Centurions

Single works of 20th Century art under the microscope.

This was the product of 800 submissions by BBC producers for the greatest non-musical artists of the twentieth century.

The list was then whittled down to 100 on Radio 3 by a panel of four people: novelist Antonia Byatt, the art historian Bryan Robertson, the literary scholar and critic John Carey and the former Reith Lecturer and professor of communications Jean Aitcheson.

The 100 artists represent the most significant writers, painters, architects, film-makers, designers, sculptors and poets this century.

Radio 3 then produced a weekly programme in late 1999, focusing on one of these artists.

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001Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis19980104

Single works of 20th Century art under the microscope.

This was the product of 800 submissions by BBC producers for the greatest non-musical artists of the twentieth century.

The list was then whittled down to 100 on Radio 3 by a panel of four people: novelist Antonia Byatt, the art historian Bryan Robertson, the literary scholar and critic John Carey and the former Reith Lecturer and professor of communications Jean Aitcheson.

The 100 artists represent the most significant writers, painters, architects, film-makers, designers, sculptors and poets this century.

Radio 3 then produced a weekly programme in late 1999, focusing on one of these artists.

002Andre Kertesz19980111
003Elizabeth Bishop - North And South19980118
004Bernard Leach - Dish, Slipware Dish And Jam1998012520060801 (BBC7)
20061218 (BBC7)
20071010 (BBC7)
20080410 (BBC7)
20080925 (BBC7)
20100913 (BBC7)

The series of portraits of the 100 great art works of the century, and their makers, continues with potter Bernard Leach.

Famed for his lumpy styling, Edmund de Waal, Rosemary Hill and Christopher Cook discuss the legacy of the controversial potter.

Edmund de Waal, Rosemary Hill and Christopher Cook discuss the controversial potter.

005Seamus Heaney19980201
006Jean Paul Satre - La Nausee19980208
007Bertolt Brecht - The Good Person Of Sichuan19980215
008Harold Pinter - The Caretaker19980222
009Garcia Lorca - Poet In New York19980301
010Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal1998030820060724 (BBC7)
20071002 (BBC7)
20080619 (BBC7)
20100928 (BBC7)
20130708 (BBC7)

Critics Melyvn Bragg and Philip French reassess the impact of the 1957 film.

Critics Philip French and Melvyn Bragg reassess the impact of Ingmar Bergman's 1957 film, The Seventh Seal.

Philip French and Melvyn Bragg reassess the impact of the Swedish director's 1957 film about a disillusioned medieval knight.

Philip French and Melvyn Bragg reassess the impact of the Swedish director's 1957 film.

011Matisse - The Red Studio1998031520060727 (BBC7)
20061213 (BBC7)
20071005 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20080627 (BBC7)
20101019 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)
20130204 (BBC7)

Patrick Heron, As Byatt and Jack Flam discuss the making of Matisse's 1911 painting, Red Studio, and its enduring significance.

Patrick Heron, AS Byatt and Jack Flam discuss Matisse's 1911 painting, Red Studio.

Patrick Heron, AS Byatt and Jack Flam discuss the significance of the famous 1911 painting

Patrick Heron, AS Byatt and Jack Flam discuss the creation and enduring significance of the famous 1911 painting.

012Jackson Pollock - Autumn Rhythm: No 30, 19501998032220060901 (BBC7)
20070125 (BBC7)
20071112 (BBC7)
20080714 (BBC7)
20101103 (BBC7)

Known in the media as Jack the Dripper, the wild man of abstract art started a revolution in post-war American painting.

Norbert Lynton, Irving Sandler and David Ross discuss the wild man of abstract art, who sparked an American painting revolution.

Norbert Lynton, Irving Sandler and David Ross discuss the wild man of abstract art.

013Wallace Stevens - The Idea Of Order At West Key19980329
014Sergei Eisenstein - Alexander Nevsky19980405
015Yukio Mishima - The Temple Of The Golden Pavillion19980412
016Walter Gropius - The Bauhaus School19980419
017W B Yeats - Sailing To Byzantium19980426
018Barbara Hepworth - The Sculpture Garden1998050320060824 (BBC7)
20070117 (BBC7)
20071102 (BBC7)
20080611 (BBC7)
20100910 (BBC7)

Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Brian Smith and Penelope Curtis discuss Barbara Hepworth's life and her sculpture garden in St Ives.

