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A look at the people who made their names with a radical approach to art, later selling out to join the mainstream.

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20070120

3/4.

The Noisy Ape: Louise Fryer looks at alternatives to the increasing amount of noise in the world.

20070121

3/4.

The Noisy Ape: Louise Fryer looks at alternatives to the increasing amount of noise in the world.

20070126

4/4.

The Noisy Ape: In the final part Louise Fryer looks at noise pollution from an economic viewpoint.

Noise can be good for business, both in terms of creating it and fighting it.

20070128

4/4.

The Noisy Ape: In the final part Louise Fryer looks at noise pollution from an economic viewpoint.

Noise can be good for business, both in terms of creating it and fighting it.

20070203

1/3.

World Music: An in-depth look at the best of the world's culture.

For the next three weeks, the programme features world music.

20070204

1/3.

World Music: An in-depth look at the best of the world's culture.

For the next three weeks, the programme features world music.

20070211

2/3.

World Music: Lucy Duran and sitar player Viram Jasani discover the rich variety of Indian music.

In Varanasi they meet world-famous classical singers, The Misra Brothers.

20070217

3/3.

World Music: The final programme visits Peru.

20070223

China in Transition Part 1: Recreating Beijing: Simon Pitts looks at the city's architecture and new 2008 Olympics skyline.

20070224

China in Transition Part 1: Recreating Beijing: Simon Pitts looks at the city's architecture and new 2008 Olympics skyline.

20070225

China in Transition Part 1: Recreating Beijing: Simon Pitts looks at the city's architecture and new 2008 Olympics skyline.

20070304

2/2.

China in Transition: Simon Pitts explores the booming visual arts scene.

20070309

Robert Walker visits Somaliland to examine the life of Cilmi Boodheri, who remains famous as the poet who died for love.

20070310

The story of Cilmi Bodheri, the great modern popular Somali poet of love, told in the voice of Somalis talking about his poetry.

20070311

The story of Cilmi Bodheri, the great modern popular Somali poet of love, told in the voice of Somalis talking about his poetry.

20070401

3/3.

The Musical Legacy of Slavery: DJ and producer Rita Ray explores slavery's musical heritage for the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade.

20070406

1/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070407

1/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070408

1/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070413

2/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070414

2/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070420

3/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

20070421

3/3.

Wunmi discovers the best urban grooves in the world today.

2007042720070428

1/3.

What's in a Picture? On the seventieth anniversary of Picasso's Guernica, we go to Madrid to find out how important it is to people today.

2007050420070505

2/3.

What's in a Picture? A look at one of the most important collections by Rothko, and the meanings behind the abstract.

2007051120070512

3/3.

What's in a Picture? A look at Frida Kahlo, whose face, with pronounced joining eyebrows, has become a global icon.

Presented by Tim Marlow

20070520

Miniature Looted Art: For 50 years, Charles Wheeler has kept a tiny portrait.

His search for her rightful home is a tale of power, politics and theft.

20070525

Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom.

Alvin Hall investigates how hip-hop artists have come to take control of their musical fortunes and build branded empires.

20070527

Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom.

Alvin Hall investigates how hip-hop artists have come to take control of their musical fortunes and build branded empires.

20070601

It Was Forty Years Ago Today...

Paul Gambaccini looks at the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the 40th anniversary of its release.

20070608

1/4.

Blue: A four-part series on 'blue' in music.

Brad Lochore looks at where blue comes from, what it means and how we see it.

20070610

1/4.

Blue: A four-part series on 'blue' in music.

Brad Lochore looks at where blue comes from, what it means and how we see it.

20070615

2/4.

Blue: A look at why blue, as a state of mind, has been part of the fabric of Western music for over a century.

20070616

2/4.

Blue: A look at why blue, as a state of mind, has been part of the fabric of Western music for over a century.

20070617

2/4.

Blue: A look at why blue, as a state of mind, has been part of the fabric of Western music for over a century.

