Episode 15

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Duration: 1 hour

Mark Kermode presents from Aardman studios in Bristol and celebrates the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit's first outing.

In this edition, a mix of high profile fans including Terry Wogan, Jonathan Ross and Ian Hislop tell us how and why they fell in love with this one man and his dog. Lauren Laverne also traces the Aardman story and Mark Kermode talks to Nick Park about his creative inspirations.

Also, the actor, comedian and film star Steve Martin talks to Lauren Laverne about his love of banjo, bluegrass music and his band's first ever UK gig at the Royal Festival Hall.

Plus the Screening Room features Animated Films.

  • Photo: Mark Kermode on the set of 'Shaun the Sheep'

    Photo: Mark Kermode on the set of 'Shaun the Sheep'

    For The Culture Show special celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Aardman Animations, the team paid a visit to the studios. Here is Mark Kermode exploring the set of 'Shaun the Sheep', the well-loved children's television series of 2007.

  • Photo: Mark Kermode presents the Aardman team with a Wensleydale cake

    Photo: Mark Kermode presents the Aardman team with a Wensleydale cake

    For The Culture Show special celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Aardman Animations, Mark Kermode presented the Aardman team with a birthday cake. The cake was a gift from Wensleydale Creamery and was made entirely of cheese! From left to right: Peter Lord, Mark Kermode, Nick Park and David Sproxton.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Kermode
Participant
Lauren Laverne
Participant
Simon Mayo
Participant
Steve Martin
Participant
Nick Park
Participant
Jonathan Ross
Participant
Ian Hislop
Participant
Terry Wogan
Producer
Danielle Graham
Producer
Emily Kennedy
Executive Producer
Edward Morgan

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