'You can hear Barbara breathing in her garden at St Ives' - the life and work of the British sculptor.

'You can hear Barbara breathing in her garden at St.

Ives' - the life and work of the British sculptor who died in 1975.

Ives' - the life of the sculptor.

019D H Lawrence - The Rainbow19980510
020George Bernard Shaw - Saint Joan19980517
021Thomas Mann - The Magic Mountain19980524
022Walt Disney - Snow White19980531
023Martha Graham - Appalachian Spring1998060720060726 (BBC7)
20061212 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20080626 (BBC7)
20101018 (BBC7)
20130630 (BBC7)
20130701 (BBC7)

The Graham dancers and Judith Mackrell discuss the 1944 dance which captured the pioneering spirit of the previous century.

The Graham dancers and Judith Mackrell discuss the 1944 dance.

024Andy Warhol19980614
025Ernest Hemingway - For Whom The Bell Tolls19980621
026James Baldwin - Go Tell It On The Mountain19980628
027Piet Mondrian - Composition With Red, Black, Blue And Yellow1998070520060808 (BBC7)
20070103 (BBC7)
20071017 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080630 (BBC7)
20101022 (BBC7)

Anna Moszynska and David Batchelor discuss the Dutch Artist's pioneering abstract work of 1921.

The Dutch artist's pioneering abstract work of 1921 is discussed by Anna Moszynska and David Batchelor.

The Dutch Artist's abstract work of 1921 discussed by Anna Moszynska and David Batchelor.

028Jean Genet - The Balcony1998071220100930 (BBC7)

George Melly and Terry Hands discuss the unconventional French writer's shocking examination of power and sleaze.

George Melly and Terry Hands discuss the French writer's examination of power and sleaze.

029Graham Greene - Brighton Rock19980719
030Le Corbusier - Unite D'habitation19980726
031Sylvia Plath - Ariel19980809
032Konstantin Stanislavsky1998081620060807 (BBC7)
20061222 (BBC7)
20071016 (BBC7)
20080624 (BBC7)
20101011 (BBC7)

The co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre and director of Chekhov's masterpiece 'The Three Sisters' is discussed.

The co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre and director of 'The Three Sisters' is discussed.

033H G Wells - The War Of The Worlds19980823
034Henri Cartier-bresson - The Decisive Moment1998083020060825 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)
20071105 (BBC7)
20080710 (BBC7)
20100915 (BBC7)

'Half-way between a tightrope walker and a pickpocket' - a celebration of the Frenchman who united art and documentary.

'Half-way between a tightrope walker and a pickpocket'.

A celebration of the Frenchman who united art and documentary.

A celebration of the photographer who united art and documentary.

035James Joyce - Ulysses19980906
036Rainer Maria Rilke - Duino Elegies19980913
037Alexander Solzhenitsyn - One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovic19980920
038W H Auden - In Memory Of W B Yeats1998092720060731 (BBC7)
20061215 (BBC7)
20071009 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20101101 (BBC7)

W H Auden is unfashionable, though his influence is still felt in many poets today.

Does he deserve to be a Centurion?

Auden is unfashionable though his influence is still felt in many poets today.

Stan Smith and Blake Morrison discuss the importance of the unfashionable poet and his lingering influence on others.

Stan Smith and Blake Morrison discuss the importance of the unfashionable poet.

039J M Synge - The Playboy Of The Western World19981004
040Salvador Dali - The Burning Giraffe1998101120101027 (BBC7)

Dali created paintings that define the landscape of surrealism.

A master of self-advertisement, his legacy still resonates.

Richard Cork and Dawn Ades discuss the eccentric master of surrealism - and the political and personal symbolism of his work.

Richard Cork and Dawn Ades discuss the eccentric master of surrealism.

041Eugene O'neil - Long Days Journey Into Night19981018
042Naguib Mahfouz - The Cairo Trilogy19981025
043Wassily Kandinsky - Composition Iv1998110120060804 (BBC7)
20061221 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
20071015 (BBC7)
20080623 (BBC7)
20101008 (BBC7)

As a pioneer of the abstract style, Vassily Kandinsky was one of the most influential artists of the century.

