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The Hidden History of Rome
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Who better to scrutinise and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; 'What have the Romans ever done for us'? Terry Jones is in search of an answer. Unearthing…
Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…
Rubens and Caravaggio
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two highly influential Baroque figures; Rubens, famous…
Leonardo and Michelangelo
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of the Renaissance period -…
Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh
Given complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this is a major new film about one of the world's greatest and most popular artists. This film provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of…
Gauguin and Van Gogh
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two of the most revered Post-Impressionists; Gauguin,…
Exhibition on Screen - Munch 150
Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is celebrated as the creator of an iconic piece: 'The Scream'. His entire collection of works are equally remarkable and secure his place as a towering figure in modern art. 'Munch 150' is a unique exhibition, which…
David and Turner
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two radicals and revolutionaries; David, the French…
The Renaissance
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
Titian and Raphael
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of Renaissance painting - Titian,…
Making War Horse
Making War Horse is the story of how Michael Morpurgo's children's novel became one of the most popular and acclaimed productions in the National Theatre's history. From its early development in the NT Studio, see how Handspring Puppet Company created…
I, Caesar - Constantine
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Constantine revitalized a fading empire and built a glittering new capital that would stand for over 1,000 years. But his strongest legacy is religious; his conversion to Christianity put an end to hundreds of years of persecution and laid the…
Giotto and Piero della Francesca
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two vital instigators of the Renaissance; Giotto,…
I, Caesar - Julius Caesar
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. He has been a symbol of power and majesty for 2,000 years. But to his…
El Greco and Durer
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine the lives and work of two of…
Ancient Inventions, City Life
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
This three-part series presents a fresh and highly original view of some of the ancient world's most remarkable inventions. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional, myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was…
The Hidden History of Egypt
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. With Jones debunking the myths, a previously hidden world of the ancient…
Rembrandt and Vermeer
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two Dutch masters who forever stamped their…
Schiele and Whistler
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two of the most original artists of…
Exhibition on Screen Matisse
MOMA & Tate Modern's landmark show explores the final chapter of Matisse's career when he began 'carving into colour,' creating his signature cut-outs. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this blockbuster exhibition with contributions from curators,…