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The Arts on Film

Behind the canvas with a movie camera: you can almost smell the turpentine in these fascinating portraits of artists at work.

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," so it's been said. So what about filming about art? Whatever the challenges, filmmakers have never been deterred from exploring other media in film - and for that we should give thanks.

These films give us an often unique record of the artist - dancer or architect, painter or sculptor, musician, novelist or poet - at work and at leisure. They show us artists speaking lucidly about their work. They preserve performances otherwise lost forever. And, perhaps best of all, they take us inside the creative process, allowing us to witness works of art emerging before our eyes.

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The Arts on Film

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View Figures in a Landscape
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Figures in a Landscape 1953

A poetic portrait of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and the otherworldly Cornish landscapes which inspired her.

16 mins United Kingdom Director. Dudley Shaw Ashton

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Dancers 1978

Impressionistic portrait of life as a dancer in London’s Ballet Rambert.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Caravaggio 1986 18

Derek Jarman’s unique biopic of the 17th century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio is a powerful meditation on sexuality, criminality and art.

92 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman

View Giacometti
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Giacometti 1967

Spend a few intense minutes with Giacometti in his Paris studio and see him at work on his striking sculptures.

14 mins United Kingdom

View Portrait of David Hockney
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Portrait of David Hockney 1972

Filmed at the time Hockney was painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, this compelling study concentrates on the textures and light which surround the artist in his home and studio.

United Kingdom Director. David Pearce

View Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt 1984

Discover the 'name behind the hairstyle', in this essential portrait of the bard of Salford, aka John Cooper Clarke.

61 mins United Kingdom

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View Mining Review 25th Year No. 9
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Mining Review 25th Year No. 9 1972

A painterly profile of County Durham's brilliant miner-artist Tom McGuinness.

9 mins United Kingdom

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St. Adolf II 1971

The strange life and obsessive creativity of psychotic outsider artist Adolf Wölfli.

20 mins United Kingdom

View Odeon Cavalcade
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Odeon Cavalcade 1973

Cinema-goers escape their worries by stepping into the glorious Art Deco luxury of the Odeon picture palaces.

35 mins United Kingdom

View Gainsborough Bicentenary Celebrations
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Gainsborough Bicentenary Celebrations 1927

Commemorations for 'The Blue Boy' author, English painter Thomas Gainsborough, in his home town of Sudbury; a local newsreel to mark the bi-centenary of his birth.

2 mins United Kingdom

View Being and Doing
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Being and Doing 1984

Ken McMullen and Stuart Brisley consider the links between performance art and folk ritual.

57 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken McMullen

View Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists
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Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists 1984

Five women artists, including Paula Rego, contest the "hierarchy of art forms" in the male-dominated art world.

43 mins United Kingdom Director. Rowena Rowling

View L.S. Lowry - The Industrial Artist
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L.S. Lowry - The Industrial Artist 1973

Matchstick men and so much more - the work and world of Lawrence Stephen Lowry, recorder of the industrial north.

16 mins United Kingdom

View Bill Brookes - Painter of Darwen
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Bill Brookes - Painter of Darwen 1976

A self-taught Lancashire artist reflects on the town that inspired his creative career.

11 mins United Kingdom

View A Long Day's Life The Art of Harold Riley
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A Long Day's Life The Art of Harold Riley 1978

Topography and the passage of time - the renowned Salford artist turns a keen but affectionate eye upon his home city.

22 mins United Kingdom

View Can I Have a Dragon Please?
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Can I Have a Dragon Please? 1983 Not Rated

Perusing body embellishment in the early eighties, tattoo fans talk about their enthusiasm for staining skin long before it dominated Dalston.

11 mins United Kingdom

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The Scandalous Parson 1967

Author of Gulliver's Travels faces trial by television

27 mins Northern Ireland

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Mona Lisa 1983

Playful experimental film about one of the most famous, widely reproduced paintings in the world.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Roger Hewins

View Date with an Artist
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Date with an Artist 1997 12

Dinos and Jake Chapman create a mannequin for Justine Frischmann and Sam Taylor-Wood mounts an innovative installation.

United Kingdom

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Photomontage Today: Peter Kennard 1983

An analysis of the use of photomontage to distort meaning and create subversive and oppositional art, exemplified by the work of Peter Kennard.