Owen Knowles, Dr Robert Hampson and John Milius discuss the paradox and moral ambiguity of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".

A pioneer of the abstract style, Vassily Kandinsky was a hugely influential artist.

044Wilfred Owen - Strange Meeting19981108
045Jean Renoir - La Grande Illusion1998111520060829 (BBC7)
20070122 (BBC7)
20071107 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20101001 (BBC7)

La Grande Illusion is Renoir's powerful condemnation of war.

Banned in Germany, a copy was discovered in Munich in 1945.

A powerful condemnation of war and banned in Germany, a copy of the film, thought a masterpiece, was found in Munich in 1945.

Ian Christie, Ginette Vincendeau and Ronald Bergan discuss the French film director's powerful 1937 condemnation of war.

La Grande Illusion, banned in Germany, is Renoir's powerful condemnation of war.

046Mies Van De Rohe - Seagram Tower1998112220060920 (BBC7)
20070206 (BBC7)
20071122 (BBC7)
20080721 (BBC7)
20101020 (BBC7)

Mies Van De Rohe was one of the most influencial architects of the century.

Penny Spark and Deyan Sudjic reflect on his work.

Penny Spark and Deyan Sudjic discuss one of the most influential architects of the 20th Century.

Penny Spark and Deyan Sudjic reflect on the work of one of the most influential architects of the century.Penny Spark and Deyan Sudjic reflect on the work of one of the most influential architects of the century.

Penny Spark and Deyan Sudjic reflect on the work of one of the influential architect.

047Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita19981129
048Frederico Fellini - La Dolce Vita19981206
049Marcel Duchamp - Fountain19981213
050Marx Brothers - Duck Soup19981227
052Vassili Nijinsky - The Rite Of Spring1999011020060728 (BBC7)
20061214 (BBC7)
20071008 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20101029 (BBC7)

Lynn Garafola, Sir John Drummond and Simon Barnes discuss Nijinsky's contribution to 20th Century choreography.

Lynn Garafola, Sir John Drummond and Simon Barnes discuss Nijinsky's contribution to twentieth century choreography.

Lynn Garafola, Sir John Drummond and Simon Barnes discuss Nijinsky's contribution to 20th century dance.

Lynn Garafola, Sir John Drummond and Simon Barnes discuss Nijinsky's choreography.

053Chinua Achebe - Anthills Of Savannah1999011720060721 (BBC7)
20061208 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20080612 (BBC7)
20100916 (BBC7)

Alastair Niven and Nana Wilson-Tagoe discuss Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe's capacity to portray corruption whilst offering seeds of hope.

Alastair Niven and Nana Wilson-Tagoe discuss Chinua Achebe and his capacity to portray corruption whilst offering seeds of hope.

Thw subject is Chinua Achebe and his capacity to portray corruption while offering hope.

054Francis Bacon - Innocent Screams1999012420060809 (BBC7)
20070104 (BBC7)
20071018 (BBC7)
20080616 (BBC7)
20100920 (BBC7)

Single works of 20th Century art under the microscope.

Examination of a painting by iconic artist Francis Bacon.

Richard Cork, Margaret Walters and Michael Peppiatt explore the impact of the artist's 1953 study after Velazquez's portrait.

Exploration of the impact of the artist's 1953 study after Velazquez's portrait.

055Albert Camus - The Outsider1999013120060720 (BBC7)
20061207 (BBC7)
20070928 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20070928 (BBC7)
20080609 (BBC7)
20090226 (BBC7)
20100906 (BBC7)
20140808 (BBC7)
20140809 (BBC7)

Ray Davison and Oliver Todd discuss the impact of the author's pioneering novel on post-war European thought and literature.

Ray Davison and Oliver Todd discuss the impact of the author's pioneering novel.

The biographer Olivier Todd and Lecturer and critic Ray Davison discuss Albert Camus and his book The Outsider, and assess the book's impact.

The biographer Olivier Todd and critic Ray Davison discuss Albert Camus and his book The Outsider.

