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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Michelangelo: David

2001

Season 1, Episode 2: Edvard Munch: The Scream

2001


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Édouard Manet: Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

2002

Season 2, Episode 2: Diego Velázquez: The Rokeby Venus

2002


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Liberty Leading the People

1 January 2005
Artists, academics, and critics discuss the historical origins, original reception, and slow climb to critical acclaim for Eugene Delacroix's painting commemorating the Revolution of 1830, "Liberty Leading the People."

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Tariq Ali ... Himself - Political Activist and Filmmaker
Sébastien Allard ... Himself - Musee du Louvre
Steve Bell ... Himself - Political Cartoonist, The Guardian
Daniel Cohn-Bendit ... Himself - 1968 Student Leader
Reshada Crouse ... Herself - Artist
Caroline De Bendern ... Herself - 1968 Demonstrator
Jeremy Deller ... Himself - Artist
Jonathan Jones ... Himself - Art Critic, The Guardian
Nina Kallmyer ... Herself - University of Delaware
Michael Marrinan ... Himself - Stanford University

Michael Müller ... Actor, The Scramble for the Spoils (as Michael Mueller)
Marcia Pointon ... Herself - Author, Naked Authority
Arlette Serullaz ... Herself - Musee Delacroix
Robert Tombs ... Himself - Cambridge University
Marina Warner ... Herself - Author, Monuments and Maidens

Season 3, Episode 2: Francisco Goya: The Third of May 1808

10 January 2005
The Golden Age of Dutch Art boasted Johannes Vermeer (1632-75), whose showpiece, "The Art of Painting" (c. 1666-68), is critically examined and analyzed. The painting's planned prominent role in the ill-fated Third Reich is also described.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Cork ... Himself - Art Critic
George Deem ... Himself - Artist
Mariet de Winkel ... Herself - Dress Historian
Taco Dibbits ... Himself - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
S. Laine Faison ... Himself - Art Looting Investigation Unit, U.S. Army

Peter Greenaway ... Himself - Filmmaker
Sophie Huvos ... Herself - Daughter of Jaromir Czernin
Jonathan Jones ... Himself - Art Critic, The Guardian
Walter Liedtke ... Himself - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jonathan Petropoulos ... Himself - Author, Art as Politics in the Third Reich
Eric Jan Sluister ... Himself - University of Amsterdam
Philip Steadman ... Himself - Author, Vermeer's Camera
Bas van der Wulp ... Himself - Municipal Archive, Delft
Jorgen Wadum ... Himself - Mauritshuis, The Hague
Mariet Westermann ... Herself - Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Arthur K. Wheelock ... Himself - National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Season 3, Episode 3: Renoir: Dance at the Moulin de la Galette, Montmart

2004
'Dance at the Moulin de la Galette' brims over with joie de vivre and the pleasures of a Sunday afternoon. This 1876 painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and its lesser-known twin are celebrated by art aficionados and historians.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Colin Bailey ... Himself - The Frick Collection, New York
John Collins ... Himself - The National Gallery, London
Anne Distel ... Herself - Musee d'Orsay
Tamar Garb ... Herself - University College, London
Deborah Hatch ... Herself - Former Sothebys Bid Agent
Patrice Higonnet ... Himself - Harvard University
John House ... Himself - The Courtauld Institute, London
Steven Kern ... Himself - San Diego Museum of Art
David Nash ... Himself - Former Senior Vice President of Sothebys
Christopher Riopelle ... Himself - The National Gallery, London
Ryoei Saito ... Himself - Art Collector (archive footage)
Cynthia Saltzman ... Herself - Art Historian
Eric Shanes ... Himself - Artist and Art Historian
Annie Bright ... Performer, 'Au Moulin de la Galette'

Matthew Gravelle ... Additional Voice (voice)

Season 3, Episode 4: Rembrandt Van Rijn: The Night Watch

2004

Season 3, Episode 5: Sandro Botticelli: La Primavera

2004
Sandro Botticelli's 'La Primavera' is one of art history's most hotly debated paintings. Created in the 1480s and rediscovered only in the 19th century, historians and critics weigh in on the enigmatic painting's origin and meaning.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Philippa Berry ... Herself - King's College, Cambridge

