The Culture Show Season 2010

Season 2010

The Culture Show Season 2010

First Air Date: May 20, 2010

First Aired on    :   2010
Episodes    :   14 episodes



Episodes

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2010x23 The Books We Really Read: A Culture Show Special (March 05, 2011)


In this Culture Show special, Sue Perkins investigates crime and experiences 'new romance' in an attempt to discover the essential ingredients of a bestselling novel. Her journey takes her to the home of Agatha Christie to find clues as to why she is the bestselling crime author of all time. She visits the racetrack with Dick Francis's son Felix to find out what makes the perfect backdrop for a thriller. And she meets author Lee Child to discover why men and women love his anti-hero Jack Reacher. Plus, she tests the popularity of a Sophie Kinsella chick-lit novel in a flashmob-style raid on an Edinburgh hairdressing salon. Along the way, Sue also meets bestselling authors Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, Anthony Horowitz and Joanne Harris along with some of the UK's biggest crime, thriller and romance fans to find out what they like best about their favourite authors.


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2010x13 Episode 13 (November 11, 2010)


Tom Dyckhoff visits Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill House, which was recently re-opened to the public after a two-year restoration project. Sarfraz Manzoor investigates the winning images of the 2010 World Press Photo competition, and Paul Auster talks about his latest book Sunset Park. Michael Smith explores the British Library's exhibition on accents and language, while Alain de Botton takes a look at the critically acclaimed video installation The Clock. Andrew Graham-Dixon remembers war artist Henry Tonks, and Mark Kermode revisits cult classic Peeping Tom on its 50th anniversary.


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2010x12 Episode 12 (November 04, 2010)


Andrew Graham Dixon visits the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence to view a landmark exhibition of work by Bronzino, artist and poet to the Court of Medici. Mark Kermode meets Mike Leigh to discuss his latest film, Another Year, while Matt Berry celebrates the 40th anniversary of what he considers the seminal concept album - Jesus Christ Superstar. Legendary graphic novel author Alan Moore explores the biggest public art exhibition of Austin Osman Spare for over 50 years, and discovers why Spare, an Edwardian virtuoso artist and occult magician has been left off art history's canon. Simon Schama picks his favourites foodie moments from the BBC's back catalogue, from Fanny Craddock to Keith Floyd.


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2010x11 Episode 11 (October 21, 2010)


Andrew Graham Dixon presents the latest edition of The Culture Show from Glasgow featuring writer and artist Alasdair Gray on the publication of his autopictography, A Life in Pictures. Andrew also visits Chichester Cathedral to see how the campaign to restore their magnificent collection of Tudor paintings is progressing. Miranda Sawyer meets the latest British rap sensation Tinie Tempah midway through his UK tour; and Mark Kermode checks out one of the year's most talked about movies, The Kids Are Alright, featuring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as a married couple with two children conceived through artifical insemination. Also, Damien Hirst raids the BBC archives to uncover his favourite moments featuring Andy Warhol, Marchel Duchamp and Francis Bacon.


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2010x10 Edinburgh Festival Special, Part 3 (August 26, 2010)


10/10. Featuring Bliss by Opera Australia, based on the blackly comic novel by Peter Carey.


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2010x09 Edinburgh Festival Special, Part 2 (August 19, 2010)


9/10. Featuring abstract painter Joan Mitchell and Opera de Lyon's production of Porgy and Bess.


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2010x08 Edinburgh Festival Special, Part 1 (August 12, 2010)


8/10. Featuring a major retrospective of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed.


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2010x07 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (July 01, 2010)


7/10. A Culture Show special on 2010's BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.


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2010x06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010: A Culture Show Special (June 17, 2010)


The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010: A Culture Show Special


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2010x05 Episode 5 (June 10, 2010)


5/10. An edition dedicated to the relationship between science and art.


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2010x04 Episode 4 (June 03, 2010)


4/10. Andrew Graham-Dixon contemplates the past, present and future of British comic art.


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2010x03 Episode 3 (May 27, 2010)


3/10. Andrew Graham-Dixon discovers the history of gargoyles at Westminster Abbey.


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2010x02 Tate Modern is 10! A Culture Show Special (May 25, 2010)


2/10. Art critic Matthew Collings celebrates Tate Modern's birthday.


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2010x01 Episode 1 (May 20, 2010)


1/10. Coming from the Brighton Festival, artistic director Brian Eno talks about his line-up.