056T S Eliot - The Wast Land19990207
057Laurence Olivier19990214
058Anton Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard1999022120060823 (BBC7)
20070116 (BBC7)
20071101 (BBC7)
20080610 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)

Anton Chekhov and his play The Cherry Orchard are discussed by Michael Frayn, Janet Suzman and Donald Rayfield.

Anton Chekhov and his play The Cherry Orchard are discussed by experts.

059F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby19990228
060Satyajit Ray - Pather Panchali1999030720060828 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20071106 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20101028 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
20130930 (BBC7)

A major work of cinematic brilliance from India, Pather Panchali, comes under scrutiny.

Ismail Merchant, Andrew Robinson, Lalip Mohan Joshi and Pamela Cullen discuss the renowned Indian film director's debut.

Critics discuss the renowned Indian film director's debut.

061Constantine Cavafy - Waiting For The Barbarians19990314
062Richard Rogers - Pompidou Centre1999032120060922 (BBC7)
20070208 (BBC7)
20080926 (BBC7)
20101026 (BBC7)

Hilary French and Deyan Sudjic assess the impact of this world-renowned British architect and Georges Pompidou Centre.

Hilary French and Deyan Sudjic assess the impact of this world-renowned British architect and the famous Parisian landmark.

Hilary French and Deyan Sudjic assess the impact of this world-renowned British architect.

063Virginia Woolf - The Waves19990328
064Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep19990404
065Ezra Pound - The Cantos1999041120060814 (BBC7)
20070102 (BBC7)
20071023 BT=1315 (BBC7)

The man himself supported Fascism, while Ezra's Cantos are considered to be amongst 20th century English poetry's greatest hits.

The man himself supported Fascism, but the Cantos are considered to be amongst 20th-century English poetry's greatest hits.

The poet was a supporter of Fascism, but his Cantos is considered to be one of the most significant literary works of the 20th century.

066Joseph Conrad - Heart Of Darkness1999041820060911 (BBC7)
20071113 (BBC7)
20080717 (BBC7)
20101007 (BBC7)
20140802 (BBC7)
20140803 (BBC7)

Owen Knowles, Dr Robert Hampson and John Milius discuss the paradox and moral ambiguity in this novel.

Owen Knowles, Dr Robert Hampson and John Milius discuss the paradox and moral ambiguity of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".

Owen Knowles, Dr Robert Hampson and John Milius discuss the moral ambiguity in this novel.

Owen Knowles, Dr Robert Hampson and John Milius discuss paradox and moral ambiguity in the modernist classic, published in 1902.

067Jean-luc Godard - A Bout De Souffle1999042520060725 (BBC7)
20061211 (BBC7)
20071003 (BBC7)
20080620 (BBC7)
20101004 (BBC7)
20130712 (BBC7)

The film seen as the greatest work of French New Wave cinema is discussed by Jinette Vincendeau, Colin MacCabe and Mike Leigh.

One of the greatest films of French New Wave cinema is discussed by Jinette Vincendeau, Colin MacCabe and Mike Leigh.

The film seen as the greatest work of French New Wave cinema is discussed by a panel.

Jinette Vincendeau, Colin MacCabe and Mike Leigh discuss the film viewed as the greatest work of French New Wave cinema.

068Mark Rothko - Light Red Over Black1999050220060919 (BBC7)
20070205 (BBC7)
20071121 (BBC7)
20101015 (BBC7)

Mark Rothko's creation is all encompassing.

But how much of his troubled life should be read into his work?

George Segal and Richard Cook discuss how much of the artist's troubled life influenced his colourful creation of rectangles.

How much of Mark Rothko's troubled life should be read into his work?

069Anna Akhmatova - Requiem1999050920060912 (BBC7)
20070129 (BBC7)
20071114 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080708 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)

Writer Zinovy Zinik, poet Sarah Maguire and friend Tania Litvinova discuss Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and her poem Requiem.

Writer Zinovy Zinik, poet Sarah Maguire and friend Tania Litvinova discuss the leading Russian poet of her time.

Zinovy Zinik, Sarah Maguire and Tania Litvinova discuss the top Russian poet of her time.

