Part 1 of a two hour epic on the power and beauty of Brutalist architecture. Written by Jonathan Meades it takes in Victorian Gothic, World War Two Bunkers and 'primitive' Art. This sequence was shot outside a Peugeot Scooter showroom in a backstreet in Marseilles. It happened to have an Easter Island Statue outside it - not a real one - the owner just fancied a replica. Seemed like a good place to do a short sequence.
This is the beginning of a film I've made about a the secret kept between my mother and my father. It's based on a pile of tattered letters I came across after my mother died. It's shot, edited and music composed by myself and hopefully will be finished soon.
Not a film about Surrealism – though it does reference various surrealists – but an actual surreal film. Jonathan Meades with the help of a very decrepit Alice from Alice In Wonderland goes in search of his lost weight. When it went out no one could make any sense of it but that was partly […]
An unforgettable journey through Brazil with Michael Palin. The track is one of my favourite pieces of Brazilian music – Futebol de Bar – by Cesar Camargo. The programme was transmitted on BBC 1 in October 2012.
This is a brief clip from a documentary about the Beatles film, Magical Mystery Tour, The documentary aired on the BBC in October 2012. As part of the film we asked people who had seen the film go out on its first transmission, Boxing Day 1967 for their memories. We chose people who were in […]