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Film Director
Suzanne Fagence Cooper ... Herself - The Victoria and Albert Museum
Colin Cruise ... Himself - Staffordshire University
Jill Dunkerton ... Herself - The National Gallery, London
Jenny Graham ... Herself - University of Plymouth
Christopher Grey-Wilson ... Himself - Botanist
Charles Hope ... Himself - The Warburg Institute, London
Ross King ... Himself - Historian
Sally Korman ... Herself - Art Historian
Mirella Levi-Dancona ... Herself - Art Historian
Jonathan Nelson ... Himself - Syracuse University of Florence
Camille Paglia ... Herself - University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Patricia Rubin ... Herself - The Courtauld Institute, London
Evelyn Welch ... Herself - University of Sussex
Frank Zollner ... Himself - University of Leipzig
Chiara Ciofini ... Semiramide Appiano

Daniele Favilli ... Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici

Season 3, Episode 6: James McNeill Whistler: Whistler's Mother

2004

Season 3, Episode 7: Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers

2004

Season 3, Episode 8: Edgar Degas: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

2004

Season 3, Episode 9: Pablo Picasso: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

2004

Season 3, Episode 10: Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave

2004
Created as "disposable art" circa 1830, the woodblock print of "The Great Wave" by 70-year-old Katsushika Hokusai has earned acclaim and a place of honor in the art world. Scholars and critics discuss the work's creation and wide influence.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Tim Clark ... Himself - The British Museum
Richard Cork ... Himself - Art Critic
Matthi Forrer ... Himself - National Museum of Ethnography, Netherlands
Clare Francis ... Herself - Novelist and Former Yachtswoman
Seiji Nagata ... Himself - Katsushika Hokusai Museum, Tsuwano
Shigeru Oikawa ... Himself - Japan Women's University, Tokyo
David Peat ... Himself - Physicist, Pari Center, Italy
Gankow Sakai ... Himself - Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Chris Swan ... Himself - Imperial College, London
Dominic Swords ... Himself - Artist
Fumiko Umezawa ... Herself - Keisen University, Tokyo
Toshio Watanabe ... Himself - Art Historian
David Wertheim ... Himself - Japanese Gallery, London
Handoku Ito ... Brush Artist
Miyoko Toda ... Performer
Masako Mitsuoka ... Performer
Hironori Noguchi ... Performer
Paddy Fletcher ... Additional Voice (voice)
Julia St. John ... Additional Voice (voice)

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Georges Seurat: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

2005
A critical and popular assessment of "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884," the iconic pointillist painting by Georges Seurat (1859-91). How the painting made its home in Chicago, much to France's chagrin.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Philippa Abrahams ... Herself - Artist and Conservator
Douglas Druick ... Himself - The Art Institute of Chicago
Gloria Groom ... Herself - The Art Institute of Chicago
Neil Harris ... Himself - The University of Chicago
John House ... Himself - The Courtauld Institute, London
Jo Kirby ... Herself - The National Gallery, London
Allison Langley ... Herself - The Art Institute of Chicago
Jean-Claude Lebensztejn ... Himself - Art Historian
Monique Lucenet ... Herself - Historian and Grand Jatte Resident
James T. Mason ... Himself - Sculptor
Aileen Ribeiro ... Herself - The Courtauld Institute, London
Paul Smith ... Himself - Art Historian

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself - Lyricist and Composer, Sunday in the Park with George (archive footage)
Richard Thomson ... Himself - University of Edinburgh
Martha Ward ... Herself - University of Chicago