070John Updike - The Rabbit Novels19990516
071Lucie Rie - Bowl1999052320060918 (BBC7)
20070202 (BBC7)
20071120 (BBC7)
20080718 (BBC7)
20101012 (BBC7)

Sir David Attenborough, Gail Robinson and Emmanuel Cooper celebrate the experimental and distinctive work of potter Lucie Rie.

Sir David Attenborough, Gail Robinson and Emmanuel Cooper celebrate the experimental and distinctive work of the ceramicist.

Sir David Attenborough, Gail Robinson and Emmanuel Cooper celebrate the work of Lucie Rie.

072Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum1999053020060915 (BBC7)
20070201 (BBC7)
20071119 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)

Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum was published in 1961.

It immediately changed German and international fiction.

Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum was published in 1961.

Michael Minden and Alan Bance discuss the famous German post-war novel about the life of Oskar Matzerath - published in 1961.

It immediately changed German fiction.

073Frank Lloyd Wright - Falling On Water1999060620060831 (BBC7)
20070124 (BBC7)
20071109 (BBC7)
20080711 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)

The impact of the world-famous Pennsylvanian house and the wider influence of its brilliant and prolific American creator.

Dejan Sudji assesses the work and philosophy of the great American architect, with particular emphasis on his famous house.

Dejan Sudji assesses the work and philosophy of the great American architect.

074Andre Gide - Fruits Of The Earth1999061320070209 (BBC7)
20101104 (BBC7)

Alan Sheridan and Patrick Pollard discuss André Gide, France's favourite rebel, his life and his book Fruits of the Earth.

Alan Sheridan and Patrick Pollard discuss André Gide, France's favourite rebel.

075Orson Welles - Citizen Kane1999062020060921 (BBC7)
20070207 (BBC7)
20071123 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20101021 (BBC7)

Peter Bogdanovich, David Thompson and Jonathan Rosenbaum discuss Orson Welles and his masterpiece.

Peter Bogdanovich, David Thomson and Jonathan Rosenbaum discuss Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane.Peter Bogdanovich, David Thompson and Jonathan Rosenbaum discuss Orson Welles and his masterpiece.

Peter Bogdanovich, David Thompson and Jonathan Rosenbaum discuss Orson Welles.

076Rabindranath Tagore - Broken Song1999062720060821 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20071030 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080701 (BBC7)
20101025 (BBC7)

Tagore is one of India's leading figures of the century.

William Radice and Jatinder Verma discuss his poem, Broken Song.

William Radice and Jatinder Verma discuss his famous poem.

William Radice and Jatinder Verma discuss the famous poem by one of India's leading icons.

077Pablo Picasso - Les Demoiselles D'avignon19990704
078Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook19990711
079George Orwell - 198419990725
080Toni Morrison - Beloved1999080120060822 (BBC7)
20070115 (BBC7)
20071031 BT=1315 (BBC7)

Helen Taylor and David Dabydeen discuss the extraordinary achievements of Toni Morrison and her exceptional novel Beloved.

081Guillaume Apollinaire1999080820060816 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20071025 (BBC7)
20080617 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)

Michele Roberts says Apollinaire created 'a new kind of poetry' - reading him is like walking through the streets of Paris.

Clare Hughes (Producer)

Paul Dodgson (rdr)

Michele Roberts (Speaker)

Andrew Rothwell (Speaker).

Michele Roberts and Andrew Rothwell discuss the 19th century poetry written by one of the great figures of French Modernism.

Michele Roberts and Andrew Rothwell discuss one of the great figures of French Modernism.

082William Faulkner - The Sound And The Fury19990815
083Luis Bunuel - Belle De Jour19990822 20101013 (BBC7)
084Saul Bellow - Hetzog19990829
085Samuel Beckett - Waiting For Godot19990905

Experts and writers attempt to unravel Beckett's best-known work, which has fascinated theatregoers for 50 years with its complex layers of meaning.

086Irish Murdoch - Under The Net19990912
087Henry Moore - Atom Piece1999091920060802 (BBC7)
20061219 (BBC7)
20071011 (BBC7)
20080618 (BBC7)
20100927 (BBC7)

A portrait of Henry Moore, who was inspired to become a sculptor after hearing a talk on Michelangelo at Sunday School.

A portrait of Henry Moore, who became a sculptor after hearing a talk on Michelangelo.

