Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Episode 11

The Culture Show, 2004/2005 Episode 11 of 25

Director Martin Scorsese explains the influence of Caravaggio on his films, particularly with regard to light, shadow and realism. The troubled history of EastEnders comes under the microscope as the flagship soap celebrates its 20th birthday, and author Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his novel 'Never Let Me Go'.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 17 Feb 2005 23:55
BBC Two except East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

Japanese-born Kazuo Ishiguro, interviewed in this programme, is considered to be one of the pre-eminent writers of his generation. He was born in Nagasaki in 1954 and has been a resident of the UK since 1960. He has received many awards for his writing, including the Booker Prize for his novel The Remains of the Day, and an OBE for services to literature.


Archive clips reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines.


Role Contributor
PresenterIona Blazwick
PresenterMariella Frostrup
PresenterAndrew Graham-Dixon
PresenterIvan Hewitt
PresenterMark Kermode
PresenterAndrew Marr
PresenterLawrence Pollard
PresenterMatthew Sweet
ParticipantDavid Benedict
ParticipantKathy Burke
ParticipantJason Byrne
ParticipantWendy Glandier
ParticipantMichael Grandage
ParticipantWerner Herzog
ParticipantCraig Hill
ParticipantTony Holland
ParticipantJonathan Horwich
ParticipantKazuo Ishiguro
ParticipantJude Kelly
ParticipantSean McAllister
ParticipantIan McDiarmid
ParticipantShazia Mirza
ParticipantCaitlin Moran
ParticipantSamir Peter
ParticipantPhil Redmond
ParticipantMargaret Reynolds
ParticipantMartin Scorsese
ParticipantChristopher Water
ParticipantSamuel West
ParticipantMal Young
DirectorJohnathan Burke
DirectorRebecca Fordham
DirectorMallary Gelb
DirectorFinola Lang
DirectorKaren McGann
DirectorVictoria Page
DirectorRichard Parkin
Series ProducerJulian Birkett
Series ProducerEdward Morgan

Modern Writers Collection

TH White is interviewed by Monitor in 1959

Clips from this programme are available online as part of the Modern Writers Collection