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30 Jun. 2009
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney's return from California to his native Yorskhire, outside, through the seasons and in all weathers.
14 Jul. 2009
The Colourful Mr Eggleston
Documentary about famous American photographer William Eggleston, one of the first art photographers to use color film.
21 Jul. 2009
Art in Troubled Times: Part 1
The Great Depression and the Second World War changed what was expected of the arts; Alan Yentob asks if this recession could see the next transformation. Artist Chuck Close talks about the New Deal in America in the 30s, when the government paid artists to work, while actor Simon Callow tells how thrilled actors were to feel their work mattered. And dealer Kenny Schachter explains how, in a perverse way, he feels this recession is the best thing that has happened to the art world in ten years.
28 Jul. 2009
Art in Troubled Times: Part 2
In times like these, what is art worth? And what is art for? The big moment for publicly funded art in Britain was the Second World War. "Something absolutely remarkable happened during the war", says actor Simon Callow. "The theatre suddenly was right at the heart of society". After the war, the idea of "art for all" led to the founding of the Arts Council - "very much a response to the distress, the fear, the uncertainty of war." Alan Yentob asks if culture can play that role again today.
14 Nov. 2009
The Year of Anish Kapoor
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24 Nov. 2009
Dame Shirley Bassey: The Girl from Tiger Bay
Alan Yentob gains an insight into the creative world of Dame Shirley Bassey, looking back over her life and career, with archive footage of her greatest performances.
1 Dec. 2009
Own Art
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15 Dec. 2009
Plácido Domingo: The Time of My Life
Legendary opera singer Placido Domingo looks back on his career as he embarks on his first role as a baritone.

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