Season 4, Episode 2: Gustav Klimt: The Kiss

2005

Season 4, Episode 4: Adoration of the Christ Child

10 January 2010

Season 4, Episode 5: Paolo Uccello: The Battle of San Romano

17 January 2005
Scholars, critics, and military strategists discuss the abundant merits of Paolo Uccello's "The Battle of San Romano," a triptych painting that immortalizes a single day's warfare from preparation, engagement, and victory.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Susanna Avery-Quash ... Herself - University of Cambridge
Francesco Cagliotti ... Himself - Universita degli Studi Federico II, Naples
Alessandro Cecchi ... Himself - Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Richard Cork ... Himself - Art Critic
Christopher Dobson ... Himself - Master Armourer
Martin Kemp ... Himself - Trinity College, Oxford
Charles Nicholl ... Himself - Author, 'Leonardo Da Vinci: The Flights of the Mind'
Ashok Roy ... Himself - National Gallery, London
Patricia Rubin ... Herself - Courtauld Institute, London
Frances Stonor Saunders ... Herself - Author, 'Hawkwood: Diabolical Englishman'
Dan Snow ... Himself - Historian
Leo Stevenson ... Himself - Artist and Reconstructor
Luke Syson ... Himself - National Gallery, London
Dominique Thiebaut ... Herself - The Louvre, Paris
Destrier Mounted Soldiery ... Themselves
Patrick Winter ... Performer

Max Gell ... Performer
Matthew Stathers ... Performer

Season 4, Episode 6: Descent from the Cross

20 March 2010


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Last Supper

2006
The rise, fall, and rise again of Leonardo's Last Supper is recounted by critics, historians, and the work's primary restorer. The iconic painting's recreations, spoofs, and its pivotal role in The Da Vinci Code are also discussed.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Cristine Acidini ... Herself - Author, The Florentine last Supper Tradition
Pinin Brambilla Barcelon ... Herself - Restorer
Martin Clayton ... Himself - The Royal Collection, Windsor
Jonathan Jones ... Himself - Art Critic, The Guardian
Fleur Kelly ... Herself - Artist
Martin Kemp ... Himself - Author, Leonardo
Pietro Marani ... Himself - Ente Raccolta Vinciana, Milan
Jonathan Nelson ... Himself - Syracuse University in Florence
Charles Nicholl ... Himself - Biographer
Camille Paglia ... Herself - University of the Arts, Philadelphia
David Rosand ... Himself - Columbia University
Tom Sokolowski ... Himself - The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Luke Syson ... Himself - The National Gallery, London
Timothy Verdon ... Himself - Canon, Florence Cathedral (as Monsignor Timothy Verdon)
Alessandro Vezzosi ... Himself - Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci

Season 5, Episode 2: Salvador Dalí: Christ of Saint John of the Cross

2006
An examination of Salvador Dali's 1951 painting "Christ of St. John of the Cross." A convert to Catholicism and banished from the Surrealists, Dali finds inspiration in a drawing by a Catholic mystic. The work's uneasy home in Glasgow.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)

Salvador Dalí ... Himself - Artist (archive footage)
Dawn Ades ... Herself - Art Historian, University of Essex
Rosemary Clark ... Herself - Spanish Literature, Cambridge University
Mario Conti ... Himself - Archbishop of Glasgow (as Most Reverend Mario Conti)
William Crozier ... Himself - Artist
Ian Gibson ... Himself - Dali Biographer
Tom Honeyman ... Himself - Former Director, Glasgow Art Gallery (archive footage)
Moira Jeffrey ... Herself - Art Critic, The Herald
Elliott King ... Himself - Dali Scholar

Jeff Koons ... Himself - Artist
Neil MacGregor ... Himself - Director, British Museum
Alyce Mahon ... Herself - Art Historian, Cambridge University
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Himself - Interviewer (archive footage)
Antoni Pitxot ... Himself - Artist and Friend of Dali
Javier Sancho ... Himself - Carmelite Monk (as Fr. Javier Sancho)
Julian Spalding ... Himself - Former Director of Glasgow Museums
Michael Taylor ... Himself - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jonathan Wallis ... Himself - Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia
Jean Walsh ... Herself - Glasgow Museums
Margaret Wilson ... Herself - daughter of Tom Honeyman
Steve Smith ... Photographer in Recreation of Painting
James O'Connor ... Model of Christ in Recreation of Painting
Bob Schofield ... Wireman in Recreation of Painting

