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Contemporary arts strand that offers viewers a series of highly imaginative, provocative and unapologetically irreverent films covering the modern art scene

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Contemporary arts strand that offers viewers a series of highly imaginative, provocative and unapologetically irreverent films covering the modern art scene

  • The Art Show

    Extreme Puppets

    Extreme Puppets: Five short scenes involving ordinary people interacting with wooden mannequins in everyday situations.

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    Err...Shrigley

    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.

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    Four Posh Dinners and a Curry

    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    How Sick Is Your Art?

    Jake Chapman, one of the leading artists of his generation, questions the artistic value of contemporary Young British Art.

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    West Side Stories

    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.

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    The A-Z of Now

    Rachel Newsome, editor of style bible Dazed And Confused, guides viewers alphabetically through the landscape of contemporary culture: a place in which mainstream and underground have merged, buying a Dido CD has replaced political protest, and history is recalled as a series of Top Ten lists.

    Have we surrendered to banality, or can we rediscover the authentic in a new generation of musicians, writers and performers? Rachel believes the answer may well lie in K (...for Knitting).

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    Stepford Lives

    Jacques Peretti bleakly comic film charts a day in the life of Graham, Sally and Magda, three fictional characters living in and around the fictional `village' of Harton Wick.

    Harton Wick is a new development with a fake history which was written by an advertising copywriter. Anonymous and secure, designed for individuals with little or no individuality, Harton Wick represents a frightening vision of suburban life.

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    If

    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.

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Contemporary arts strand that offers viewers a series of highly imaginative, provocative and unapologetically irreverent films covering the modern art scene

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