35 mins United Kingdom Director. Chris Rodrigues, Rod Stoneman

View The Artist - Robert Evans-Hughes
The Artist - Robert Evans-Hughes
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The Artist - Robert Evans-Hughes 1961

From Llanrwst to Australia, Rome to London, and then finally to Rhyl, Robert Evans-Hughes painted what he saw and, having painted, he would ponder his work with a pipe.

10 mins Wales

View Pace
Pace
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Pace 1995

Katrina McPherson’s dance film intimately tracks the frenetic movements of a solo dancer, accompanied by an electronic score by Philip Jeck.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Katrina Mcpherson

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London's Free Shows
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London's Free Shows 1924

Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.

8 mins United Kingdom Director. Harry B. Parkinson, Frank Miller

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Jane Gaskell 1968

London swallowed up by the green belt? Fantasy and horror writer Jane Gaskell muses on how the future looks for the hippie generation.

20 mins United Kingdom

View Rufus De Pinto - Artist and Eccentric
Rufus De Pinto - Artist and Eccentric
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Rufus De Pinto - Artist and Eccentric 1965

Anglia TV’s Mike Robson visits eccentric British artist Rufus De Pinto at his home in Stradbroke, Suffolk.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Listen to Britain 1942 U

Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's masterly collage of the various people and classes of Britain - at home and at work, at war and at peace - is one of the great films of war-time Britain.

United Kingdom Director. Stewart McAllister, Humphrey Jennings

View The Artist's House and His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings
The Artist's House and His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings
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The Artist's House and His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings 1971

A peek inside the Munnings Art Museum in Dedham, Essex, a memorial to England’s finest painter of horses, known as the artist who hated Picasso.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Island Artist
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Island Artist 1953

At home with Brenda Chamberlain. The artist/writer from Bangor lived on Bardsey 1947-62 and is filmed there by a regular visitor to the island.

20 mins England

View Raymond Piper and Creative Women
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Raymond Piper and Creative Women 1975

Join Spectrum as Ulster Television celebrate two rarities in Northern Irish art, orchids and an entirely female exhibition.

14 mins Northern Ireland

View Exhibition of Sculptures by Daphne Hardy Henrion
Exhibition of Sculptures by Daphne Hardy Henrion
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Exhibition of Sculptures by Daphne Hardy Henrion 1976

Figurative sculptor of the human form, Daphne Hardy Henrion’s solo exhibition at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely, Cambs. Anglia Television.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Seamus Heaney, A Sense of Ireland
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Seamus Heaney, A Sense of Ireland 1980

Seamus Heaney on how writers help give a nation its sense of self

6 mins Northern Ireland

View War Poetry
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War Poetry 1964

Five poetic responses to war, from Michael Redgrave's reading of Henry V to a musical rendition of a 1950s folk classic.

27 mins United Kingdom

View Wilfred
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Wilfred 2000

Imagining the unimaginable through the eyes of Wilfred Owen, combining reconstructions of Owen’s war experiences with animation and readings from his poems and letters.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Cambridge Poem 1962

Cambridge graduate, English poet and wit, C.S. Calverley's poem, read by Dick Graham for Anglia Television, with accompanying visuals to illustrate the verse.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Lakeland Poets 1938

Immerse yourself in the beautiful serenity of the Lake District and the poetry this treasured landscape inspired.

12 mins United Kingdom

View A Poet Goes North
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A Poet Goes North 1968

A long-lost BBC documentary of John Betjeman reflecting, in his unhurried manner, his sense that something vital was being lost and singling out what should be preserved.

25 mins United Kingdom

View Portrait of an Artist
Portrait of an Artist
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Portrait of an Artist 1976

Lenkiewicz and a relationship study on self portraiture.

2 mins United Kingdom

View Metafictional John Fowles
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Metafictional John Fowles 1983

Self-confessed recluse admits to Living on the Brink.

1 mins United Kingdom

View The Trouble with Art
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The Trouble with Art 1993

Compelling personal stories from 13 artists as they wrestle with difficult questions during troubling times in Northern Ireland.

41 mins Northern Ireland

View Out of Chaos
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Out of Chaos 1944

"Why in the height of a world war, should there be this terrific interest in painting?"

28 mins United Kingdom Director. Jill Craigie

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Malevich Suprematism 1971

Lutz Becker’s innovative homage to the work of Kazimir Malevich uses one of his unrealised film scripts as the basis for a portrait of the artist and his theory of abstract art, Suprematism.

