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Titanic A 20th Century Parable



Titanic: A 20th century parable The sinking of the luxury ocean liner RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912 continues to fascinate people…

Vincent Van Gogh And Paul Gauguin



Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were two of the greatest painters of their age. The nine stormy weeks th…

The Great Delft Thunderclap Of 1654



The day the world came to an end:   The great Delft Thunderclap of 1654 This programme commemorated the 350th anniversary of one of the…

The Story Behind Silent Night



The Story Behind Silent Night The popular Christmas carol “Silent Night” was first performed in the Saint Nicholas parish church in Oberndor…

Six Ways To Vermeer



Six ways to Vermeer A montage documentary about one of the greatest of the Dutch Masters, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) of Delft, u…

Zubin Mehta



Zubin Mehta Born in Bombay, the charismatic and cosmopolitan orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta has had an international career that has spanne…

Piet Mondrian



Piet Mondrian While some people are simply reminded of handkerchief designs at the sight of a canvas by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872…

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



01 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was the greatest writer of his time and even Napoleon insisted on meeti…

Hans Christian Andersen



Hans Christian Andersen From “The Ugly Ducking” to “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the timeless tales by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) ha…

Irving Berlin 100 (1985)



Irving Berlin 100 1985 Perhaps no one embodies popular American music better than Irving Berlin (1888-1989), an untrained Jewish immigrant m…

Song Of A Troubled Heart Mahler Freud Meet



Song of a troubled heart: Mahler and Freud meet In 1910, two of the greatest minds in European culture decide to meet, not in their native V…