088Jorge Luis Borges - Fictions1999092620060830 (BBC7)
20070123 (BBC7)
20071108 (BBC7)
20080716 (BBC7)
20101006 (BBC7)

The Argentinian book of short stories was published in 1941 and had a deep impact on 20th century literature.

With As Byatt.

AS Byatt and Alberto Manguel discuss the Argentinian's 1941 book of short stories and its impact on 20th century literature.

The Argentinian book of short stories was published in 1941 and had a deep impact.

089Charles Rennie Mackintosh19991003
090John Steinbeck - The Grapes Of Wrath1999101020060817 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20101005 (BBC7)

The 1930s American depression provided much inspiration for US writers.

It lead to Steinbeck's epic work of protest fiction.

It led to Steinbeck's epic work of protest fiction.

The 1930s American depression inspired Steinbeck's epic work of protest fiction.

091Marcel Proust - A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu1999101720060818 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20071029 (BBC7)
20080625 (BBC7)
20101014 (BBC7)

The book that launched a thousand memories of sponge cakes, discussed by Edmund White, John Sturrock and Alain De Botton.

092Arthur Miller - Death Of A Salesman1999102420060811 (BBC7)
20070101 (BBC7)
20071022 (BBC7)
20101105 (BBC7)

Professor Christopher Bigsby and TV/theatre director David Thacker discuss Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winner.

This play propelled Arthur Miller to the forefront of American dramatists, winning him the Pulitzer prize.

Professor Christopher Bigsby and director David Thacker discuss the American dramatist's Pulitzer Prize winning classic.

Christopher Bigsby and director David Thacker discuss Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winner.

092Sigmund Freud - To Sleep To Dream1999102420000724
093Robert Lowell - Life Studies19991031
094Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood19991107
095Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years Of Solitude1999111420060815 (BBC7)
20070108 (BBC7)
20071024 (BBC7)
20100922 (BBC7)

Professor Jason Wilson and writer Patrick Kane discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Professor Jason Wilson and Patrick Kane discuss the imaginative Latin American novelist's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Professor Jason Wilson and Patrick Kane discuss One Hundred Years of Solitude.

096J R R Tolkein - Lord Of The Rings19991121
097Yasujiro Ozu - Tokyo Story1999112820060810 (BBC7)
20070105 (BBC7)
20071019 (BBC7)
20080704 (BBC7)
20101102 (BBC7)
20121231 (BBC7)

'The work of a man in love with film'.

A seminal Japanese film of the fifties comes under scrutiny.

An examination of the seminal 1950s Japanese movie Tokyo Story.

Kyoko Hirano, Tony Rayns and Christopher Cook discuss the director's 1953 seminal example of Japanese cinema.

098Akira Kurosawa - The Seven Samurai19991205
099Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window1999121220060913 (BBC7)
20070130 (BBC7)
20071115 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20071115 (BBC7)
20080707 (BBC7)
20090227 (BBC7)
20100907 (BBC7)
20130710 (BBC7)

John Russell Taylor and Neil Brand celebrate Hitchcock and, his favourite of his own films, Rear Window.

John Russell Taylor, and Neil Brand celebrate Alfred Hitchcock and, his favourite of his own films, Rear Window.

Biographer John Russell Taylor and composer Neil Brand celebrate one of the influential film director's personal favourites.

John Russell Taylor and composer Neil Brand celebrate Hitchcock's own favourite movie.

100 LASTBuster Keaton - The General1999122620060914 (BBC7)
20070131 (BBC7)
20071116 (BBC7)
20080709 (BBC7)
20100914 (BBC7)
20121004 (BBC7)
20121005 (BBC7)

Film historian David Robinson and writer David Thomson celebrate Buster Keaton and his movie machine.

Film historian David Robinson and writer David Thomson celebrate this immaculate vehicle for Keaton's stone-faced genius.

`The General' is a tale of a man and his two true loves - a wondrous steam engine and his sweetheart - caught up in the American Civil War.

Keaton's greatest comedy, it was also one of his most painful failures.

Film historian David Robinson and writer David Thomson celebrate the film star and his movie machine.

David Robinson and writer David Thomson celebrate the film star and his movie machine.