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The Renaissance Arrives

Documentary series. Dr James Fox traces the story of how the arrival of a few foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain.

We think of the Renaissance as something that happened only in Italy, or in continental Europe. Art historian Dr James Fox believes otherwise - that Britain had its own Renaissance - one that easily measures up to the explosion of art and ideas that happened on the continent.

He tells the story of the painters, sculptors, poets, playwrights, composers, inventors, explorers, craftsmen and scientists who revolutionised the way we saw the world.

In the first episode, he traces the story of how the arrival of a handful of foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain.

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Mon 28 Jan 2019 13:00

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Music Played

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

  • 00:04

    Cliff Martinez

    Kick Your Teeth

  • 00:11

    Cliff Martinez

    Rubber Head

  • 00:12

    Jóhann Jóhannsson

    The Rocket Builder (Io Pan!)

  • 00:27

    Dario Marianelli

    Unavoidable

  • 00:31

    Daft Punk

    Outlands

  • 00:54

    Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu

    Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), Op. 354

  • 00:55

    Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite For Variety Orchestra

  • 00:33

    François‐Joël Thiollier

    Arabesque No. 1

  • 00:45

    Clint Mansell

    Stay With Me 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter James Fox
Executive Producer Jonty Claypole
Producer Helen Shariatmadari
Director Helen Shariatmadari
Series Producer Julian Birkett

Broadcasts

  • Fri 21 Mar 2014 21:00
  • Sat 22 Mar 2014 21:30
  • Tue 25 Mar 2014 23:20
  • Tue 8 Apr 2014 00:20
  • Tue 8 Apr 2014 01:20
  • Mon 3 Aug 2015 20:00
  • Fri 7 Aug 2015 01:00
  • Sat 26 Mar 2016 04:55
  • Wed 4 Jan 2017 00:30
  • Mon 28 Jan 2019 13:00

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