Chooses Wyndham Lewis's portrait of Edith Sitwell
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Former television producer responsible for hit shows such as Big Brother, Ground Force and Changing Rooms. In Sept 2012 appointed Chair of Arts Council England.
Portrait of Edith Sitwell by Wyndham Lewis
Sir Peter Bazalgette chooses a portrait of the eccentric poet Edith Sitwell by the Vorticist painter and writer Wyndham Lewis. Presented by John Wilson.
From the Archive
The Painter's Weakness
Booker prize winning novelist A. S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about Wyndham Lewis and his struggle to paint hands.
Edith Sitwell talks about writing poetry in 1948 on the BBC.
Edith Sitwell's Relationships
Lady Penelope Sitwell, Edith's niece, and biographer Richard Greene talk to Jenni Murray about Sitwell's relationships with her mother and a Russian artist.
Dylan Thomas reads Sitwell
An extract from a 1948 BBC archive recording of Dylan Thomas reading Sitwell's poem An Old Woman