With the industrial revolution transforming the British Isles, the cities and country are divided, and artists respond to the upheavals to lives and thelandscape.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Consumers and Conscience

4.0 12 x
In the 18th century, trade and conquest funds an explosion of creativity, and art stirs a growing social conscience.

Series 1, Episode 4 - To Kill a King

3.0 12 x
A splintering of politics and religion in the British Isles under the Stuart kings leads to more questioning art, new science and architecture.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Queens, Feuds and Faith

4.0 10 x
During the reign of Elizabeth I, Protestants and Catholics use art, language and new technology to wage a battle for power in the British Isles, creating surprising and often radical works.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Revolution of the Dead

4.0 5 x
From the chaos of the Black Death comes creative renewal - survivors finding their voice through satire and a revived literature in English, including breakthrough works by women.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Lights in the Darkness

3.0 18 x
In this alternative history of the British Isles, working artists explore an era once known as the 'dark’ ages, finding mysterious art that haunts our landscapes and imagination.