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British Cities

Britain's art nouveau heritage is excavated as cultural correspondent Stephen Smith unearths the bright, controversial but brief career of Aubrey Beardsley.

On a mission to uncover lesser known stars of Britain's version of this continental fin-de-siecle-style, he explores the stunning work of Mary Watts and the massive influence of department store entrepreneur Arthur Liberty.

In Scotland, he celebrates the innovative art nouveau of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but looks harder at the extraordinary and influential work of Mackintosh's wife, Margaret MacDonald.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 5 Jul 2016 01:45


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Smith
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle
Series ProducerMary Downes
DirectorMary Downes