Monday 09 Dec 2013
Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona, with expert analysis from Eddie Jordan.
The first four races of the season suggest that this year will see an open championship, and this circuit has not been favoured by any one driver since Michael Schumacher won his sixth Spanish Grand Prix in 2004.
Jenson Button became the sixth different winner in as many years on his way to the 2009 drivers' title. Button lapped Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory but the two Britons are now McLaren team-mates, united against the threat of Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.
Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle provide the commentary.
The Formula 1 Forum follows for digital viewers, under the Red button from 3.15pm.
The remaining Dorothys have performed, the public have voted and one Dorothy was sent home last night. Tonight, the decision comes down to Andrew Lloyd Webber, who again must choose between the two Dorothys with the fewest public votes.
Tonight's show includes a group performance from the remaining contestants and a recap on yesterday's performances. Over The Rainbow also follows as the Dorothys embark on another mission.
Ultimately, it all comes down to the big result. After a climactic sing-off between the two Dorothys with the fewest votes, Andrew Lloyd Webber must make the decision who to send home, and who can continue on their journey along the yellow brick road... to next week’s semi-final.
Over The Rainbow – Results is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
Alastair Sooke explores the work of French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and the profound influence he has had on people's perception of colour in the 20th and 21st centuries, as the modern art series looking at some of the most notable and influential artists of our time and exploring what makes them modern masters continues.
Following in the footsteps of Matisse from his origins in Northern France to his later homes on the Cote D'Azur in the south, Sooke reveals how Matisse cast aside traditional representational painting, with its emphasis on light, shade and perspective, to use a new, modern palette of vivid, bright colour that has had a deep impact on the artists and designers who came after him.
Beginning his journey in Matisse's home town of Bohain-en-Vermandois in Picardy, he visits what were once the premises of the Matisse family's seed business, where he tells the story of how the painter's mother gave him his first set of paints when he was ill in bed.
Travelling to Collioure on the Mediterranean coast, he meets up with art historian and Matisse expert Alastair Wright. Together, they visit the exact locations from which Matisse painted a range of pictures that broke the rule book of art as it stood in the early 20th century, and which were described as "wild" by critics of the day.
Sooke heads off to view two famous Matisse works. La Danse (1909), a huge canvas that remained hidden from Western view during the Cold War years, now hangs in the Hermitage in St Petersburg; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York holds the Red Studio (1911), a piece that was significant in inspiring the city's abstract expressionist painters such as Mark Rothko.
But perhaps it is the later work of Matisse that has had the most profound effect on today's world. After the Second World War, illness and a near-fatal operation restricted Matisse's ability as a painter and he was barely able to stand or hold brushes. It was then he pioneered a new technique: the cut-out.
With assistants painting squares of paper in bright colours, Matisse would cut shapes and then arrange them using a collage technique. Liberated by this approach that led to simpler, more abstract, shapes which he could arrange, Matisse created a range of work including his book Jazz (1947), his Blue Nude series (1952) and Snail (1953), the latter hanging in Tate Modern.
After seeing Matisse's cut-outs first-hand, Sooke talks to a range of designers, from fashion guru Sir Paul Smith to children's illustrator and creator of Miffy the rabbit, Dick Bruna. Both show the very specific relationship between their work and the pictures by Matisse that inspired it. Sooke also suggests that everything from Apple's iPod advertising to the Olympic 2012 logo may contain echoes of Matisse.
Alastair's journey culminates in a moving visit to the chapel in Vence in the South of France that the artist designed at the very end of his life.
Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Challenge Cup fifth-round tie between Crusaders and Catalans Dragons, an intriguing clash between two of Super League's newest teams. Under former Great Britain, Bradford and Wigan coach Brian Noble, Crusaders have exceeded expectations so far this season and will be hoping to win their first Challenge Cup tie at their new home, the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham.
French side Catalans know what it takes to progress in this prestigious competition, having famously reached the final in 2007. Commentary comes from Ray French and Jonathan Davies.
BBC Three viewers can enjoy another opportunity to relive the drama of the fifth race of the F1 season in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The race was shown live on BBC One earlier this afternoon.
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