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Sir Peter Blake

We spend a day with iconic pop artist Peter Blake at work in his studio following the process of his largest work to date - the re-design of a Mersey ferry.

Often described as the godfather of British pop art, over the past sixty years artist Sir Peter Blake has enjoyed a celebrated career. Famous for his Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album cover, he has produced a vast body of paintings, collages and album covers. In 2015, aged 82, Peter was commissioned to produce his largest work to date, the re-design of a Mersey ferry. In this film, we spend time with Peter at work in his studio and follow the process of the ferry's pop art makeover, from Peter's early drawings to the launch in Liverpool, revealing an iconic British artist still as active today as he ever was.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 26 Aug 2015 20:30

Music Played

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

  • TITLE OF SECTION WADA PETER BLAKE

    • Oasis

      Roll With It

      • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • The Dave Brubeck Quartet

      The Swannee River

      • Columbia Records.
    • Razzle Dazzle

      • Decca Records.
    • Makin' Whoopee

      • Pacific Jazz/Capitol.
    • Ferry Across the Mersey

      • Parlophone Records.
    • David Bowie

      Shapes of Things

      • RCA.
    • David Bowie

      Shapes of Things

      • RCA.
    • See Emily Play

      • RCA.
    • I'm Beginning to see the Light

      • Pacific Jazz/Capitol.
    • My Old Flame

      • Pacific Jazz/Capitol.
    • Gary “U.S.” Bonds

      Dear Lady Twist

      • Ace Records.
    • The Four Preps

      Got a Girl

      • EMI.
    • The Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker

      Makin' Whoopee (feat. Chet Baker)

      • Pacific Jazz/Capitol.
    • Gerry & The Pacemakers

      Ferry Across the Mersey

      • Parlophone Records.
    • Cheeky Charm Brigade

      • Sound Pocket Music.
    • Razzle Dazzle

      • Decca Records.
    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Razzle Dazzle

      • Decca Records.
    • Oasis

      Champagne Supernova

      • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • Oasis

      Champagne Supernova

      • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Peter Blake
Executive Producer Richard Bright
Producer Eric Haynes
Director Eric Haynes
Assistant Producer Adam Spencer

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