Season 5, Episode 3: Piero della Francesca: The Resurrection

2006
What is "the greatest painting in the world"? According to Aldous Huxley, it is The Resurrection painted by Piero della Francesca in the 1460s. The fresco's origins, power, and miraculous survival during World War II are discussed.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Luigi Andreini ... Himself - Local Historian, Sansepolcro
Marilyn Aronberg Lavin ... Herself - Piero Della Francesca Art Historian
Mariangela Betti ... Herself - Director, Civic Museum, Sansepolcro
Michael Browne ... Himself - Artist, The Art of the Game
Richard Cork ... Himself - Art Critic
Caroline Elam ... Herself - Art Historian
Martin Kemp ... Himself - Professor of Art History, Oxford
Anton Krajnc ... Himself - Artist, The Resurrection Wall
Alec Strahan ... Himself - Royal Horse Artillery 1942-44
Luke Syson ... Himself - National Gallery, London
Timothy Verdon ... Himself - Canon, Florence Cathedral
Adelmo Del Siena ... Piero Della Francesca
Rodolfo Maria Salvi ... The Boy
Nicholas Gasson ... The Reader

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Jan van Eyck: The Annunciation

13 September 2011

Season 6, Episode 2: Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Census at Bethlehem

2006

Season 6, Episode 3: Paul Gauguin: God's Child

2006
Scholars and critics celebrate Paul Gauguin's "Te Tamari No Atua," better known as "God's Child," painted in Tahiti in 1896. The Impressionist artist's unorthodox painting defied traditional representations of the Christmas Nativity.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Waldemar Januzczak ... Himself - Writer, 'Gauguin: The Full Story'
Tamar Garb ... Herself - University College, London
George Shackelford ... Himself - Museu of Fine Arts, Boston
Christopher Riopelle ... Himself - National Gallery, London (as Chris Riopelle)
Sylvie Crussard ... Herself - Wildenstein Institute, Paris
Belinda Thomson ... Herself - Author, 'Gauguin'
Nancy Ireson ... Herself - National Gallery, London
Richard Thomson ... Himself - University of Edinburgh
Timothy Verdon ... Himself - Author, 'Mary in Western Art' (as Monsignor Timothy Verdon)
Nancy Mowll Matthews ... Herself - Author, 'Paul Gauguin: An Erotic Life'
Jim Wright ... Himself - Painting Conservator
John House ... Himself - Courtauld Institute, London
Gloria Groom ... Herself - Art Institute of Chicago
Joachim Kaak ... Himself - Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Douglas Druick ... Himself - Art Institute of Chicago
Reinhold Baumstark ... Himself - Bavarian State Painting Collections
Ilse von zur Muhlen ... Herself - Art Historian
Naomi Edwards ... Gauguin's Model

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Caravaggio: The Taking of Christ

1 January 2010


Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Sandro Botticelli: The Mystic Nativity

2009


Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Rogier Van Der Weyden: The Descent from the Cross

2010


Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Filippo Lippi: The Adoration of the Christ Child

2010


Unknown Season


Adoration of the Virgin (Fra Lippi)

25 December 2010

Diego Velazquez: The Rokeby Venus

2002
A loving leer at The Rokeby Venus, painted on the sly by Diego Velazquez while on holiday in Italy c. 1647-51. An erotic nude once the private pleasure of a libertine, the painting now stands as an icon of London's National Gallery.

Samuel West ... Narrator
David Bomford ... Himself - National Gallery, London
Duncan Bull ... Himself - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Marcus Burke ... Himself - Hispanic Society of America
Mat Collishaw ... Himself - Artist
Gabriele Finaldi ... Himself - National Gallery, London
David Freedberg ... Himself - Columbia University, New York
Caroline Jones ... Herself - Model for 1976 Photo Recreation
Lynda Nead ... Herself - Birkbeck College, London
John Parker ... Himself - A-V Dept., National Gallery, London (1976)
Rowan Pelling ... Herself - Editor, 'The Erotic Review'
Mary Richardson ... Herself - 'Slasher Mary,' the Vandal (archive footage)

Nicolas Roeg ... Himself - Film Director
Alex Wengraf ... Himself - Art Dealer
Mary Yule ... Herself - National Art Collections Fund

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, Portrait of the Artist's Mother

22 May 2004
An American icon in Paris. Critics, artists, and enthusiasts discuss James McNeill Whistler's beloved 1871 painting best known by its popular title, "Whistler's Mother."

