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Turning the Art World Inside Out

Alan Yentob explores outsider art, examines why the oeuvre is only now being accepted by the art establishment and meets some visionary outside art creators and their enthusiasts.

After the huge success of recent shows in Venice, London and Paris, interest in Outsider Art has never been higher. But what exactly is it? How do we define it? And who are its gurus and leading lights? Alan Yentob explores this captivating, compelling and magical alternative art universe. Why in 2013 is Outsider Art finally being feted by the art establishment, and what took it so long? imagine... embarks on a worldwide journey to meet some visionary creators, and their equally obsessive collectors and enthusiasts.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Nov 2013 23:10

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No1

  • Louis Prima

    Love of My Life (O Sole Mio)

  • Lightspeed Champion

    Devil Tricks for a Bitch

  • Gustavo Santaolalla

    Way Up

  • Jon Hopkins

    Small Memory

  • Washington Phillips

    Lift Him Up That's All

  • Vangelis

    La Petite Fille de la Mer

  • John Morris

    Elephant Man Main Theme

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns & Clara Rockmore

    The Swan

  • Larry Adler

    They All Laughed

  • Jónsi & Alex

    Sleeping Giant

  • Francis Lai

    La Ronde

  • Archie Bronson Outfit

    Hunt You Down

  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra

    Zopf: Surface Tension

  • Nick Drake


  • Parliament

    I Just Got Back

  • Mark Mothersbaugh

    Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets/Ned's Theme Take 1

  • Jim Reeves

    Welcome To My World


Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Producer Jack Cocker
Director Jack Cocker
Series Editor Alan Yentob


  • Tue 19 Nov 2013 22:35
  • Tue 19 Nov 2013 23:05
  • Tue 19 Nov 2013 23:10