|01||Malcom Mclaren On Andy Warhol's Silkscreen Images Of Queen Elizabeth Ii||20060814|
McLaren knew Warhol and tells us why he thinks Andy's portraits have lost their power and become fashion.
|02||Toyah Wilcox On Lytton Strachey||20060815|
Toyah chooses Dora Carrington's intimate study of the writer Lytton Strachey - the man Dora adored and with whom she shared a menage a trois. Wilcox reveals how she is drawn to Carrington as a free spirit, despite Dora's reputation for promiscuity and enjoying a lesser talent than the others in the Bloomsbury Group.
|03||Jeremy Paxman On George Iv||20060816|
Modern royal dysfunctional marriage has nothing on the farcial story of King George IV and his relationships with his wife and mistress. Jeremy Paxman teases out the story and its modern equivalents from portraits in the Regency Room at the National Portrait Gallery.
|04||Gurinda Chadha On Lord Bill Morris||20060817|
Last year, the recently retired union leader was honoured with a portrait by John Keane. Film director Gurinda Chadha talks to the artist and to the National Portrait Gallery contemporary collection curator to celebrate a very successful commission and to find out how subjects are chosen for portrait and why.
Historian and Chair of the Trustees at the National Portrait Gallery, David Cannadine is gripped by John Singer Sargent's grand portrait of the Conservative prime minister Arthur Balfour. He contrasts this impressive, elongated, imperious portrait with the lamentable career of a man said to be the second worst Tory leader of the 20th century.
By Michael Mundell.
William Dobell wins the Archibald Prize with a portrait of his friend and fellow artist Joshua Smith.
But is it a portrait or a caricature? with Paul English, Richard Piper, Frank Gallagher, Joy Mitchell and Denis Moore.
Director Janet Whitaker
Tom Kelly's play features Patrick, a confused 15 year old desperately trying to navigate the minefield of 21st Century masculinity.
Unfortunately his only role models are Billy, his terribly reasonable and politically correct father and Phil his eccentric, photographer grandfather who has taken Billy's portrait every two weeks for 40 years.