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Simon Schama, Club Call Confession, The Circus

Historian Simon Schama discusses 'Civilisations' on BBC Two.

Historian Simon Schama discusses 'Civilisations' on BBC Two.

Inspired by Kenneth Clark's ground-breaking BBC series from 1969, BBC Two's nine-part series Civilisations introduces a new generation to great masterworks of beauty and ingenuity. From the first marks on cave walls made forty thousand years ago, to the art of the present, Civilisations will offer the perspectives of three presenters, Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, on humanity's desire to create.

They will travel far and wide across six continents to find answers to fundamental questions about human creativity. The series will examine what makes a civilisation. It will look at paintings, sculptures and architecture that have enriched, challenged and unsettled human beings across the world and reveal the artists who made them and the cultures that produced them.

The Civilisations Festival is a collaboration between the BBC, museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the UK. More than 250 organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have signed up as partners. The Festival will shine a spotlight on partners' collections, as they host events to spark debate, broaden understanding and share ideas about what the term 'civilisation' means for their communities.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Eurythmics

    There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Sting & Shaggy

    Don't Make Me Wait

    • 44/876.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Paul Weller

    Sunflower

    • True Brit (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Rita Ora

    Anywhere

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • The Divine Comedy

    The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count

    • (CD Single).
    • Setanta.
  • Zac Efron & Zendaya

    Rewrite The Stars

  • Seal

    Kiss From A Rose

    • Batman Forever O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • ZTT.
    • 7.
  • ABC

    When Smokey Sings

    • Now 1987 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Craig David

    Magic

    • The Time Is Now.
    • Insanity Records.
  • Paul McCartney

    Coming Up

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 1.
  • Josh Groban

    Symphony

    • Bridges.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Poison

    Every Rose Has Its Thorn

    • Now 14 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Status Quo

    Rockin' All Over The World

    • Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Kacey Musgraves

    High Horse

    • Golden Hour.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Otis Redding

    Respect

    • The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1.
    • Atlantic.

Broadcast

  • Mon 16 Apr 2018 17:05