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Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture

About this collection

Over the years, the BBC has charted the long and distinguished career of Henry Moore, one of Britain's most renowned sculptors. In this collection of rarely seen interviews and documentaries, Moore himself talks about the ideas that inform his work and demonstrates his techniques and materials. Meanwhile, those who knew him recall the man behind the art.

This collection was created to complement the Henry Moore retrospective at Tate Britain and has been made possible by collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation. Some of the artwork in these programmes is being shown by courtesy of the Henry Moore Family Collection.

Henry Moore at the BBC Collection

Henry Moore pictured in 1960.

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1951
26 MINUTES

'Art is the expression of imagination and not the imitation of life.'

Henry Moore.

British Art and Artists

A Sculptor's Landscape

BROADCAST 1958
27 MINUTES

Henry Moore's work shown amid the natural landscape that inspired him.

Henry Moore on 'Face to Face'.

Face to Face

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1960
27 MINUTES

Henry Moore reflects on his work and his life.

Huw Wheldon.

Monitor

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1960
20 MINUTES

Huw Wheldon attempts to uncover the motivation behind Henry Moore's art.

Henry Moore in 1917.

The Lively Arts

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1966
14 MINUTES

How stumbling into the underground one night led to Henry Moore's wartime shelter drawings.

Henry Moore.

Henry Moore

One Yorkshireman Looks at His World.

BROADCAST 1967
60 MINUTES

Henry Moore reflects on his origins and his life's work.

Sculpture at 1972 Henry Moore Florence exhibition.

Henry Moore

The Language of Sculpture

BROADCAST 1974
49 MINUTES

A close look at the famous 1972 exhibition of Moore's work in Florence.

Henry Moore.

Henry Moore at Home

A Private View of a Personal Collection

BROADCAST 1974
49 MINUTES

Henry Moore discusses the artwork he has chosen for his home.

Da Vinci's 'Vitruvian Man'.

Arena: Art and Design

Henry Moore Meets Leonardo

BROADCAST 1978
8 MINUTES

Henry Moore discusses Da Vinci's anatomical drawings.

Henry Moore sculpture 'Draped Reclining Mother and Baby'.

Look North

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1978
7 MINUTES

An exhibition of Moore's work returns to his home territory and is visited by local children.

Henry Moore's 'Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped' in Kew Gardens.

The Lively Arts

Henry Moore at Eighty

BROADCAST 1978
52 MINUTES

Henry Moore gives a private viewing of his sketches.

Henry Moore photographed in 1983.

Conversations with Artists

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1981
28 MINUTES

Henry Moore reflects on his life as an artist.

Bernard Levin.

The Levin Interviews

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1983
30 MINUTES

'An artist whose name and work are known wherever art is known'.

Henry Moore in 1978.

Arena

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1986
50 MINUTES

John Read shares his personal memories of the artist he filmed six times over 28 years.

Exterior shot of Hoglands.

Blue Peter

Henry Moore

BROADCAST 1998
8 MINUTES

Richard Bacon helps to move a large Henry Moore sculpture.

close up on Henry Moore's face in 1929.

Henry Moore - Carving a Reputation

1898-1945

BROADCAST 1998
48 MINUTES

Recollections of the artist as student, teacher and innovator.

Reclining Figure: Angles' pictured in Kew Gardens.

Henry Moore - Carving a Reputation

1945-1986

BROADCAST 1998
48 MINUTES

The concluding part of a study of Henry Moore.

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