20070629

4/4.

Blue: Part four is an evocation of the blue room in Prague where Jaroslav Jezek wrote most of his inter-war jazz masterpieces.

20070630

4/4.

Blue: Part four is an evocation of the blue room in Prague where Jaroslav Jezek wrote most of his inter-war jazz masterpieces.

20070706

Miss Buttolph's Marvellous Menu Collection: Tim Marlow tells the story of a mysterious woman with a prodigious appetite for collecting.

20070707

Miss Buttolph's Marvellous Menu Collection: Tim Marlow tells the story of a mysterious woman with a prodigious appetite for collecting.

20070708

Miss Buttolph's Marvellous Menu Collection: Tim Marlow tells the story of a mysterious woman with a prodigious appetite for collecting.

20070713

Behind the Scenes at the Proms: What does it take to put on a Prom concert? Louise Fryer meets the people who make the Proms happen at the Royal Albert Hall.

20070714

Behind the Scenes at the Proms: What does it take to put on a Prom concert? Louise Fryer meets the people who make the Proms happen at the Royal Albert Hall.

20070720

1/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

20070721

1/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

20070727

2/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

20070728

2/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

20070824

A Quiet Revolution in the Concert Hall: 1/2.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo looks at the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra, and the classical music training for thousands of poor children.

20070825

A Quiet Revolution in the Concert Hall: 1/2.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo looks at the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra, and the classical music training for thousands of poor children.

20070901

A Quiet Revolution in the Concert Hall: 2/2.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo looks at the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra, and the classical music training for thousands of poor children.

20070916

Stop All the Clocks: 1/2.

To mark the centenary of W H Auden's birth, this series examines the writing, life and politics of one of the 20th century's best-loved poets.

20070923

Stop All the Clocks: 2/2.

To mark the centenary of W H Auden's birth, this series examines the writing, life and politics of one of the 20th century's best-loved poets.

20070928

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 1/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20070929

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 1/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071006

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 2/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071006

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 2/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071007

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 2/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071012

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 3/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071013

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 3/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071014

Music from the Middle of Nowhere: 3/3.

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

20071019

Jordan - Ancient and Modern: 1/2.

A look at the musical history of Jordan.

20071020

Jordan - Ancient and Modern: 1/2.

A look at the musical history of Jordan.

20071021

Jordan - Ancient and Modern: 1/2.

A look at the musical history of Jordan.

20071026

Jordan - Ancient and Modern.

2/2: A look at the musical history of Jordan.

20071027

Jordan - Ancient and Modern.

2/2: A look at the musical history of Jordan.

20071102

How Climate Changes Culture.

1/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071103

How Climate Changes Culture.

1/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071109

How Climate Changes Culture.

2/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071110

How Climate Changes Culture.

2/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071111

How Climate Changes Culture.

2/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071116

How Climate Changes Culture.

3/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071117

How Climate Changes Culture.

3/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071117

How Climate Changes Culture.

3/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071118

How Climate Changes Culture.

3/3: A look at the impact of climate change on culture.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071123

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071124

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071125

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071125

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

A country can be characterised by its songs.

This programme explores the course of love in Zanzibar through the vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs.

20071201

Songs of the Earth: 2/3.

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Song of the Automobile celebrates the American love affair with the car.

20071207

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Songs of birth and death in Japan celebrate new life and reflect on its ending.

20071208

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Songs of birth and death in Japan celebrate new life and reflect on its ending.

20071209

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Songs of birth and death in Japan celebrate new life and reflect on its ending.

20071209

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Songs of birth and death in Japan celebrate new life and reflect on its ending.

20071214

Iconic TV.

1/3.

My Uncle Napoleon From Iran: A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071215

Iconic TV.

1/3.

My Uncle Napoleon From Iran: A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071216

Iconic TV.

1/3.

My Uncle Napoleon From Iran: A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071221

Iconic TV.

2/3.