United Kingdom Director. Lutz Becker

View Muybridge Revisited
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Muybridge Revisited 1986

Iconic images by photo-pioneer Eadweard Muybridge come to life in this striking video collage.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. George Snow

View Louis Le Brocquy
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Louis Le Brocquy 1973

The artist discusses his inspiration, early education and enslavement by Cubism in an un-broadcast interview from the UTV archives.

24 mins Northern Ireland

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Poem 1971 PG

A poignant short film set to the fourth part of Samuel Beckett's Quatre Poèmes, as narrated by frequent BS Johnson collaborator William Hoyland.

United Kingdom Director. B.S. Johnson

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National Gallery 2014 12

The inner workings of London’s National Gallery are laid bare in this absorbing, forensic examination by revered filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

180 mins USA Director. Frederick Wiseman

View The Portable Theatre
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The Portable Theatre 1968

Meet the McCormick Players and experience one of Ireland’s last travelling theatres before it falls victim to the TV epidemic.

24 mins Northern Ireland

View Portrait by Emmanuel Levy
Portrait by Emmanuel Levy
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Portrait by Emmanuel Levy 1951

Capturing an image - a picture of an accomplished portrait painter at work.

6 mins United Kingdom

View Inter Tie
Inter Tie
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Inter Tie 1970

Song and dance folk hit the streets of Middlesbrough with a splash of international colour for the Tees-Side International Eisteddfod.

10 mins United Kingdom

View Lifestyle: The Shapes of Cornish
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Lifestyle: The Shapes of Cornish 1976

A shot against time: the last ‘pitman painter’ turns an unblinking eye on the near-vanished world of the County Durham coalfields.

26 mins United Kingdom

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Laughing at Life
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Laughing at Life 1981

“A bundle of nerves, no music, one black dress”: Scarlet O’Hara, a Geordie queen of comedy, looks back at her life of grit and glamour.

25 mins United Kingdom

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Towers 1977

Brimham Rocks provides the perfect setting for an entrancing and hypnotic enactment of a primitive ritual in front of bemused sightseers.

7 mins United Kingdom

View Alfred Wallis - Artist and Mariner
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Alfred Wallis - Artist and Mariner 1973

Fascinating glimpses into the life and work of Alfred Wallis.

23 mins United Kingdom Director. Christopher Mason

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Artist Mecca of Polperro 1930

Historic fishing village of Polperro is mecca for artists

1 mins United Kingdom

View Bernard Shaw's Village
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Bernard Shaw's Village 1949

Pay a visit to the celebrated playwright's home in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. J.S. Frieze

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A Sense of Ireland
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A Sense of Ireland 1980

Irish culture makes an ambitious leap in search of an audience beyond its own shores. How will London react to Ireland’s new found confidence?

6 mins Northern Ireland

View Brendan Behan
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Brendan Behan 1964

The writer and talker from North Dublin makes one of his final TV appearances in both an interview and scenes from his funeral.

9 mins Northern Ireland

View Arthur Twells
Arthur Twells
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Arthur Twells 1971

Escape to the rocky shore of Strangford Lough for a windswept encounter with a painter who captures its beauty.

5 mins Northern Ireland

View Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
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Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon 1998 18

Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig star as artist Francis Bacon and his muse George Dyer in John Maybury’s darkly exquisite biopic.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. John Maybury

View Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-1962
Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-1962
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Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-1962 1963

David Thompson’s wordless film from 1963 presents an unsettling montage of images from Bacon’s major mid-period works.

11 mins United Kingdom Director. David Thompson

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The Angelic Conversation
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The Angelic Conversation 1985 PG

The Angelic Conversation sees Derek Jarman conjure an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. With narration by Judi Dench and music by Coil.

81 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman

View Derek Jarman: Life As Art
Derek Jarman: Life As Art
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Derek Jarman: Life As Art 2004

Documentary on the life and work of experimental filmmaker, who died in 1994. Contributors including Tilda Swinton recall Jarman's peculiar genius.

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Andy Kimpton-nye

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Mr. Turner 2014 12

Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of J. M. W. Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.

140 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh

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Turner
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Turner 1966

Stirring account of the man who was perhaps England's greatest painter, narrated by Michael Hordern.

26 mins United Kingdom Director. David Thompson

View Hepworth on Form
Hepworth on Form
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Hepworth on Form 1973

Barbara Hepworth discusses a life of dedication to visual arts.

