The Art Show
About the Show
Contemporary arts strand that offers viewers a series of highly imaginative, provocative and unapologetically irreverent films covering the modern art scene
Five short scenes involving ordinary people interacting with wooden mannequins in everyday situations
David Shrigley doesn't like TV and he doesn't want to be a celebrity either. Nonetheless he is one of the biggest names in British contemporary art with a growing and equally obsessive fan base.
Four Posh Dinners and a Curry
Is food the new sex? Wayne Hemingway looks at what we're told and sold to eat in the magazines and on TV and the contradiction, as junk food sales rocket.
How to Watch Television
Charlie Brooker's enjoyable and informative attempt to explain how to watch TV offers a variety of informed information about what a television is, what's on it and how to view it.
The Art Show: David Peace - Hunter Joker Ripper Writer
A look at the life and work of one of Britain's most successful young authors, David Peace
48 People Who Should Be Dead in Hollywood
A fictionalised conversation between writer Jacques Peretti and Vincent Gallo, actor, film director, former model and cult figure in Hollywood
I Am, Unfortunately, Randy Newman
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman takes journalist and lifetime fan Jon Ronson to his Bel Air home, plays some original songs, and muses on his inexplicable lack of popularity.
How Sick Is Your Art?
Jake Chapman, one of the leading artists of his generation, questions the artistic value of contemporary Young British Art.
West Side Stories
Courttia Newland is a young, black British novelist, whose books document the reality of urban life in west London, revealing a complex reality behind the 'So Solid' lifestyle
The A-Z of Now
Rachel Newsome, editor of style bible Dazed and Confused, guides viewers through the landscape of contemporary culture. Have we surrendered to banality, or can we rediscover the authentic?
Bleakly comic film about three characters living in a 'village' with a fake history written by an advertising copywriter. Anonymous and secure, it's designed for individuals with little individuality.
Published in 1910 the enduring popularity of Kipling's If was confirmed recently when it was voted the nation's favourite poem. Modern-day poets are asked to create their own versions.