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
Extreme Puppets: 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
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
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 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).
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.
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.
The Art Show synopsis
Contemporary arts strand that offers viewers a series of highly imaginative, provocative and unapologetically irreverent films covering the modern art sceneEpisode Guide >