3 mins United Kingdom

View In My Sculpture Garden
In My Sculpture Garden
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In My Sculpture Garden 1966

Barbara Hepworth is grappling with forms in her studio garden.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Barbara Hepworth at the Tate
Barbara Hepworth at the Tate
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Barbara Hepworth at the Tate 1969

A record of the famed sculptor’s 1968 Tate retrospective, accompanied by a fascinating narration by Hepworth herself.

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Bruce Beresford

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Grantchester
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Grantchester 1958

Rupert Brooke's poem 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' is given the pop video treatment.

14 mins United Kingdom Director. John R.F. Stewart

View Henry Moore: Recollections of a Yorkshire Childhood
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Henry Moore: Recollections of a Yorkshire Childhood 1981

From solitary Idle Rock to recumbent sculptured stone, from terraced house and pit shaft to Sheep Piece, a national treasure in the making.

55 mins United Kingdom

View Lifestyle: The Little Waster Makes Good
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Lifestyle: The Little Waster Makes Good 1976

The north east’s finest flat-capped stand-up, Bobby Thompson, talks about his life in comedy.

26 mins United Kingdom

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St. Adolf II
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St. Adolf II 1971

The strange life and obsessive creativity of psychotic outsider artist Adolf Wölfli.

20 mins United Kingdom

View Arthur Conan Doyle Relaxes with His Family at Windlesham
Arthur Conan Doyle Relaxes with His Family at Windlesham
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Arthur Conan Doyle Relaxes with His Family at Windlesham 1929

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, relaxes with his family in Windlesham and goes on tour to Egypt, Africa and Australia

16 mins United Kingdom

View One Foot in Eden
One Foot in Eden
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One Foot in Eden 1978

Orkney evoked through poetry, the sounds of nature, and the music of Peter Maxwell Davies.

49 mins United Kingdom

View The Long Tradition
The Long Tradition
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The Long Tradition 1987

A Northumbrian soul: the language and history of a landscape in the music of Kathryn Tickell.

50 mins United Kingdom

View 28b Camden Street
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28b Camden Street 1965

A powerful documentary which sees a community of artists under threat as their London studios face demolition.

26 mins United Kingdom

View Painters in the Modern World
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Painters in the Modern World 1969

Insightful documentary exploring the inspirations, environments and working methods of three contemporary artists.

20 mins United Kingdom

View Jessye Norman: Singer
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Jessye Norman: Singer 1987

This long-form portrait of an iconic opera star looks behind the voice to her youth in the segregated American South

74 mins United Kingdom

View Nancy Kuo
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Nancy Kuo 1985

Composition is the key as Nancy Kuo guides us through the strength and grace of her art in her Camden Town studio.

9 mins United Kingdom

View The Airy Tomb
The Airy Tomb
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The Airy Tomb 1963

An isolated life can mean that home is nothing more than an “airy tomb”, as imagined by poet and rural parish priest R S Thomas.

12 mins Wales

View A Visit to an Art School
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A Visit to an Art School 1929

What do artists do all day? Join the art students of Manchester to find out.

34 mins United Kingdom

View Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti
Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti
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Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti 1983

Immerse yourself in the work of Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti - icons of the Mexican Renaissance.

29 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Wollen, Laura Mulvey

View Leonardo Da Vinci The Tragic Pursuit of Perfection
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Leonardo Da Vinci The Tragic Pursuit of Perfection 1953

A portrait of the artist as a "sublime demon with the archangel's face", with an innovative musique concrète soundtrack.

26 mins United Kingdom Director. Enrico Fulchignoni

View Shadows from Light: The Photography of Bill Brandt
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Shadows from Light: The Photography of Bill Brandt 1983

Take a mesmerising journey through the world of Bill Brandt's shadowy black and white photography.

59 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Dwoskin

View The Constable Country
The Constable Country
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The Constable Country 1970

Glimpses on Super 8 film of the picturesque landmarks and pretty countryside that inspired Romantic artist John Constable's paintings.

7 mins United Kingdom

View Minster Glass
Minster Glass
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Minster Glass 1986

A man with a historic mission, dedicated to preserving the magnificent artistry of the medieval glaziers of York for future generations.

26 mins United Kingdom

View A Woodman's Dream
A Woodman's Dream
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A Woodman's Dream 1983

The transformative power of both nature and art meet as a tree becomes an elegant bird in the hands of a skilled craftsman.

7 mins United Kingdom

View Beryl Cook on the Hoe
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Beryl Cook on the Hoe 1975

Affable Beryl Cook downplays her gift.