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Cork ... Himself - Art Critic
Katharine Lochnan ... Herself - Art Gallery of Ontario
Richard Dorment ... Himself - Art Critic
Linda Nochlin ... Herself - Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Philippa Abrahams ... Herself - Artist and Conservator
Laurence des Cars ... Herself - Musee d'Orsay
Martha Tedeschi ... Herself - Art Institute of Chicago
Joni Miller ... Herself - Collector of Whister's Mother Memorabilia

Eleanor Roosevelt ... Herself - First Lady of the United States (archive footage)

Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe

2002
Art critics and historians appreciate and analyze Edouard Manet's "Luncheon on the Grass," which was famously rejected by the Salon of 1863. The work sparked a scandal, but won admirers such as Zola and Picasso.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Juliet Wilson-Bareau ... Herself - Art Historian
Anthea Callen ... Herself - Prof. University of Nottingham
Renee Cox ... Herself - Artist
Andy Earl ... Himself - Photographer
Susan Grace Galassi ... Herself - The Frick Collection, NY
John House ... Himself - Courtauld Institute of Art
Alain Jacquet ... Himself - Artist
Waldemar Januzczak ... Himself - Art Critic
J. Seward Johnson ... Himself - Sculptor (as J. Seward Johnson Jr)
Eunice Lipton ... Herself - Art Historian
Annabella Lwin ... Herself - Bow Wow Wow
Paul Tucker ... Himself - University of Massachussetts, Boston

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

15 May 2004

Anne Baldassari ... Herself
Mike Bidlo ... Himself
James Coddington ... Himself
Pierre Daix ... Himself
Michael Duffy ... Himself
John Elderfield ... Himself
Tamar Garb ... Herself (as Professor Tamar Garb)
John Golding ... Himself
Germaine Greer ... Herself
Jonathan Jones ... Himself
Pepe Karmel ... Himself
Brigitte Leal ... Herself
John Richardson ... Himself
Robert Rosenblum ... Himself (as Professor Robert Rosenblum)
Natasha Staller ... Herself (as Professor Natasha Staller)

Samuel West ... Narrator

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

24 April 2004


Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Laurence Anholt ... Himself
Daphne Barbour ... Herself
Patrice Bart ... Himself
Deborah Bull ... Herself
Anthea Callen ... Herself
Jill DeVonyar ... Herself
Nevenka Dietrich ... Herself
Douglas Druick ... Himself
Ann Dumas ... Herself
Ian Dunlop ... Himself
Tamar Garb ... Herself
Martine Kahane ... Herself
Richard Kendall ... Himself
Suzanne Lindsay ... Herself
Gillian Lynne ... Herself
Nicholas Penny ... Himself
Anne Pingeot ... Herself

Michelangelo's David

2001


Tim Pigott-Smith ... Narrator (voice)
James Beck ... Himself - Columbia University (as Prof. James Beck)
Franco Cervietti ... Himself - Sculptor
Peter Conrad ... Himself - Christ Church, Oxford
William Hood ... Himself - Oberlin College (as Prof. William Hood)
Anthony Hughes ... Himself - University of Leeds
Michael Rocke ... Himself - Harvard University
William Wallace ... Himself - Washington University (as Prof. William Wallace)
Evelyn Welch ... Herself - University of Sussex (as Dr. Evelyn Welch)
Norwood Young ... Himself - Musician

