The Art Show

  • 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.

  • Stepford Lives

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • How Sick Is Your Art?

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

  • 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.

  • 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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    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

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Extreme Puppets

    Five short scenes involving ordinary people interacting with wooden mannequins in everyday situations