M*A*S*H from the USA: A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071223

Iconic TV.

2/3.

M*A*S*H from the USA: A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071228

Iconic TV.

3/3: The Dream of the Red Chamber from China.

A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071229

Iconic TV.

3/3: The Dream of the Red Chamber from China.

A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071229

Iconic TV.

3/3: The Dream of the Red Chamber from China.

A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20071230

Iconic TV.

3/3: The Dream of the Red Chamber from China.

A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

20080104

Akram Khan: 1/2.

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan explores two vital experiences in the 21st Century - being rooted and being rootless.

20080106

Akram Khan: 1/2.

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan explores two vital experiences in the 21st Century - being rooted and being rootless.

20080111

Akram Khan.

2/2: Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan explores two important experiences in the 21st century: being rooted and being rootless.

20080113

Akram Khan.

2/2: Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan explores two important experiences in the 21st century: being rooted and being rootless.

20080118

Music from the Golden Temple at Amritsar: Jameela Siddiqi profiles the temple and its music, and talks to some of the raagis who perform in it.

20080127

The Music of Georgia: Lucy Duran travels to Georgia to explore a country rich with musical traditions, including wine songs and yodelling.

20080202

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

This programme looks at War songs.

20080203

Songs of the Earth: 1/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

This programme looks at War songs.

20080208

Songs of the Earth: 2/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080209

Songs of the Earth: 2/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080210

Songs of the Earth: 2/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080215

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080216

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080216

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080217

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080217

Songs of the Earth: 3/3.

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

20080222

Nollywood: A look at the success of the Nigerian home video film industry.

Producers, writers, censors, distributors and fans tell all.

20080301

Russia: Film-making in Russia is groundbreaking as it avoids censorship.

How is this achieved and with what cultural and political effect?

20080302

Russia: Film-making in Russia is groundbreaking as it avoids censorship.

How is this achieved and with what cultural and political effect?

20080309

Ole Man River: Close Up assesses the impact of Old Man River, from the musical Show Boat - a timeless political anthem and song of comfort.

20080314

Latin American Cinema.

1/3: Latin American cinema is seeing a remarkable boom.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo takes a look at this new phenomenon.

20080316

Latin American Cinema.

1/3: Latin American cinema is seeing a remarkable boom.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo takes a look at this new phenomenon.

20080322

2/3.

Latin American Cinema: Juan Carlos Jaramillo explores the recent boom in Latin American Cinema.

20080322

2/3.

Latin American Cinema: Juan Carlos Jaramillo explores the recent boom in Latin American Cinema.

20080323

2/3.

Latin American Cinema: Juan Carlos Jaramillo explores the recent boom in Latin American Cinema.

Akram Khan - 2 Last20080112
A Quiet Revolution In The Concert Hall: 2/220070831

Juan Carlos Jaramillo looks at the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra, and the classical music training for thousands of poor children.

Akram Khan - 120080105

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan explores two vital experiences in the 21st Century - being rooted and being rootless.

Blue - 120070609

A four-part series on 'blue' in music.

Brad Lochore looks at where blue comes from, what it means and how we see it.

Blue - 32007062220070623 (WS)

Part three explains the success of classic recordings from Blue Note, also featuring new signings Joe Lovano and Suzanne Vega.

China In Transition - 2 Last2007030220070303

Simon Pitts explores the booming visual arts scene.

Iconic Tv - 2 - M A S H From The Usa20071222

A look at landmark TV dramas which have defined a culture or era, yet are still relevant.

It Was Forty Years Ago Today...20070602

Paul Gambaccini looks at the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the 40th anniversary of its release.

Jay-z: From Brooklyn To The Boardroom20070526

Alvin Hall investigates how hip-hop artists have come to take control of their musical fortunes and build branded empires.

Latin American Cinema - 120080315

Latin American cinema is seeing a remarkable boom.

Juan Carlos Jaramillo takes a look at this new phenomenon.

