Arts


Content under this genre

Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

Using archive, recordings and interviews, a trip through the world of Tom Waits' music.

Landscape

2. The Big Painting Challenge: Series 1, Landscape

The artists are on the south coast to tackle landscapes around Hastings pier.

Omar Sharif

45. Talking Pictures: Omar Sharif

A look back at the life of the actor Omar Sharif, who died in July 2015 at the age of 83.

The Recording Revolution

1. Sound of Song: The Recording Revolution

How songs were first recorded and the listening revolution in the home that followed.

John Hurt

57. Talking Pictures: John Hurt

A look back at the life and work of Sir John Hurt - one of Britain's acting greats.

Be My Baby

3. Rock 'n' Roll America: Be My Baby

How rock 'n' roll calmed down, went uptown and got spun into teen pop between '59 and '64.

17/02/2017

The Film Review: 17/02/2017

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to look at Hidden Figures, The Great Wall and Moonlight.

Great American Rock Anthems: Turn it up to 11

Great American Rock Anthems: Turn it up to 11

Documentary celebrating the evolution of the American rock anthem from the 70s to the 90s.

Peter Snow and Dan Snow

5. My Life in Books: Series 1, Peter Snow and Dan Snow

Peter and Dan Snow share their five favourite reads.

Moonlight, Fences, The Founder

5. Film 2017: Moonlight, Fences, The Founder

The team take a look at Moonlight, Fences and The Founder.

This Is the Modern World

3. Art of France: Series 1, This Is the Modern World

France's angry young artists re-invent how to paint.

Part 1 - Das Rheingold

1. Wagner's Ring Cycle: Part 1 - Das Rheingold

The dwarf Alberich steals a priceless treasure and uses it to forge a magic ring.

Still Life

1. The Big Painting Challenge: Series 1, Still Life

The ten artists face two still life challenges.

20th Century Women, The Lego Batman Movie, Fences

The Film Review: 10/02/2017

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line

Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line

Going beyond the cliches to discover if it's always been different for the girl in a band.

Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal

Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal

William Dalrymple reveals an affair between a British officer and a Mughal princess.

The Lego Batman Movie, 20th Century Women and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

4. Film 2017: The Lego Batman Movie, 20th Century Women and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Host Clara Amfo is joined by critics Danny Leigh and Chris Hewitt.

Grand Finale Part II

5. Our Dancing Town: Grand Finale Part II

Can Steve Elias pull off the biggest performance of his career?

There Will Be Blood

2. Art of France: Series 1, There Will Be Blood

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art took a dramatic turn following the French Revolution.

Loving, Gold, Toni Erdmann

The Film Review: Loving, Gold, Toni Erdmann

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Grand Finale Part 1

4. Our Dancing Town: Grand Finale Part 1

Steve brings the three towns together in one last breathtaking dance finale in York.

Loving, Gold

3. Film 2017: Loving, Gold

Host Lauren Laverne is joined by Danny Leigh and Peter Bradshaw.

Plus Ca Change

1. Art of France: Series 1, Plus Ca Change

French art's development up to the arrival of Classicism and the Age of Enlightenment.

Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema

Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema

Sanjeev Bhaskar travels across the subcontinent to profile the Indian movie business.

Confucius

3. Genius of the Ancient World: Confucius

Bettany Hughes visits China on the trail of Confucius, a great sage of Chinese history.

Socrates

2. Genius of the Ancient World: Socrates

Bettany Hughes is in Greece, on the trail of the influential maverick thinker Socrates.

T2 Trainspotting, Sing, Hacksaw Ridge

The Film Review: 27/01/2017

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Seasons of Love

3. Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand: Seasons of Love

Neil explores why musical theatre is thriving in the 21st century.

Chris Cleave

Meet the Author: Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave talks to James Naughtie about his novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven.

T2 Trainspotting, Hacksaw Ridge, Christine

2. Film 2017: T2 Trainspotting, Hacksaw Ridge, Christine

Charlie Brooker reviews T2 Trainspotting, Hacksaw Ridge and Christine.

Huddersfield

3. Our Dancing Town: Huddersfield

Steve visits Huddersfield, where he finds a diverse mix of cultures and dance traditions.

Picasso: Love, Sex and Art

Picasso: Love, Sex and Art

The story of the women who inspired Picasso, giving a new insight into him and his work.

Buddha

1. Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha

Bettany Hughes travels to India to investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.

Jackie, Split, Lion

The Film Review: 21/01/2017

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Debbie Reynolds

56. Talking Pictures: Debbie Reynolds

A look back at the life of the actress Debbie Reynolds.

Something's Coming

2. Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand: Something's Coming

How a new generation of composers embraced more gritty, challenging subjects.