Personally, I thought this art-related documentary series was very good. Aside from revealing to us the histories of some of our nation's most prestigious artists and pictures, this show also helps to prove that there is still a lot of beauty left in Britain and that what there is of it has inspired some of our nation's proudest artistic accomplishments. If not all of them. An effective musical score only improves the all-round quality of this documentary, and the photography is great in parts - making for a documentary that is not just limited to art fanatics only - it can be watched by anyone who wants to learn. Some of the artwork featured on A Picture of Britain will make you gasp with wonder, some may not muster such an overwhelmed response, but one thing remains the same for all of the outwork - it is all inspired. I won't be buying the DVD, that's for sure, but A Picture of Britain still stands above most other documentaries in terms of quality and accuracy and is definitely interesting. A grand job. 9/10. (P.S. Did anyone else notice the Lord of the Rings theme tune being played once during the series?)
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