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Baroque - From St Peter's to St Paul'sBaroque - From St Peter's to St Paul's
BBC Four, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

A major new three-part series for BBC Four tells the story of the Baroque age. Written and presented by art critic Waldemar Januszczak and filmed in high definition in many of the key locations of Baroque across Europe, the series explores the impact of the world's first truly global art movement as it travelled from Catholic Rome to Protestant London between 1600 and 1720, before eventually ending up as the house style of the whole of Latin America. The Baroque is habitually presented as an era of brilliant individuals: Caravaggio in Italy, Velazquez in Spain, Rubens in Flanders and Rembrandt in Holland are some of the greatest artists that have ever lived. But a wider truth about the Baroque, often overlooked, is that it was an era of huge artistic achievement across the board - articulating itself through a multitude of art forms and in numerous ways. Although the Baroque can initially be understood as a powerful fight back by the Catholic Church against Protestantism, the style lost many of its religious ambitions as it spread across the world, leaving only the need to be noticed.

Smashing Hits! The 80's Pop Map of Britain & IrelandSmashing Hits! The 80's Pop Map of Britain & Ireland
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Music, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Join Midge Ure and Kim Appleby as they explore the iconic sounds of the 80s in Britain and Ireland. Discover the roots of pop's golden era! From synth-pop to new wave, Smashing Hits! maps the unique sounds of each region. Get ready to dance and sing along to the ultimate 80s playlist!

Indian Hill RailwaysIndian Hill Railways
BBC Four, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Three-part series looking at the little trains have climbed through the Indian clouds for a hundred years, from the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiris in the south.

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