A Picture of Britain

Tuesdays, 4:15 PM ET on BBC2

60 minutes

Series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries

Tuesdays, 4:15 PM ET on BBC2

60 minutes

Series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries

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Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 8 - The Home Front

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s1e8 The Home Front
September 2, 2013
David Dimbleby explores the images that have helped define England - thatched cottages, rolling Downs and hidden villages along the coast of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. This has also been the place of threat and invasion, The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above Kent. Dimbleby sails his own boat, Rocket, through the treacherous waters of the Solent that inspired JMW Turner's seascapes, explores the hills immortalised by William Blake in Jerusalem and discovers the terrible beauty of paintings by war artist Paul Nash. His journey comes to an end on the white cliffs of Dover where Dame Vera Lynn serenades him with her wartime classic 'There'll be blue birds over...'.
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Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 1 - The Romantic North

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s1e1 The Romantic North
June 5, 2005
David Dimbley embarks on a journey around britain revealing how the breathtaking countryside has inspired some of the most beautiful paintings in the history of art. In the opening episode he explores the Lake District - sailing the lakes, firing cannon at the mountains, climbing peaks in deepest snow in the footsteps of a painter who slipped to his death, and is serenaded by a brass band in a ravine. He also visits the little known but stunning Gordale Scar. For years it was deemed unpaintable by even the most romantic artists, until one heroic painter came along and changed the history of art.
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Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 1 - The Romantic North
s1e1 The Romantic North
June 5, 2005
June 5, 2005
The Romantic North
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Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 2 - The Flatlands
s1e2 The Flatlands
June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
The Flatlands
Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 3 - Highlands and Glens
s1e3 Highlands and Glens
June 19, 2005
June 19, 2005
Highlands and Glens
Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 5 - The Home Front
s1e5 The Home Front
July 3, 2005
July 3, 2005
The Home Front
Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 6 - Mystical West
s1e6 Mystical West
July 10, 2005
July 10, 2005
Mystical West
Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 7 - Learning Zone Highlights
s1e7 Learning Zone Highlights
February 20, 2008
February 20, 2008
Learning Zone Highlights
Watch A Picture of Britain Season 1 Episode 8 - The Home Front
s1e8 The Home Front
September 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
The Home Front
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