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Edition of the arts magazine programme.Featuring a short film narrated by Cecil Day-Lewis. Using the text of Vincent Van Gogh's own letters, the programme explores the artist's life through his early sketches of Belgium and The Hague, as well as later paintings of the south of France and self-portraits. (1962)

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 May 1962 22:10
BBC Television Service

Did You Know?

Cecil Day-Lewis was the Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He was the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.


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Role Contributor
NarratorCecil Day-Lewis
DirectorKen Russell
ProducerHumphrey Burton
ProducerNancy Thomas
Series EditorHuw Wheldon

Van Gogh Collection

Van Gogh

Clips from this programme are available online as part of the Van Gogh Collection

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