The Big Painting Challenge

March 2017

March 12, 2017

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Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles host the semi-final of the amateur painting competition, and the five remaining artists are facing their toughest challenge yet - capturing the human body in movement.

March 5, 2017

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With the competition hotting up, our seven remaining amateur artists head to the world-famous National Portrait Gallery in London and face two portraiture challenges as they fight for their place in next week's semi-final. Portraits are notoriously difficult as everyone can tell if the human face looks right or wrong, so there is nowhere to hide if they want to secure their place in the competition.

March 19, 2017

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With the winning post in sight, the amateur artists have two nail-biting challenges remaining. With Mariella Frostrup and the Rev Richard Coles overseeing proceedings, it's the last chance for the finalists to impress the judges with everything they've learned throughout the series.

February 26, 2017

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There are eight amateur artists still in the frame, and they take a walk on the wild side as the competition once again gets trickier. This time they're heading to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and are asked to paint animals. Capturing that spark of life while stood in front of a living, breathing wild creature is incredibly tricky, and mentors Pascal and Diana are on hand to help every step of the way.

February 19, 2017

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Mariella Frostrup and the Rev Richard Coles are once more on hand to oversee the battle of the brushes, as the nine remaining amateur artists face their next challenges.
February 2017

February 12, 2017

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Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles host a competition in which amateur artists compete against one another. Each episode sees the contestants face two challenges, with a mentor to help guide the way, before a panel of judges scrutinise their work and send one of the artists home.
April 2015

6. Seascapes

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The grand final sees presenters Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon travel to Devon's picturesque south coast as the final four amateur artists battle it out to be crowned the winner.

5. Cityscapes

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Richard Bacon and Una Stubbs are in Liverpool - as the remaining artists face three challenges that centre around this vibrant and diverse city.

4. Human Form and Movement

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Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon present from the prestigious Tate Britain gallery on the banks of the Thames in London, where the amateur artists face three challenges capturing the human form.
March 2015

3. Still Life

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Presenters Richard Bacon and Una Stubbs welcome the remaining eight amateur artists to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.