Latin American Cinema - 220080321
Latin American Cinema - 3 Last20080328
Latin American Cinema - 3 Last20080329
Latin American Cinema - 3 Last20080330
Miniature Looted Art20070518

For 50 years, Charles Wheeler has kept a tiny portrait.

His search for her rightful home is a tale of power, politics and theft.

1/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

Miniature Looted Art: For 50 years, Charles Wheeler has kept a tiny portrait.

Miniature Looted Art20070519

For 50 years, Charles Wheeler has kept a tiny portrait.

His search for her rightful home is a tale of power, politics and theft.

1/2.

The Music of Cuba: Lucy Duran presents a two-part snapshot of Cuban roots music, recording its last gasp before it is swamped by western influence.

Miniature Looted Art: For 50 years, Charles Wheeler has kept a tiny portrait.

Music From The Golden Temple At Amritsar2008011920080120

Jameela Siddiqi profiles the temple and its music, and talks to some of the raagis who perform in it.

Music From The Middle Of Nowhere - 120070930

Kd Lang makes an epic journey in the vast Canadian prairies, as she extols the virtues of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

Music From The Middle Of Nowhere - 220071005
Nollywood2008022320080224

A look at the success of the Nigerian home video film industry.

Producers, writers, censors, distributors and fans tell all.

Nusrat Was My Elvis20070907

Navid Akhtar looks at the legacy of hugely influential Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ten years after his death.

Nusrat Was My Elvis20070908

Navid Akhtar looks at the legacy of hugely influential Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ten years after his death.

Ole Man River2008030720080308

Close Up assesses the impact of Old Man River, from the musical Show Boat - a timeless political anthem and song of comfort.

Rebels - 12007080320070804
Rebels - 22007081020070811
Rebels - 3 Last2007081720070818
Russia20080229

Film-making in Russia is groundbreaking as it avoids censorship.

How is this achieved and with what cultural and political effect?

Songs Of The Earth - 120080201

Stories of the things that matter to people around the world are told through the words of their songs.

This programme looks at War songs.

Songs Of The Earth - 220071130

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Song of the Automobile celebrates the American love affair with the car.

Songs Of The Earth - 220071202

A series in which songs and voices tell stories.

Song of the Automobile celebrates the American love affair with the car.

Stop All The Clocks - 120070914

To mark the centenary of W H Auden's birth, this series examines the writing, life and politics of one of the 20th century's best-loved poets.

Stop All The Clocks - 120070915
Stop All The Clocks - 2 Last20070921
Stop All The Clocks - 2 Last20070922
The Music Of Georgia2008012520080126

Lucy Duran travels to Georgia to explore a country rich with musical traditions, including wine songs and yodelling.

The Musical Legacy Of Slavery - 12007031620070317

DJ and producer Rita Ray explores slavery's musical heritage for the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade.

The Musical Legacy Of Slavery - 22007032320070324
The Musical Legacy Of Slavery - 3 Last2007033020070331
The Noisy Ape - 12007010520070106

Louise Fryer travels to Richmond, Virginia, where there is a struggle between lovers of boom cars and loud exhaust and those who prefer the quiet life.

The Noisy Ape - 22007011220070113
20070114 (WS)

Louise Fryer investigates the consequences of man-made noise pollution in the sea.

The Noisy Ape - 320070119
The Noisy Ape - 4 Last20070127

4/4.

The Noisy Ape: In the final part Louise Fryer looks at noise pollution from an economic viewpoint.

Noise can be good for business, both in terms of creating it and fighting it.

Louise Fryer looks at noise pollution from an economic viewpoint.

Word Music - 3 Last20070216

The final programme visits Peru.

World Music - 120070202

For the next three weeks, the programme features world music.

World Music - 22007020920070210

Lucy Duran and sitar player Viram Jasani discover the rich variety of Indian music.

In Varanasi they meet world-famous classical singers, The Misra Brothers.