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When Lucy Met Roy: Sir Roy Strong at 80

Sir Roy Strong is the man who made museums fashionable. On the eve of his 80th birthday, he looks back with pride at his genius for popularising the arts.

Sir Roy Strong is the man who made museums fashionable. In his own words, "a young man from nowhere, who went somewhere!" - exploding a post-war world of privilege and cultural snootiness to put art at the heart of London's swinging sixties. After his time at the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A, nothing would ever quite be the same again. Yet now, Sir Roy is an ardent critic of falling cultural standards in Britain. On the eve of his 80th birthday, he looks back with pride at his genius for popularising the arts and ponders the question - was it all his fault?

1 hour

Last on

Mon 24 Aug 2015 01:35

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Role Contributor
Interviewer Lucy Worsley
Interviewed Guest Roy Strong
Producer Basil Comely
Director Basil Comely
Production Coordinator Grace Brassington
Production Manager Lia La Via

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