The Culture Show


2012/2013: 32. Sincerely, F Scott Fitzgerald

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Novelist Jay McInerney explores the life and writing of F Scott Fitzgerald, who captured the reckless spirit of New York life in the twenties in his masterwork The Great Gatsby.
Episodes 2016

March 24, 2016

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As Henry VIII's court painter, Hans Holbein witnessed and recorded the most notorious era in English history. He painted most of the major characters of the age and created the famous image of the king himself that everyone today still recognises. But who really was Holbein? Where did he come from? And what were the dark a...
Episodes 2015

December 27, 2015

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Victoria Coren Mitchell explores the complex life of Mary Poppins author PL Travers.
Episodes 2014

Episode of December 19, 2014

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In a major new BBC commission, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War I that form the centre of his latest television documentary.

Episode of November 27, 2014

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Hilary Mantel is one of our most assured and successful novelists. She writes blackly comic novels set in the present and confronts our Tudor past in her Thomas Cromwell novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She reimagines famous figures from our history, or imagines for herself the life of a psychic medium in the sub...

Rankin Shoots Rembrandt

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World-renowned photographer Rankin takes on the challenge of interpreting Rembrandt's portraits of old age, adapting the Dutch master's techniques for his camera. Rembrandt's portraits are some of the most arresting images of old age in western art. He captured the vitality and vulnerability of his subjects, highlighting t...

The Battle for Stonehenge: A Culture Show Special

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Stonehenge is our most famous prehistoric monument; a powerful symbol of Britain across the globe. But all is not well with the sacred stones. MPs have described the surrounding site as a 'national disgrace' and 'shameful shambles'.

2014/2015: 6. Tents - The Beginning of Architecture

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All architecture begins with the tent. Tents are what humans lived in before we put down roots and began our love affair with bricks and mortar.

2014/2015: 4. Ryan Gander - The Art of Everything

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Miranda Sawyer enters the wild imagination of celebrated British conceptual artist Ryan Gander. A cultural magpie renowned for his playful, cryptic and complex creations, Gander is one of the world's most exciting young talents whose creations can sell for up to £500,000.

2014/2015: 7. Girls Will Be Girls

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At the height of the punk explosion almost 40 years ago, a handful of women completely redefined what a woman in music could do. Through sheer talent and fearlessness they pushed themselves on to a male dominated music scene and became part of a movement that radically changed the cultural landscape.
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