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Reaction to Repeat of Brutalism

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Stanley and his Daughters

Stanley and his Daughters

Stanley And His Daughters     “Children of geniuses tend to have a rather hard time of it. If you’re a genius you have to be a bit tough”, says Unity Spencer daughter of Stanley Spencer, one of Britain’s greatest artists.   Stanley’s visionary art, his obsession with his work and the drama of his […]

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Francobuilding with Jonathan Meades

Francobuilding with Jonathan Meades

Francobuilding with Jonathan Meades Writer and Broadcaster Jonathan Meades has in his time made films about the architecture of the infamous European dictators of the 20th century – Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. He’s now completing the set by turning his gaze onto Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Franco, unlike the other three, died peacefully in his […]

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Sgt Pepper

Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution

Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall   Broadcast on the BBC in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the release of the LP   In June 1967 a record was released which changed the rules of what a ‘pop’ album might, should or could be. That album was The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts […]

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Benbuilding

Benbuilding – Mussolini’s Architecture with Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades goes in search of Mussolini’s architecture and finds an amazing variety of styles and buildings built during the reign of Italy’s fascist dictator. When it came to architecture Mussolini was the dictator who couldn’t dictate.

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Produced By George Martin

Produced By George Martin – A portrait of George Martin – the producer of the Beatles

  Portrait of George Martin – Producer of the Beatles The opening of the 2011 documentary, ‘Produced by George Martin’ – the story of one of the greatest record producers of all time. This intimate portrait begins with the story of how he met his wife, Judy. Nominated for RTS Best Arts Documentary 2011, it […]

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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter – My Grandparents War

Part of the series My Grandparents War, Helena Bonham Carter went in search of two remarkable grandparents – Lady Violet Bonham Carter and Eduardo Propper De Callejon, to find out their war stories. Her grandfather was a Spanish diplomat living in France when war broke out – his bravery saved the lives of hundreds of […]

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Twitter Reaction to Franco Building

Just caught up with ‘Franco Building with Jonathan Meades’ – brilliant on so many levels — Tony Dexter (@GRUMPYCOTTAGE) August 30, 2019 Brilliant prog on BBC4 iPlayer by Jonathan Meades about Franco. A few Real Madrid mentions — ChrismanSpurs (@ChrismanSpurs) August 29, 2019 The pleasure of a new Jonathan Meades programme. pic.twitter.com/9kuDnxr3ux — Abbey Rees-Hales […]

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Jonathan Meades On Jargon

Just as Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, BBC4 has a timely repeat of Jargon. Though we made it several years ago it’s as pertinent now as it was when it first went out as it forensically dissects how politicians of all shades use jargon to lie to us – sounds familiar? BBC 4 Thursday 25th […]

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Response to Hugh McIlvanney’s death & The Football Men Trilogy

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