Tagged with: Arts and Culture

30 posts about Arts and Culture on this blog

  1. Five creepy things to watch this Halloween

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 13:38

    Sophie Maden Sophie Maden Researcher

    From nightmare-inducing horror films to so many creepy crawlies you’ll be too scared to leave the sofa – carve out those pumpkins and brace yourself for a screamfest of a Halloween night in...

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  2. Art Of China: My journey of discovery

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 08:00

    Andrew Graham-Dixon Andrew Graham-Dixon Presenter

    'I have been to some wonderful and fascinating places. But never anywhere quite as dramatic and surprising as China.' Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon on his journey through China for a three part BBC Four doucmentary.

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  3. The Story Of Women And Art: Hunting the hidden artists

    Friday 9 May 2014, 14:11

    Charlotte Gittins Charlotte Gittins Assistant Producer

    'We found ourselves irresistibly drawn into stories of luck, loss, penury, ego, attack and scandal.' Assistant producer Charlotte Gittins discusses how she discovered the female artists that were hidden from the art history books in the BBC Two documentary.

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  4. The First Georgians: I found myself pitying these kings

    Wednesday 7 May 2014, 12:04

    Lucy Worsley Lucy Worsley Presenter

    'They were thrust into a job they hadn’t asked for ... which practically destroyed their personal lives.’ Curator and presenter Lucy Worsley shares her favourite stories about the German kings and queens in the BBC Four documentary. 

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  5. Sound Of Cinema: The Music That Made The Movies

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 16:45

    John Das John Das Series Producer

    Martin Scorsese, Vangelis and Hans Zimmer gave our crew shivers down the spine through impromtu performance and conversation for BBC Four's series on the music of the movies.

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  6. Secret Knowledge: The Art Of Witchcraft

    Tuesday 10 September 2013, 12:00

    Lachlan Goudie Lachlan Goudie Artist and Presenter

    “As a child the poem had scared him and he wanted to communicate that essential part of ‘Tam o’Shanter’s’ power.” Artist Lachlan Goudie talks about his father’s fascination with Robert Burns’ Nannie Dee for BBC Four’s Secret Knowledge: The Art Of Witchcraft.

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  7. Dreaming The Impossible: Unbuilt Britain

    Monday 19 August 2013, 12:38

    Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner Architectural Investigator

    How a passion for architectural projects that were designed but never constructed brought Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner in front of the camera for BBC Four's architectural history series.

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  8. Caligula With Mary Beard: The man behind the infamy

    Friday 26 July 2013, 12:01

    Mary Beard Mary Beard Classicist

    Perverted sadist or slandered by enemies? Classics professor Mary Beard investigates the notorious Roman emperor Caligula for BBC Two's history documentary.

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  9. Alive: Rankin Faces Death

    Friday 12 July 2013, 10:28

     Rankin Rankin

    Rankin reveals how different approaches gave an extended meaning to the stories behind his photography and documentary project, made in collaboration with The Culture show on BBC Two.

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  10. BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World: Opera's next generation

    Monday 17 June 2013, 09:02

    Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny BBC Radio 3 Presenter

    Presenter Petroc Trelawny recalls one of the more unusual ways he tried to engage with competitors at the esteemed showcase of rising opera talent.

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  11. Boxing At The Movies: Kings Of The Ring

    Thursday 28 February 2013, 14:41

    Danny Leigh Danny Leigh Presenter

    "I still remember the jolt... the charge of emotion and adrenalin every boxing movie has" - presenter Danny Leigh on his inspiration for the BBC Four documentary.

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  12. Fake Or Fortune?: Five tips for art buyers

    Friday 14 September 2012, 10:48

    Philip Mould Philip Mould

    The new series of Fake Or Fortune? begins with Fiona Bruce, Bendor Grosvenor and myself investigating a small work said to have been painted by Degas.

    A massive name, a faker's favourite. To prove it would transform the fortunes of its owner Patrick Rice, who has devoted a large part of his waking...

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  13. Treasures Of Ancient Rome: Surprising and exquisite

    Monday 3 September 2012, 17:00

    Alastair Sooke Alastair Sooke Presenter

    Ever since studying it almost a decade ago I have noticed that people can be sniffy about Roman art.

    It's been like that for centuries. Some scholars have even questioned whether or not it existed at all.

    Most art historians don't go that far, but traditionally Roman art has presented them with a...

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  14. The Review Show: Interviewing Ian McEwan

    Friday 24 August 2012, 13:00

    Kirsty Wark Kirsty Wark Presenter and Journalist

    Ian McEwan is famous, but it is the mark of someone who treats fame as a by-product of his immense talent and who is comfortable in his skin that when we met for The Review Show interview there was no palaver, no entourage, no demands.

    We set up our cameras in the wonderfully shabby, once elegant...

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  15. Robert Hughes On Goya: Crazy Like A Genius

    Thursday 23 August 2012, 12:03

    Nicolas Kent Nicolas Kent

    The late art critic Robert Hughes had always been captivated by the great Spanish artist Goya.

    But it was only when he narrowly survived an automobile accident in Western Australia in 1999 that Robert was impelled to act on that fascination by writing a book and making a film for BBC Four about his...

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  16. BBC Young Musician: A music prize like no other

    Friday 11 May 2012, 13:00

    Clemency Burton-Hill Clemency Burton-Hill Radio 3 Presenter

    There's often this moment backstage at BBC Young Musician when a competitor is about to walk on stage and I wish them luck and my voice cracks and suddenly we both realise, in that same instant, that I'm probably more nervous than they are.

Watch highlights from BBC Young Musician 2012

It's a...

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  • Lucian Freud: filming with the artist

    Thursday 16 February 2012, 10:12

    Randall Wright Randall Wright Director

    At a meeting just before Christmas 2010 Lucian Freud, a small ancient figure at 88, sitting surrounded by fresh piles of newspapers, with their lurid headlines, suddenly stared, with characteristic bulging eyes, out of the window of Clarke's restaurant in Notting Hill, London.

    He had noticed a pair...

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  • British Masters: My one big chance to get even

    Monday 18 July 2011, 17:00

    James Fox James Fox Presenter

    A few years ago I was at a conference on 20th Century painting. As I queued up for a coffee in the canteen I overheard a French historian describe Britain as "the land without modern art".

    His friends all laughed in agreement. I was livid. And ever since I've been determined to prove them wrong.

    That...

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  • I'm one of The Culture Show's best new British novelists

    Monday 7 March 2011, 11:50

    Evie Wyld Evie Wyld Author

    The last week has been strange. People have been coming up to me in the small bookshop I work in, looking me in the eye, and saying, "Are you Evie Wyld?"

    My first impulse is to lie, say something like, "No, she left ages ago, she was no good." Or, gangster-style, "Who wants to know?"

    But, after a...

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  • Judging Britain's 12 best new novelists for The Culture Show

    Friday 4 March 2011, 10:04

    Alex Clark Alex Clark Judge

    The wizards at The Culture Show are a kindly bunch; they know that reading novels en masse is a task made all the more pleasurable if it can be done in warm weather and preferably in a deckchair.

    So last August, when I took delivery of my first batch of books to judge for the New Novelists: 12 Of The...

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