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On Camera: Photographers at the BBC

Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers of the last 60 years.

Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers since the 1950s. From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson to Martin Parr, for decades the BBC has drawn our attention to the creators of what has become the most ubiquitous, contemporary art form.

Pioneering BBC programmes like Arena, Monitor and Omnibus have given unique insights into the careers of photography's leading practitioners. Through a selection of fascinating clips, this programme brings into focus the key genres - fashion, portraiture, documentary and landscape - and the characters behind the camera who have helped define them.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 24 Aug 2020 01:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Foot Tapper

  • 00:02

    The Zombies

    She's Not There

  • 00:03

    Mohammed Rafi

    Jaan Pehechan Ho

  • 00:06

    Frank Sinatra

    My Kind of Girl

    Orchestra: Count Basie & His Orchestra.
  • 00:07

    The Kinks

    You Really Got Me

  • 00:11

    The Zombies

    Time Of The Season

  • 00:13

    The Stone Roses

    I Wanna Be Adored

  • 00:13

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Jimmy Mack

  • 00:13

    The Cure

    Boys Don't Cry

  • 00:14

    The Stone Roses

    I Wanna Be Adored

  • 00:14

    The Kinks

    Sunny Afternoon

  • 00:18

    The Animals

    House Of The Rising Sun

  • 00:36

    The Brand New Heavies

    Have A Good Time

  • 00:36

    Humphrey Lyttelton

    Looking For Turner

  • 00:39

    The Kills

    What New York Used to Be

  • 00:43

    The Cure

    Lullaby

  • 00:49

    Radiohead

    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

  • 00:22

    Buzzcocks

    Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

  • 00:23

    Buzzcocks

    Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

  • 00:28

    Doris Day

    Dream a little dream of me

  • 00:33

    Humphrey Lyttelton

    Doin' The Rounds

  • 00:50

    Joy Division

    Disorder

  • 00:55

    Burial

    Forgive

  • 00:58

    Nils Frahm

    Familiar

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer John Das
Producer Chloe Penman
Production Manager Nicole Larmour

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