Sunflowers

1 May 2004

David Bomford ... Himself
Anne Clergue ... Herself
Richard Cork ... Himself
Douglas Druick ... Himself
Rose Finn-Kelcey ... Herself
John Leighton ... Himself
Christopher Riopelle ... Himself
Ashok Roy ... Himself
Sam Segal ... Himself
Eileen Sheikh ... Herself
Leo Stevenson ... Himself
Chris Stolwijk ... Himself

Samuel West ... Narrator

The Kiss

31 January 2005


Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Russell Bradley ... Gustav Klimt
Nathalie Cuzner ... Model
Valeska Fleming ... Model (as Valesa Fleming)

Niamh McGrady ... The Couple
Jamie Roberts ... The Couple

Michael Müller ... Reader (voice) (as Michael Mueller)
Angelica Bäumer ... Herself
John Collins ... Himself
Richard Cork ... Himself
Wolfgang Fischer ... Himself
Gerbert Frodl ... Himself
Germaine Greer ... Herself
Stephan Koja ... Himself

John Malkovich ... Himself
Susanna Partsch ... Herself
Rowan Pelling ... Herself
Christine Powell ... Herself
Christopher Riopelle ... Himself
Alice Ströbl ... Herself
Bettina Urban ... Herself
Alfred Weidinger ... Himself
Shearer West ... Herself
Frank Whitford ... Himself

The Mystic Nativity

25 December 2009

The Night Watch

2004
An appreciation of Rembrandt's 1642 painting "The Night Watch," featuring the Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lt. William van Ruytenburch. The iconic painting's creation and history are detailed by art historians and critics.

Samuel West ... Narrator
Gary Schwartz ... Himself - Author, 'The Night Watch'
Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann ... Himself - Author, 'Rembrandt: The Night Watch'
Jonathan Jones ... Himself - Art Critic, The Guardian
Christopher Brown ... Himself - Director, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Ernst van de Wetering ... Himself - Rembrandt Research Project
Norbert Middlkoop ... Himself - Curator, Amsterdam Historic Museum
Taco Dibbits ... Himself - Curator, Rijksmuseum
Max Wijnen ... Himself - Archivist
Manja Zelenrust ... Herself - Head of Restoration, Rijksmuseum
Barry Kite ... Himself - Aberrant Art
Hans Kok ... Himself - Artist
Nico de Graaf ... Himself - Artist
Jos van de Giessen ... Himself - Artist

The Scream

????
No doubt its about artist Edvard Munch and his famous painting titled " The Scream"
John Butler ... Himself Former Metropolitan Police Detective
Peter Conrad ... Himself Christ Church Oxford
Mark Dery ... Himself Cultural Critic
Arne Eggum ... Himself Munch Museum Oslo
Tracey Emin ... Herself
Robert Fishbone ... Himself
Paul Garnault ... (voice: Edvard Munch)

Barry Humphries ... Dame Edna (archive footage)
Holger Koefoed ... Himself National College of Art and Design Oslo
Knut Ljogodt ... Himself National Gallery Oslo
Camille Paglia ... Herself University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Narrator
William Varley ... Himself Art Critic
Mara Helen Wood ... Herself University of Northumbria

The Third of May 1808

2004
"The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya (1746-1828) commemorated the execution of Spanish revolutionaries by Napoleon's invading French Army. The 1814 painting is placed in its historical context and hailed as a masterpiece of political art.

Samuel West ... Narrator (voice)
Robert Ballagh ... Himself - Artist
Marcus Burke ... Himself - Hispanic Society of America
Roy Calne ... Himself - Artist (as Sir Roy Calne)
Carmen Cayetano ... Herself - Archivist, City of Madrid
Charles Esdaile ... Himself - University of Liverpool
Nigel Glendinning ... Himself - University of London
Leon Golub ... Himself - Artist
Peter Howson ... Himself - Artist
Jonathan Jones ... Himself - Art Critic, The Guardian
Manuela Mena ... Herself - The Prado, Madrid
John Simpson ... Himself - Foreign Affairs Editor, BBC
Sarah Symmons ... Herself - University of Sussex
Janis Tomlinson ... Herself - University of Delaware
Juliet Wilson-Bareau ... Herself - Art Historian

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