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The Final

Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles host the final of the amateur painting competition, with the artists facing two nail-biting challenges.

With the winning post in sight, the amateur artists have two nail-biting challenges remaining. With Mariella Frostrup and the Rev Richard Coles overseeing proceedings, it's the last chance for the finalists to impress the judges with everything they've learned throughout the series.

The starting point is Queen's House, Greenwich, where there's 400 years of history and art to soak up in the magnificent surroundings. There is a surprise in store for the artists as they are given their first test. They have to paint a portrait, but their sitters are only revealed to them at the start of the challenge. Will all of the artists be happy with who they come face to face with?

For the final challenge of the series, not only are the artists' skills put to the test but also their sea legs, with a trip on the Thames. They are faced with the magnificent view of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, practically unchanged since it inspired Italian master Canaletto over 250 years ago. If that wasn't enough to contend with, mentors Pascal Anson and Diana Ali take a step back to see who has absorbed their artistic advice and who will completely ignore it. Judges Daphne Todd, David Dibosa and Lachlan Goudie have the tricky task of deciding who will be the winner of the Big Painting Challenge 2017.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Apr 2017 08:00

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Music Played

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

  • 00:30

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto For Two Mandolins In G Major Rv532 (Allegro)


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Presenter Richard Coles
Judge Lachlan Goudie
Judge Daphne Todd
Judge David Dibosa
Participant Diana Ali
Participant Pascal Anson
Producer Bex Hevingham
Series Editor Meriel Beale
Executive Producer Claire Nosworthy


  • Sun 19 Mar 2017 18:00
  • Mon 20 Mar 2017 20:00
  • Wed 22 Mar 2017 23:35
  • Thu 23 Mar 2017 00:35
  • Tue 4 Apr 2017 08:00

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