2 mins United Kingdom

View Beryl Cook at Home
Beryl Cook at Home
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Beryl Cook at Home 1980

The people’s painter who dared to defy the art world.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Operatic Operation
Operatic Operation
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Operatic Operation 1963

A night at the operetta with the Thornton-Cleveleys Amateur Operatic Society.

16 mins United Kingdom

View The Hospital Sing
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The Hospital Sing 1987

A chance to see and hear the last mining village, and last generation, to keep alive a cultural practice that knitted a community together.

26 mins United Kingdom

View Hallmark of Harmony
Hallmark of Harmony
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Hallmark of Harmony 1986

The many joys of barbershop singing on display as our Sheffield hopefuls are cajoled into a winning chorus by an inspirational teacher.

26 mins United Kingdom

View Tom Sharpe: Places I Hate
Tom Sharpe: Places I Hate
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Tom Sharpe: Places I Hate 1983

The satirical novelist pokes fun at the places he loves to hate.

8 mins United Kingdom

View The Ceramicists
The Ceramicists
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The Ceramicists 1972

What passions burn behind doors in Downpatrick? Enjoy a tale of two unknown artists who have both found something they can truly call their own.

19 mins Northern Ireland

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Ted 1967

Potter Ted sells his work in London, to keep the wolf from the door, but practises his art at Felin Wen, his home-cum-studio at Pontrug, Gwynedd.

29 mins England

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Travelling for a Living 1966

This "musical profile of the Watersons" is a precious document of the British folk revival, much of it shot in their hometown, Hull.

38 mins United Kingdom Director. Derrick Knight

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Viz
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Viz 1988

Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat Ka-Boom! Introducing … an anarchic spoof tour of the cult satirical rag Viz with creator Chris Donald.

8 mins United Kingdom

View Rolanda Polonsky, Sculptor
Rolanda Polonsky, Sculptor
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Rolanda Polonsky, Sculptor 1971

Enter the imaginative world of acclaimed sculptor Rolanda Polonsky, a resident of Netherne Psychiatric Hospital, Surrey.

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Lionel Niskin

View Artists Must Live
Artists Must Live
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Artists Must Live 1953

The artist's place in 1950s Britain - and how it's paid for.

30 mins United Kingdom Director. John Read

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Kinetics
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Kinetics 1972

An exploration of creative and technological innovation, with images from the Hayward Gallery's groundbreaking 1970 show.

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Lutz Becker

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A Beautiful Way To Live 1971

Novelist Cressida Lindsay and Commune Movement pioneer Sarah Eno feature in this Anglia TV documentary about life in a commune.

24 mins United Kingdom

View Writers' and Artists' Commune
Writers' and Artists' Commune
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Writers' and Artists' Commune 1970

Author Cressida Lindsay has created a commune in rural Norfolk for fellow writers, artists, sculptors, and the occasional pop group.

7 mins United Kingdom

View I Know What I Like (Artists)
I Know What I Like (Artists)
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I Know What I Like (Artists) 1983

In a ten mile triangle giant toads are sculpted in bronze, the intricacies of trees are captured in oil and the first space invader is exhibited.

25 mins United Kingdom

View Pieter Brueghel the Elder
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Pieter Brueghel the Elder 1959

A pre-Civilisation Kenneth Clark fronts this impressive early arts broadcast on the great Flemish painter.

28 mins United Kingdom

View British - Are They Artistic?
British - Are They Artistic?
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British - Are They Artistic? 1948

From peep shows to opera glasses: how war and state funding turned a "Philistine, sports-loving people" into connoisseurs of the high arts.

21 mins United Kingdom

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Emily Jane 1980

Out on the wiley, windy moors, by rundown stone cottages, the bonneted Brontë sisters feed their imagination, and Emily (aka Ellis Bell) dreams of meeting her Heathcliffe.

28 mins United Kingdom

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A Brontë Christmas 1980

Richard Whiteley joins children on the Worth Valley Railway Santa’s Special, while the Haworth Town Band sing On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at.

26 mins United Kingdom

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The Shooting of Emily Jane 1980

An intriguing film of an amateur filming a documentary about Emily Brontë on location, up on the Yorkshire moors, and editing it in his home.

23 mins United Kingdom

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Mother Ireland
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Mother Ireland 1976

Edna O’Brien interviewed by Russell Harty about her writing and her relationship with Ireland

39 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Bailey

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